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Shawty's Cafe

$$ - $$$Pizza, Cafe,
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 505 reviews

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We chanced upon Shawty's and were pleased with our choice. A decent wine and beer list, interesting pizzas and friendly service. Perfect for our family of four with hungry teenagers.

Thank Sally K
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sally, Thanks for the great review, we hope to see you back sometime. Cheers Rachel Sheridan

Reviewed 15 October 2017

The salmon was so delicious, with perfectly seasoned, crispy skin. Mr's steak was also really good - it came out rare as requested, and was really good quality. The accompaniments with the meals were also very tasty. For dessert, the apple wonton with ice cream...More

Thank Roodlez
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Roodlez, Thanks so much for the glowing review, it is really humbling for staff who put so much in to giving diners a wonderful experience. I agree, salted caramel without the salt flavour - waste of time!! We hope to see you back sometime....More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had the best carpaccio, pork belly and beef cheeks, beautifully presented and good value for money. Will definitely dine there again when we are back in Twizel.More

Thank Pickle251
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pickle, Thanks for taking the time to submit such a fabulous review, I must say you had my two favourite dishes!!! It gives our staff such a great feeling when we get reviews like this. We look forward to serving you again when you...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Pleasant evening, excellent meal, very good service and good value. A varied menu to cater for all tastes and appetites.

Thank Alan D
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Alan, Thanks for taking the time to write this great review, next time we hope to give you a 5 star experience. Kindest Regards Rachel Sheridan

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Had a lovely dinner here. There is a good selection of food and you can get GF options. The only let down was the fact that we only had one drink as no one came back to ask us if we would like another drink.

Thank alaina33
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Alaina, Thanks so much for the feedback, I will discuss this with the team and ensure that you get better service in the future. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner though. Kindest Regards Rachel Sheridan

Reviewed 5 October 2017

My husband and I had a lovely dinner here, the restaurant has a really lovey ambiance. Food was delicious and a good variety to choose from. Would definitely come back again.

Thank Rebecca G
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rebecca, Thanks for taking the time to give us such an awesome review, this is humbling for our hard working team. We look forward to seeing you again. Kindest Regards Rachel Sheridan

Reviewed 5 October 2017

A superb experience always. Endorse listed positive reviews +++ Atmosphere always most welcoming. Staff friendly and exceptionally helpful. Service top of the range no matter how busy restaurant is at the time.

Thank patsycroft
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Patsycroft, Wow - This is so great to hear, thanks so much for recognising us! We look forward to continually giving you great service and food. Kindest Regards Rachel Sheridan

Reviewed 4 October 2017

So thrilled to get a beautiful iced coffee - with a paper straw!!!! Thank you Shawtys for using biogradable consumables. The refillable takeaway cups are wonderful too. We've been eating at Shawtys for years when we come through for work, the food and coffee is...More

Thank Li & Michelle T
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Li & Michelle, Thanks so much for the recognition, getting people to change habits is not always easy so to be rewarded by your glowing review just justifies our position. SO cheers to you. Kindest Regards Rachel Sheridan

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great food, service and price! We didn’t expect to find such a great restaurant in the area but we were pleasantly surprised.. so much so that we ate there two nights in a row. The staff were super friendly and our food came out quite...More

Thank Celeste M
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Celeste, Thanks so much for the glowing review. Our team are such hard working people, always aiming to exceed expectations so when we do and someone realises it in the way you have, we LOVE IT. So thanks for your visit, we hope you...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in Twizel for a quick meal on a road trip. Discovered Shawty's and were very pleasantly surprised. Excellent service from waitstaff and quality of food was of a very high standard- not what we expected to find in a small town. We ordered a...More

Thank gkhearne
Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gkhearne, Thanks for taking the time to give us such a great recommendation. It is great to get recognition for our hardworking team, and of course to deliver a wonderful experience to you and your group, we are glad your enjoyed your time in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 3155
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Description
Since its beginnings in 2005, Shawtys has built up a strong reputation, synonymous for fine food and great espresso. A destination in the Mackenzie Country. Open 7 days from 8.30am till late over the summer months with reduced hours during the winter season. Shawtys has a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, and cabinet food available, and our chef's are committed to providing you with great qualiy food at an affordable price. With a comprehensive gourmet pizza menu and great range of gluten free and vegetarian options there is something to suit everyones taste.Step into warm surroundings and take in the "New York" inspired decor. Shawtys recently underwent an amazing facelift and would not be out of place in a bustling city scene. A new look has led to a renewed focus on excellent quality wines and an array of craft beers. Shawtys offers a dining experience of high standard in a relaxed setting, perfect for an intimate dinner with friends or larger gathering. We aim to leave a lasting impression on our customers with great service and we invite you to check us out.
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