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Shawty's Cafe

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4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
08:30 - 21:00
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Stopping by to escape from cold. It's a cafe at noon and restaurant at night. We came at the switching time and able to taste both atmosphere. The coffee is good and dinner is great.

Thank Wida197
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

So! Four of us arrived on a public holiday weekend at short notice looking for somewhere to dine on a Saturday evening NOTHING was too much for Troy who squeezed us in at a time to suit us on a busy Sunday evening . . . Not only that, the ambience was great, the food was amazing and the staff... More 

Thank John B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Not impressed by this place. Dirty plates left all over the tables. Waitress still did not clear the dirty plates even after she had given us our food. They brought the wrong drinks and only brought requested sauce and drinks after we had finished. Food was average and overpriced. AVOID

Thank HuxMArk
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

A casual diner with excellent coffee and food. Salads, sandwiches, cakes were all really good and the service was very friendly and efficient.

Thank Ruth R
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I had the beef two ways was a perfectly cooked medium rare my partner had the salmon which was also of high standard the chef whoms name I think was brad took a complement from us as he came through to the bar awesome meal guys will come again.

Thank Herculan
Hoi An, Vietnam
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We went to Shawty's with a friend who needs dairy and gluten free vegetarian food. Although there was nothing on the menu which was suitable, the waiter and chef made sure that something was made specially for her and they even rustled up a dessert that she would be able to eat too. We were very impressed with the service... More 

Thank Ruth D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great chef, menu, wine, beer and service all for a reasonable price. Excellent value. A little oasis!

Thank Winston929
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

If you are a food lover, you have to come here, and have the Salmon. The combo of feta, rocket and Salmon is brilliant. Match it with a Rosè. Ahhhhh can't wait to come back in 6 weeks.

Thank Stuart W
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The lamb souvlaki pizza on the menu looked good. There was very little lamb actually on the pizza. One very small piece per slice, that's not great for $20.

Thank BondiBaz
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered two pizzas to take away; Fungi and Carnivore. Fungi had absolutely no flavour, very few mushrooms and a terrible base, not even the tomato paste was seasoned. The carnivore was greasy and oily with poor quality meat and also a terrible base. Nothing wrong with the service and prices would have been fine had it been good food. Won't... More 

Thank Hope P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
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
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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