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Shawty's Cafe

) #1 of 9 Restaurants in Twizel $$ - $$$ Pizza, Cafe,
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (33 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 21:00All hours
Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I chose shawty's cafe because it had great reviews. I had eggs benedict with hard poached eggs ( I know I'm annoying) I always ask for hard and nearly always get runny still and it bugs the hell out of me. Shawty's gave...More

Thank carefreekiwi
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Their steak dish was very tasty + creme brulee excellent ; service was prompt and welcoming ; drink selection was good All told , a worthwhile experience for a small town

Thank 490billyp
Reviewed 6 March 2017

If you are in Twizel and looking for something special Shawty's is hard to go past. We didn't have a booking but they managed to squeeze us in and the food, drinks and service were all first class. You pay accordingly.

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I spent 6 weeks in New Zealand this year and ate in lots of restaurants in small towns and the cities. My experience in Shawty's topped the chart. Had no real expectations for such a small town but my husband and I were amazed by...More

Thank jeanmeeking
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We ate here twice and loved it both times. Great quality meals and excellent service. Not the cheapest in town, but no doubt the best.

Thank bedheadwlg
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had got into Twizel late & tried to get a meal in few of the bars with no luck.....kitchens were closed, luckily we found Shawtys. The waiter was very helpful, & although we arent big Pizza fans, he assured us we would be happy....More

Thank naarah05
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Beef two ways was beautiful and the sticky date and creme brûlée were divine! Thank you! Will definitely be back before we leave.

Thank StephieeihpetS
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Campervan broken down - stranded in Twizel. What an unexpected blessing! Beautiful town, beautiful people. Especially enjoyed Shawty's - delicious pizza, great staff, and the most delicious caramel dessert. Give it a try!

Thank bcb1010
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This place is very busy around dinner time, reservations are your best bet. They serve a variaty of foods, amongst others some nice pizza's, but also have a look at their beer chart. The have some very nice local beers

Thank Hans-Smeets
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Friendly and attentive staff. Place was buzzing, full of a mix of locals and tourists. Both mains, salmon and chicken were excellent as was the creme broulee for dessert. One the best meals we have had in 5 weeks of travel. This restaurant is highly...More

Thank 1955pjl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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