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Poppies Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0848
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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143 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here while staying in Twizel. Good wholesome food, pleasant staff, nice wine list. Unfortunately the venison pie is off the menu but there are plenty of good choices on the menu. Reasonable prices. Well worth a visit.

Thank SUE D
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349 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cafe is near to the start of the town and was a welcome sight for a cool drink. The staff were pleasant but not very attentive as they were busy. The food was very average but filled a hole.

Thank Jennie W
West Sussex, England
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110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way from Queenstown to Fairlie for a bite to eat. It was fairly busy but managed to find a free table outside. My partner had the salmon salad which he said was delicious and I had the lamb pita - very tasty. The service was good and we had a very enjoyable lunch.

Thank Victoria996
Lake Hawea, New Zealand
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It pays to make a reservation as this is a popular place , and now we know why. First rate service and excellent food. We had the Crispy Prawns and Cured Salmon starters and both had the Crispy Pork Belly for the main. Only one issue , the Crispy was missing!!! but this did not detract from a wonderfully cooked... More 

Thank rivet12
Singapore, Singapore
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by this cafe on the way from Queenstown to Mount Cook area. We had the Salmon salad, the fish & chips and two of the organic fruit juices. All were faultless and the staff were very attentive and smiley. The Salmon salad was done dairy-free as requested and it's absolutely delicious for an eater who dislikes salad. This place... More 

Thank Grayee
Nice, France
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reservation is a must in this place. Diner was wonderful, we ordered the salmon on a spinach salad, with pumpkin and other veggies of the season. We even had the nice surprise to find one of the (impressively efficient) waitress who spoke french, in Twizel !!!! I would give the chef and the personnel who serve a 21/20 and would... More 

Thank W2205NGstephaniej
Timaru, New Zealand
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch on 1-1-17, toasted sandwich had next to no cheese or ham, was dry and crusty, two friends had a BLT each wich was only average and no fries which most other cafes or restaurasnts serve as well, wife had the eggs benidict which was nothing special. Coffees were luke warm, this was at 11:30am and restaurant wasnt busy.... More 

Thank david c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to stop and have a break on our way to Dunedin from Lake Tekapo. Room for the kids to play cricket. I had the salmon salad which was scrumptious. Lamb salad and pAncakes were delicious. Maybe a bit steep in price my salad was $25 however I didn't mind paying that price for great food. Service was exceptional... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for some refreshments and light lunch. What a pleasant surprise. A nice spacious cafe with table service. The service was super efficient and the staff very frinedly. The BLT was excellent, nice strong coffee too. Definetly worth a stop.

Thank Brenero
Toowoomba, Australia
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though we did not have a booking we were were welcomed and shown to a lovely table in the outdoor area of the cafe. The staff were very polite, informed about menu choices and options and attentive but not intrusive. The food was delicious, freshly cooked and well presented. The serving sizes were just right for two tired and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 25
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 0848
At Poppies Cafe & Restaurant we pride ourselves on giving you a great memorable experience. We have a large vegetable garden & glasshouse where we grow a wide range of organic herbs & vegetables. Our chefs use only the finest local ingredients, Mt Cook Salmon, Lamb rack, Appletree Pork, local Beef fillet ( free range & grass fed). We offer a fantastic range of locally produced wine & craft beer. With alfresco dining and some of the most picturesque scenery in the world, come and enjoy the best service, food, wine, beer & coffee Twizel has to offer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?