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Poppies Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0848
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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Open Now
9:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 614 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were there for dinner and had some delicous food! Thank you so much. We can strongly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Sandriiina
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner and our friendly service. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. The team at Poppies Cafe, Twizel

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice food - something for everyone in the family including a fussy eater and vegetarians. The service was really good too. Definitely not 'cheap eats' - mid range prices.

Thank Lynette S
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lynette, thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. Glad we could please everyone. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our motel receptionist recommended Poppies and she did well. We were there just before 6pm so it was not very busy. Service was quick, efficient and friendly. There was reading material on local activities to keep us occupied while we waited for our meal. There...More

Thank CRS60
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there, thank you for writing such a great review. Glad that you enjoyed your meal with us. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Twizel and we look forward to seeing you again when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ambience in this large award winning cafe and friendly service. A good stop off the highway when traveling between Lake Tekapo an Wanaka. Delicious food, though a tad more pricey but great quality and worth the visit. Highly recommended when travelling through town.More

Thank moonlotus18
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. The whole team here put a lot of effort into the high standards of food and service so its great to hear the positive feedback! Hope you had a great trip and that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we had someone who is strictly gluten free, she appreciated the gluten free options, starting with a plate of fries while we enjoyed the bread and dips. For her main, she chose the salmon salad and finished with affogato (without the biscotti) for dessert....More

Thank girlonadventure
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We always try and meet everyone's needs as we want everyone to enjoy their experience with us. I am glad that you all had a great meal and hope that you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure why this restaurant can be rated as TripAdvisor recommendation. This is the worst restaurant with racist waiter/ cashier that I ever been. An angry cashier which been throwing my sister's credit card right at her chest when my sister trying to add-on...More

Thank Edmond C
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Edmond. I am really sorry that you felt like you had a bad experience with us. There must have been some kind of misunderstanding. All of our team at Poppies are very friendly and treat everyone who walks through our door just as special....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm ambience and great service. We just stopped by for a coffee, but that was very good. And my son assures me that the hot chocolate was awesome !

Thank gypsybloood
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you for your review. Glad that you enjoyed your stop at Poppies Cafe, we aim to please! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a vegetarian meal and there were at least two choices on the menu. I had the beans in a baked tortilla with sour cream and my husband had the homemade pasta. Both meals were delicious. The servings are large but if you can't...More

Thank Janet S
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Janet, thank you for taking the time to write your review. Glad that you enjoyed our vegetarian options, always happy to provide options for everyone.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a great experience here I'm afraid. It's located just off the main road going through Twitzel and easy to find. The staff and friendly and it's clean. I stopped in on the way to Christchurch and thought I'd have something to eat. The menu...More

Thank Derren21
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Derren, I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your breakfast at Poppies. The only item on the big breakfast that is cooked in a fryer is the hash browns, and although everything else is cooked fresh it is very unusual for a...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Happen to stop by along the road for breakfast. The food was fantastic, especially the omellete, and the coffee was good. Nice cozy atmosphere.

Thank Albertwcs
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Glad that you enjoyed your stop at Poppies. Hope that you had a good trip and that we see you again if you are back in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 26
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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