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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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Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 471 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friendly service, open on holidays, fresh salmon Pizzas were perfectly fine for a small town cafe and freshly made

Thank Philippos N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped in (twice) for pizza and a warm-up. The staff are friendly and helpful, the salmon pizza is delicious, coffee consistently good and prices very reasonable. It has become a bit of a favourite. Oh, and there is free wifi.

Thank Kiwi124
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Great food. Fast service. Was a little cold though during winter because the front door was never closed. But the fire place looked cosy, was just a shame its next to only one table, for a big group.

Thank Leonie Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the last 10+ years, I have been calling on Shawty's pretty much one a week. The food has always been very good, coffee excellent and atmosphere great. Their new winter lunch menu is now available and I can recommend the Bau pulled pork buns....More

1  Thank paulormandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Searching for a place to eat on a very foggy mid-winter Monday night; figured that being a Monday, we might be eating scroggin for dinner, when we spotted this welcoming gem in the gloom. A warm fire, fantastic liquor coffee to chase away the chill,...More

Thank Sonny W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A favourite of ours, food is always good and I love the coffee. The risotto on the lunch menu is delicious.

Thank OSP1983
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in for morning coffee and a bite on a cool morning. The place looked popular with locals. There was a nice fire going. Service was ok, coffee good. We shared scrambled eggs on toast. Eggs were free range, quite tasty.

Thank May1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a couple of pizzas for dinner. I am pregnant and assumed that the salmon would be cooked, but came out cold smoked. The waitress was amazing, not only making again from scratch, but asking about the aioli (which I didn't see on the...More

Thank 2016aandm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee, tasty food. Top class service, what more could you ask for. Twizel keeps offering up some great cafe experiences. Well done Shawty's!

Thank NZ H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and cozy atmosphere. We had beef cheeks, roast potatoes, pumpkin soup and yogurt panna cotta for desert. All delicious and made with care!

Thank Tea8255
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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