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Shawty's Cafe

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4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Shawty's Cafe for dinner. We happen to arrive at 5. Shawty's only served pizza until 5:30 at which time they switched over to the dinner menu. My husband and I decided it was a good night for pizza. The Hawaiian pizza was enjoyed by my husband and I had the Pepperoni. Judging on a scale of 1 to... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good bog standard brekkie had , bacon ,eggs,hash blah blah blah and whilst i wont write home about it , it was pretty good

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Thank kyoshikiwi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 me hard eggs and it's was very enjoyable. Hubby had the full breakie and enjoyed... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the quality of the food, we ate their for the two nights we were in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. As there was 6 of us we ordered a selection of Pizzas. We were all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Restaurant Details

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