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Poppies Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, European,
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0848
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb curry” (26 reviews)
“blt” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (34 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Benmore Place, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good restaurant, good service, location could be beter but enough parking places. Prices reasonable.

Thank Arij D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went at 5 pm on a Monday for dinner. The restaurant was empty. The hostess asked if we had a booking. We did not. She offered us the choice of two tables in high traffic areas by the bar or by the kitchen). We...More

Thank Odyssey10715235620
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poppies comes highly recommended and did not disappoint. Excellent service, outstanding food and an extensive list of local wines. Even the acoustics are good. The steak was done perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening!

Thank Owenand_co
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must try their coffee. I have coffee everyday and it's the best throughout my 2-week trip from Auckland, North Island to the South Island. Some franchised coffee shop can't even beat their coffee. Friendly staff & cosy environment. Suitable for family to dine in.

Thank AlisonL1190
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff with nice service and great atmosphere. We had mocha, cappuccino & flat white, ALL RECOMMENDED!!!

Thank doreenl592
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on both nights that we stayed in Twizel as it definitely seemed the best place to go! It's worth finding as it's not in the centre of town, but seems much more appealing that it's competitors. The menu provided a good range...More

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on a local recommendation. It is closed in the late afternoon, but opens again around 5pm. It's not much to look at on the outside and it's not long on atmosphere inside, but the food is great. We went about 8:00pm and...More

Thank Telkontar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food! Super! Friendly staff! Home made and delicious tasty food! Great Angus Beef and Pasta.

Thank Ilse V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at 4.20pm on a Wednesday after reading good food reviews, however, the kitchen was closed. Advertised open until 8.30pm. Coffee was nice and staff were friendly. Would go again but check the kitchen is open.

Thank kaelm91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem. Super delicious food. Great service with a smile. We all enjoyed our meals from start to finish. Book a table in the busy season or you will be standing outside waiting. Not many restaurants tick all the boxes folks get on in...More

Thank Tracey-Murray P
PoppiesTwizel, Owner at Poppies Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tracey, Glad you enjoyed your visit to Poppies, hope to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
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, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
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
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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