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Cafe Cinema

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International, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Swedish
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27-29 Hobson Avenue | Kerikeri, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9121
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Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: "IT'S YOUR PLACE" ...That's what we like to say, so welcome to our place...
"IT'S YOUR PLACE" ...That's what we like to say, so welcome to our place which is also your place. We enjoy the company of our local clientele who have become regulars at the restaurant and created a great community with whom we share our lives every day. It's the 'local' place to hang out for coffee and chats and a great place for meals all day. Our chefs are passionate about fresh food, prepared beautifully and served with style. We are committed to healthy and delicious food that satisfies all tastes, so whether it's our famously tender and tasty calamari, or our weekly fish dish specials, or a vegetarian delight, a hearty steak, or a divine dessert, we'll have something just for you. Our commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness is important to us, and we serve free range chicken, pork and eggs. We recycle everything we can from bottle tops (Kidney Kids Foundation fundraisers), to food waste (pigs, and compost). Our community,our tamariki (children) and the wider whanau (family) mean everything, and we support our local charities and services wherever and however, we can to support our community. So...Welcome...To your place.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolutely delicious

We had a delicious breakfast here. I had no intention of eating but when I saw my daughters plate I couldn't resist. Lovely quality ingredients. Very pleasant atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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English first
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had a delicious breakfast here. I had no intention of eating but when I saw my daughters plate I couldn't resist. Lovely quality ingredients. Very pleasant atmosphere.

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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Awesome coffee, the cabinet food is great (personal fave is the Reuben sandwich) and the menu divine. Food for all occasions. The movie/meal deal is excellent value. Always a happy place and the extended outdoor seating is great.

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Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Hey there, thanks for that cool review =) Yes, we're loving our new outdoor garden area and the Menus are getting rave reviews. Cheers! More 

Kaeo, New Zealand
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Right next to the cinema I often go there with the grandchildren before a movie. We just have a snack. There is no children's menu so I find this surprising. It is often busy and you may have to wait for service. The food I have ordered has been ok.

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Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Hi Jeanette, thanks for your review. We appreciate that other places have kids menus however we have a cabinet selection of cakes, sandwiches, savouries and pies, plus a -la- carte lunch and dinner with options children do enjoy- as well as pots of hot fries if that's all they want. We make all our food on site and use the... More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place, friendly atmosphere, good staff, prompt service. The salt and pepper squid is the best I have tasted.

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Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Hey thanks for that! yep, our Calamari is World Famous in Kerikeri ; ) More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fabulous girls night out. Scummy food, excellent service and a really good deal. Made having a nice meal and a movie very affordable.

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Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

FloJo, thanks for taking the time to review us! Bald you enjoyed the Movie Meal deal. Come along one night and do the a-la-carte with some special friends...you won't be disappointed! lots of extra options to try delicious meals on the a-la-carte menus too. Cheers! More 

Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Truly the best coffee in Kerikeri area! Great atmosphere, indoors or outdoors. And lots of delicious cakes and desserts.

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Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We really appreciate your review =) More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

what a great treat, the movie meal deal is a fantastic way to get the best of both, a very tasty meal and a good movie (your choice). this place is suburb, and the staff are wonderful. if not a movie meal deal, then just stop in for something to eat, anytime of day, or just have lovely cup of... More 

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Hey, thanks for that review! Cheers! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Came to the restaurant on the recommendation of the owner of the lodge where I was staying. From the start the staff were friendly, helpful and enthusiastic about their food. The curry I had for main was delicious. Come dessert time they bent over backwards to find something I could have (I am intolerant of cream) adapting a sauce especially.... More 

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Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn, thanks for that review. really appreciate it. Yes, we do feel for guests with in tolerances or any special needs, so we'll do whatever possible to accommodate those needs. Happy you enjoyed our place! Come back again = ) More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Left this restaurant all smiles. All plates, from entree to desert, were tasty, ample, and well presented. I'm commenting after a first experience, but I'm very sure that I'll be just as pleased on the many times I intend to return.

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Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Woop Woop!! yay, we love the first timers, cos we know it won't be the last time ; ). Glad you enjoyed our place....look forward to seeing you again! More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Modern cuisine, popular, relaxed and friendly. Keri Keri does not have many places to eat after 4:30pm when most cafes/restaurants seemed to close. Discovered this late in our stay there which was a pity. Recommended.

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Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks Christine. Delighted that you enjoyed our place. More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Cinema

Address: 27-29 Hobson Avenue | Kerikeri, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-407 9121
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
Average Prices: USD 3 - 19
Cuisine: International, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Swedish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27-29 Hobson Avenue | Kerikeri, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 9121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 19
  • Cuisine: International, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Swedish

Description

"IT'S YOUR PLACE" ...That's what we like to say, so welcome to our place which is also your place. We enjoy the company of our local clientele who have become regulars at the restaurant and created a great community with whom we share our lives every day. It's the 'local' place to hang out for coffee and chats and a great place for meals all day. Our chefs are passionate about fresh food, prepared beautifully and served with style. We are committed to healthy and delicious food that satisfies all tastes, so whether it's our famously tender and tasty calamari, or our weekly fish dish specials, or a vegetarian delight, a hearty steak, or a divine dessert, we'll have something just for you. Our commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness is important to us, and we serve free range chicken, pork and eggs. We recycle everything we can from bottle tops (Kidney Kids Foundation fundraisers), to food waste (pigs, and compost). Our community,our tamariki (children) and the wider whanau (family) mean everything, and we support our local charities and services wherever and however, we can to support our community. So...Welcome...To your place.

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