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Cafe Cinema

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International, 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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  • 67
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  • 31
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  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Should be rated No.1 in Kerikeri

Ate out at a few highly rated places in Kerikeri and this would have to have been the best by far. Awesome service and amazing food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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English first
Wellington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Ate out at a few highly rated places in Kerikeri and this would have to have been the best by far. Awesome service and amazing food.

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

Kia ora! Thanks for that excellent review! WE really appreciate you taking the time to post it. Happy you enjoyed our place. WE are very proud of our team and the excellent food we serve. Cheers! More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Just got to Kerikeri and we're told to try this cafe out.Beautiful food and great service. Recommend trying this great place.

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

Welcome to Kerikeri! Thankyou for that review, we appreciate it. Our place is a locals hangout and it's a great place to meet people. We enjoy the community atmosphere and camaraderie that being 'the local' brings with it. And, we pride ourselves on our great food and warm service, so your comments are lovely to hear! Cheers! More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Good range of food and value for money. Convenient for after or before movie or any time really. Really nice casual atmosphere and the service has always been very pleasant.

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

Thankyou! Lovely review =) We look forward to having you back soon. More 

York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

As the title suggests the ribs were delicious, and more than compensated for the tired looking salad that my partner waas presented with. I can even forgive them giving me the wrong beer.

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

Our ribs are 'famous' in these parts, and we're thrilled you enjoyed them. But, I hope you got the right beer after all? A 'tired salad' should never happen, so we'll be looking into this to make sure noone experiences anything less than GREAT at CC's. Thanks for your review. We appreciate it. More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great place for a meal before or after a movie, or just in passing, Good coffee and food. well placed to enjoy al fresco dining in the sunshine.

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

Kia Ora Rob, thanks for that review. We are enjoying the alfresco garden for dining and relaxing....roll on great sunshiny winter days-it's a real sun trap =) Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. More 

Norfolk
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
426 helpful votes 426 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stopped in passing and had an excellent brunch here, sitting outside, in the warm, under a sunshade. I had a big breakfast and my wife had (in her words) 'The best poached eggs ever!' Don't be fooled by the understated exterior, the food is excellent.

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

Great! glad you enjoyed our place....come back soon =) More 

Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The meal my wife and I had at this restaurant during our present visit to Kerikeri was as good and as enjoyable as that we had when we were here in July 2012. As then, the dishes we ordered were delicious; the staff very friendly and extremely efficient It was a perfect prelude to our visit to the lovely little... More 

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

Hey, great to have you back after a few years! Happy you enjoyed your meals and enjoyed the visit. Don't leave it so long next time! More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have dined here on and off for some years. I don't normally return to dine at less than quality premises. This place is definately one of my favourites. Relaxed, understated atmosphere with superb food at a reasonable price. Mine host is welcoming and friendly. Take advantage of the movie/dinner package. Fully recommended.

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

Really appreciate that excellent review, but more than that-just happy that we've managed to get all the boxes ticked for you! Woo! More 

gold coast
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You can get your self a meal deal so movie and meal for 35.00 lovely food up to datemovies too. We go there for dinner just to have dinner and that is lovely as well. Never been disappointed ..

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

Thanks for that review! Appreciate you taking the time, and glad you enjoy our place =) More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place is a great little gem! Humble café during day ,wonderful dinning at night. Im yet to try the movie meal deal which seems a fantasic concept. The food is delicious, (I can highly recommend the fish &chips) The staff are helpful &,friendly ,always have a big smile on,creating a great atmosphere Also,happy to answer any questions I have,as... More 

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

Hi there, Great review! Thanks for that....yeah, it's very sophisticated, huh? wine at the movies...LOL. We are very proud of our great food and interesting menus...can't believe you only tried the Fish n Chips! But, yes, even they have a signature 'style' =) Come back lots more and try everything else! More 

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Restaurant Details

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 4 - 21
  • Cuisine: International, 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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