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Cafe Cinema

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Swedish, International, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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27-29 Hobson Avenue, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9121
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great little gem,

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
painter330
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Have driven past a lot and it always has plenty of people, so decided to try it out ourselves. The atmosphere is neat, lots of things to look at around the walls, cool little nooks to sit in, and the most amazing menu and food. Can't wait to come back!

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

Hello Happygolucky, Glad you finally stopped by to try us out. We're very proud to be a favourite 'locals' place, but we do love our visitors. So pleased you enjoyed our food and ambience. See you next time! More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My mother and I visited Cafe Cinema on a movie and meal dinner deal and the food was fantastic! Service was sub-par but the food was something worth going back for

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

Thanks for that review. We appreciate the time you took to post it. So pleased you and your mum had a good time and enjoyed our great food. Shame you felt the service was a bit lacking...we'll look into that. We'd be happy to hear any further comments- feel free to email us at: cafecinema@xtra.co.nz Cheers! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This place is filled with locals, and for that price the food and service were pretty outstanding! We really recommend the Seasonal Chicken with pumpkin risotto

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

Hi Alexandre, WOW...great review! Just great, thanks! Really appreciate that. Yes, we do think we have a special place and we're very proud to be a favourite amongst the locals =) See you next time you're up here. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

In our opinion this is the best place to eat in the Far North. A pleasant atmoshere without presumptions of grandeur, along with an affordable menu makes for a great surprise at the impressive quality and of the food. Quantity wont dissapoint either. We especially recommend the 'movie meal deal' which accompanies a fine meal with a film for an... More 

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

Hi Adam, Really appreciate that review. We do pride ourselves on our great food. Our chefs are fantastic, and we do appreciate them! So sorry that some of the service has let you down. We'll attempt to rectify that. So let us know if we need any tips on what, in particular needs sorting. What is 'craic'???? Cheers! More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Simply Awesome!!! From the amazing service & ambience to the Exquisite food!! There is no way i could fault this place... Sarah is the Best Ever:)

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

Hi Miriama, Thanks HEAPS for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the food and ambience....we think we have a special place here! nice comments about Sarah, too = ) Cheers! More 

Zug, Zug, Switzerland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place served very good food, visited several times, always been very pleased, try the curry of the day. Very authentic flavours. Beetroot salad is also outstanding. Coffee is ok, cakes not fantastic. Friendly & quick service. Overall very good indeed.

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

Hi paul, thanks for your review-we appreciate the time and comments. Shame you felt we didn't deserve 5 stars, but 4 is pretty good = ) More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We started with coffee, then enjoyed a great movie in this boutique cinema. Dinner in the cafe rounded off a wonderful evening. The staff were so friendly. The food delicious. An awesome experience.

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

Kia Ora - thanks for that great review! Come back again= ) All the best for a great 2015 More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went for dinner here on new years eve and to be fair I was a bit hesitant: a cinema cafe? But that quickly went. Excellent food and very friendly service with a personal touch made this more than memorable. The sill (marinated herring) was excellent, and my wife particularly liked the Swedish meatballs. Highly recommended.

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

Hey, thanks for that! yes, we are aware the name undersells us...but we are a LOCALS fave, and they keep us busy all year around...so we just hope the word gets around to all the visitors...and it does seem to = )...thanks for visiting! Have a great year! More 

Wiesbaden, Germany
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner at the cafe cinema. We experienced a very personal atmosphere and good food. The cafe cinema offers much more than you could expect from the name oft the restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for that review! so pleased you enjoyed our place....yes, the name does 'undersell' the restaurant, but it's what lies beneath that matters! Have a very Merry Xmas! thanks again More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27-29 Hobson Avenue, Kerikeri, 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 - 26
  • Cuisine: Swedish, International, New Zealand, Wine Bar

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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