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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: Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: "IT'S YOUR PLACE" ...That's what we like to say, so welcome to...
"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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  • 98
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Black pudding!

We really are spoilt for Cafe's in Kerikeri, but if you want a movie and meal deal, this is the place- next door to the cinema. Food? Perfect, Home made hash browns, black pudding too. Great French toast as well. Great menu. Great people. In my top 5 for Kerikeri.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Muchalls23
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A bit disappointed after eating at the similarly priced The Italians up the road but ok if your going to the movies and want something handy.

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Thank Jeffkatsunnycoast
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really are spoilt for Cafe's in Kerikeri, but if you want a movie and meal deal, this is the place- next door to the cinema. Food? Perfect, Home made hash browns, black pudding too. Great French toast as well. Great menu. Great people. In my top 5 for Kerikeri.

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Thank Muchalls23
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The girl who served us was plain rude, she acted like she was too busy to serve us yet the restaurant wasn't even half full, there was no real kids menu so we ordered 1 adults fish and chips for my girls to share which was too come on 2 separate plates, they then charged us for 2 adult meals,... More 

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Thank 909haydenf
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good and relaxed service. Nice menu and tasty dishes. Go here if in Kerikeri. Cooler table outside on a hot sticky night.

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Thank BrinkyOnthe
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and helpful staff. My wife is Celiac and gluten free and our server, Ella was most attentive and worked with the kitchen to find her a good alternative and yummy dinner. Nice comfy place...

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Thank Barry R
Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here both for breakfast and dessert in the evening. Friendly helpful staff. Food very nice and coffee excellent. Particularly like the fact that you can have a small big breakfast. Wish more cafes would offer this option. i like the variety of items but not a huge quantity of each.

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Thank Alikr2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I looked forward to breakfast as all the reviews were positive and I was not dissapointed. Great coffee and a an innovative full breakfast. There is a choice of either a a large or small 'big' breakfast as well as a no carb option. On top of the basic bacon and eggs you construct the rest. Bingo. And so simple.... More 

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Thank Laurie R
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Bingo! Thanks for that review- you'll have to come and dinner with us now = ) More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered 2 wraps, 1 vegetarian (hummus based) and 1 chicken. Our coffees arrived not quite as ordered, but this was quickly put to rights after some negotiation with the server. The mix up did not give us great hopes for our wraps. The wraps had not arrived many minutes later, I went to enquire, I was told they were... More 

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Thank 117trevor53
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Oh, yes- the wraps are freshly made and served to you with style...glad you enjoyed them. Sorry about the coffee mix up! More 

Broadstairs
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Diverse menu, very friendly staff, excellent value for money. The lamb koftas with "dipping" sauce was very special, as was the special of gunard. So good, we have re-booked for later this week.

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Thank D4BBC
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Hey, thanks for that great review! Come back soon and try more! More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant atmosphere for a cafe. Nice coffee and food, friendly staff. This cafe caters all needs, a snack or larger meal, overall another good cafe in Kerikeri.

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Thank Ross B
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Ross , thanks for that. 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 - 23
  • Cuisine: International, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Swedish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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