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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, 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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  • 66
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  • 27
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  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
Poached egg heaven.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Wits_End_Norfolk
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Norfolk
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Norfolk
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
371 helpful votes 371 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
220 reviews 220 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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 

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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: 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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