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Focal Point Cinema and Cafe

$$ - $$$
Contemporary, New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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14-16 Salisbury Street, Levin 5510, New Zealand
+64 6-366 0330
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Levin, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very busy and crowded and no real direction on how to order. At the counter or wait to be ordered when seated. I found it a little noisy and very claustrophobic as there were so many tables arranged in all directions. Service was slow food rather expensive for what it was. Staff were run off their feet. We... More 

Thank DibblesA
Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a great place for Levin but it has become so slack. The staff changes are immense and although they try hard it just doesn't seem to be as efficiently run as it used to be. (and now I hear another focal is opening in Palmerston). The coffee barista at Te takere is so much better -but the... More 

Thank minnie20315
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 14, 2017

This café is nicely presented. Plenty of tables. The cabinet food is average, some doesn't look that fresh. You can order off the menu, and not too bad. Not gluten free friendly.

Thank ChayNZ
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

There aren't all that many choices of non takeaway type places to eat in Levin but I thought Focal Point would be a reasonably good choice. First impressions the place is pretty dirty. Tables weren't wiped down with cup rings over them and lots of flies buzzing around. I recognise it can be difficult to avoid this in summer but... More 

Thank Legenderriere
Napier, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Went for a dinner and movie. Had no expectations but ended up being surprised. Beautiful fresh food. Thai beef salad. Perfectly cooked made with fresh ingredients. It was a meal I felt the chef put love into their food. The meal was matched with lovely wine. The staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

Thank 14lorann
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great place to go to the movies and have dinner. Dinner portions nice and big helpings. Super friendly staff, and very helpful knowlegeable. Even offers a dinner/movie combo.

Thank Anne R
Levin, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

We went to have a meal, ordered at 6 pm and meals came at 6.40 p.m The lovely young lady put the meals down, we were sitting at a double table, one of which has not been clean, put the napkins and cutlery down separately on the dirty table. YUK...... meal delivered on a plate that was chipped, double yuk,... More 

Thank Bubbleteaqueen
Patong, Thailand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

I had a really delicious very late breakfast in this delightful cafe. The cinema and the amazing dining and film offers are clearly displayed and I made time to stay for an afternoon film. The staff were friendly and helpful too. The pre booked seating is good as I could choose my seat. It is a lovely cinema with comfortable... More 

Thank Helen M
Levin, New Zealand
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017

The food at Focal Point is delicious. Although alittle over priced. The quality of the beverages is consistently good quality. I enjoy the daily Muffins and/or Scones. Banana Chocolate Chip being my favourite. Staff are always professional. The cafe could be larger and brighter. The interior is rather dark. The portions sizes are small for what you pay albeit delicious.

Thank Cxw05
Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at the restaurant. The food was great and we were well looked after. We all enjoyed the fish meal. Thanks

Thank Lambertus K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $24
Contemporary, New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-16 Salisbury Street, Levin 5510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Levin
  • Phone Number: +64 6-366 0330
Focal Point Cinema is Levin's very own award winning boutique movie theatre complete with fully licenced coffee and wine bar open 7 days from 8:00am. Focal Point brings together high quality, modern cinema entertainment, a plush 1920's décor, fantastic comfort, and a warm friendly atmosphere. Focal Point also has a fantastic coffee and wine bar which offers café dining, great coffee (Allpress) and a range of premium wines and beers. A delicious range of food is available throughout the day, plus we offer a range of tasty platters that can be shared amongst friends as you relax with a drink of your choice. Focal Point Cinema is available for group functions, private bookings, conference groups, and children's birthday parties. A tasty buffet roast dinner or light finger food can be offered for group bookings. Out-catering services are also available.

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