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Cafe Cinema

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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, International, Wine Bar, Swedish
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27-29 Hobson Avenue | Kerikeri, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9121
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only called into the Café for a pre movie coffee as we had some time to kill before our film. The place was pretty empty but the host was excellent with her service, it's harder than you'd imagine to find df/gf food in NZ but here they cater for all. My partner loved her almond milk mocha and despite... More 

Thank JessMack12
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little cafe on the side of Cathey Cinema. We have visited many a time and done the movie and dinner deal. Food is good. Atmosphere and service good. The pork belly was yummy.

Thank Lyn12345
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I ve never written an average review . But this meal was very lack-lustre. I was too Hungry to complain .. but the table next door sent their entree back .. and by the look on their faces the replacement wasn't up to scratch . Everything was over done to the extreme and greasy .. Maybe the dish of the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a good night out at the movies with the dinner and movie deal. The meal is great and has a good variety on the menu. They time it so you can be on time for the movie and take your wine or beer with you. Friendly staff and very efficient.

Thank Esteem415
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks for that! Glad you enjoyed our place, and thanks for taking the time to post a good review. Cheers! More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Was advised to eat else where as fully booked. Detail: restaurant was empty, it was very early and it was only me and my young child. Very poor approach from host to be honest. Would not attempt to go back.

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

Hey Aline, that is not good. We are very sorry for your experience, and it certainly sounds very odd. Given that we have a lot of movie goers dining with us, there are occasions where we have a lot of bookings at say 6/6.30pm who all need to leave at 7.30/8pm for their movie, so at these times it does... More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Great and slightly quirky location. Fantastic service and coffee. Brunch was Ok perhaps all a bit over cooked. Love crispy bacon but this was a bit over done, my scrambled eggs- generous but over cooked, very little flavour and split; my husband had poached eggs and in his words either didn't have chef on or she/he was having a bad... More 

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

Hey Deborah, We're disappointed that you didn't get great food! We are known for our great food, and brunch is always getting raves, so I think your hubby must be right. Whoever was on that day must've not been on top of the game. We've taken time to address this with the team, and hope that next time, you'll get... More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Monday Morning,Fantastic Food,Best Beverages,Sensational Service,Perfect Possie on the Patio,Memorable Mates the Morrinsville Morons😆

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

MM's, was lovely to have you all here. Delightful bunch of morons = ) Come and visit again soon. More 

York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We had been to the cinema and thought we would eat here early evening. Unfortunately 3 other people had the same idea They were accommodated. Three more walk-ins was too difficult even though there were only about 6 other diners. We were encouraged to eat elsewhere which we did. We deliberately went out of our way to go back after... More 

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

Hi there, This sounds really bad, and we'd like to find out what has happened. Would you mind emailing us so we can get some more details please? It can be awkward at times because of the Movie timetable and guest bookings who all arrive AND leave at the same time within an hour and a half which is challenging... More 

Port of Spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

A group of six of us met here for a business lunch. They had a great menu with an interesting selection of options ranging from curries to corned beef and sauerkraut sandwiches. The food was delicious, the service wonderful and the coffee great. Well worth a visit.

Thank 323iantt
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Great, thanks for that review. See you back soon, then! More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Whether you call in for brekky or coffee and cake before a movie, Café Cinema is always a treat. Warm atmosphère and great tasting food make this efficient clean and character-filled place so memorable. They always have good books and magazines if you are alone and like a browse while you munch. Superb!

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

Hi Année B, thanks for that great review. = ) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $26
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, International, Wine Bar, Swedish
Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
"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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?