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Cafe Cinema

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Wine Bar, Swedish, Gluten Free Options
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27-29 Hobson Avenue | Kerikeri, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9121
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited several times whilst staying in Kerikeri, sometimes to watch a film and grab a civilised bite, sometime just a great place for coffee and cake. Really impressed with their standards, food quality and friendly service, whether for a full meal or something rather less. Coming back in January 2017, so watch out for us! - John & Paul

1 Thank PaulJurd
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little cafe and setting, don't let the name put you off. . You can just go for the meal. . But if you have time it's well worth taking advantage of the movie and meal deals they have on offer. .

Thank JCH1986
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and value for money. Very friendly staff full of information when asked. The beef cheecks a winner on the night and wine selection excellent.

Thank Wayne V
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the food but the English lady does not know how to make a good cappuccino. I had a takeaway cup, large. Honesty, it was a coffee milk shake.

Thank Karangaranga
Auckland, New Zealand
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134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to catch a movie and dinner. Attentive, welcoming staff seated us quickly on arrival. We opted for a Ti Point Chardonnay from a good selection of wines by the glass. We started with the hot ciabatta and local avocado oil & balsamic vinegar. This was unexpectedly divine though the waiter wouldn't tell us what the secret ingredient... More 

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

Kimora guys, thanks for that. Would we have got 5 stars if we told you the secret ingredient??? =) Hope we'll see you again soon! More 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and coffee Great service Handy location Good menu including a new curry of the day and a soup of the day.

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

Thanks -really appreciate your review. Come again soon. Cheers More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and very friendly service. Soup of the day and curries of the day are highly recommended.

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

Soup-er review! Thanks Warren =) More 

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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our local café and we come almost daily for our perfect flat white fix. It's a popular place for locals. Service is prompt and friendly.

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

awww...thanks Sheila. We love that our place is 'Your Place'....and we love all our local community who hang out here daily. you are what makes us special. Kia ora... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

A fab night out with the girls. Beautiful food, wine and service. Bad mums watched Bad mums, a night full of fun. Would definitely recommend.

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

You Bad Mums are welcome at CC's.... Love to see bad mums having fun with us. Cheers! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I ordered the beef "hotpot" and my wife the curry. Both meals came out lukewarm at best and the hotpot dish was under half full of meat and sauce. 6 smallish slices/chunks of meat and a rather more generous pile of mashed potato, carrots and fairly tough broccoli was pretty underwhelming for $24. My wife's curry was similarly big on... More 

Thank jocken161
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Oh my gawd...yes, an 'off' night sounds like an understatement. Sorry for the delay in responding to you. We immediately checked out with the team what had been going on, and we are certainly dealing with process checking and customer service-which normally we are praised for. We are so sorry you had a less than great experience. Yes, we absolutely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $25
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Wine Bar, Swedish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?