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Cafe Cinema

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Swedish, Gluten Free Options
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27-29 Hobson Avenue | Kerikeri, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9121
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stumbled across this amazing restaurant quite by chance - expecting to settle for a quick cheap burger meal but we ended up experiencing one of our best meals while in NZ - amazing - quality quantity and price

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Thank cornishbird2016
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited one evening, went to movies and had a meal, the meal was well worth it, I would totally recommend

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Thank v0nney
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ordered a corn beef benny, which is a form of corn beef hash brown with poached eggs. Our expectations were quite high because having dined here previously flavours have always been good with all meals. We were not disappointed, this cafe one of the gems of Kerikeri, produced a flavoursome treat...would recommend! This option is available in both small and... More 

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Thank Judy W
Whangarei, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on Sunday after visiting the market across the road. Ordered food from the cabinet which was delicious and well priced. Great little spot.

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Thank vjm87
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place before or after a Movie and any other time. Lovely place to have a coffee and bring the dog (outside). Never seen the place empty. That speaks for itself. Indoor and outdoor coffee and dining. Lovely service too.

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

Thanks Vivienne, Yep, we're doggy friendly on the patio or sidewalk, as long as they're well behaved pooches of course. No naughty hounds allowed, whether 2 or 4 legged!! And yes, we're very lucky to be a popular place for the locals....so see you again soon, I guess? Cheers! More 

Clamecy, France
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just passing through Kerikeri and came across this place by chance. All we wanted was a real sandwich and this cafe provided that. A freshly made, home style ham, egg and lettuce sandwich which was lovely. Also we brought a Glutenfree vege parcel, which was also very nice. We enjoyed our visit here. Friendly service.

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Thank Katie7772015
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Hi Katie, thanks for that. We are open for brunch, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week (closed Monday nights through the off season) and all our food is made on the premises, so we are proud to agree- it's FRESH, it's REAL, and it's ALL HOMEMADE =) More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

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

Okay! we'll keep a spot for you in January =) Cheers! More 

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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 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. .

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Thank JCH1986
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks for that...is the name off putting? The Cinema is a great add-on- but yes, we have many local regulars for breakfast, lunch and dinner . Cheers! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 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.

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

Awesome! thanks for that...we appreciate it. More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

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.

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

Ok, that's not good. We are known for great coffee and consistency is important, so we have discussed this with her. Next time, say something at the time in person, so we can replace your coffee. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Swedish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?