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Cafe Cinema

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International
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27-29 Hobson Avenue | Kerikeri, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9121
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I asked the girl behind the till what food was safe for a vegan her response was 'I don't know, I don't look at the menu with vegan eyes'..... all very well but knowing a menu as a waitress is always an asset to any chef! In the end she asked the chef and I had a yum hummus... More 

Thank Cara M
Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered coffee and French toast, both arrived super quick in under ten minutes. The French toast was delicious. The staff were friendly as well. We will definitely return on our next visit to Kerikeri.

Thank DCKiwis
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the worst experience tonight here! Food was cool and went sent back only the meet was reheated which left the rest of the food on the plate stone cold, I had the pork belly and it was so over salted that I could not eat it, all meats took at least an hour to come out..... I will not... More 

Thank Tammy R
Russell, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Dinner was fish and chips. Service was friendly and professional Prices are good A lovely relaxed place to go fir dinner or even just a drink before the movies

Thank p0lly56
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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

Thank cornishbird2016
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks Cornishbird=) So pleased you stumbled across our little bit of yumminess. Cheers! More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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

Thank v0nney
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Cheers! thanks for your great review! More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 

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

Kia ora Judy! Thanks for that review. Glad you think we're a gem =) come back soon More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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.

Thank vjm87
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this review

Cool! Glad you stopped by...come back soon. Thanks for the review =) More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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.

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 20 November 2016 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.

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 

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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
US$4 - US$25
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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
"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?