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#5 of 15 Cafe in Levin
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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,
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Contemporary, New Zealand, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Go here regularly for lunch. Mainly with a friend or two. We love this place. Very friendly staff and beautiful food. The liver and bacon is to die for!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

Lovely spot to sit with a glass of wine and bruschetta. Would love to come back for a movie sometime. Pleasant outside area and friendly staff.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 12 January 2022 via mobile

Good coffee and really nice food. I had the scrambled eggs on toast, done really nice. Good quiet spot to meet friends for a coffee. Service was also very good.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 13 November 2021 via mobile

We visit here on a semi regular basis and the staff are always friendly and helpful, the food is fresh,tasty and well priced. The surroundings are kept clean and tidy and parking and access are good. On this occasion we had an Italian share platter...prior to watching a movie, a great way to start our date night. The only negative side (and its not insurmountable is the mobility access to toilets and theater- its clumsy and ill-conceived BUT, the staff are always helpful and will assist if called upon. Animals are welcome in the dedicated (coveres) alfresco area and water is provided for dogsMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 16 January 2021

Just popped in for a coffee after a meal. The service was quick, the staff were friendly and the location easy to find.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 31 December 2020 via mobile

Went twice in two nights: once for dinner and once for a movie. Salmon meal was a very generous serving with some well cooked root veges. (The cream sauce was perhaps slightly over bearing). Plenty of locals eating which is surely a good sign... The...staff were notably friendly and prompt on both nights, a real credit to the place!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 November 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere here, the staff were all extremely polite and accommodating. Loved the Fish n Chips and so did my wife. Will 100% be returning here!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2020

Obviously this is a very popular place for people to come for a meal, and I believe most customers enjoy it, perhaps if not the service. However it is supposed to be a cinema and a cafe. So would you not think that if people...are coming JUST to see a film they should be served in preference to those just wanting food? After all they advertise a start time for a film so to spend 20 minutes in a queue listening to customers repeating their order because the staff simply don't listen to what is being said to them or watching the staff make a mess of the till as the minutes tick away to the start time of the film that you have made a special effort to come out and see, is nothing other than totally unprofessional and less and extremely frustrating. 10 minutes after the film I went to see had started I was still in the queue watching the member of staff show the customer on the till what was wrong! At this point I simply bailed!!!! Either run the cinema, or run a café, you obviously can't do both. This is not the first time this has happened, as it's happened before in the past, and I'm guessing it will continue to happen in the future. So if you are coming for a film just be aware that you might not end up seeing itMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 26 June 2020 via mobile

On a road trip to a family event with my Mother and Brother. They had been here before so they knew that we would be in a good place. Mum had the cheese melt which looked good for a light meal. My Brother had the...omelette which looked very nice and he really enjoyed it too. I went for the eggs benedict, with bacon. I wish I took a photo of it before I started but too late now. It looks great and is about the best I have ever had. Crisp toasted bread, lots of bacon and the best eggs ever. The eggs, which were perfectly cooked, had beautiful orange yokes. So yummy. The coffee was excellent but everything seems ordinary after the eggs benny!!! Hoping to stop in again on the return journey.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 1 June 2020 via mobile

Great to visit this local cafe again The service and the staff were excellent The food was absolutely delicious Well worth the trip Will be back

Date of visit: June 2020
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Yes, Focal Point Cinema and Cafe offers takeaway services.

Focal Point Cinema and Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4