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Focal Point Cinema and Cafe

$$ - $$$European, ,
126 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, New Zealand
+64 6-871 5418
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (8 reviews)
“ice cream” (2 reviews)
“great movie” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Cafe, Central European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
126 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a few times and its great they accept First tables! The portion is really big and good price.

Thank Abby M
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is more of a review on the staff than the venue or food. These cinemas were run by a lovely lady and her team when they newly reopened and has been a pleasant experience to visit here over the last couple of years. They...More

1  Thank Shmoo1977
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Took some much needed time-out and took in a movie and lunch at Focal Point. The young lady who served me was helpful and knowledgeable. My Cajun Chicken Salad was delicious. The theatre has the big comfy seats and you can order Platters to have...More

Thank Relxyn
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I really don't know why I haven't dined here in the evening before. I've had plenty of coffee, delicious muffins and tasty club sandwiches here over the years but never dinner. I've been missing out!! The menu doesn't sound overly exciting upon reading it but...More

Thank HastingsiSITE
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Arrive early for the movie and enjoy a snack and great coffee or tea. The staff are very friendly and the environment is relaxed and calm.

Thank 978kareneb
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Was looking for a cafe that was open past 3pm on a Saturday - slim pickings in Hastings as most places were closed. This cafe was just fine for a coffee and cake, although very noisy at first with a children's birthday party. My sister...More

Thank Cathcam55
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Lovely staff and coffee. We enjoy afghans so nice and tasty . Tuesdays large coffees only $2 and $3 on Thursday also has $3 scones etc on Thursday

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A really fab destination with nice food options. A nice wine selection and located in middle of town

Thank Debby M
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyable meal at this neat cafe cinema. Good range on the menu. Salmon was delicious, staff were attentive. Well worth a visit.

Thank beenthere183
Reviewed 11 March 2017

A small group of us celebrated my daughter's birthday. My daughter has eaten here regularly and enjoys the food, this was my first time and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the choice of food on offer. The bread & dip and...More

1  Thank Adrienne F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Cafe, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-871 5418
  • E-mail
Focal Point Cinema is Hasting's newest boutique movie theatre complete with a fully licenced cafe, open 7 days from 8:00am. Focal Point brings together high quality, modern cinema entertainment, a plush 1930's art deco décor, fantastic comfort, and a warm friendly atmosphere. Focal Point Cinema 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, and children's birthday parties. A tasty buffet roast dinner or light finger food can be offered for group bookings. Out-catering services are also available. "At Focal Point Cinema and Cafe' it is our aim to provide an amazing cinema entertainment experience, a relaxing and friendly environment, and a thoroughly enjoyable night out."
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