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Cafe Cinema

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
27-29 Hobson Avenue | Kerikeri, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9121
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“carrot cake” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27-29 Hobson Avenue | Kerikeri, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

I loved the atmosphere of this place. They have really paid attention to detail. My children ordered chips and they came out in a terra cotta pot. Fantastic idea.More

Thank Jill D
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2013

Jill, thanks for that great review. Really appreciate it! Sorry the response is so late, we've just realsied some reviews don't show our response so we must've not completed the process. Happens when you get old! Ha ha...anyway, we loved having you here, and yep,...More

Reviewed 4 December 2011

If we had discovered this place on our first night of three in Kerikeri, we would have been there every night. As it was we went there on our second night after a very enjoyable time in the cinema, and liked it so much we...More

Thank JeannetteMcF
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2011

Jeanette, it was a pleasure to have you here! And great to see you both trying the Swedish dishes....glad you loved them! Cheers! and Thanks!

Reviewed 28 November 2011

This is definitely the place to visit and we saved it until last. I booked our table a.m. for an evening meal and the owner remembered my name when we returned and seemed very pleased to see us. His service was impeccable as was the...More

Thank Christina H
Teri W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2011

Christina, thanks for that. Love you to come back soon!

Reviewed 28 February 2011

The last leg of our NZ trip was in Northland. We stayed at Aranga Park, great place, and ate out several times, breakfast, lunch and dinner. One of our best meals was at Cafe Cinema. Lovely wee place with real charachter, fabulous food and service....More

Thank meganwalde
Teri W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2011

Hey thanks for that ! We'll look forward to having you back! We change the menu seasonally but the Calamari salad, the Ribs and the Chicken parcels are there to stay for a while! So...book your next trip soon huh? Cheers! Mats & the crew

Reviewed 27 December 2010

we were visiting the BOI from Australia and saw a voucher on Grabone for this little cafe in Kerikeri - thought it would make a good stop while sightseeing. I was right ! The food was very tasty - our 2 kids shared a teracotta...More

Thank Rockytribe
Teri W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2011

Hi Rocky tribe! thanks for that. We're thrilled you enjoyed the food and appreciate your lovely comments. We've had a wee word to our waitress... so when you're all back this way we'll be sure you get the usual happy welcoming treatment that most of...More

Reviewed 6 July 2010

Cafe Cinema has for years been a place were you could be certain you would have a very good dining experience. Unfortunately, Rolf & Anita are no longer at the helm of this Kerikeri "institution" The place has had a makeover to go along with...More

1  Thank MrMilligan
Teri W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2011

Hi there, your experience does sound disappointing. Please accept our apologies. We would love to put it right for you so please come & see us and lets show you why lots of people love coming to our restaurant and love the hospitality and the...More

Reviewed 27 February 2009

Recommended by our B & B hosts (see my review of 88 Lodge), and lived up to expectations. Don't be put off by the unprepossessing outside, this is a working old-fashioned cinema building after all. One would not say the inside is smart, but it...More

Thank jj-the-jetsetter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
"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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