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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 good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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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 13 January 2012

As a Kerikeri local we feel incredibly lucky that Mats and Therese are here and that they have the best cafe, ever! We pop in for coffee all the time, have lunch, brunch or dinner before the cinema and we're always met with smiley faces....More

Date of visit: January 2012
Thank bobadoodle
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2012

NOW YOU HAVE US GUESSING! Which one of our awesome regulars is posting this awesome note????? Thanks heaps anyway! xx

Reviewed 7 January 2012

We were in KeriKeri for 4 days and our time at Cafe Cinema was a highlight. Both Mats and Terese are great hosts and skillful baristas. We enjoyed their company as well as the food at the cafe. Make sure to sample both the meat...More

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank Luckyhari
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2012

SOOO cool to have you guys here! thanks for the fab review! Come back next year!

Reviewed 6 January 2012

Fab menu with a twist. Different choises, excellent quality and service. Didn't know about Swedish cuisine. Well worth a visit or three.Had breakfast following day, French Toast superb. Will be back early February for more.

Date of visit: December 2011
1  Thank Sonia B
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2012

Great! look forward to seeing you in Feb...it'll be hot and fab in the Bay of islands then- for sure! No more rain!!!!

Reviewed 3 January 2012

It was the perfect dinner for the last day in the year 2011. Great food friendly staff nice atmosphere

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank Monika G
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2013

Monika, thanks for that great review- we have just realsied that there is no response posted...sorry!!!! Must've incompleted the process-silly me. Thanks for joining us on the New Year's Eve...and thanks for the great review! Come back soon!

Reviewed 31 December 2011

Recommended by our Kauri Park Motel hosts, this more than lived up to expectations. Interesting owners, good food in a relaxed environment. One of the best meals during our New Zealand holiday. Tom & Bridget (UK)

1  Thank tompettigrew
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2012

Thanks Jo- hope the rest of the trip went well...and you got some fine weather along the way! all the best to you both...

Reviewed 21 December 2011

Theresa, who seems to run front of house, is so kind and conscientious. And the chef was brilliant at preparing a special meal for my partner who had had food poisoning (caught in Dubai) and needed very plain food. We will always be grateful to...More

Date of visit: November 2011
Thank Jo S
Mats W, Owner at Cafe Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2012

Hi-I thought d replied to this when you posted it- but it appears it didn't get posted???! sorry! thanks for the lovely comments. It was such a shame your husband had a bad luck encounter with a bug overseas and had to travel here feeling...More

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

Date of visit: December 2011
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

Date of visit: November 2011
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

Date of visit: January 2011
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

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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
Business meetings, 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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