Watch a movie next door at the super comfy boutique style Cathay Cinemas and enjoy a meal with us at Cafe Cinema. The Movie Meal...
warren n. said: "Always quality food with a beautiful view of the beach, ocean, and wharf. We enjoy the cozy atmosphere inside the restaurant as well as sitting in the courtyard. Tables on The Strand may be exposed to auto exhaust but are…" read more »
- Restaurants, Cafes
- Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups:
- Good For Children:
- Wine, Spirits, Cocktails, Beer
- BYO, Corkage Charge
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Takes Reservations:
- Dietary Restrictions:
- Gluten-free, Vegetarian
- Meals Served:
- Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Payment Types:
- Seating For:
- Outdoor Seating:
Reviews for Cafe Cinema
by Ray D.
27th April 2013
Not sure what it is about this place, people either love it or hate it.
I WANT to like it but really struggle to come up with any positives beyond the fact it’s adjacent to the cinema.
Food is patchy. We’ve had some okay meals here and some shockers. Price is reasonable for what you get. The few takeaway coffee’s I’ve had bought for me (thanks hun!) have been pretty good. People love to tell me about the awful service and food they’ve had but I’m not reviewing on their behalf.
Personally, I find the awkwardness of the staff behind the counter the hardest to look past. Hugely welcoming and gushy if you’re the “in” crowd. Somewhat cold, vague, and sometimes (quite honestly) rude if you don’t fit into the above category.
My advice? Come here if it fits your movie schedule, but be prepared to be assertive about your meal and time requirements.Comment from Cafe Cinema W. of Cafe Cinema 10/06/2013
by Kyra W.
16th December 2012
My partner and I are a young couple we went on a date night for dinner and a movie. When we got to the restaurant we were were not approached after finally getting someone’s attention we were looked at like we had no money to spend and seated in the corner at the back of the restaurant that was bare. Once we had ordered we were ignored once again then noticed that new patrons had come in for dinner, they were greeted with a smile seated quickly and brought water, cutlery and place mats. I don’t understand why we were not treated with the same hospitality which ultimately ruined our night we could not get out of there fast enough.Comment from Cafe Cinema W. of Cafe Cinema 10/06/2013
by Sarah J.
3rd February 2012
My husband and I have eaten at Cafe Cinema several times in the last 12 months and can not fault it at all. The food is always fantastic, service is always exceptional, atmosphere cant be beaten and location is very convenient!
I highly recommend to all and can guarantee we will be back again and again!!!
1st February 2012
I brought my workers in for a meal after i shouted them a movie. We were disappointed in the quality of the food.
We spent well over $200 for four of us, which isnt bad but we waited over an hour. The curry was more tomato paste and the chicken was really dry, the pork, ive had more joy out of a rash of bacon, and the potatoes on the side tasted like they were from the day before.
The highlights… The staff. The front of house lady was warm and welcoming. The wine was spectacular and the ambiance was great. The stuffed chicken breast was fantastic and if someone asked me to reccomend a dish it would be that. Again tho the potato tasted like it was the day before’s prep.
I think the disappointing thing for us was we weren’t satisfied and went to Mc Donalds afterwards. Im not one to complain, in fact i never do but it was suggested i let you know.Comment from Cafe Cinema W. of Cafe Cinema 1/02/2012
by Tania J.
20th September 2010
Good to see it open again after renovations. Great ambiance, relaxed and friendly. Have tried it twice, on my birthday with family and on a girls night out. Great service, friendly staff, delicious food and the best coffee I’ve had in a long time. Love the old movie-posters on the walls. Keep up the good work!Comment from Cafe Cinema W. of Cafe Cinema 25/01/2011
by Judy Parker
20th May 2008
We discovered cafe cinema on our first trip to New Zealand and adored it. On our next visit it was a large contributory factor to our spending several days in Keri Keri.The atmosphere is wonderful and the food superb. Can’t wait to go back.
by Margaret Johnson
11th May 2008
Went to this restaurant in Nov 2007, was the best one on our North Island trip. Great atmosphere, great menu choice and magnificent food, very reasonably priced. Attentive , courteous staff. Can’t believe no one has reviewed or raved about this place, just wonderful. Venison to die for, and deserts all mouth wateringly delicious.
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