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Cafe Jerusalem

Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 1001
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (36 reviews)
“mezze platter” (15 reviews)
“baklava” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Traditional Israeli food at its best. Very generous portions and superbly prepared. Very nice waitress and we will happily go back and sample the many other delights on the menu.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Triumphstreet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make your booking early! This place fills up quickly! With delicious middle eastern Israeli food served with a smile it’s no wonder! We loved it! Been twice and will probably go back again this evening! Great food! Great ambiance! Great restaurant! Lots of gluten free...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank IvegotNZonmymind
Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered Café Jerusalem while looking for somewhere to eat in Kerikeri. My wife had the Koftas while I had Metuvlun, both in pitta pockets – WOW! GREAT FOOD! We loved it so much that the next day we drove up again from Paihia just...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Backroaders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for lunch, the space outside is shared and it was super busy. Sat inside where theres a few tables. Ordered Lamb Shawarma and Lamb Koftas which was the better or the two with a lil heat to it. Rice, Yoghurt, Hummus, Pita and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank -Kiwi-_Travels_-1704
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

It’s my third time dining here. Oh my god! I ate every bite in bliss. What a combination of spices, herbs, fresh salad and deliciously cooked meats! I can highly recommend the share plate with 2 vegetarian and 2 meat options. Friendly service and overall...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NinaNDK
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A cozy warm welcome awaits those who choose to dine here. This small cafe offers nice authentic food that you will enjoy. Don’t be afraid to give something a go that you wouldn’t normally consider.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cody770
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Good, basic food with a limited but inexpensive wine list. (Covered all the bases). Chilli has never been a part of my food experiences in Israel or the The Med, so disappointing to have to check and then dismiss some menu items because it's been...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jqqls
Reviewed 26 September 2018

ate here twice in April while we were in town The food was excellent and the service was friendly and helpful

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Gillsholidays
Reviewed 21 September 2018

This small restaurant is run by a delightful Israeli/Argentinian couple who produce the most wonderful food. Subtle middle eastern flavours abound in all their meals and they are excellent value. Try the spicy chicken hearts and livers: it might sound unusual but it is wonderful....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NeilMarshall2267
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We booked for dinner and ordered the shared platter as a main. We chose the 2 vegetarian/ 2 meat option which included vege fritters, falafel, kofta, lamb shawarma. Came with sides of salad, rice, hummus, pita bread, mint yogurt. More than we could eat and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank custy_10
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17 March 2018|
Response from Shane D | Reviewed this property |
its called a day of rest
17 March 2018|
Response from Samantha S | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is open 6 days a week and is run by a husband and wife team, they close on Sundays as otherwise they would never have any family time!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 1001
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