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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” (35 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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1 - 10 of 328 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 2 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 25 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 20 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
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Having read great reviews we were very much looking forward to eating here - we were not disappointed. Ordered the mezze platter - 2 vegetarian and 2 meat, fresh and delicate spices, levivot and metuvlun were unknown to us - spicy vege fritters and marinated...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Justine D
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve been coming here for years and it never, ever, disappoints! Fresh food, well cooked with great service, what is not to love! Try the Levivot, the mezze platter for large groups, and then focus on the baklava and the coffees! But, please make sure...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HattieLola
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This Israeli cafe serves delicious food at a reasonable price. At dinner, I had the lamb shawarma. It came with rice, hummus, tahini sauce, salad, tabbouleh, and pita. The homemade lemonade was lovely.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Simple, delicious and healthy Israeli/middle eastern food in a relaxed setting for a reasonable price and open all year round. It's good to get something good and different in small rural towns in NZ.

Date of visit: July 2018
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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