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Mokaba Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 7557
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A busy cafe which is sandwiched between a lovely art studio shop filled with local artists treasures for sale, through passed their cabinet filled with divine homemade rolls , salads and sweets , extensive blackboard selection and busy kitchen out towards their outdoor dining which...More

Thank VeeNZed
Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice environment lovely for family gatherings plenty of room. Lovely coffee and cakes and very friendly staff. Nothing too much for them. Our happy place

Thank nikshabbychic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best cafe in Town Basin, Whangarei. We visited at 1:30pm on Friday for lunch. Its busy busy. Enjoy the manu, it has heaps to choose from. We have soup of the day (carrot soup), scotch fillet burgers, waffle and mashed avocado. Love...More

Thank LilyChak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying on a yacht in the Town Basin. Just meters away no less than 4 restaurants were offering breakfast. We had a Muesli starter and a 'small' cooked breakfast...sort of a half English Breakfast. It was spot on and the service was quick....More

Thank JohnM19560
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch had their spicy chicken in two or three taco shells. Too much Thai chilly sauce on the chicken, the tacos were almost inedible (doughy) and no dressing on the side salad!!Prime location adjacent to the sea, with both indoor and outdoor seating....More

Thank Skin197
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best coffee ever both flat white and long black. Yummy baking by as well. Went twice within a week on our travels. Perfect view and water for the dog.

Thank Marie-Louise N
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Coffee was okay. Found a hair in my very gluggy mushrooms on toast, thankfully I hadn't started eating. I was busy pushing the sludge around the plate considering whether I should eat it or not, when I saw the hair. This cafe does things on...More

Thank notthlandrat
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Large choice of food, from the cabinet, menu and board specials. We had a family lunch there. The child hamburger looked a bit dry and the chips a little soggy, but they were enjoyed. The seafood chowder was good, but not the best tasted, the...More

Thank KerryHannam
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

6 of us had breakfast here this morning. The coffee was good, the mini breakfast received no complaints. The breakfast stack was a nice change to an eggs benny. French toast looked good, any the hot cakes were disappointing. Tased like they came from a...More

Thank Raelene S
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The coffees were good - but not the best we've had there - and there is a very wide selection of snacks and meals to be had. What I really like is the setting and atmosphere - there are a lot of seats and seating...More

Thank tunney
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-438 7557
Stunning location, delicious food & coffee, gorgeous cakes & pastries including gluten free, friendly service, licenced, free wifi, plenty of parking. Fully licensed.Delightful all day cafe overlooking the bustling Whangarei Town Basin where boats from all over the world are moored. Open 7 days from 8am - 5pm,fabulous food (including gluten free options) and delicious Chiasso coffee are served all day by friendly, welcoming staff. Zenbu hotspot wifi available - free download vouchers. After an exciting Mokaba experience there is a wide range of excellent boutique shops, artisans and craftsmen, museums, parks and a boardwalk along the side of the Hatea River.
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