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Mokaba Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 7557
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“poached eggs” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Serve dinner late which was great for us as we had just finished working at 8.30 pm, so didn't get there until after 9pm. Nice location and the food was good.

Thank wgavey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top class cafe with consistent quality. You cant go wrong. Always professional service, always an international crowd because of the magnificent view over the yachts. Supe clean, tidy and well organized.

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for coffee and a light meal. Friendly service but got the impression you must hurry up and order and not dawdle. Guess it's because Mokaba gets busy. Found the snacks in the display cabinet quite limited. Seating was not that comfortable.

Thank kuzak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner love this cafe. We have been twice now and we will be back. Coffees were in point food was amazing

Thank NortlandMel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very obliging [held my dog while I went inside to order] and a little dog treat came with the order when delivered ... excellent iced coffee and a very nice muffin

Thank hantonj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch with friends here yesterday. One had eaten already so only 2 of us ordered meals. I had the roast pumpkin salad (with chicken added) and really enjoyed this. It was a good serving size and everything seemed lovely and fresh. The chicken...More

Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Called into Mokaba for lunch on a busy public holiday. We decided on the cabinet food and chose the ham croissants and they were presented toasted, a savoury scone which we shared and coffee and a green tea to drink. There was seating available looking...More

Thank gloriadurrant
Reviewed 5 February 2018

we stopped here on our way to the Bay of Islands with our tour. A lovely little place by the waterfront. The Bacon and egg pie here is very nice and generous portion too. A good selection of sandwiches and cakes. The coffees here are...More

Thank julie B
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Good spot for coffee, lunch....anytime, even if its raining. Plenty to chose from...cabinet food or menu, find a table, after ordering and they will bring it to you. Popular location, plenty to look at while you relax ..... Hot and cold drinks available...even a glass...More

Thank Virgo248
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Loved the pork belly we had for lunch, coffee was great too. Might be a little bit pricey but worth it!

Thank Fiona790
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
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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