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Local cuisine, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Business meetings
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.
US$3 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 9 March 2021

This cafe is right next to the river so offer a lovely setting and view of the water if you have a table outside. Inside however is dark and damp and not at all cozy. The food is average but adequate. Over eagerness to be...efficient makes the service impersonal and creates an impression of impatience. If you are just after a coffee and bite and not fussed about the vibe, it will do just fine.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021 via mobile

Have never had a bad meal here. Come here once a week. Brilliant place. Full breakfast is always good!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 28 February 2021

They have a great variety of yummy cakes on display! Go and have a looksy to have with your coffee/tea.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021

Visited for morning tea - coffee was great. We returned for lunch and enjoyed the small breakfast which was very nice and good value.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 January 2021 via mobile

Best service, friendly staff, water front nice view!! Best coffees always! Very fast service even it'y crazy busy cafe! Highly recommended!❤️☕️

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 11 December 2020 via mobile

Lovely setting, great food and diverse menu. Staff were fast about having our meal delivered to us and despite a wee mix up with the coffees nothing was a problem for them to sort. The servings were large and generous and with that lovely view...made for an amazing lunchMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 13 November 2020 via mobile

Cabinet full of yummy food! We have been back 2 times to try different offerings (pecan pie, lemon meringue pie, citrus tart)

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020 via mobile

Went out for breakfast with a friend this morning and the service was brilliant! The food was delicious and I haven’t ever heard of kumara and feta fritters before so was really cool to see something different on a breakfast menu :)

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

This place was fantastic. Slightly on the pricier side of breaky but so delicious! Had a great range (paleo, standard, children friendly, etc.), very yummy, beautifully presented, goregous setting. Cost around $55 for two (my meal was a half portion, which is fantastic that they...offer!). Very popular place and can see why. Would definitely recommend and intend on returning (tomorrow in fact)More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 August 2020

It's not that there's anything bad about this cafe, it's just the simple result of buying the cheapest furniture, the cheapest ingredients, and topping it off with a $2 CD from the bargain bin. The service was fine, the coffee passable, but everything about the...place lacks flair. It's kept alive by tourist buses, and it shows.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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yes, outside (under cover)
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