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Mokaba Cafe

6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 7557
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (12 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting with a view of the marina. Great selection of food, cabinets and menu. Enjoyed the vegetable stack and fresh light cheese cake. Big pot of tea for two. Quick service. It was mad when we visited just after Christmas yet service was with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank getdihere
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Top coffee and fantastic food. Set right by the river, it's a great place for lunch. Justin (the owner) is normally on the counter on weekends with his friendly smiling face.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank montykirkman
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Stopped b y for a quick lunch prior to going to the local theatre matinee. Despite being very busy we were served quite quickly. Food very nice coffee excellent. Ambiance pleasant. Parking was at a premium but we were lucky enough to get a spot.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Leone B
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We visited with a friend of ours. We were served first and her food arrived q0 mins later which we didn’t think was great, but, the food was nicely presented and tasted good

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sap55koala
Reviewed 21 November 2018

This Cafe is down at the Town Basin, real nice staff, the food selection is good, nice coffee, it has a real nice sitting area outside, with a nice view

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Peteh222
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I had the fish pie as veggie pies were unavailable and other veggie items too pricey for my limited budget. Nice fresh pie with beautiful pastry, and the staff are very helpful and cheerful. A hot spot for bus tours so can get a bit...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Artisteyes
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here twice during our stay for coffee late in the day just before closing lovely selection of cakes and food very efficient staff. All in all a great place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anthea L
Reviewed 11 October 2018

It was the day of the rugby and we were out for an early brunch to start the day and fortify us for the afternoon to come. The menu was extensive and the cabinets were full, plenty of choices to be made. My Paleo breakfast...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I've lunched here solo, couple and group of about 12. Enjoyed every meal. Staff always very friendly and knowledgeable about food. I heard them suggesting things to do for tourists and this was obviously much appreciated. I certainly recommend Mokaba

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Didi M
Reviewed 17 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
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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
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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