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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” (16 reviews)
“cakes” (12 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 5 weeks ago

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

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.

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

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

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

Thank VeeNZed
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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 9 September 2018 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 28 August 2018

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 27 August 2018 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 17 August 2018 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
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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