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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 good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (10 reviews)
“poached eggs” (3 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
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 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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comfortable seating and no rush to leave. Warm and welcoming. Savoury scone was a little small but very nice. Coffee was as hot as was needed for the day and very good. Staff were friendly and efficient. Overall very nice.

Thank BruceWE
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Great atmosphere, excellent food & choices with great service. Recommend this café to tourists in the area. It is right on the waterfront with parking close by. Great Coffee too!

Thank CoralReef_12
Reviewed 30 April 2018

food were good and the place is perfect for relaxing while finishing your food and chatting with good friends as it is right in front of the town basin a busy place ...

Thank Mera c
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

So as you could tell by the title, I love chocolate milkshakes, and it's an item I love ordering... however! Looking at the price, having tasted the quality, and had plenty of comparisons to other cafe's... Mokaba is over priced and you're better off getting...More

Thank philipew2017
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Good selection of food, vegan/vege and gluten free choices available. Good coffee and friendly staff. Service was prompt. Very clean and nice loos!

Thank rosiesview
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Great location outdoors in the shade watching boats moored and people out walking for late lunch. Lots of delicious meals to choose from on the blackboard menu or things like meat and salad buns, croissants, blt, cakes from the counter - we shared very yum...More

Thank Glenis G
Reviewed 6 March 2018

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 5 March 2018

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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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, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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