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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 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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Marie-Louise N
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Coffee was okay. Found a hair in my very gluggy mushrooms on toast, thankfully I hadn't started eating. I was busy pushing the sludge around the plate considering whether I should eat it or not, when I saw the hair. This cafe does things on...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank notthlandrat
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Large choice of food, from the cabinet, menu and board specials. We had a family lunch there. The child hamburger looked a bit dry and the chips a little soggy, but they were enjoyed. The seafood chowder was good, but not the best tasted, the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KerryHannam
Reviewed 8 July 2018 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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RaeleneS
Reviewed 2 July 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank tunney
Reviewed 1 July 2018 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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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!

Date of visit: April 2018
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 ...

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Mera c
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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