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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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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“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 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
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Rosemary D
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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 636glenisg
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.

Date of visit: January 2018
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.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Tom M
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Stopped for coffee and a light meal. Friendly service but got the impression you must hurry up and order and not dawdle. Guess it's because Mokaba gets busy. Found the snacks in the display cabinet quite limited. Seating was not that comfortable.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank kuzak
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner love this cafe. We have been twice now and we will be back. Coffees were in point food was amazing

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank NortlandMel
Reviewed 4 March 2018

very obliging [held my dog while I went inside to order] and a little dog treat came with the order when delivered ... excellent iced coffee and a very nice muffin

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank hantonj
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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, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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