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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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31 - 40 of 295 reviews

Reviewed 21 January 2018

Not much choice but the coffee was good and the eggs and bacon were tasty and well presented. We were able to sit outside but the noise from the building work next door was a bit annoying.

Thank BoaterTony
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Called in here for lunch on out 1st day of our NZ tour. Really tasty food and very helpful staff especially as we were suffering from jet lag and it was out first time ever in a NZ eatery. Would love to go back for...More

Thank mikeyskay
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Coffee, menu, location,atmosphere,service - simply the best. Mokaba and Riverside Cafe have the same owners but quite different atmospheres, and different menus.

Thank kiwifamily908
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Lovely indoor and outdoor flow, plenty of umbrellas to keep the sun off. Very nice food and atmosphere. Great service. Wonderful to sit outside and watch the world go by. Close to souvenir shops etc.

Thank SandyP2122
Reviewed 5 December 2017

While waiting for the bus to Auckland we had a nice lunch on the outside tables. Good selection and fairly reasonable prices. Large portions.

Thank John G
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Coffee fantastic, food amazing, menu excellent, service outstanding, location fantastic, value for money exceptional.......what more do i need to say ?

Thank runawaysuzie
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The menu is very good as my partner is dairy allergic and our 88 year old mother can be hard to please. The queue to order was long but the service was good once we had paid.The food was plentiful and tasty.The table was cleared...More

Thank Graeme Q
Reviewed 18 October 2017

On our road trip from the Bay of islands we stopped in Whangarei for lunch and chose the Mokaba. Lunch was tasty , coffee good but the view of the harbour and marina was lovely. A good pick from the many restuarants in the Marina...More

Thank Mako49
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This place is always busy due to its lovely food & menu - also you get a good view of the marina & all the boats and lots of people coming and going. I like to walk 'the loop' first and reward myself with a...More

Thank JudyF1250
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

A generous plate of wedges covered in bacon and cheese, seafood chowder to write home about and cappuccino to finish off. Pleasing views, great food and good company... topped off with friendly staff and a slice of pie... roll on summer

Thank Amos Q
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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, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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