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Mokaba Cafe

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Quick Bites, Cafe, European, New Zealand
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

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.
US$3 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Today's visit wasn't great. Ordered hot cakes they looked like the were bought at the supermarket and stodgy had to ask for maple syrup. No apology for not bringing it in the first place. Bitter berry sauce on the side which was really unpleasant.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Caniche63
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Great seating in the basin. Indoors and outdoors seating. Big selection of food. A real buzz happening here , with a lovely atmosphere. Great for the kids also.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank lulu1106
Reviewed 22 July 2017

If your in the town basin area and you fancy a coffee, and a beautiful meal be sure to drop in. Great spot for a catchup with friends or family.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank John H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We regular this cafe for our Sunday "Blunch", and the service we get is fantastic and the food is always good.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank LJM148
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Nice place to go in all weather had a nice chicken panini and bacon and egg pie. All was good but average.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Dianne T
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We went there for coffee. We ordered some muffins and cakes to have with the coffee. They were quite nice and fresh. Unfortunately we finished them long before the coffee arrived 20 mins later. Ut would have been nice to have it together.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Finz2010
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Had a devine Hash Stack here for brunch! Coffee was also perfect, exactly how I ordered it. Totally recommend this place for a great breakfast, friendly service and loads of food options.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank FleurP
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I could get sick of writing revues on this place, we come in here so often, I try not to clog this site up with my thoughts of this place. To sum up, the food is great, the staff are wonderful, and the choice is...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank ScampinIzzy
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

A friendly spacious eatery on the iconic wharf area Good menus and great coffee Reasonable prices Worth avisit

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Geoffrey L
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We have breakfast here most weekends and are never disappointed. The view is stunning and the staff are super welcoming😊

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank fryers2016
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