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“Disappointing ”
Review of Mokaba Cafe

Mokaba Cafe
Ranked #16 of 159 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$29
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
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. Lots of cabinet food, paninis, huge sausage rolls and nice looking cakes. Menu available but you need to order and pay at the counter; we won’t be rushing back!!

Thank Skin197
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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.

Thank Marie-Louise N
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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 the cheap. Mushrooms on toast is literally mushrooms and cream... this was like a packet sauce with minimal mushrooms. Plus hair.

Also it concerns me that the LPG heaters outside are within the plastic wind shields, and LPG heaters are dotted around the inside seated area. I imagine this is a pretty serious health and safety risk because ventilation is bad and also risk of burn, tipping etc.

Won't be back.

Thank notthlandrat
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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 cabinet salmon quiche with salad was lovely and a good portion.
It was nice, but felt like the usual cafe style food.
The setting was lovely on the town basin even though construction was underway next door.

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Thank KerryHannam
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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 packet, and not at all light and fluffy as I would have expected.
Otherwise no complaints, it was cold inside when we arrived but sitting near the gas heater warmed the area up quickly.

Thank RaeleneS
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