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“On a limited budget: their pies are a full meal”
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 4 weeks ago

I had the fish pie as veggie pies were unavailable and other veggie items too pricey for my limited budget. Nice fresh pie with beautiful pastry, and the staff are very helpful and cheerful. A hot spot for bus tours so can get a bit crowded. But our coffee came fast all the same. Nice clean loo too if you are in need of...

Thank Artisteyes
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here twice during our stay for coffee late in the day just before closing lovely selection of cakes and food very efficient staff. All in all a great place.

Thank Anthea L
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

It was the day of the rugby and we were out for an early brunch to start the day and fortify us for the afternoon to come. The menu was extensive and the cabinets were full, plenty of choices to be made. My Paleo breakfast was superb...fresh, hot and tasty. Coffee was hot and good! Location was perfect, just on the boardwalk alongside the Basin and we ate and yakked and people watched for a pleasant interlude. It set us up for a great day.

Thank Kerry C
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I've lunched here solo, couple and group of about 12. Enjoyed every meal. Staff always very friendly and knowledgeable about food. I heard them suggesting things to do for tourists and this was obviously much appreciated. I certainly recommend Mokaba

Thank Didi M
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

A busy cafe which is sandwiched between a lovely art studio shop filled with local artists treasures for sale, through passed their cabinet filled with divine homemade rolls , salads and sweets , extensive blackboard selection and busy kitchen out towards their outdoor dining which you can enjoy the sights of the waterfront of the Town Basin.

And easy “go to place” where there are lots of options for all ages. From a quick bite to eat, a work meeting or an enjoyable longer lunch with friends.

Highly recommended. Staff are efficient and friendly.

Thank VeeNZed
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