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“Quality quayside cafe”
Review of Mokaba Cafe

Mokaba Cafe
Ranked #12 of 158 Restaurants in Whangarei
Price range: $5 - $49
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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 1 February 2020

We have visited this cafe several times and the coffee has always been good - flat whites, chai lattes, cappuccinos and iced coffees! The outdoor seating overlooking the quay is particularly pleasant, especially on a summer's day. The service is fairly quick considering how busy the cafe usually is! The staff are friendly and helpful. We will be back!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank StewartsVacation
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Reviewed 31 January 2020

This place is at the end of the strip of touristy shops and cafes on the riverfront. That definitely helps it be more relaxed and gives it a nicer atmosphere. Plenty of outdoor tables as well as indoors. Good selection of breakfast and lunch dishes. We ate there for both meals! Good quality food and decent pricing considering the location.

Parking can be difficult in the pay and display lot. Try the side streets for free.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank KiraG157
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Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

If you like good, quick, courteous and attentive service, appreciate excellent coffee and want to experience carrot cake to die for, look no further.

Date of visit: January 2020
2  Thank gehdev
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Reviewed 9 January 2020

Came in for breakfast...found a table inside no problem. VERY noisy, based on the time and number of people, the floor is bare as is the ceiling, so all sound carries. It doesn't help that t he barista is a noisy one (banging the grounds, flicking the filler, etc) and the queue to order at the counter is annoying. The food when it came was good and the portion generous. Again, my pet grouch is, when offering sourdough (especially when you don't butter it) PLEASE make the portion sufficiently thick that it doesn't cut the roof of your mouth or gums when you bite it...this was SO thin, it wasn't worth it.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

As a coffee snob I am difficult to please but I loved the coffee made by the very busy Baristas. Every morning I had small flat white skimmed milk double shot. Lovely. The choice of cakes is well worth a look

Date of visit: January 2020
2  Thank marys5745
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