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Mokaba Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 7557
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  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (48 reviews)
“cakes” (10 reviews)
“poached eggs” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I had lunch with friends here yesterday. One had eaten already so only 2 of us ordered meals. I had the roast pumpkin salad (with chicken added) and really enjoyed this. It was a good serving size and everything seemed lovely and fresh. The chicken...More

Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Called into Mokaba for lunch on a busy public holiday. We decided on the cabinet food and chose the ham croissants and they were presented toasted, a savoury scone which we shared and coffee and a green tea to drink. There was seating available looking...More

Thank gloriadurrant
Reviewed 5 February 2018

we stopped here on our way to the Bay of Islands with our tour. A lovely little place by the waterfront. The Bacon and egg pie here is very nice and generous portion too. A good selection of sandwiches and cakes. The coffees here are...More

Thank julie B
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Good spot for coffee, lunch....anytime, even if its raining. Plenty to chose from...cabinet food or menu, find a table, after ordering and they will bring it to you. Popular location, plenty to look at while you relax ..... Hot and cold drinks available...even a glass...More

Thank Virgo248
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Loved the pork belly we had for lunch, coffee was great too. Might be a little bit pricey but worth it!

Thank Fiona790
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 14 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 27 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 Sandy P
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
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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