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Mokaba Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 7557
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“poached eggs” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (9 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 14 March 2017

Just in time for the last coffee and cakes. Service was friendly and helpful. Met another couple who visit here often so thought the same. Recommend coffee and cake,

Thank Funfoodfavourites
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My good friend and I haven't had a decent catch-up so decided a nice brunch was in order and there's no better place than Mokaba Cafe! You have an amazingly array of different foods to choose from, they all look and sound delicious that my...More

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Visited twice, breakfast then lunch. Located on the river front with outdoor and very nice indoor seating. Good service speed and friendly, one incorrect dish brought was replaced quickly. Food was reasonably priced and very tasty. The selection of cakes is absolutely outstanding.

Thank aceadrian
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the food and the coffee. Friendly staff and prompt service. Location is great, sat outside with views of the marina.

Thank John B
Reviewed 23 February 2017

A place we love to go to either as a couple or with friends. The food is first class and the service is always good. Nothing is too much trouble. They are even happy to re-arrange tables when there are as few of us. Highly...More

Thank O796GNjeans
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Whangarei mid afternoon and called in for a late lunch at this cafe. It was quite busy which is a good sign, and staff were friendly and welcoming. There was quite an extensive menu includingvdaily specials. We ordered the big breakfast and...More

Thank Lookiemike
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Casual day coffee with perfect cakes and nice open outdoor seating. Easily one of the nicest cafes in Whangarei

Thank Regina D
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

It was that nice and great friendly staff thst we came back 2 mornings in a row. There is an outside area a stones throw from the water. Shaded. You can bring your pooch there but must sit outside on the walkway. Very accommodating.

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The Mokaba remains my favorite cafe in Whangarei. Great service, good food and a reasonable price combined with a great location at Whangarei's town basin make for an irresistible combination.

Thank WanderingEric
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This cafe had a very cool vibe to it - everyone was buzzing and happy, and the art shop entrance made for something a little different to enjoy. Service from the front counter was very warm and welcoming, ordering was easy and there was heaps...More

Thank Emma B
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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