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Mokaba Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, European,
6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 7557
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (48 reviews)
“cakes” (10 reviews)
“panini” (4 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 17 October 2017

On our road trip from the Bay of islands we stopped in Whangarei for lunch and chose the Mokaba. Lunch was tasty , coffee good but the view of the harbour and marina was lovely. A good pick from the many restuarants in the Marina...More

Thank Mako49
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place is always busy due to its lovely food & menu - also you get a good view of the marina & all the boats and lots of people coming and going. I like to walk 'the loop' first and reward myself with a...More

Thank Judy F
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

A generous plate of wedges covered in bacon and cheese, seafood chowder to write home about and cappuccino to finish off. Pleasing views, great food and good company... topped off with friendly staff and a slice of pie... roll on summer

Thank Amos Q
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Coconut milk coffee was sooo good! Great flavor and frothed to perfection :-) Great having the water available for the dog so you can stop for a coffee while out walking

Thank Troiza
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Its lovely to sit outside on a sunny day and enjoy your meal. The service was very good and we all enjoyed our selected meals. The restaurant can get extremely busy over the summer months but if you pick times just before the rush hours...More

Thank coasthoppa
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great place to have lunch, brunch, morning or afternoon tea as they stay open a bit later than everyone else which is handy. Food is nice and staff friendly.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Lovely food selection, our order arrived in good time. Good proportions of food and it was nice to sit outside on a winters day.

Thank Diannemh46
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the towns best cafes, certainly serves some of the best coffee, nothing is too difficult. Recently we stopped in for a coffee and cake, my son ordered something from the menu which came with an odd attachment; he is glutton intolerant....More

Thank ScampinIzzy
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Today's visit wasn't great. Ordered hot cakes they looked like the were bought at the supermarket and stodgy had to ask for maple syrup. No apology for not bringing it in the first place. Bitter berry sauce on the side which was really unpleasant.

Thank Caniche63
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Great seating in the basin. Indoors and outdoors seating. Big selection of food. A real buzz happening here , with a lovely atmosphere. Great for the kids also.

Thank lulu1106
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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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