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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)
“cakes” (17 reviews)
“poached eggs” (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 January 2017

We dined her several days and found the food to be of excellent quality and value. The service was the best, friendly and pleasant staff. Probably the best coffee I had in 6 weeks in New Zealand!

Thank vzrider
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I had breakfast twice - first day was quiet . the Fridsy morning had a group of 17 when I arrived . Was sure a long wait as only a couple has received their meal . But no , my poached eggs arrived mid serving...More

Thank samjayAuckland
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

All came here for breakfast and had the muesli and teas and coffees apart from one who had the smoked salmon bagel It was all served very quickly and I am loving the muesli since coming to Australia and NZ They do it so well...More

Thank Anita E
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is where most locals will fight for a spot for a weekend breakfast or lunch. Well located and good meals. Owners are friendly

Thank Deftoneschris
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Mokaba is right next to the quayside in central Whangarei so easy access to the town centre and plenty of parking available. We went on a very busy public holiday so the place was buzzing and we had to queue to get served and find...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Was very busy when we arrived but by the time we got to the counter people had left and we had room to sit. Food arrived at random times with some drinks arriving last (coke!) food was nice and quite filling, a little on the...More

Thank Diannemh46
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered Caesar salad, it was their take of a Caesar, but not a very good version. Wrong lettuce, maybe one anchovies and 2 thin dehydrated slices of bread posing as croutons! Bacon cut up into micro-mini squares! Lol Egg was poached to perfection. Coffee was...More

Thank Bodercia
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Had to ask for menus. Ordered poached eggs on gf toast. The toast was white think slices of barely toasted bread. No option was offered when ordering as to white or brown and husband forgot to state but should have been asked by counter staff....More

Thank 452paw
Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2016

Menu at our counter service café is 4 metres long by 1 metre high with loads of menus available on request. The egg dish mentioned is on the menu as Freerange poached eggs on Ciabatta bread which is a white Italian bread. Merry Christmas Ho...More

Reviewed 26 November 2016

Had brunch.So highly organized from the counter(Marisa) to the manager,Alison. She is so so efficient,and her P.R.is awesome.They were flat out,and we had a complicated order.Sat back expecting a long wait and possibly an error with the way we ordered. But the order came back...More

1  Thank michaelbucko
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Our favourite and regular choice is fries with aioli, they are the best. Coffee is great, view is great, food cabinet has a good range, including gluten free

Thank Andi P
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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
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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