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“Lovely Place for Coffee and Cake”
Review of Mokaba Cafe

Mokaba Cafe
Ranked #12 of 143 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$29
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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 31 August 2013

I haven't tried any of the main meals but have been to Mokaba every few months over the last few years - staff are friendly and it's a great place to sit outside and enjoy the Town Basin.
There is a surcharge on Public Holidays so avoid if you're not happy to pay the extra 15% or so.

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Thank erialcw
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2013

Hi Erialcw - thank you for your review - it is always pleasing for Anna and I when our guests take the time to review us and we appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you again in the future at Mokaba Cafe.

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

From the first time going to mokaba wen the current owners bought it, it has never failed to amaze me, the talent off the chefs/waiters etc. My god u have to try the lime tart, merinque mango and so on. the hot meals fabulous....I go with family and friends.

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Thank Blarrrrrr
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2013

Hi Rita - it is really heartwarming to get such fabulous feedback from our guests. Anna and I are delighted you enjoy coming to Mokaba and will to our utmost to ensure you love it more and more. Cheers

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Such a nice spot to relax and enjoy good coffee and tasty food. Free wifi is always great. This is a great place outside in the sun or inside when wet.

Thank Ann739
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2013

Hi Ann739 - good to hear you dropped in and thanks for the review, we really appreciate getting good feedback.

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Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

We stopped in on a damp afternoon for a cuppa. The Long Black had a nice creme on top (which was not burnt) and also served with a small jug of hot water. The accompanying Ginger Pear cake was very tasty too. Definitely worth a look.

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Thank Mitsiraider
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2013

Hi Mitziraider - thanks for the support, that Pear and Ginger cake really is great, very popular with our customers. Hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

This cafe is great for you to enjoy with a large group of friends that like to hang out and enjoy delicious coffees and delectable deserts.

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Thank Candice L
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2013

Good to hear from you - glad you enjoyed your Chiasso coffee and home-made cakes, we have got a great rep for our cake cabinet - especially the Gluten free options. We appreciate your comments especially Seleste and Wendy who do most of the baking.

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