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Makana Confections

504 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
+64 9-407 6800
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504 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
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+64 9-407 6800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A delicious addition to the original Makana chocolate factory. We lingered over coffee, teas, ice creams and assorted treats, macaroons, citrus chocolate desserts, delectable little cakes. Very crisp bright cafe and ultra clean toilets. This is an expensive stop for a family but a chocolate...More

Thank kitten16
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the very positive review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's no Paris Patisserie for obvious reasons, but it is still a lovely place, the quality, service, coffee and treats yummy.

Thank gailbj
Reviewed 24 May 2017

On the way out of town I couldn't resist stopping and introducing the group to the best chocolate in New Zealand. I have photos of them with looks on their faces like cats that have got the cream. Coffee and hot chocolates with goodies from...More

Thank AnneDickson
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind compliments. Everyone at Makana appreciates your remarks. The entire team has worked very hard to make it the best and your positive feedback is very welcome.

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The chocolates, desserts and pastries are delightful and it is unique experience when you can see them being made right in front of you but I have to agree with some of the comments regarding the staff. We were bombarded with tasting trays upon stepping...More

Thank McFly91
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

I am truly sorry that our retail staff were over attentive. It just goes to show that you can't please everyone. Some customers say that we take too long to offer samples etc. You are absolutely correct about trying to read the customer and we...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Loved the samples and being able to see chocolate being made! We visited on a Sunday and it was very quiet.More

Thank Ellie S
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for visiting Makana and your kind compliment. Sundays can be a bit quiet, more relaxed if you want to spend time browsing. They are usually completely different from Saturdays which are now manic since the Packhouse Market started two years ago and our...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We visited on Sunday morning before we were to go back home. The chocolates here are delicious. We bought the Macadamia butter toffee crunch. My toddler cant stop eating them. Also stoked to see they sell online so we can get some more when we...More

Thank jimi_elliott
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

"Yummy yummy yummy!!!" Thank you for your great and much appreciated comments. We totally agree. Also, "Breaking News", Makana will open a shop in Newmarket in July this year so Aucklanders will not have to wait until they come up north anymore.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Great selection of chocolate, but no so much you can't decide. Make sure you take the sample of the day.

Thank Samantha P
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thank you very much for your great comments. We are very proud of our confections and of how we make them. It makes it all worthwhile when we get positive feedback. Many thanks again.

Reviewed 14 April 2017

We stopped and got some chocolate from the shop, then went next door to the cafe. The cakes and desserts are beautiful and also delicious.. shame to poil them by eating them...almost! Coffee was also good. The chocolates next door were expensive I felt.More

Thank Jacqui T
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you very much for your very kind comments. Some of our confections may appear to be expensive and that's because we make everything by hand, people rather than machines, which is considerably more expensive. We also use the best ingredients we can find, never...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Discovered this on our first day in Keri Keri and went back for more. Croissants were the best I have tasted and the variety of chocolate based patisseries was more than satisfying. I would highly recommend for coffee break and light lunch.

1  Thank Dan H
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thank you very much for your kind comments. Our staff are wonderful and very proud of their products. I will pass your compliments on to them.

Reviewed 1 April 2017

When traveling to Kerikeri our car automatically turns into the parking area of Mahana Confections, its that addictive

Thank LorraineBlig
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thank you very much for your great comments - very much appreciated. Every car should be fitted with an automatic Makana locating device like yours.

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