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Mokaba Cafe

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6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 7557
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Located in the scenic Town Basin; well worth a stop for excellent coffee and great service. Then go for stroll and check out the excellent shops incl. Burning Issues which is a fabulous NZ artists display and shop.

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Thank Trevor-TJ
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, friendly staff, great location. I will definitely be back!!! Recommend the lime and chilli chicken salad!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Nice coffee and nice scone, but don't go there for the WIFI. We got one password for two people, it could only be used on one device at a time, and it is only 100mb.

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Thank Jose S
Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback - we really appreciate it. This was an error on this occasion and we always give 1 voucher per person. Sorry! More 

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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This place was disappointing. I ordered the muesli which was obviously bought at Pak n Sav. My colleague had eggs with the cheapest cut of bacon you can get. Mind you it is probably the best of a bad bunch in the waterfront area. Will give it a miss next time

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Thank P468VTianw
Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this review

This review is disappointing - wrong on so many levels. Muesli bought from wholesale supplier, bacon is kassler eye only bacon from Omak family Butcher in Kamo. Having a bad day? We hope it get better and that we see you again. More 

Auckz
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195 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and it was ok. Nothing to write home about. Service was ok ... food was ok .... drinks were ok.

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Thank TambonzRobertson
Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Food was ok, wouldn't rave about it and the service was at times shocking and no one seemed happy to be working there. The location is the only redeeming factor.

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Thank Nicole L
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Love sitting outside here when the weather permits. Food is nice, lots of choice. Quite expensive. If you don't like birds don't sit outside.

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Thank breeanna43
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

A lovely place to sit outside close to the water & enjoy a delicious meal. The service was good & the atmosphere laid back & pleasant. Free wifi was appreciated. Recommend the chilli & lime salad & good coffee.

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Thank trvlrs2_12
Whangarei, New Zealand
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

would recommend this place for breakfast rather than lunch. gets extrememly busy at lunch and will have to wait a long time. felt like they needed more staff on. however i went for breakfast another day and was great. good food and friendly staff. great outdoor seating.

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Thank tja97
Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The basin area is lovely. We wanted a cafe lunch. The staff were friendly. Wouldn't rave about the food but it was fine. We ate from the cabinet not the menu. Cake good value for $6 a slice. Lots of sheltered outdoor seating.

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Thank MicheleNZ000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 29
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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
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.

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