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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“cakes” (17 reviews)
“poached eggs” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

A place we love to go to either as a couple or with friends. The food is first class and the service is always good. Nothing is too much trouble. They are even happy to re-arrange tables when there are as few of us. Highly...More

Thank O796GNjeans
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Whangarei mid afternoon and called in for a late lunch at this cafe. It was quite busy which is a good sign, and staff were friendly and welcoming. There was quite an extensive menu includingvdaily specials. We ordered the big breakfast and...More

Thank Lookiemike
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Casual day coffee with perfect cakes and nice open outdoor seating. Easily one of the nicest cafes in Whangarei

Thank Regina D
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

It was that nice and great friendly staff thst we came back 2 mornings in a row. There is an outside area a stones throw from the water. Shaded. You can bring your pooch there but must sit outside on the walkway. Very accommodating.

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The Mokaba remains my favorite cafe in Whangarei. Great service, good food and a reasonable price combined with a great location at Whangarei's town basin make for an irresistible combination.

Thank WanderingEric
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This cafe had a very cool vibe to it - everyone was buzzing and happy, and the art shop entrance made for something a little different to enjoy. Service from the front counter was very warm and welcoming, ordering was easy and there was heaps...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 22 January 2017

this was a very basic brunch hubby got pancakes and they were brought ones he reckoned.i had eggs bendict, it was ok...not very creative....just like you would make at home yourself it lacked pizzazz..i wouldnt rush back.I had to ask for water.

Thank bossyb43
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Today we had lunch at Mokaba , the food was delicious . I had roast pumpkin salad and it was delicious. Service was amazing , our Perth friends were impressed.

Thank nan b
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 13 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 29
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, View, 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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