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This is a chocolate boutique where they make speciality chocolates before your eyes (and you can have a go too!) and the products are the best chocolates, without fear of contradiction, you'll find anywhere!
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Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
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+64 9-407 6800
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All reviews gelato hand made next door macadamia butter toffee cakes quality chocolate delicious coffee melt in your mouth sorbet dark hot chocolate viewing window staff making highly recommend this cafe red wine food on offer outdoor seating free samples
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cool inside, shady outside, a must for all chocolate lovers, and a wonderful meeting place, all very fresh delicious food, well presented and of very high quality, I had smoked salmon, from the sea, not farmed. Well chosen wines at reasonable prices. Has to be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mytable1
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Chocolate Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you. That is one of the nicest reviews we have ever received. I will pass your comments to our staff and they will very much appreciate the compliment.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Been here a few times before and were very excited to find a new cafe. Attached to the chocolate factory. The cakes wee to die for and surprisingly the toilets were the best i’ve Been too. Very happy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rob H
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Chocolate Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and for the positive review. It is all very much appreciated.

Reviewed 5 days ago

The Calamari with the chilli was way too salty wouldn't choose that again, to top the saltiness off they also added fried capers which even added more salt to the dish. My husband had eggs Benedict they were really good. Iced Chocolates were really nice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RuthD2155
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Chocolate Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry some of the items you mentioned didn't meet your expectations. I will examine them all and make sure they are attended to.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch with plenty of choice. The food was well presented and fresh, and the seafood chowder was to die for. Relaxed feel, plenty of seating, licenced, garden/ outdoor seating, with plenty of parking. Most enjoyable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 68carlae
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Chocolate Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your generous comments. Please come back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for lunch on the way to the airport. The coffee and food was amazing. Tender melt in your mouth Thai Beef salad, yummy roast vege salad and light and just right, not too rich, trio of chocolate mousse! Love this place!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TamzinS
Reviewed 27 November 2018

A visit to Makana Chocolate was on our to do list and we were not disappointed. Purchased some lovely chocolate and even better, my partner who has diabetes, found some sugar free chocolate which he absolutely loved. Better still was to come when we found...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wendy C
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Chocolate Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thank you Wendy for your very generous comments and also for visiting both Makana Boutique Chocolate Factories. We would love to welcome you back again.

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Do not go past this little gem. Try something different and watch these delicious chocolates being handmade with care. Price is very reasonable. Next door you can get a nice coffee and delicious handmade cakes and desserts

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sawteygirl59
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Chocolate Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Hello and thank you for visiting Makana and your positive review. For us it is always rewarding when customers appreciate what we do and the effort that goes into making all our products by hand. Thank you again and please come back, anytime.

Reviewed 17 October 2018

The shop has a great range of chocolates, many themed on nuts. The coffee house next door is airy and has a great range of cakes. The rotating display cabinet showed off some very creative work. If we hadn't been going for dinner a short...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Chocolate Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for your positive review. We're very proud of our pastry section and they are certainly tempting. We hope to see you back again for a daytime treat.

Reviewed 12 October 2018

You can watch them pack the chocolates here and taste test any chocolate that you want to try. The staff are very friendly and helpful. More of a shop than a factory. It is expensive chocolate but very good quality chocolate.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue H
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Chocolate Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you very much for your excellent review. Unfortunately the word Factory tends to create the expectation of lots of machines, robots, conveyor belts etc. Because we make all our confections by hand the production area is more of a production kitchen than a factory,...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

I only popped into the cafe for cake as my b&b host recommended it and I was not disappointed! The lemon and blueberry slice was incredible as was the beautiful carrot cake!! Also I was surprised at the reasonable pricing. Great staff who were very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Chocolate Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for the very nice review. We look forward to seeing you back again soon - many more delights to try.

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