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Mokaba Cafe

) #14 of 101 Restaurants in Whangarei €€ - €€€ Cafe, European,
6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 7557
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (16 reviews)
“poached eggs” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
6 Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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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 21 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 12 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
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

All came here for breakfast and had the muesli and teas and coffees apart from one who had the smoked salmon bagel It was all served very quickly and I am loving the muesli since coming to Australia and NZ They do it so well...More

Thank Anita E
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is where most locals will fight for a spot for a weekend breakfast or lunch. Well located and good meals. Owners are friendly

Thank Deftoneschris
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Mokaba is right next to the quayside in central Whangarei so easy access to the town centre and plenty of parking available. We went on a very busy public holiday so the place was buzzing and we had to queue to get served and find...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Was very busy when we arrived but by the time we got to the counter people had left and we had room to sit. Food arrived at random times with some drinks arriving last (coke!) food was nice and quite filling, a little on the...More

Thank Diannemh46
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered Caesar salad, it was their take of a Caesar, but not a very good version. Wrong lettuce, maybe one anchovies and 2 thin dehydrated slices of bread posing as croutons! Bacon cut up into micro-mini squares! Lol Egg was poached to perfection. Coffee was...More

Thank Bodercia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$29
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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