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“Highly recommended”
Review of Mokaba Cafe

Mokaba Cafe
Ranked #14 of 134 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $29
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Auckland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We had the poached eggs with creamy mushrooms and french toast and pancakes. All were beautifully cooked and presented and well-priced. Coffee was excellent as was the service. Couldn't fault it.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank FloraAuckland
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Hi Floraauckland
Thanks for coming to Mokaba and taking the time to post your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your breakfast and hope that you will visit again. It's always a pleasure when other NZers visit Whangarei and the Town Basin. Happy New Year to you.
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Will eat there again and again and again :)”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

The service here is outstanding!!!! Even when busy they take the time to chat and make you feel welcome. I came here on 3 separate occasions on my 10 day visit to Whangarei as I couldn't find better! The food comes out so quickly, even when busy, and is always served with a smile. This restaurant and its staff and owners are an asset to this area of town. Happy new year to Justin, Anna and all the staff at Mokaba!

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Thank Crazytracey82
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind comments and repeated support - it lifts us up at this hugely busy time of year and I shall let the staff know what a great job they're doing. Happy New Year to you.
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dinner, lunch, breakfast & coffee experiences”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

I have had the opportunity of dining at the Mokoba Cafe on several occasions since the new owners took over on 1st April 2012. The service is outstanding, with very helpful, friendly and very efficient staff and the food is delicious, making it a wonderful place to visit. I would highly recommend it to any one now that the new owners have transformed it; a definite must for anyone looking for a nice place for a meal, or even just a coffee and chat with a friend. This is a wonderful asset for Whangarei and the Town Basin. Well done!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Anne L
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Hi Anne
Thank you very much for your kind words and support - it really is appreciated. Anna and I along with our great team really try hard and care about our food, service and customers - whether they are locals or visitors. Thanks again and Happy New Year!
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Barry
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254 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A water front delight that opens in the evening”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Having been visiting Whangarei many times over the past eight years it is a delight to at last find a restaurant open in the evening at the town basin. The service is friendly welcoming and attentive.
The food is good and not too pricey.
A lovely fine summers evening we spent there last night, Saturday before Christmas, was great to sit out watch the yachts in the marina, enjoy a good glass of wine and some lovely food.
Anyone passing through Whangarei needs to stop off at the town basin and sample the delights of this restaurant.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank johnamason
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this review, December 25, 2012
Hi johnamason

Anna and I are delighted you enjoyed your visit to us at the Whangarei Town Basin - the feedback from our new evening opening has been good and we are pleased to offer a new service to the area. Thank you for your support, we appreciate it.
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Feilding, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great coffee”
Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch on the way south. Food was very good, as was the service. Coffee was excellent, as is the view from the patio.

Helpful?
Thank joandlg
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Hi Joandig

Thanks for the lovely comments - glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope you enjoy your visit to NZ and have a very merry Christmas.
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