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“Great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mokaba Cafe

Mokaba Cafe
Ranked #12 of 128 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $29
Cuisines: Cafe, European, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Hamilton, New Zealand
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Food was delicious and varied ... Perfect for brunch or any time of day really! Service friendly and efficient.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AndyRoseD
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Hi AndyRoseD - I have passed your comments on to the staff and we're delighted you had a great time with us. We hope you come back to visit Northland again soon. Cheers Justin
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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Breakfast at the Basin”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Pleasant spot to have breakfast overlooking the inlet. The food was very nice and reasonably priced and a good size.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lisa O
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Hi Lisa O- Hope you had a great trip to NZ, glad we played a small part in it and hope you come back soon. Take care and safe travels. Justin
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A great cafe located at the Town Basin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

We enjoyed an excellent lunch here with friends. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the menu includes a good selection of food.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Midget539
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Hi Midget539 - Thanks for your feedback and sorry for the delay in responding. I will pass your lovely comments back to the staff. Cheers Justin
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australia
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“great panini and lovely outlook”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Lunch for six and good food all around. Great place for coffee and a panini. Lovely view of the marina and friendly service.

Visited September 2013
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Thank realitychick
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Hi Realitychick - thanks for your feedback and positive comments - we appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon. Justin, Anna & the Mokaba Team
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Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely Place for Coffee and Cake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

I haven't tried any of the main meals but have been to Mokaba every few months over the last few years - staff are friendly and it's a great place to sit outside and enjoy the Town Basin.
There is a surcharge on Public Holidays so avoid if you're not happy to pay the extra 15% or so.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank erialcw
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Justin L, Owner at Mokaba Cafe, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Hi Erialcw - thank you for your review - it is always pleasing for Anna and I when our guests take the time to review us and we appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you again in the future at Mokaba Cafe.
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