Mokaba

www.misopeckish.comSpending the long Wellington Anniversary week up north, where we flew into Whanagrei.  Before heading to Paihia, we decided to spend some time in Whangarei as Plus 1 and I had never visited the town centre.

We decided to have lunch along the town basin at Mokoba which opens all day with a good indoor and outdoor seating, with a good selection of counterfood.

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Mokaba Cafe is a delightful all day cafe with outdoor dining overlooking the bustling Whangarei Town Basin where boats from all over the world are moored.

Short Macchiato – coffee beans by  Chiasso coffee.  The coffee was ok, I thought the drink was too short, and would have appreciated a tall.  will remember that for next time.

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Thai Beef Salad  with rare roast beef served on a bed of mesculin, vermicelli noodles was pretty good.  However I found the steak to be tasteless even dipping it in my salad dressing..  I had asked for the salad dressing to be put on the side, as I am not a huge fan of salad being drenched in unwanted sauce.   The salad had a good combination of vermicelli and mesculin salad leaves.

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Grilled Scotch Steak Fillet with fries salad and creamy mushroom sauce – I was asked how I wanted my steak, I responded with medium rare.  However when it came arrived the steak was over cooked due to the steak being so thin, however this is exactly as described on the menu

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Nice quiet location with plenty of carparks near by and is fairly popular with the locals.   Offers a good selection of both counter food and off the menu with daily specials, food is a bit of a hit and miss depending on what you want to order.

Location: 6 Quayside, Town Basin, Whangarei, Northland

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