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Makana Confections

504 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
+64 9-407 6800
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504 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0245, New Zealand
+64 9-407 6800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful cafe & chocolate confectioners in a lovely designer building. We often pay a visit there as we live in the area. The picture of Makana on this site is a very old one as it is no longer in this building....More

Thank 171dee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's to be said, really choice chocolate to taste and buy. And you can see the chocolates actually being made through the windows into the factory in the shop. The chocolates are exceptional. And made a good present to share with family and workmates when...More

Thank Keith C
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are honoured by your lovely comments - thank you. Our team work hard to produce fabulous confections and offer a great visitor experience. Thew will be delighted to know that their work is appreciated. Many thanks.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On arrival you are met by helpful staff who offer samples of the different delicacies. All of them are delicious and it is so very hard to try and choose unless you take it all - as a chocolate and nut lover!

Thank KerryHannam
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Makana is a must visit for all tourists to Kerikeri. As a local, it is my go to for birthday treats. I especially like to buy their macadamia butter toffee nut crunch. I am actually allergic to chocolate, so I have to take everyone else's...More

Thank Lynne A
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you enormously for your review. This means a lot to us, particularly coming form locals who will have watched our efforts over the past years to improve and expand the property and increase the visitor experience. More improvements are planned over the next few...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Beautifully set up. Enjoyed watching the chocolate being made. Extensive selection of products for sale. Can sample set chocolates. Very expensive prices.More

Thank getdihere
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for visiting Makana and we appreciate your very positive review. The team at Makana work extremely hard to produce amazing confections and provide a first class customer experience. Our confections are not cheap, quality never is, especially when it is genuinely hand-made. We...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

A delicious addition to the original Makana chocolate factory. We lingered over coffee, teas, ice creams and assorted treats, macaroons, citrus chocolate desserts, delectable little cakes. Very crisp bright cafe and ultra clean toilets. This is an expensive stop for a family but a chocolate...More

Thank kitten16
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you so much for the very positive review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 July 2017

It's no Paris Patisserie for obvious reasons, but it is still a lovely place, the quality, service, coffee and treats yummy.

Thank gailbj
Reviewed 24 May 2017

On the way out of town I couldn't resist stopping and introducing the group to the best chocolate in New Zealand. I have photos of them with looks on their faces like cats that have got the cream. Coffee and hot chocolates with goodies from...More

Thank AnneDickson
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind compliments. Everyone at Makana appreciates your remarks. The entire team has worked very hard to make it the best and your positive feedback is very welcome.

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The chocolates, desserts and pastries are delightful and it is unique experience when you can see them being made right in front of you but I have to agree with some of the comments regarding the staff. We were bombarded with tasting trays upon stepping...More

Thank McFly91
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

I am truly sorry that our retail staff were over attentive. It just goes to show that you can't please everyone. Some customers say that we take too long to offer samples etc. You are absolutely correct about trying to read the customer and we...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Loved the samples and being able to see chocolate being made! We visited on a Sunday and it was very quiet.More

Thank Ellie S
ChocolateNut1, Owner at Makana Confections, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for visiting Makana and your kind compliment. Sundays can be a bit quiet, more relaxed if you want to spend time browsing. They are usually completely different from Saturdays which are now manic since the Packhouse Market started two years ago and our...More

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