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Joe's Garage

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$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, Cafe, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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5 Tory Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 5310
07:00 - 21:00
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The kids love coming here, decent selection on the kids menu and an endless supply of colouring in pages to keep them amused! The staff have been friendly and helpful both times we have been here and the food good - something that has appealed to both the meat eaters and the vegetarians. My only criticism is that it must... More 

Thank xpressoholic
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went twice last week for dinner! Awesome place for a byo. Went on Thursday last week, then after a booking fell through at an Asian byo on Saturday, we had to go elsewhere and ended up here again. Such an awesome vibe- in particular from one of their staff (wish I could remember her name!) who went above and beyond... More 

Thank LGTravel93
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't even rate this with one star!! But won't submit unless I do! It was a Thursday evening, just one large table of teenage girls were already in, otherwise pretty quiet, Took forever to seat us and eventually take our drinks order. The waitress could not be bothered to even finish telling us the specials. Our drinks (3 people) never... More 

Thank Denise L
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to eat. Turned up without a booking for lunch and got seated straight away. Was in town with family for sons graduation and his brother suggest Joes as he has been to the one in Christchurch and enjoyed it. And we could see why. Awesome food. Party of six all had great meals with great coffees.... More 

Thank Darryl-Jo
Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great place to meet friends, especially if they are fussy eaters. There is a great menu of food and drink to enjoy here, which is only enhanced by the great staff and friendly service.

Thank Rwd181
Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Likes its atmosphere, the food is legit awesome. This is a great place to come for breakfast, as its cozy, its warm, and you can eat in peace and avoid hustle and bustle- well I came here on a Monday morning tho.We did wait a while to get our menus to my confusion as the restaurant was not packed, but... More 

Thank Noelene1178
Tauranga, New Zealand
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220 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Wellington for a conference and we had a breakfast close to our hotel. The service was fast and there was a big selection of breakfast types which were different from the usual fare. I had a mushroom and egg roll. It was delicious. All the food that was presented was cooked in the kitchen that you could... More 

Thank 795rebekahw
Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by Joe's garage on a whim, our first choice was out of stock after the order was taken, the waitress came back promptly and sorted our order. The result was a well priced Beef Burger, a real nice patty which has to be there own recipe, can't but those from bid vest. Full of salad the burger was great... More 

Thank 1Paulo63
Papamoa, New Zealand
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast in this cafe twice whilst on a conference in Wellington. Wow, what an amazing cafe. I had the Porridge which came with banana. Best porridge ever! Great atmosphere. My friends had egg and bacon sandwiches which were OK. The wait staff come and take your order from the table. They are all young and friendly staff. Plenty of... More 

Thank kiwi94
Wellington, New Zealand
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344 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were meeting my parents and my cousins, with my cousins wee girls, for dinner. So we needed somewhere good, that was also kid friendly. My wife had been here before, so suggested we come here. After I arrived to Stephanie's lovely warm welcoming smile, she showed me the perfect size booth they had reserved for us. Stephanie was wonderful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, New Zealand, Cafe, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Tory Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-802 5310

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?