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Joe's Garage

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, Cafe, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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5 Tory Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 5310
07:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the M1 sandwich for breakfast. Egg, juicy mushrooms, and rocket (arugula) on a soft roll. The potatoes we ordered as a side were crispy and nicely seasoned. Lots of beverage choices, including one called hot juice that was honey, ginger and lemon. Highly recommended.

Thank Docsbk
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Personally felt that the menu was quite expensive in comparison to other restaurants in the area. Typical big name chain restaurant. Some of the staff were really lovely whereas others appeared to be talking rather than clearing tables.

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100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I love Joe's garage. When I'm staying in Wellington for business I usually end up at the museum hotel and it's a 1min walk to Joe's. They make sensational coffee and their porridge, cream and brown sugar is the best in the business. The staff are super friendly and. Most importantly they're efficient. I'd highly recommend this Cafe for breakfast.... More 

Thank Paul J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A non descript older building with a small sign. Rustic but comfortable. A large table in middle of the restaurant to allow you to read the paper or mix allowed mingle with other guests. Had cooked breakfast which was fantastic, washed down with allowed great pot if tea. Would recommend

Thank lazzak
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Joe's the go for a catch up and a read of the paper. Cool music and good service in a trendy setting. Only blot was coffee when it came was not hot enough but to baristas credit she remade without debate

Thank Matt T
Grong Grong, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Went in for Breaky, these guys do a mean coffee and the best hash and eggs I have had! Awesome service and great atmosphere 😊

Thank Wikkijuice
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Visited this restaurant for the first time last night. 17 family and friends were celebrating my daughters 22nd birthday and she had been before with work mates and recommended it. I can see why she did, the food is tasty, with plentiful servings at a great price but the best thing is all the staff genuinely cared that we were... More 

Thank touchofgrass
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

If you want good food at a good price with good service this it the place to go ! just up the road from te papa was an easy place to walk to!

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Busy long weekend, but Joe's Garage was still open and ready for business. Thai Beef salad was my choice, best I've had in a while. Love the decor, brought back a lot of memories. Coffee, great, glad I went in. Thanks guys.

Thank spuds6
Motueka, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We had coffee at Joe's 4 days in a row on a recent trip to Wellington. We always go there for breakfast whenever we're in town. I don't know his name but the Barista there last weekend (he's tall) was simply the best. Your coffee arrives at EXACTLY the right temperature for drinking straight away, which is what I always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, New Zealand, Cafe, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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?