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“Love this place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's Garage

Joe's Garage
5 Tory Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #75 of 697 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We're only in Welly for 10 days, but we've already visited Joe's 3 times. The first time was for take-away coffee. It passed the taste-test and while there I saw one of their Bratwurst hotdogs sitting on the counter. I knew I had to come back for one of those! I came back for dinner with a group of 6 and we all loved it. Food ranged from schnitty to hamburger, grilled chicken and of course, my Brat. Everyone enjoyed the food. The music they play is great, too: perfect if you're an old rocker like me. It's a little bit louder than background, but not too loud to talk over. Finally, wife and I returned for breakfast. Wife had "pikelets" which were 3 thick, fluffy (not rubbery) pancakes with banana, bacon and maple syrup. Yum! I had hot rhubarb crumble with yoghurt. Unlike many so-called rhubarb pies, etc, this had more rhubarb than apple. Delish!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Maunganui
2 reviews
“'Our Favourite Place'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Was visiting Welly for two days last week.Dined there twice once for dinner then again for breakfast (no poached eggs-no biggie I prefer scrambled) lI really enjoyed all the aspects of Joes from the food to the relaxed vibe.Also had great service from one of their staff members Vicky,was a delight to be served by someone who clearly enjoys and excels at her work.Very welcoming and also helped with any tourist questions we had for her.Will definitely be back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great Brunch Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lovely food and great atmosphere. It was someone in our groups birthday, and the staff put a candle in a caked and delivered it to our table, which was lovely.

Visited June 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Breakfast was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

A large group had turned up not long before us but we still didn't have to wait too long for our order to be cooked, although we did have to go to the counter to place our order as service seemed to forget about us.

We all really enjoyed what we had, very generous servings & well cooked although we have never seen fried eggs in an eggs benedict before, that was a first.

Visited July 2014
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Birthday dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Food was delicious. Well priced too. They didn't accommodate the large group well as I was eating with my elbows shoved into my sides. Only one toilet so it was yuck by the time we went to use it. Parking is atrocious

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