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“A cafe-bar that appeals to everyone but doesn't pretend to be "Fitzroy cool", able to serve as a "second office"”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Joe's Garage

Joe's Garage
Ranked #155 of 290 Restaurants in Fitzroy
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Fitzroy
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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“A cafe-bar that appeals to everyone but doesn't pretend to be "Fitzroy cool", able to serve as a "second office"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

There are a few things I have liked about this cafe-bar from the many times I have visited it. Firstly, the food comes across as something that fills the gap for a delicious lunch. It doesn't matter whether you order a pizza or a burger or whatever. It is priced to expectation for a good cafe and the coffees are well made.
As well, there is that "cool vibe" that is carried through with the ambience and music and the place doesn't become too jam-packed when it is busy. It even serves well as that "second office" with plenty of room to work at with that laptop alongside the free Wi-Fi Internet that works properly. The staff are very responsive to your needs and are very courteous and interested in you as a customer.
It comes across as a place you can be at for lunch or to use as an "office away from the office" without having to be seen as being "Fitzroy cool".

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
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“Large and tasty meals! Recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

Friendly staff providing large meals that are very tasty. Recommend this place for breakfast in Fitzroy - loved the Bubble and squeak breakfast.

Visited April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Always a safe bet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In the last few months visiting Melb I have now been here twice. The food is good and the prices fair. The service is safe and giving. What you pay for is what you get. May seem like something simple but in today's food environment it can be rare. Will go back there again.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 reviews
“Mixed Experiences”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Ate their twice, once at night and had the Joe's Burger. Was fantastic, and with a decent amount of fries on the side. Bit pricey though.
Second time visiting a friend and I both had one of the lunch time specials; Meat lovers BBQ pizza and chicken parma. Neither of us were too impressed with our meals, but I suppose the lower price which included a drink helped make up for it. Will visit again in the near future for breakfast, but for now 3/5 stars.
Side note: Good selection of imported bottled beers

  • Visited September 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

I had a great experience at joes garage & would absolutely go again. Went on my own as I'm travelling, sat in the comfy seats & watched a film on my iPad, making use of the free wifi. I was very well looked after, I had "joes mega breakfast" which was delicious & filling! The staff were attentive & friendly, the place has a great layout & atmosphere, I loved it.

  • Visited August 2013
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