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Review of Joe's Garage

Joe's Garage
Ranked #73 of 1,004 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

Everyone must eat eat here! All food is absolutely perfect and delicious! The chicken meals are especially amazing! Went twice this week and can't wait to go back! Only suggestion- colder water and bigger water bottles for tables.

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Thank Reneebrooke
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

A group of us made an impromptu visit to Joe's Garage as a means to have dinner before a movie. Little did we realize that this small cafe/bar is yet another example of an excellent Wellington cafe few people know, but everyone who does enjoys the experience immensely.

Sure all I had was a Sirloin Steak burger, but when you get it (promptly mind you) it is the most succulent piece of steak you can get anywhere in Wellington. It is married in the bun with some rocket, aged Cheddar cheese, some beautifully caramelized onions and an awesome bourbon sauce. If you think that is great, then you'll love the hand cut chips with the aioli / BBQ dipping sauce that you get with the burger. The burger is so well constructed that you can eat it with one hand, though utensils are given just in case..
It is indeed delicious simplicity at its best.

Decor is simple elegance which resembles a workshop that has been spruced up for paid eating customers. Menus are given on clip boards and door handles are old spanners. You can watch them prepare your meal while admiring the retro mechanical pictures on the wall or watch the sports on the TV.
The booth seats round the back tables are the most comfortable I've come across and as a sign of great waiting staff, you tell them your order and they come back with your food with no drama or lapses in memory. That always impresses me especially in a full cafe.

Although we didn't have time for dessert, after seeing someone elses, I am now figuring out when to return to Joes to enjoy one. This place deserves a return visit.

Note: Yes there is an actual garage next to the cafe. You can even schedule bookings for your car so they can work on it while you work on the great food.

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Thank Psyckers
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We went here after hearing lots of mixed reports. The decor is great but I was keen to have eggs benedict for brunch. They only do fried or scrambled eggs with hollandaise sauce a bit disappointing. How about a bowl of fresh fruit to have with muesli. "No we don't do fruit although lots of people ask for it"
Come on guys even at this time of the year a bowl of fresh fruit isn't asking too much.

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Thank Sainty1
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

One of my favourite places to eat in Wellington. Great for a lazy Sunday brunch or a quick business meeting.

Thank Aaron H
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had dinner here our first night in Wellington. Fantastic night lovely food nice and close to At Home Wellington. Great for families.

Thank familyofiveMelbourne
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