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Joes Garage

€€ - €€€Cafe, ,
Searle Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 5282
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (43 reviews)
“bratwurst” (13 reviews)
“porridge” (19 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
Cafe, Diner, New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Searle Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 754 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the whole lot. Relaxed but totally on to it service, slightly different but super cafe food and among the best coffee I have had.... not to mention a neat setting.

Thank timtT6478JH
Reviewed 3 days ago

We showed up as they were opening and the place was busy. As we sat and waited (and waited ) for food, they were setting up more tables and benches which were quickly filled. The food was very good.

Thank bigBlue78
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our particular waiter was the smoothest talking bloke I have ever come across - pretty good for a laugh as well! The food was decent as well. The location is good, in a quiet ally-way.

Thank Liam S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little set up here, down one of the trendy sides street of QT, had lunch and a nice cold 202 Lager Tap beer and a Joker. There is some outside seating and inside with some giving good views of whats going on outside. Service...More

Thank IJArchibald
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had dinner there. Very extremely disappointed. Entree of Polenta chips was nice. I had a chicken burger, which was average at best. My husband had the pork belly, which was fatty and the promised crackling was just limp pork skin. Table near us arrived...More

Thank Lyn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The point of a diner is to get a solid breakfast/dinner at a decent price. Joe's Garage is the kind of overpriced ersatz, desperate to be hip, diner you can find in any city these days. This is fine but it helps if you can...More

Thank donnytrvl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for breakfast/brunch. It is a small space but efficiently utilized. Very busy but got a seat at the bar. Wait staff was great and friendly. Food was great. Would have definitely come back but we were only in town for a day.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, especially loved the potatoes. however me and my friends got splinters from the wooden bench

Thank Vedika J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recommended to Joes Garage by the reception at out hotel when we were looking for somewhere to go for breakfast. The menu and food is what you would expect for the price. It was well placed and well priced but nothing out of the...More

Thank dlturner007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for Breakfast, food superb,had Joes special with bacon, eggs and smashed potatoes yum! also nice pancakes and crumble, highly recommend went here a couple of times, very cosy and friendly better than the more popular cafes

Thank lucy2017189
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Cafe, Diner, New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Searle Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 5282
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The original Joe's Garage opened in 2000, situated in an old Post Office sorting room in Queenstown. There are now seven Joe's around NZ and the concept is the same now as it was then- to be a Cafe that everybody can go to and enjoy exceptional coffee and food presented by attentive and enthusiastic staff, listen to cool music, and above all, have a lot of fun in an efficient "garage" environment.
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