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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” (29 reviews)
“bratwurst” (12 reviews)
“porridge” (18 reviews)
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Cafe, Diner, New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Searle Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast here before heading off for the Routeburn track. It was pretty busy but there was plenty of seating and the service was quick. The food and coffee were great and had us feeling ready to go. We'll definitely stop in again.

Thank Rwc142014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a cab drivers recommendation, glad we did. Great food, cool atmosphere, its like having breakfast in the Cars movie set, I mean that in a good way, something for everyone. The grill was playing up and my wife's food was going to...More

Thank GuyserJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I went in for an early lunch one morning after reading the reviews. I ordered eggs on toast and he ordered a burger. He really enjoyed his burger, but I was very disappointed with mine. I know it is a very simple...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great coffee, excellent atmosphere, cute laneways location. Variety of breakfast/brunch food that hit the spot after a busy early morning.

Thank Jacqui S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Joes Garage this morning for breakfast while traveling with friends. I can’t rate this more highly. Great food, friendly staff, prompt and efficient service and nothing was too much trouble for them. Best coffee I’d had in recent times too. Thanks guys. Well done.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are religious about the reviews when we have limited time in a new city we are visiting. My wife read the reviews on Joe's Garage in Queenstown and we GPS ourselves there. Some what crowded and we looked to see what people were ordering....More

Thank e4sythe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unique menu provided one of the best breakfasts I have ever had - and it was without bread! Best word to describe - yum!

Thank heatherclarke31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the staff were friendly and efficient - unfortunately we had an encounter with a waiter who thought it was funny to mock the customers - bad form

Thank Waikanae2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During the past week we have been to Joe’s almost every day. Great coffee, food and service. It’s nice and hidden and a great place to share with friends.

Thank Rowdy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a beef stew and a salad on the side. The stew was OK. The salad dressing is too strong for me. Service is prompt too. Overall the place is appealing enough for me to want to visit again, if I'm in town again.

Thank Zac C
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Rating summary
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  • 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
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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