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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“bratwurst” (12 reviews)
“porridge” (18 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Diner, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Searle Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good coffee - strong and hot and the pikelets were just perfect. Quick service so no complaints here

Thank Blysie
Reviewed 4 days ago

I found this by accident and was very glad I did. Great coffee, friendly staff and good tunes. The coffee here was my favourite that I'd had in the town and I enjoyed the breakfast and the lunch that I had.

Thank Leila W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe give this spot a miss if you relish a calm cafe experience. I went in early for breakfast and coffee, the place was packed and the atmosphere frantic. Yes, I know some people would prefer that.... the menu looked promising but I chose the...More

Thank chief-leask
Reviewed 1 week ago

Possibly the friendliest place to dine in Queenstown. The staff are always so nice. It feels like dining at home. Can highly recommend the "Clever Trevor" which is mince on toast with an egg on top. Great milkshakes too.

Thank Julian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from the capital of amazing cafes in Melbourne, we can be hard to please - especially those of us who order quirky coffees ( eg 1:2 double shot with froth only & hot milk on the side ) Fortunately that’s not me , but...More

Thank linuchka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best customer service with a smile from Matt today! I will definitely be back!! 😉 Food was decent as well! Nom nom

Thank lisaoconnor91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast at Joes Garage and it was great. The staff were very nice and very efficient. Great coffee. Great bratwurst! I would recommend this place for sure. Nothing was too much trouble. Good vibe and good music also.

Thank Fattymcnair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for our final breaky in QT before heading home. Can't fault the coffee or the food, both were delicious. But the attitude of who we assume is the owner, awful. We didn't have any direct contact with him but could hear him...More

Thank Octomoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take your time, soak up the atmosphere, listen to one of the staff sing along to the radio. The food was great too. Recommended by a local and I can see why. Well done joe.

Thank BruceP831
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 8 went to Joe’s for an early breakfast. Unfortunately we got there at the same time as another group of people. From the moment we walked in, the staff treated us terribly. They were rude, unhelpful and the only hole experience was...More

Thank Craig G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 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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