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Joe's Garage

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38 Princess Street | On the Old Pikes Motors site, Palmerston North, New Zealand
+64 6-358 4428
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Napier, New Zealand
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our other favourite place when we visit Palmy. The chef was having way too much fun during our sunday lunch. Did this make the food taste better? Probably - my Caesar salad was excellent in taste and presentation. No complaints from the family. Semi-industrial decor (garage-y, I guess). Needs a better selection of beers is my only negative... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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442 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first experience of Joe's Garage. It changed owners last April and friends told us things had improved significantly. We went for a Sunday lunch about 1 pm. The service was prompt and attentive, and staff had a great attitude. My wife had The Brat, and I had The Clever Trevor while our Grandson had the Kranski and... More 

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1 Thank Tenorman41
New Zealand
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I initially dined at Joe's Garage in Wellington and loved it. We make a point of visiting each time we are in Wellington, so you can imagine how excited we were when one opened in our hometown a few years ago. We dined there the first week of opening. While it wasn't on a par with Wellington,... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Havent been for a while and because our other choice was closed over Xmas break and Joe's was down the road we went in. Not that busy, so cleared a booth seat so we could sit there. Moved dirty plates onto nearby table. The stayed there the whole 45 minutes we were in the cafe. Service was reasonably quick but... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Service was pretty good and the food was yummy. Would have been a higher score except that the air con was turned up so high you needed a swimsuit and sand and the menu seemed to consist of bratwurst and something else a number of times. I was also expecting the décor to be a bit more like a US... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Nice busy atmosphere, good service. Went here for a works breakfast. Coffee is great, the food average. My main bug bear with Joes garage is the adherence to the policy of no poached eggs. They are my first choice and because of there refusal to serve them I do not go anymore. I guess it is just beyond the kitchen... More 

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Thank Phil T
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Been meaning to try the food for a while and was not disappointed. Their take on an eggs bene was inventive and tasted great. Coffee was good and the service was prompt

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Early breakfast and hot tea, top way to start the day, service was first rate and matched the food! Recommend to one and all!

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1 Thank JoNZFL10
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Outstanding coffee and great food..what more could you ask for! Fantastic service from an awesome team.

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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The food and coffee was good and at a reasonable price. The selection was good and staff were helpful. The garage theme offered a cool, chilled out vibe.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday
07:00 - 18:00
Friday
07:00 - 18:00
Saturday
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Princess Street | On the Old Pikes Motors site, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-358 4428

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?