Variable service and a limited menu drop this place to average for me. Quite noisy also. The food was really good though. Good portion sizes and very tasty.
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Daughter and I called in for a hot chocolate and a coffee with something delicious and savoury on the side. We were happy with the service. The drinks were o'kay as were the items we chose. The wooden floors made conversation a challenge.
Having previously visited for lunch when the cafe opened I looked forward to taking my friend. We were very disappointed as the menu was not the same as advertised on their website. The cabinet food looked like it was the leftovers from the last few...More
Lovely environment, beautiful grounds, very nice staff, very disappointing! Went for team Christmas lunch, was informed that they had catered for 29 people in terms of food quantity, which sounds good as there were 23 of us. However, I would have hated to see the...More
I had lunch with a friend there yesterday. The purpose of this outing was to find out whether it will be a suitable venue for a group of 10 people as a Christmas outing. The limited and changeable lunch menu was rather a “put off”..The...More
Gear Homestead is located in Papakowhai, between Paremata and the city of Porirua. A grand and gracious old homestead built in the early part of the 20th century. It is now a venue for events and celebrations as well as an everyday cafe. The view...More
Popped in for breakfast this morning. What a lovely hidden place. Nice views over the inlet and titahi bay. Food was delicious, I had the full breakfast and my partner had the stack. Service was friendly and quick. Reasonable pricing too. Would definitely eat there...More
I reviewed this Cafe as not great in March 2016 but had been assured that things had improved so decided we would give it a second try for a birthday lunch with a group of us. If we hadn't planned to meet others there we...More
Within our group of 4 for lunch, we ordered the Gear Stack which was hash browns, bacon, and extremely good poached eggs. We also had French Crepes which was also acceptable. 2 of us ordered from the good selection of counter/cabinet food. Service was very...More
I love visiting the cafe at Gear Homestead, the building and setting is lovely and the food both from the cabinet and menu are always fresh and tasty. Great staff too. Beautiful gardens to wander around. Very popular in a hidden location but still close...More