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Gear Homestead Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
101 Okowai Rd | Papakowhai, Porirua 5022, New Zealand
+64 4-478 8700
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good25%
  • Average31%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (7 reviews)
“high tea” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
101 Okowai Rd | Papakowhai, Porirua 5022, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Murray P
Reviewed 14 January 2018

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.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

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

Thank roobarb99
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 2 November 2017

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

Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank shakey999uk
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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

Thank Helly13
Reviewed 29 August 2017

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

Thank AytonWellington
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

Thank ScotsguyKiwigirl
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Keith L
14 December 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Okowai Rd | Papakowhai, Porirua 5022, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Porirua
  • Phone Number: +64 4-478 8700
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