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Gear Homestead Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
101 Okowai Rd | Papakowhai, Porirua 5022, New Zealand
+64 4-478 4700
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good30%
  • Average27%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (7 reviews)
“high tea” (2 reviews)
“french crepes” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
101 Okowai Rd | Papakowhai, Porirua 5022, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We stop here quite often, especially when on weekend cycling trips from Tawa etc. There are lovely panoramic views of Porrirua Harbour, terraces and gardens. The coffee is good, the cakes much to our taste with a good selection of gluten-free options for my wife....More

Thank Rodney D
Reviewed 28 July 2017

A group of 15 of us met for a catch up lunch that we have every 6 months, we a large table and was nicely situated by the window. Weather was not the best but nice and cosy inside. Its ashame that the carpark is...More

Thank Tawaite
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I took to the Gear Homestead on Sat 15 July 2017, ten members of my family, in fact there were two families of four (two adults and two children) and my husband and myself. A total of ten people. We ordered a brunch meal from...More

Thank Mau5024
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We just moved in to the neighborhood and decided to try their breakfast on a Saturday morning. We were there at 10am and there was only one customer there. I love the setting in the cafe and we can see the view from our table....More

Thank Joyce W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
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 4700
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