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$4 - $25
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

Popped into her recently after finding quite a few places closed Glad I did Extensive breakfast menu Chose a roll which had a spicy bratwurst bacon & egg in it Totally delicious Coffee was great too Good value for a great breakfast

Date of visit: February 2024
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Ezra Schwartfeger, General Manager at Joe's Garage Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review! We’re glad you loved the Joker roll😊

Reviewed 24 December 2022

Super friendly, helpful and great atmosphere!! Awesome staff especially the 'crew'!!! Great food, yummy coffee!!!! Definitely recommend these guys!!!!

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Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 22 October 2022

The big smile the moment you come in the door make you feel very welcome. Attentive staff quickly had our orders and service was quick. Food prep was attractive and the meal was tasty. Menu codes fo vegetarian and gluten free were apprciated,

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Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022

Great coffee as always but the staff continue to blow me away. We go for a walk with our dogs weekly, sit in the outside area with our dogs and the staff are friendly and engaging. One of our dogs had to be put down,...they noticed he wasn’t with us and they were so upset about our loss and we are amazed as we’ve only been coming for a month or two and they remembered that he wasn’t with us. The reason we return we is the great coffee and sincere kindness of the staff. Thank you Joe’s Garage- SumnerMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2022

Atmosphere humming, busy kitchen which was good to see, my wife really enjoyed her mushrooms, I thoroughly enjoyed my spicy kransky breakfast with extra smashed spuds, the spudswere stood hot I had to wait for them to cool down. Not often you have to do...that, normally the food elsewhere is too cold and you have to ask for it to be reheated!! As for the coffee the sign at the front is wrong...Great coffee. Friendly staff, attentive, and pleasant, which makes a difference to most young ones today, keep it up joe!!! We will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 February 2022

I return here every time I visit from Ireland & everytime the veggie breakfast does not disappoint. Sumner is my happy place & a breakfast at Joe’s is the starting point when I arrive to Christchurch. Sets you up for the day ! 😊

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 21 January 2022

We walked in to the restaurant looking for a place to enjoy a friday lunch. Lots of people about as it was a warm sunny day. Seemed to be short staffed as one person was waiting all tables. He took our drink order but said...some beers were unavailable due to supply shortage. He brought one then 5 mins later came back with the other one. Our meals were very tasty and they were well presented and I wish I had ordered some fries now with my teddy meal. They were yummy when I sampled my partners.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

We were visiting Christchurch and couldn’t find many places to eat at 9.00 am, most opening at 10! Haha. Lucky we found Joes. They had great brekky options and cool decor. Found it odd they don’t do poached eggs but the kids loved the scrambled...ones anyway. Overall a great little spot!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 9 July 2021

This place is fab if you have a dog, a lovely warm inside space to sit with them as well as the court yard. The staff were friendly and welcoming and there was a good variety of vegetarian options. Coffee was also very good 10...out of ten 👍More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 April 2021

Only needed a coffee but we were well received as always by one of the best baristas in Christchurch, surely? Plenty of good seating even if you have a dog and nice and warm too. Coffee as always was excellent.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Callum B, Owner at Joe's Garage Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2021

Cheers for the review Andy! You're a legend

Reviewed 17 January 2021

Pretty average, fairly unenthusiastic wait staff, basic service, wasn't offered water, ordered eggs and bacon, only offer scrambled or fried (not poached), just very basic all roundMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Callum B, Owner at Joe's Garage Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2021

Hi Mandy. Thanks for getting in touch. Its a shame to hear you found your visit with us basic. This doesn't sound like the usual Joe's experience so id love to get some more details from you. Can you flick me an email at callumb@joes.co.nz...More

Reviewed 16 November 2020 via mobile

We really enjoyed our brunch here. The staff were friendly and relaxed and fitted with the surfer, hip image that the area has. The guys were friendly and polite. Brunch was served really quickly. The food was well presented and fresh. The cafe had a...good vibe about it with good areas to sit or stand inside or out. The menu had depth and a good range of drinks. The coffee was excellent. Ticks all the boxes.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Callum B, Owner at Joe's Garage Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2020

Gidday Mike! Thanks so much for the excellent review. This is what keeps us doing what we do best. See you again soon!

Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

Not too busy for a weekend lunch, simple menu, but served quickly and with a smile. Tasty as well. Good coffees.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Callum B, Owner at Joe's Garage Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2020

Cheers for the review Alfonso! See you again soon.

Reviewed 28 September 2020

Joe’s garage is losing the plot... no ownership vibe, disjointed service, inconsistent coffee - and a chef (Monday visit) who can’t cook eggs. Burnt on bottom raw runny whites on top. Wait staff were friendly- but delivery sucked. Screaming uncontrolled kids running around (no comments...from parents or staff) topped off a less than average experience.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Callum B, Owner at Joe's Garage Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2020

Hi Brian. Thanks for getting in touch regarding your review at Joe's Sumner. Can you flick us an email at callumb@joes.co.nz so we can look into this further. Cheers, Hope to hear from you shortly

Reviewed 25 September 2020 via mobile

We visited mid week as had been recommended. We both had burgers which were fantastic. It was nice to sit out in the fresh air but still have shelter. The staff were very friendly and we would thoroughly recommend

Date of visit: September 2020
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Callum B, Owner at Joe's Garage Sumner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2020

Cheers for the review Jan! See you again soon!

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JOE'S GARAGE SUMNER, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Joe's Garage Sumner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5