Gear Homestead Café offers delicious coffee and a carefully created seasonal menu, in the beautiful surroundings of this landmark building.

A perfect setting to catch up with friends for breakfast, brunch or lunch, hold a business meeting or simply pop in for a coffee and cake, or try our new afternoon High Tea.

Opening Hours – We are open from 9:30 – 4:30pm Wednesday – Friday.

8.30-4pm Saturday & Sunday


Click here for Winter Cafe Menu

Please note: We do not accept bookings for the café, however if you are planning on coming with a large group of over 10 please ring to let us know and we will see what we do.  We do not accept credit cards


We change our menus regularly and our Executive Head Chef Petr Holic is always creating something new and tempting.  Our deli cabinet is full of daily made focaccias and pies and fresh wraps.  Our Pastry Chef makes sweet slices and cakes here every day.  red herring catering has always been renowned for its cuisine proudly using the best and freshest produce available. We use ‘People’s Coffee’ which is a fair trade brand as we feel passionate about good coffee. We also use organic milk by Zany Zeus and endeavour to make the best coffee available in Porirua! Council have put in central heating since our renovations so we now have a very comfy cosy café.

For summer we have lots of outdoor tables and chairs with umbrellas and bean bags and games to enjoy.

It’s always good to get your feedback, good or bad so we can constantly improve and keep moving forward. Please do not hesitate to speak with staff or email us at any time.