Harbours Edge Pop-Up: Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe + Blue Bell Club

Monday9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Tuesday9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Wednesday9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Thursday9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Friday9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Saturday9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Sunday9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

16 Parumoana Street, Elsdon, Porirua

04-390 5595

A pop-up that fixes bikes as well as your caffeine cravings? Grab your two-wheeled steed and park up here ASAP.

With a background in engineering and generally tinkering with things, Simon found his calling after his home-based workshop took off to a flying start with locals coming for bike fix-ups, and it was soon obvious the demand meant a bigger space was in order. The bike workshop now calling some renovated shipping containers home was soon followed by the Get Fixed Café (coz what’s getting your chain oiled without a flat white on the side right?) and the spectacular harbourside spot has quickly become a favourite whether you’re on wheels or not. Catering to all sorts of bikes and customers, it doesn’t matter if your bike is worth $50 or $500 - the team here will help you with e-bike conversions, general fixups or even bike hire if it’s simply a ride around the harbour for the day you’re after.

No strangers to the need for some decent food before a big bike ride, Get Fixed Café has plenty on offer to keep you going. Filled bagels, meaty pies, sweet slices, coffee and cold drinks, there’s every excuse to find this on your bike route every time you hit the pedals. The super kid-friendly spot has plenty of toys, colouring books and mini tricycles to keep little humans entertained, plus the big grassy area means the café doubles as a natural play area easy as that.

Neighbouring fashion and homeware makers, Blue Bell Club, enjoy the same harbourside space and their beautifully vibrant cushions, art, crafts and clothing are the sort of treasure no magpie-eyed customer can resist. Born from a love of the Pacific Islands and all the colour associated with the culture there, don’t expect to find any black or grey here, instead things are made with as much ‘pop’ as possible. Pip and Ramona sell their handmade goods (alongside pieces from the up and coming and extremely vibrant brand The Colour Closet) with as much passion as they make them, and their converted shipping container has quickly become a little piece of Pasifika paradise, while both Te Papa and Pataka Gallery also stock their goods in town.

Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs

16 Parumoana Street, Elsdon, Porirua

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