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Third Place Cafe

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35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4852
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7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Third Place Cafe has great views of Lake Rotorua from the indoor and...
Third Place Cafe has great views of Lake Rotorua from the indoor and outdoor tables. Fresh food made daily. Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea. Great Coffee and fresh baking.
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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We went for lunch on Sunday with a group of 10 and even though they don't do table service they took our orders at the table, the coffee was awesome, the meals were superb and most importantly we received our meals at the same time. GOOD JOB THIRD PLACE KEEP IT UP. PS They have the best custard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch on Sunday with a group of 10 and even though they don't do table service they took our orders at the table, the coffee was awesome, the meals were superb and most importantly we received our meals at the same time. GOOD JOB THIRD PLACE KEEP IT UP. PS They have the best custard squares in... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We Noticed a sign outside the cafe advertising pumpkin soup, we ordered one soup and a one salad. My wife enjoyed the salad but one taste of the pumpkin soup was enough, it tasted as if they dumped left over fat from beef and mutton into the soup, it was awful. Probably wont go back as the quality has gone... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We often have coffee and custard slices which are yummy, but instead had pumpkin soup for Saturday lunch. The soup was laced with beef stock, I and wife had indigestion for the afternoon thanks to the beef stock (pumpkin) soup. For the best soup in town try Capers Cafe.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visited by chance as we were driving past and thought it looked interesting. As it turned out, it was highly recommended by Lonely Planet's New Zealand. There were four of us. We thought their was a good selection of food. It was fresh and tasty. Great coffee. The service was quick and friendly. Nice lake views although they would be... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place never fails to impress me. Love the food, great prices and excellent selection. Only downfall is that they put balsamic glaze on every dish, this does not go well with French toast!! however, I still go back again and again

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I went to lunch with a friend on Saturday to this amazing Café, it was awesome. The service is extremely quick. The food is absolutely lovely and the price is very affordable. I have been here a number of times and each and every time it has been great. And as an added extra there is a wonderful view of... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Occasionally I would visit this cafe; on this particular visit my sister bought a custard square and coffee. Her coffee was nice, but custard square had human hair in it. I took it back for her and was given another..Alas, another human hair! She was given money back on the custard square and a complimentary coffee to be got at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great wholesome food, Particularly love their big breakfast. Price is comparitie with the food provided.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Good breakfasts are hard to find in Rotovegas, but this is one! The choices are classic NZ cafe but well done. The staff are great, displaying a real Kiwi friendliness that is becoming so hard to find! Good parking , good food, kiwi attitude, what else do you need for breakfast? Now add a nice view over the lake, except... More 

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fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your breakfast at our cafe and thanks for taking the time to give positive feedback on Tripadvisor. We really appreciate it. Enjoy your time in NZ. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

As recommended by the Lonely planet, i have walked in the rain while i was in Rotorua. Definitely a must try this cafe if you're in town. It would be perfect with good weather to see the beautiful scene from the window.

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fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting our cafe and we are so pleased you enjoyed our great food and service. We hope to see you again. Regards Fiona and the team at Third Place Cafe More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-349 4852

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 12
  • Cuisine: Cafe, New Zealand

Description

Third Place Cafe has great views of Lake Rotorua from the indoor and outdoor tables. Fresh food made daily. Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea. Great Coffee and fresh baking.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?