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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 - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, great view

My wife and I stopped by for lunch, we both had fish and chips. It was a pretty good size portion and it hit the spot. We managed to grab a table by the window for a great view of the lake and nearby geothermal pools. Just wish they had wifi available, it would have been nice to get in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Anthony S
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English first
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped by for lunch, we both had fish and chips. It was a pretty good size portion and it hit the spot. We managed to grab a table by the window for a great view of the lake and nearby geothermal pools. Just wish they had wifi available, it would have been nice to get in... More 

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Auckland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Tasteless salad. Had they calamari and prawn salad. Deep fried on top of plain salad. No flavour at all and a tiny portion of aioli. Expensive lunch and the only view of the lake was available from 3 tables which were taken.

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

Dear Michelle Thank you for taking the time to post feedback regarding your experience at Third Place Cafe. We are always looking at ways to improve our menu and your feedback regarding our prawn and calamari salad is very helpful. We hope to have a new menu ready for Summer. Regarding our view, all the tables at our cafe have... More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place never fails, however their downfall (however minor) is putting balsamic glaze on EVERY plate. Balsamic glaze does not go well with sweet French toast. Other than that, it really is a lovely place!

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We found this place online and read a few reviews. The reviews were great so we decided to go for breakfast. At first, the outside didn't look appealing because it looked like a brick building with no windows. But as soon as you walk in, it's spacious and smells god. Absolutely loved the view, delicious food, LOVED the coffee and... More 

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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The cafe has a lovely view of the lake, friendly wait staff and a relaxing atmosphere. The food is delicious and has a great range to offer.

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Whangamata, null, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Lovely spot, with parking, overlooking Ohinemutu, St Faiths Church, and lake. Very nice menu for brekky, brunch lunch.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is stunning in every aspect - from the view to the food. Overlooking historic Maori village of Ohinemutu, lunch at Third Place is always a treat. They offer good sized meals and healthy options are available. The coffee is HOT. And you've got to try the custard squares! Oh yum!

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rotorua new zealand
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This cafe has had a few owners over the years it has been open.The food is always varied,fresh,and tasty. Service is always friendly and warm. Probably one of Rotorua's best cafe's. Worth the walk from the CBD.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I believe this is the only place with a really good view over the lake. It's easy to get a table with a view unless you come between 12-1, it's quite busy then. The food is great and most of it comes in two sizes, either for very or less hungry people. The staff is very friendly, but the whole... More 

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Darmstadt, Germany
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This cafe has a nice view over the Rotorua lake and I had no problem to get a window table to watch the hot springs while I enjoyed my meal. My flat white coffee was really good and the so called mumble jumble just delicious. This dish consists of sweet potatoes, tomatoes, onions, sausage, and bacon topped with an egg... More 

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Additional Information about Third Place Cafe

Address: 35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-349 4852
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 13
Cuisine: Cafe, New Zealand

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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 - 13
  • 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?