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Third Place Cafe

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Café, Bakery, Family Fare, New Zealand
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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
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    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
Food is always very good, service excellent

A treat for all! cakes, pies, sandwiches all yummy. Place is a bit noisy though - too open, but don't worry, just get there early!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
chiliwilinz
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Rotorua NZ
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Rotorua NZ
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A treat for all! cakes, pies, sandwiches all yummy. Place is a bit noisy though - too open, but don't worry, just get there early!

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Rotorua
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Okay, it might not be perfect. Because of its popularity it gets horrendously noisy. I can't understand why cafe owners don't get the message that hard surfaces reflect sound. There are almost invariably hard ceilings, hard walls and hard floors! But the food here is excellent and the prices are good. We also find the staff friendly and helpful. The... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had a nice Seafood salad. Great service. Offered gluten free food which were delicious. Great view overlooking the lake and handy to the hospital.

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

stopped for coffee and a snack, wish we had had room for more to eat as the selection was very moreish.Lovely outside area was a no smoking zone, THANK YOU, could enjoy a break in the sun looking out over the lake and the church and marie.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great food, service and stunning views over Lake Rotorua. A great place to meet for lunch or delicious coffee and a wide selection of cakes and treats.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The view is beautiful if you're lucky enough to get a window table. The motivation of the place is impressive if as we've been told a lot of charities benefit from the takings. The food is reliably good & well priced.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very friendly service and quick too. Nice range of food, could do with more vege cabinet options on the day we visited, but overall good prices and selection

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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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95 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Visited this a couple of times, including my birthday breakfast. Excellent views across the lake from the large windows or snug outside terrace with shade. Plenty of space around the tables and chairs inside with sofas for relaxing. Moroccan chicken salad for lunch –good taste and good portion. Excellent coffees, as in most of NZ these days.

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ohaupo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great cafe overlooking the lake the food was fantastic with good friendly service. prices very reasonable. Would go back next time we are in Rotorua.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

4 of us had breakfast here on our last day in Rotorua. The cafe has a great view of some lovely buildings by the lake which looked amazing with the thermal steam rising. Unfortunately the cafe isn't really built to take best advantage of the views with the windows built too high, but we found a spot outside we could... More 

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

We appreciate your feedback. We strive to meet and exceed all our customers expectations and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our food. We try to be friendly and professional while being efficient. I am disappointed to hear that you did not find our staff friendly. Regards from the team at Third Place. 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 - 15
  • Cuisine: Café, Bakery, Family Fare, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?