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Third Place Cafe

35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4852
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Ranked #18 of 148 restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $17
Cuisines: Bakery, Café, New Zealand, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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.
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English first
Cleveland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Tried this place for brunch-American family of four seeking something familiar. Not that busy even on a Saturday morning. Kids had eggs bene (similar but on bruchetta, with some tomato), and vanilla pancakes (honey-flavored syrup) and I had light breky and husband had the salmon. Coffee was excellent.

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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Try "mumble jumble" - super tasty! Very friendly staff, good views over the lake, relaxed atmosphere, possibility to read some newspapers on the spot.

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Rotorua
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I go to Third place Cafe for breakfast and Fiona has a lovely menu and some nice food ion the cabinets. There is a lovely view over the lake and Mokoia island and Ohinemutu. The place is always clean and tidy and the staff are super friendly and helpful. They have some lovely mosaics on the wall. See photos of... More

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Essex UK
Top Contributor
308 reviews 308 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Came across this place quite by chance while out on a walk along the lake. It was very busy as it was Mothering Sunday in New Zealand. Our food and coffees were very good and we were lucky to have a table by the window with a great view.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Visited for Monday lunch, wasn't too busy but quite a few people coming in, service was friendly and we didn't have to wait long for our food. Quite a good selection of cabinet food hot and cold as well as a menu to order from. I think I need to try a few more things before I am sure that... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We reserved a table by the window so that we could enjoy the fantastic views over Ohinemutu Village and Lake Rotorua, well worth the effort. Car parking is plentiful and adjacent to the cafe. The cafe has a very wide range of food at reasonable prices. The staff were very friendly and polite. The coffee was great and it was... More

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Rotorua NZ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

IF you are on a diet - stay away, the food is delicious and the cakes -out of this world! apparently if you like custard cream cakes you have to call ahead and reserve them - they sell out so quick! Good place to take friends at lunchtime.

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Darwen, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed in Rotorua 3 days in early April and had 2 breakfasts there. The light option breakfast was lovely and served with fresh fruit. My hubby loves Cappuccinos and enjoyed that much had 2. Someone recommended their vanilla custard slices and we werent disappointed. The lady on the counter even wrapped them to go and gave us a fork... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It was pouring rain outside so we looked up Tripadvisor for a good indoor venue and it came up with this one. We had some if their all day breakfast options for lunch but found the serving sizes smaller than we would have liked. The atmosphere at lunch time was really buzzing, many taking refuge from the elements. There is... More

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great place to meet, friendly staff, great selection of food, feel at home here. I have been here a few times now and never been dissapointed. Cater well for dietary needs also

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