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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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Today
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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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Most recent review
Great coffee

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
cotegirl
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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164 reviews 164 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 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 

Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great café - the breakfasts are excellent - service is great. Nothing to dislike - I believe the custard slices are to die for!

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

So pleased you enjoyed our cafe. Hope you can make it back soon for a custard slice! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

very delicious breakfast. Good food good price. We will definitely go back there again when we go back to Rotorua next time.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I have regularly been at this cafe for work lunches and weekend family brunches. Bit disappointed at last visit, seems the kitchen on weekends not at same standard as during the week. Friendly and relaxed cafe, good coffee, great cabinet food however the chicken schnitzel foccacia which is usually my favourite was soggy and disappointing when I visited with family... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The service was lovely, the coffees were lovely and we particularly enjoyed the breakfast. Through the back windows you can see the lake so make sure to get a tanle there. You might want to call in and book as it is quite popular with the locals. Down at the water is a Maori village with an old church and... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A great location overlooking the lake at Rotorua. Indoor and outdoor seating allows you to sit and enjoy the beautiful view. Arrangement of seating allows for plenty of room between tables, and enables you to have (private) conversations. I had a delicious hot chocolate. I only drink hot chocolate, so I'm somewhat of a connoisseur when it comes to hot... More 

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NZ
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My wife and I were cycling through Rotorua having cycled down from Ngongataha We thought we would try this place - good decision Nice food, helpful staff, great views out over the lake from the churches below and the steam at the Ohinemutu village out to Mokoia island Well presented, clean and tidy - away from the cbd by a... 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 - 14
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?