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Third Place Cafe

35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4852
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Ranked #16 of 149 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $16
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
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing view form this cafe, I sat outside and it was gorgeous. Nice food, decent portions, I only wish I'd had more room to try dessert, there were some very nice things on display. Good coffee and pleasant service.

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rotorua
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

a great spot for coffee and a cake.Nice atmosphere lovely view over thermal and the maori village and lake.Quality food and easy parking.love it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

roast vege salad delicious, great coffee nice friendly service, the whole place was nice and clean a great place to eat

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wonderful vegetarian meal. Supberb amazing delish, world class, to die for custard squares/ My friends had wonderful meals too. I also had a non lactose fantastic drink

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went for lunch for Arthur's birthday. It was an overcast day but were able to see Lake Rotorua and there was steam rising around the hot spots at Ohinemutu, so picturesque. Arthur had curry kumera soup and I had macaroni cheese and then shared a date scone with tea and hot chocolate. The friendly service and absolutely delicious food made... More

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Cleveland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
313 reviews 313 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
353 helpful votes 353 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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