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Third Place Cafe

35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4852
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Ranked #20 of 153 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Café, New Zealand, Family Fare
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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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Really good coffee and there legendary custard slices are a must to have at least one. Clean, WiFi and a children's small gated play area. Did I say a view of views whilst you eat and or drink. Alcohol and a good variety of meals too

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new zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Lovely spot overlooking the lake. Great coffee and fantastic service. Recommend the effort. Not in the central city but short stroll.

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Wet came for the latte and weren't disappointed. They have a selection of tasty treats and wifi as well. Ambiance is lacking, but the service was fast and friendly. There is also a small patio outside, but unfortunately its right next to the garbage and can be noisy.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Nice food with a lovely atmosphere outside the busy tourist areas. The egg benedict was delicous. Although we also had a Frittata which was not so special.

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Rotorua
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Third Place Café is a nice relaxing café which is a little expensive but has very nice food and the coffee is just lovely, it wasn't too strong like most café coffees are. The staff were efficient and very friendly, some of the food is made on site and has a enjoyably unique taste. The view of Lake Rotorua is... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

There has been a change in policy, possibly new owners, and dogs are no longer allowed in the outer courtyard . We were asked to tie our dog up ( who is extremely well behaved ) out side next to the smelly rubbish bins . WILL NOT BE BACK

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

Dear dog owner, thank you for your feedback regarding our dog policy. We are governed by the Food Hygiene Regulations which do not allow dogs to be on our premises. The council has advised me that we have some discretion regarding dogs in our outdoor dining area, but unfortunately there were other diners in the that area at the time... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

We used to sit with our quiet gentle dog in the courtyard but arrived recently to be rudely informed dogs are no longer welcome and had to be tied up near the garbage bins. We were forced to sit near their offensive rubbish bins or leave. We left.

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

Dear Amahlia I am very sorry to hear that you felt my staff handled your request to have your dog with you in our outdoor dining area in a rude manner. We are all animal lovers at Third Place Cafe and do our best to accommodate guests with dogs. The Food Hygiene Regulations do not allow us to have dogs... More 

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food is amazing here, and the staff are so friendly. If you sit outside and its cold they even supply you with a blanket. So nice.

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Western Australia, Australia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We tried this cafe for lunch after reading good reviews here but found it just third-rate. Service was unattentive and slow, I had to get the menu from the counter, brunch menu was very limited with six mains, more food were from the cabinet. We ordered and paid at the counter for espressos and the spring lamb platter off the... More 

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

Dear customer Thank you for taking the time to post feed on tripadvisor for our cafe. We regret that on this occasion you were disappointed, we always strive to exceed our customers expectations. We hope you will try us again sometime. Regards Fiona More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

The view is awesome but the service is better and the food better again. I had the ku era mumble jumble and it was Devine. The hot chocolate was very thick and yummy We all came away with a feel good experience and very happy tummys

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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 - 15
Cuisine: Bakery, Café, New Zealand, Family Fare

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