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Third Place Cafe

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35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4852
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7:30 am - 3:30 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
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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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food

We went twice to this restaurant for breakfast. Very good food and nice friendly service. Quite a popular place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jennifer J
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Uk
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Uk
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went twice to this restaurant for breakfast. Very good food and nice friendly service. Quite a popular place.

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Thank Jennifer J
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We only stopped here for coffee a couple of mornings while we were staying in Rotorua but the meals and cabinet food looked delicious. The coffee was great, and I'm really fussy when it comes to coffee :-)

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Thank lovetotravelnz1968
Melbourne, Australia
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320 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for breakfast, lunch or just a coffee (the coffee is good!). There's an imaginative menu and on top of that a display cabinet with a wide selection of freshly made savouries, sandwiches, cakes that it's hard to get past. We went there twice (yes, it was that good) and on the first occasion sat at... More 

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Thank Jules8Perkins
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off by chance during a holiday to get breakfast before the Tree Top Canopy tour and discovered the best beef curry pies I have ever tasted. Not even Sydney has pies this good. They are made on site every morning we were told. Best coffee on north island too. Anyway, quality and choice of food did not stop there.... More 

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Thank PeterGiap
Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very relaxing and a cafe with a lovely Peaceful view of Lake Rotorua It is very easy to find and very close to the Public Hospital

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Thank 41Nann75
Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch and it was amazing. Great fresh perfectly cooked food, good coffee, friendly staff, prices a wee bit high but worth every penny for the presentation (attention to details) and service etc. Views from the window side of the cake look out over the Lake and is spectacular on a sunny day. We were lucky to find... More 

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Thank novosoftnz
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your first place is your home, your second place is your workplace, your third place is where you choose to relax, where you connect and enjoy. This place indeed provides that venue.. Great food, great service. Right on lake rotorua..

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Thank Vs J
Papamoa, New Zealand
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met family from Taupo at Third Place Cafe for lunch. Always love the food here and love the fact that it's run by students in their final year of their degree.

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Thank SeonieNZ
Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we ate here for breakfast. the meals were fantastic, however they arrived at the same time as the coffee. there were 4 staffers working the floor and 5 customers. that's some weird hospo math. our server scott wouldn't know a smile if it ran him over. i even tried small talk. no dice. when we left he was standing by... More 

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

Dear Sue Thank you for taking the time to post feedback regarding your experience at Third Place Cafe. I am very disappointed that we have failed to meet and exceed your expectations on this occasion and I have brought this the attention of my team. We work very hard to please our customers and we will try even harder in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently my husband and I had our wedding reception at Third Place Cafe. Fiona the manager there was so helpful and went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for. Fiona and her team had set all the tables so beautifully, and provided amazing service all night. Many remarked about the delicious food, especially the Salmon dish. Third place... More 

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Thank Keren J
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Keren & Cole You are such an awesome couple. We felt very privileged to be part of your wonderful wedding day. We wish you all the best for the future together. Kind regards Fiona & the team at Third Place Cafe 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 - 13
  • Cuisine: Cafe, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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?