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Third Place Cafe

35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4852
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“custard squares” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 365 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cute cafe has a great view of the lake. The food and coffee were delicious. I had the sausage roll, my husband a croissant , my kids pancakes and a prawn salad- it was all yummy! I highly recommend it .More

Thank Lorna265
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much Lorna and family for your lovely feedback about our very special cafe. We all work so hard to provide great food, beverages and service to our customers so it is wonderful that it is appreciated. We hope to see you all again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cafe we visit regularly and it really is a 10 out of 10. The staff are great -super friendly and welcoming. The coffee is excellent with great good and their homemade custard squares are amazing. There is ample on site parking in...More

Thank beachwalkers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to have breakfast, and look out over steamy Ohinemutu below Fiona and her staff are friendly and know how to look after you Free parking next door makes it an easy choice if you are looking for great food at a reasonable...More

Thank rosscoRotorua
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 10 touring the area and stopped for a quick bite to eat at lunch. We were all impressed with the friendly staff, delicious food, fast service and reasonable prices. Each person in our group was completely satisfied and we all...More

1  Thank NewJerseyNomad
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to post such lovely feedback about our very special cafe. We wish you could come again. Enjoy your time here in NZ.

Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Best food service and staff I have encountered. Very impressed. Breakfast menu great snd the food ib the cabinets looked fantastic. Made it hard to choose what to have. Will definitley be back.

1  Thank Suzanne S
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you Suzanne for your great feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Regards Fiona & the team at TPC.

Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Visited her as a place to meet family as we discussed wedding plans. Situated below the hospital and above Ohinemutu looking across the lake. Plenty of room from a lounge setting to tables and also a children’s playroom. Plenty of food options including cabinet food...More

Thank Shane H
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Hi Shane So glad you enjoyed your coffee at our cafe. We also do weddings if you are looking for a venue. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Fiona and the team at TPC.

Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Everything is here! Everyone is catered for! You could come here with a baby or romantic significant other. It just 'works'. Lovely atmosphere. Perfect.

Thank sdelautour
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Thank you so much. We are so pleased you enjoyed our cafe. We hope to see you again. Kind regards from Fiona and the team.

Reviewed April 21, 2018

We arrived to meet people here for breakfast without a booking and the place was packed. No problem! Only had to wait about 10 minutes and they had us all seated with menus. I'm sorry I didn't catch the name of the Maori girl who...More

1  Thank Carlene H
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Thank you Carlene for taking the time to post such lovely feedback about our cafe. I think you were served by Vicky-Lee on that occasion. We all love to give you Aussies a bit of polite stick. Enjoy the rest of your time here in...More

Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

After all the good reviews here on TripAdvisor I expected more. The salad was good, staff friendly. The coconut slice was extremely sweet and very dry. A bit disappointing.

Thank Nina N
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thanks Nina for your feedback. I will pass your comments on to our baker. The coconut slice is GF so perhaps this contributed to it being dry. Glad to hear you enjoyed the salad and our friendly staff. Regards Fiona & team at TPC

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing and good portion sizes. The waitress Vicky-lee was friendly, helpful and attentive. She even went as far as offering us discount leaflets for activities in the area! It’s a bit of a walk outside the city centre but very well worth...More

Thank yaj b
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thanks for your great feedback. I will pass your kind words on to our kitchen staff and Vicky-Lee.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$2 - $13
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
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
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
  • E-mail
Description
Third Place Cafe has great views of Lake Rotorua, Mokoia Island, Ohinemutu Geothermal Maori Village and Saint Faiths Historic Church from the indoor and outdoor tables. Fresh food made daily. Full breakfast and Lunch menus, Morning and Afternoon tea. Great Coffee and fresh daily baking. Range of salads, paninis, savouries and sweets. Large selection of cabinet food. Kids play area and baby change table in toilet. Free parking in large carpark next to the cafe. Take away food and beverages. Table service available.
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