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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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Today
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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All hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is always great here, good variety reasonably priced and the staff are very pleasant. Coffee is great too and while eating and drinking you have an awesome view over Ohinemutu and Lake Rotorua

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1 Thank Xquizit L
Tauranga, New Zealand
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Rotorua for a funeral and had breakfast two days in a row. There food is lovely. The saute mushrooms were a hit. The coffee was lovely you could fault the food. There cabinet food looked top quality especially the snickers slice. There was plenty of seating and it does not look much from the outside but lovely... More 

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Thank chopprrrrreid
Rotorua, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is a bit sub par but this cafe is always buzzing due to the hospital being close by. Ok coffee, amazing custard slice.

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1 Thank blairharts
falmouth, maine
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553 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lake front, boxy building, a few tables with lake view. Unpreposessing exterior. Breakfast and lunch. We had lunch; fish and chips, soft drinks. Very nice service, pleasant people, very good food. Would definitely go back

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1 Thank chimayred
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I shared the big breakfast. Though it was a small thing, they split the food equally between two plates. The food was tasty, as was the hot chocolate and coffee. The view of the lake is nice for those tables that are along the window.

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1 Thank kipy111
Katikati, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in on a rainy weekday afternoon after exploring Rotorua and looking for something near the lake to finish our day before heading home. The only option around the lake was a cold looking coffee cart - so glad we found Third Place cafe just up the road. Unassuming street entrance leads to a bright airy space with the... More 

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Thank Ziggygrl
Blenheim, New Zealand
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here with my son, his wife & my two grandchildren - reasonably priced & good food - It's on the lake front & there is good off-street parking to one side of the cafe.

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Thank Gerald B
Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always look forward to the yummy custard slices but lately they have been a bit flat and really small. I don't think they are worth the $5 anymore

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Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a friend's birthday breakfast, quite a large group of us with no reservation. But this didn't startle the staff at all, they re-arranged some tables took our orders and things just ran that smoothly from the get go. Great ecperience

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Thank Dez1985
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to come here often, and while the coffee is still good, unfortunately the food and the service has dropped. I had the eggs bene with a side of avocado for an extra $3.50...for that I got 2 slices of bruised avo on top of over cooked eggs. When I last visited 3 weeks ago I had the fresh... More 

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Thank Keri16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $14
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
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
Description
Third Place Cafe has great views of Lake Rotorua 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 and sandwiches.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?