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Third Place Cafe

) #25 of 177 Restaurants in Rotorua €€ - €€€ Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4852
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love this cafe and regularly go there either for lunch or morning tea. Great service food and cafe and has a really good ambience. Recommend the yo yos - delicious . Easy parking with views.

Thank beachwalkers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came this morning. Had a party of 15. Service was excellent. Super friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and with 15 people you you expect something to go wrong. One of the kids food was delayed but they brought out a biscuit to tied...More

Thank Karla20132013
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks Karla So pleased you enjoyed your husband 40th birthday celebration meal at our cafe. We really enjoyed hosting your fabulous group. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Fiona & the team at TPC.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant cafe with great views of Ohinematu, St Faiths Church and local geothermal activity. On a sunny day, nab a seat on the balcony. Good coffee and scones, pleasant service. Highly recommended.

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fit our family of 7 in no trouble 12 noon on a busy Sunday. Food was serviced within 20 minutes drinks included. View was amazing. Service was great! Food flavourful xMore

Thank Hayley W
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thanks for your fabulous feedback. Sunday was a very special day for us as it was announced at the Rotorua Hospitality Awards that night that Third Place Cafe won 'best cafe' 2017. We are so excited. We hope to see you all again soon....More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and coffee with great views. The big breakfast was delish. Will have to come back next visit to Rotorua to try the cabinet food which has an awesome range

Thank kerrypapag
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We had Vicky as our waitress and she was amazing! Smiling at everyone, super bubbly and was always willing to go the extra mile! Awesome food! With 10 people at our table and the cafe full you would expect it to be chaos. But the...More

Thank 529cheyenner
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

There is always something tasty to have with a good hot beverage here. We like to have morning tea with family each time we visit Rotorua. The views of the lake are fantastic and the staff are excellent.

Thank Carlinar
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

We love to hear from our returning customers who gather at third place cafe for family morning tea. Thank you for your appreciation of the efforts of our dedicated staff. We continue to strive to provide great food and friendly, professional service.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

I like this place, the food is excellent, the service 'first class' but it is as noisy as a RR station! and yet it would cost peanuts to cure the problem. when the kids are on holiday the place become painfully noisy!

Thank chiliwilinz
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Another great Coffee Place in Rotorua. Stopped as we were driving by. Got a quick bite and went about our day. Great View of the The Lakefront down below.More

Thank Gary M
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thanks Gary for your fabulous feedback regarding our very special cafe here in the heart of Ohinemutu geothermal village. We are so pleased that our efforts here are recognised and appreciated. Enjoy your time here in our beautiful country. Kind regards from Fiona & the...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Found this place by chance: the sign said not open on public holidays - but it was, and there was no surcharge, which was a bonus pleasure. Fabulous position looking out over the lake. Very small outside area, and had smokers, which was a bit...More

1  Thank Alison K
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks for your feedback we appreciate it. We open on Anzac day due to the dawn service at Ohinemutu below the cafe to provide hot coffee and cooked breakfast. We had a busy day so perhaps you came in after lunch and the cabinet food...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$14
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 15:30
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
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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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