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Third Place Cafe

) #25 of 179 Restaurants in Rotorua ££ - £££ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4852
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second lunch here. We went back because of the beautiful and open views across the lake. Well worth the trip to Rotorua. The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxing. We both had the Salmon lunch and a side of chips. Very well cooked...More

Thank maurice e
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast at this place and we were satisfied with it. Great smoothies and good potato hash stack! Service is friendly but slightly slow. Ambience is fine. Prices are definitely adequate.

Thank Flyerzblog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cafe was packed. Sat outside and enjoyed the stunning view of Mokoia Island. Had to wait 30 minutes for the food but totally worth it. Service was genuine and lots of smiles all round.

Thank Shona S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is pretty good. The service is awesome. Always a great mocha too! The eggs bene is pretty good. Great views

Thank supertechnz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting, but it won't be our last! Great views and delicious cake and coffee at a reasonable price. Friendly and welcoming servers and parking is available round the side of the building. We look forward to visiting again!

Thank chick-pea-222
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So pleased you enjoyed your visit to our cafe. See you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee was good but the cake is amazing. They had loads of teas too if you are that way inclined. Ginger cake was incredible.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind feedback. We love the fact that you enjoy coming to our cafe on a regular basis. See you again soon. The team at TPC

Reviewed 15 July 2017 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 16 July 2017

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 4 July 2017

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 1 July 2017 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 4 July 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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