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Third Place Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4852
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“custard slice” (20 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 16:00 Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Always busy. Good food. Friendly informative staff who have always let us know there will be a wait for the food. Would recommend.

1  Thank Mathew B
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks for your great feedback Mathew. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 July 2018

Though we only stopped for coffees, would definitely visit again. Staff were friendly and coffee was good. The view was great and the treats in the cabinet were very inviting.

Thank jersaremol
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Spacious, airy cafe perfect for a quick bite. The food was scrumptious, with generous sized portions and a little reading nook and play area for toddlers which works out perfectly for mothers keen for a bit of peace to thoroughly enjoy a meal. The staff...More

Thank Olivia T
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thanks Olivia. We hope you have a wonderful time here in Rotorua with your family. Let's hope the weather improves. Kind regards Fiona and the team.

Reviewed 4 July 2018

We wandered over to Third Place Cafe from the Rotorua Top 10, after a short visit to the market at Kuirau Park. We had a mini soak of our feet in the mineral pools, then wandered on to Third Place Cfe for mid morning coffee...More

Thank Greg W
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thanks Greg, sounds like you had a wonderful Saturday morning here in Rotorua. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Fiona & the team.

Reviewed 3 July 2018

We came here on the advice of locals and I'm so pleased we did. It looks nothing much from the outside and is pretty cafe standard style look on the inside. But the food was fantastic. I decided to have a lamb platter and it...More

Thank travellingbuzz
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you very much for your great review of our cafe. We look forward to seeing you again when you are next in Rotorua.

Reviewed 3 July 2018

Hubby had the stuff chicken breast and I had the stuffed Mediterranean flatbread. Hubs enjoyed his, mine was good but I'd try something else next time. We both had yummy fresh side salads. Good view over the lake and marae.

Thank krison2ur
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thanks for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you both again soon.

Reviewed 2 July 2018

We have visited here before. The atmosphere is a bit clattery due to hard surfaces. Previously food has always been great. This time we had (1 each!) muffin(alleged blueberry ), and scone (ditto for dates). The blueberry muffin had no 'whole' berries, and very few...More

1  Thank diane583
Reviewed 12 June 2018 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 13 June 2018

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 11 June 2018 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 30 May 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$12
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
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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