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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“custard squares” (21 reviews)
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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 10 December 2016

Overall a positive experience here. Went for lunch & ordered both from the blackboard and from the cabinet. The food was tasty, but we were all really glad that we weren't super hungry as the portion size was very small. $19.50 for a BLAT with...More

1  Thank 2shopaholics
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

On the outskirts of the main town, a cafe on the side of the road that doesn't look much, but recommended by lonely planet. Very local place. Plenty choice. All day breakfasts so we both went for the potato, avocado and bacon stack. $18.50 each...More

Thank simongb
Reviewed 5 December 2016

we had the french toast, bacon and Lates. all were wonderful but really overpriced. breakfast was $50. lovely staff, had to wait a bit to be served

Thank michaelbkolsky
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Lovely environment, great coffee, food,service and views over Lake Rotorua. Plenty of on site parking and both inside and outside seating

Thank etrembath
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Came for breakfast before leaving town. Very nice place. If ordering the pancakes, skip the half order and go for the full (pancakes are small, but good). Views of the water and thermal steams are great.

Thank JaxHawk
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We had big breakfast which was really good and French toast which was amazing although it could have been a bigger serving although they had affordable prices and their coffee was really good too

Thank Ella L
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We probably caught the cafe on a bad day. The fish was of very small portion and too oily for the fish of the day and the sausages were not nice at all for the so called BIG breakfast. The worst of all was the...More

Thank Keith H
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2017

Dear Keith Thank you for visiting our cafe and thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed our famous custard slice which is made fresh each morning on the premises. I have passes on your comments regarding...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Nice Cafe and reasonable prices. Sit near the windows if you can get a seat for water views. Breakfasts, muffins, cakes .....hiomemade! Highly Recommended

Thank norwester65
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Pleasant staff and nice view over the lake. The smell of the sulphur needs some time to get accustomed to.

Thank JSo1954
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Third Place Cafe for a quick coffee and snack with my mum and son while in Rotorua from Whakatane, the staff were very helpful from the moment we walked in the door, we sat on a comfy couch where I breastfed my son...More

Thank Jonnelle M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$13
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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