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“Friendly reliable Affordable”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Third Place Cafe

Third Place Cafe
Ranked #27 of 218 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$13
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Cleveland
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Friendly reliable Affordable”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Tried this place for brunch-American family of four seeking something familiar. Not that busy even on a Saturday morning. Kids had eggs bene (similar but on bruchetta, with some tomato), and vanilla pancakes (honey-flavored syrup)
and I had light breky and husband had the salmon. Coffee was excellent.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Heather M
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Brussels, Belgium
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Try "mumble jumble" - super tasty!
Very friendly staff, good views over the lake, relaxed atmosphere, possibility to read some newspapers on the spot.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Kasia H
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Rotorua
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great views. great food, great paintings and mosaics”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I go to Third place Cafe for breakfast and Fiona has a lovely menu and some nice food ion the cabinets. There is a lovely view over the lake and Mokoia island and Ohinemutu. The place is always clean and tidy and the staff are super friendly and helpful.
They have some lovely mosaics on the wall. See photos of places I like and recommend in Rotorua at www.janetkeen.blogspot.com

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank janetkeenartist
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Essex UK
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557 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
“Should be First Place Cafe”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Came across this place quite by chance while out on a walk along the lake. It was very busy as it was Mothering Sunday in New Zealand. Our food and coffees were very good and we were lucky to have a table by the window with a great view.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Angel57
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I think I need to try a few more things before Im sure”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Visited for Monday lunch, wasn't too busy but quite a few people coming in, service was friendly and we didn't have to wait long for our food. Quite a good selection of cabinet food hot and cold as well as a menu to order from. I think I need to try a few more things before I am sure that it is worth bringing people here. Only elements that let it down was that my soup was luke warm, and the coffee walnut slice was lacking any coffee flavour at all maybe someone forgot to add it in? Granted i could have said something but I didn't want to make a fuss. I will definitely give it another try.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Bella W
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