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Third Place Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4852
07:30 - 15:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 15:30
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank etrembath
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 total lack of interaction or interest in us from the staff. I am glad we... More 

Thank Keith H
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank JSo1954
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 with out feeling uncomfortable. Our iced chocolates were delicious, sausage roll was amazing and the... More 

Thank Jonnelle M
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great custard squares, friendly staff and fabulous views over Ohinemutu. Very relaxed feel. Will definitely be back again

Thank Peregrinak
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Staff were pleasant enough. Coffee was lovely, main courses were generally fine but wasnt majorly impressed with the chips. Setting was however beautiful overlooking the lake.

Thank AliH8691
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A very nice place for coffee and the scones were very good, the custard squares are just amazing, they are big and very tasty. Coffee very good. A seat by the window overlooks the lake

Thank David Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$14
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?