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Third Place Cafe

35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4852
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is always something tasty to have with a good hot beverage here. We like to have morning tea with family each time we visit Rotorua. The views of the lake are fantastic and the staff are excellent.

Thank Carlinar
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this review

We love to hear from our returning customers who gather at third place cafe for family morning tea. Thank you for your appreciation of the efforts of our dedicated staff. We continue to strive to provide great food and friendly, professional service.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I like this place, the food is excellent, the service 'first class' but it is as noisy as a RR station! and yet it would cost peanuts to cure the problem. when the kids are on holiday the place become painfully noisy!

Thank chiliwilinz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great Coffee Place in Rotorua. Stopped as we were driving by. Got a quick bite and went about our day. Great View of the The Lakefront down below.More

Thank Gary M
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Gary for your fabulous feedback regarding our very special cafe here in the heart of Ohinemutu geothermal village. We are so pleased that our efforts here are recognised and appreciated. Enjoy your time here in our beautiful country. Kind regards from Fiona & the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place by chance: the sign said not open on public holidays - but it was, and there was no surcharge, which was a bonus pleasure. Fabulous position looking out over the lake. Very small outside area, and had smokers, which was a bit...More

1  Thank Alison K
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback we appreciate it. We open on Anzac day due to the dawn service at Ohinemutu below the cafe to provide hot coffee and cooked breakfast. We had a busy day so perhaps you came in after lunch and the cabinet food...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our fav places for lunching. The food is consistently great. There are lots of options to choose from, always something different from last time but the classics remain. You so have to have one of their custard slices - they are the best....More

Thank Katie W
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Katie We are so pleased that you enjoy coming to Third Place Cafe. We strive to provide a high level of service and great food & coffee on a consistent basis. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Fiona & the team at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal, the staff, the location....all fabulous! There are plenty of gluten free options, and the staff were particularly understanding about cross contamination in relation to gluten. A beautiful view over the water.

Thank andygirl112015
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this review

From the team at Third Place Cafe, we thank you for taking the time t post such positive feedback regarding your recent visit to our cafe. We love to hear that you have enjoyed the hospitality we provide. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have just had the Moroccan chicken salad and OMGosh it was amazing!! The best!! The service was fantastic too.. we will be back ✅

Thank ShaznShane
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Shaz & Shane So pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food & hospitality at Third Place Cafe. We strive to meet and exceed our customers expectations. We hope to see you again very soon. Regards Fiona & the team at TPC.

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great location, views over the lake, friendly cafe with good value breakfast. Quite busy but plenty of seating.

Thank LindaGuirey
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Linda. Great that you enjoyed your experience here at our very special cafe in Rotorua. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Fiona & the team at TPC.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Quick friendly service. Great food. View of lake from outdoor eating area was beautiful. Go check it out

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fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for talking the time to post such positive feedback regarding our very special cafe located in such a special area of Rotorua.

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately it seemed very understaffed and the staff that were there didn't know where they were meant to be -some following others around clearing the same tables over and over. Coffee that was ordered came out half an hour after my meal and was very...More

Thank Maddison_maddy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$13
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 15:30
Monday
07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:00
Thursday
07:30 - 16:00
Friday
07:30 - 16:00
Saturday
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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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.