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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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“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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1 - 10 of 319 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here twice, one with my partners family for breakfast in which I was embarrassed that I had picked it, and once for lunch in my lunch break which almost broke the bank! During breakfast there was no music playing, I got the corn...More

Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this place several times and all the food is great. Does not matter whether you choose from the counter food or the menu. And it also has a lovely view over the lake.

Thank Craig A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a couple of time recently. Yesterday for breakfast before a meeting at the cafe. Really nice lighter option of perfect poached egg, kransky sausage, little mini hash browns and a pile of fresh fruit! OK, so toast was a bit functional but that's OK....More

Thank GraemeSNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only discovered this cafe on our way out of Rotorua - but highly recommend a stop here to experience the view. A great view overlooking the lake, no table service but easy to order at the counter. We stopped here for breakfast and it...More

Thank jodes707
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

May I start by saying the view is AMAZING! I came in yesterday where I was greeted as I came through the door. The food and coffee was delicious! We were served by a young lady named Kirsty and her service was lovely. She was...More

Thank MKDSM16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Third Place Cafe while on a business trip to Rotorua. It was starting to get crowded, but the service was pretty quick. Found a seat and didnʻt wait long at all before I got my food. I got the Beef Burger with fries and...More

Thank MauiRanger
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in the other day to celebrate a family members birthday , They were so busy as usual and Vicky -Lee came up to us . Any chance for a table for 7 I asked ? Vicky-lee went out of her way to welcome...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my meal here and the coffee must be about the best in town. The View is good looking over village to lake. Restrooms clean There is good play area for small children. Staff very happy and friendly

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome coffee, food and friendly lovely staff. Lovely fresh salads and best custard square ever! Fish n chips with very fresh fish too.

Thank Carole P
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We visited Third Place twice in the last couple of months. One time it was extremely busy and they completely forgot our toddlers meal (imagine it - of all the ones to forget) but were very polite and helpful and got it out as quickly...More

Thank kitt3n
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 14
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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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