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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
Today
07:30 - 15:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 15:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Friendly welcoming restaurant with super lunch menu. Dessert options were wonderful. Indoor and outdoor seating. Small kids play area. Highly recommended.

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Thank Gary U
Rotorua, New Zealand
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

custard slice is beautiful..they unfortunately forgot chips , i asked afyer waiting about 25 mins. were very apologetic and gave a slice of cake to say sorry. these simple.mistakes can happen. they were rather busy..

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Thank Rb4268
Mackay, Australia
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large restaurant in Rotorua with views of the llake and steam. Great food, we did have to ask for one of our meals ......

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Thank habanachooky
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came in for coffee (latte and flat white) and picked up toast and spreads. The servers were very friendly and prompt and the coffee and toast and spreads were delicious. The sofa seating was very comfortable.

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Thank EHRose
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is great, unfortunately the service was terrible. We waited 45 mins for 2 salads, the same type which we saw go out to three different tables all who ordered after us. We asked about them three separate times, to which they replied there was a backlog in the kitchen, they had been delivered to another table, and... More 

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Thank Duncan H
New Zealand
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 less than a quarter of avocado in it seemed horribly overpriced - along with the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and both very happy with what we got. Lovely looking cakes and salads at the... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank michaelbkolsky
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank etrembath
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 14
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats
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
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.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?