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Third Place Cafe

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35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4852
07:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 15:30
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank LindaGuirey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 burnt tasting the pancakes I ordered were also burnt on the underneath, perfectly positioned on... More 

Thank Maddison_maddy
Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

With a lovely view of the lake, delightful staff and a tasty breakfast, what better way to start the day? There is an all-day breakfast menu with a good choice and a variety of prices.

Thank cathymead11
Hastings, New Zealand
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118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Morning tea with friends, cheerful greeting, shown to nice table with great lake views, good coffee, cheese scones & service. Will go again

Thank Reg C
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Lovely cafe with amazing food and beautiful view. Plenty of parking and nice sunny and warm cafe. Excellent staff and service.

Thank Gail S
Gold Coast
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287 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We both enjoyed our light salad lunches and coffee at this very pleasant cafe with nice views of Lake Rotorua. Interesting artwork decorated the walls. Service was very good and very friendly.

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We needed a pleasant place to talk and to have a light lunch. The Third Place Café fitted well. Great view, quiet surroundings, and pleasant staff. I would definitely go back.

Thank Celtic_wanderers
Ngongotaha, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Tasty menu, delicious food, stunning location/scenery, can't beat that! Memorable experience! Thank you, well be back!

Thank jackhemi26

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 13
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?