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Third Place Cafe

35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4852
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“custard squares” (21 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
35 Lake Road | Ohinemutu, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a random pick of cafe, but we decide to stop here before we continue our drive. The minute we step in , it smells of good food and coffee, my kinda appetiser 😁. We look thru the menu , it’s all hearty food...More

Thank shybutwitty
Reviewed 1 week ago

We held our wedding and reception here recently and couldn't be happier. It was planned for just the reception but when rain set in, Fiona was very accommodating and ensured our wedding went ahead without a hiccup. We had just over 50 guests with a...More

Thank Rowen S
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rowan & Shelley We were so pleased to be a part of your big day. You are such a wonderful couple and we wish you all the very best for your life together in Australia. Please come and see us again when you are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing through Rotorua today my husband remembered a cafe we had visited 3 years earlier which had a great view over the Lake and St Faith's church. We found it quite easily and were very hungry after our long road trip. The coffee didn't disappoint...More

Thank Annaliese62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in while by the lake. Such a lovely selection of cakes scones etc as well as full meals. As it was afternoon we went for coffee and scones. Excellent coffee and nice warmed cheese scone. Super views over the lake.

Thank Alistair S
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Alistair Glad you enjoyed our cafe. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went for lunch at Third Place Café, nice ambience, plenty of seating - indoors and outdoors, plenty of selection on the menu which was priced very reasonably, this was a Thursday, easy parking if you were heading to the City way.

Thank dajarranz2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here at a window seat overlooking the lake and Ohinemutu village. Both had fish one fish of the day which came panfried with salad and one fish and chips, both tarakihi, delicious and well cooked. Service good and staff friendly.

Thank coopsnz
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for you great d=feedback. Glad you enjoyed our fresh fish. Regards Fiona & the team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Egg Benedict with Salmon and a cup of coffee this morning as my breadfast. It's such a wonderful start of a new day. It's fresh and full from the breadfast and it's a good coffee. The environment is lovely too, open and wide with windows...More

Thank LilyChak
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We really appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Fiona & the team at TPC

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a road trip round New Zealand with my husband; we noticed the Third Place Cafe was open for breakfast and got there nice and early. Husband had The Big One which was very good, although a bit disappointed with the type of sausages included....More

Thank DevonGardenWoman
fionawithers, Owner at Third Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your helpful feedback. We appreciate it. Enjoy your journey around NZ. Regards TPC Team.

Reviewed 10 October 2017 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 6 October 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$13
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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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