35 Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand Mon to Fri 7.30am-4pm Sat and Sun 7.30am-3.30pm ** Open ANZAC Day from 6.30am - no public holiday surcharge** +07 349 4852
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Third Place Cafe is the perfect venue for your next dinner function or special occasion. We offer a wide range of delicious and affordable menu options that are suitable for all tastes, budgets, and dietary requirements.

  • Free Off Road Parking
  • Dancefloor
  • Private Outdoor Seating Area
  • Kids Play Area
  • Amazing Lake Views
  • Fully Licensed until midnight, seven days a week

Evening functions are able to use all our electronic equipment such as our projector and screen, sound system, lighting, and cordless microphones.

Buffet, Set Menu, Table d’hote, and A la Carte options are available depending on your group size and requirements. Third Place Cafe comfortably seats up to 90 people cafe style using existing table arrangements and can also be set up to seat 100 people banquet style.

If you don’t require a formal seated function, we can organise a drinks and nibbles event for your group. With this type of gathering, we can accommodate up to 150 people for any type of event – staff farewells, work celebrations, funeral gatherings, and many more.

A deposit of 10% secures your booking. Venue hire is $500 (venue hire is free with a minimum booking of 40 people). Functions available from 5pm.

Please enquire here for date availability.

All of our on-site buffet options include table and chairs; tablecloths and serviettes; cutlery, crockery and glassware; and serving staff. An extra fee is charged should you wish to host your function off-site, please enquire for a quote.

Not included in the buffet prices below are:

  • Room theme and decorations
  • Seat covers and table runners
  • Flower arrangements and candles
  • Canapes, alcohol, juices and espresso coffees

These added extras are available upon request, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

All prices include GST.


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With your choice of 2 meat, 2 vegetable, 2 salad and 2 dessert dishes with tea & coffee station. Suitable for a lunch or dinner function. Add a soup and bread course for an extra $5 per person.

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With your choice of 3 meat, 3 vegetable, 3 salad and 3 dessert dishes with tea & coffee station. Add a soup and bread course for an extra $5 per person.

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With your choice of 4 meat, 4 vegetable, 4 salad and 4 dessert dishes with tea & coffee station. Perfect for Christmas staff functions, weddings or your special occasion. Add a soup and bread course for an extra $5 per person.

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