We offer a spacious, bright café with a selection of seating options from couches, booths and tables making it an excellent place to catch up with friends, family or business colleagues. Take advantage of sunny weather in our outdoor patio, while enjoying the amazing view of Lake Rotorua.
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“A great location overlooking the lake at Rotorua. Indoor and outdoor seating allows you to sit and enjoy the beautiful view. Arrangement of seating allows for plenty of room between tables, and enables you to have (private) conversations.”
Rj M, Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
“Great lunch with great lake view. Friendly welcoming restaurant with super lunch menu. Dessert options were wonderful. Indoor and outdoor seating. Small kids play area. Highly recommended.”
KIDS PLAY AREA AND CAFE
The cafe has a child friendly kids area so you can enjoy the beautiful view and fantastic food in peace while the little ones play.
FUNCTIONS OF ALL KINDS
If you have a special occasion to celebrate or a place required to gather in memory, head to our functions page for more information or call us on 07 349 485.
ST FAITH’S CHURCH AND OHINEMUTU
Our cafe looks out over the Māori village of Ohinemutu and it’s only a minute’s walk us. This place is home to the Ngāti Whakaue tribe, who gifted the land on which the city of Rotorua was built. Ngati Whakaue is a sub-tribe of the Te Arawa waka (canoe) which journeyed from the Pacific homeland of Hawaiiki to New Zealand around 1350AD. The location was chosen for its lakeside setting and abundant geothermal energy, used for cooking, bathing and heating.
Kuirau Park is New Zealand’s only geothermal public park and located a few hundred metres down the road from Third Place Cafe. It features: