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Reviewed 4 December 2021

Our favourite café in Paihia. The staff are wonderfully friendly, the jalapeño scone is a winner, and the coffee is really good. we frequently visit here.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 9 October 2021 via mobile

What an outstanding place. Gourgeous food, fabulous vintage teapots, cups and spoons. Lovely outside seating and a super happy vib from all of the customers.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021

The food, coffee and most of all the service 10/10. Great little cafe with a pleasant atmosphere and wonderful staff

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 July 2021

Excellent coffee, excellent scone, but hard to find.Persist- its worth the trouble. Far and away the best coffee and atmosphere in Paihia, used by locals and all food looks good.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 15 June 2021

Friendly, styley cafe. Comfortable range of seating, good sofas to flank our toddlers on. Recommend the savoury muffins and lemon pie! Closed on Sunday

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 26 May 2021 via mobile

We struggled to find this place the night before, but no problem in the morning! If ever there was a 'go to' place in Paihia this is it! Cruisy, laid back atmosphere, staff busy as... All the tables, inside and out were full! Great drinks...menu and tasty as cabinet food. Staff and service excellent. We'll head there again in the morning before we head south... We'd be silly not to!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 22 May 2021

Google was a bit off base with helping us find our way here but well worth persevering.. Great coffee and delicious selection of homemade food to choose from. We had the cauliflower and lentil "sausage" roll and cheese scone. Called in a couple of days...later for takeaway coffee and the food cabinet looked awesome. Lovely staff and interesting artwork make this cafe a joy to visit.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 19 May 2021

Amazing food and great hot chocolate. Raspberry and white chocolate cake was outstanding. We’ll be back!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 25 March 2021 via mobile

Delicious cheese muffins and the best flight coffee. All our friends told us to come here and they were right. What a cool place!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 2 March 2021 via mobile

Great little coffee place hidden down a side alley . Always get our coffee here when visiting Paihia . Tasty food , great staff & superb coffee .

Date of visit: March 2021
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Yes, Third Wheel Coffee Co. offers takeaway services.

Third Wheel Coffee Co. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5