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“Our top coffee stop on a 6 week tour .”

Third Wheel Coffee Co.
Ranked #1 of 12 Quick Bites in Paihia
Description: Third Wheel Vending is a small, cosy cafe tucked away in Paihia serving up specialty coffee and home baked goods. With a focus on delicious brews of Flight Coffee (roasted in Wellington), Third Wheel is fitted out for relaxing and catching up coffeehouse style. You'll find it down the lane next to the Swordfish Club, a stone's throw from the main street of Paihia and the beautiful waterfront. Owners Tom and Emma have blended their passion for quality coffee with another passion - bicycles. You'll see the counter tops of Third Wheel are indeed set up on tricycles (the cafe's namesake).
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Description: Third Wheel Vending is a small, cosy cafe tucked away in Paihia serving up specialty coffee and home baked goods. With a focus on delicious brews of Flight Coffee (roasted in Wellington), Third Wheel is fitted out for relaxing and catching up coffeehouse style. You'll find it down the lane next to the Swordfish Club, a stone's throw from the main street of Paihia and the beautiful waterfront. Owners Tom and Emma have blended their passion for quality coffee with another passion - bicycles. You'll see the counter tops of Third Wheel are indeed set up on tricycles (the cafe's namesake).
Reviewed 28 April 2024

In the land of fabulous coffee shops , with great cakes and coffees [flat white for me ] . The third wheel is right up there there as our top coffee stop in 6 weeks .Wonderful staff and owners . That is some achievement . Pushed over the line by the amazing spinach muffins . God I loved them , can't get anything like that back in the UK , sad . So just a dream for me . But not for you if you visit them .

Date of visit: February 2024
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Thank alistairb1954
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

An alley-way coffee destination for coffee lovers. Quirky and vibrant.
The chef is also an artist, the walls are a bundle of fun
The food in the cabinet was beautiful.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Thank chocbitch
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Reviewed 20 March 2024

Great coffee, staff were happy and helpful. Pity it was my last day as I would have used it every day although I was only there for 3 days.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Thank Alan T
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Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

Delicious coffee. Nice friendly vibe. They had some good looking muffins and cajes too but we stuck to the coffee. Plenty of seating.

Date of visit: March 2024
Thank Neil B
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

Excellent coffee, really friendly and helpful staff and lovely food made this a great place to stop for a snack, even though we arrived only 20 mins before they closed.

The savoury food we had was super tasty and really fresh and the cakes we took away with us were absolutely delicious, and huge!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Thank johnpears
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