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Capers Epicurean

1181 Eruera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
(07) 348 8818
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Ranked #7 of 150 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Café
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Capers opened in October 2001 and has a passion to provide fresh quality food in an environment that caters equally well for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee to go or a take home meal. Stocking a wide range of both New Zealand and imported goodies including oils, rubs, preserves, chocolates, teas, balsamic vinegars, dressings, curry pastes, syrups, sauces along with Zarbo and Sabato products the Capers Specialty Foods Section appeals to the everyday home chef, gift hunter and the discerning foodie.Here at Capers making coffee is an art form and the way that coffee is made is distinctively different throughout the world. New Zealanders generally prefer a more milky mix than our classic European counterparts.We have developed our own recipes for the traditional coffees sold in New Zealand but ask us for your favourites – we will know how to make it. The FREDS (Freshly Roasted Every Day) coffee used at Capers contains A Grade PNG, Colombian Excelso (medellin) and Kenyan AA.Children love to escape to the playroom to explore some of the interactive toys attached to the wall or be entertained by a series of (G) rated children’s videos.The Capers team have celebrated and been proud of their success in being named Rotorua Café of the Year in 2002 and 2003, Runner Up 2004, Cafe of the Year 2006 and 2007 and again in 2009. Keeping up with their prior success, Capers has been named, once again, Cafe of the Year 2011. Come in and try our winning formula of great food and superior staff.
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243 reviews 243 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Visited Capers for breakfast and it was slowly filling up with crowds. The menu has enough variety to satisfy everyone. We ordered big breakfast and French toast with strawberries. The deli shop on the side of this cafe is great, there is so many selections of gourmet teas and prices were quite reasonable. The atmosphere, food and service is quite... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Visited Capers for breakfast. Full of people. Food in the cabinet looks really good. We have ordered the big breakfast with poached eggs, egg bene on salmon and kids breakfast.Portion of the big breakfast is ok. Have 3 eggs on bene, eggs was cooked perfectly. Kids one comes with some fresh fruits. Price is a few dollars per item above... More

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Haiyang, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stopped here for a late lunch during our day in Rotorua. Loved the food and the staff was great. Lots to choose from like gourmet sandwiches and heartier meals. Bakery had a delicious looking section and the coffee bar was nice too.

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I'm a local but I just love taking visitors to Capers at any time of the day or night. Food is excellent - best in Rotorua; staff are amazingly friendly while being great workers, and the experience is something not to be missed. The night time dining experience is something you won't get anywhere else - top place. My visitors... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Simply this is one of the nicest restaurant we been too and probably best in Rotorua. We liked it so much that we eaten there 3 times during our six stay. Food menu had a hint of familiarity and adventure. Food came out on time and waiting staff were great.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had been here previously but not for dinner. We were very happy with our meals and had a child with us so appreciated that they had a kids menu. What really stood out was the service from our waitress Tammy. Unfortunately customer service in NZ can often be average but she was excellent.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Came upon the place on a Sunday morning. The place was quite full. We walked up to the counter and had to wait several minutes for a staff member to take our order so we could go and sit down. We ordered two cappuccinos and eggs Benedict and French toasts. Normal wait times for cappuccinos but then waited after 30... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We enjoyed an evening meal here after our host recommended it for coffee. Shared a chicken platter and a mixed salad between us which was huge , garlic bread loaf too. The whole meal was lovely especially the salads which were great choice and different flavours. Good value for money and excellent service, Puddings looked lovely but we were full.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were a group of 10 who all arrived at various times on a Sunday morning and the staff were incredibly accommodating. This was by far our best dining experience during our weekend in Rotorua; it's a great place for brunch with plenty of choices. You have to get up to go to the counter and the staff are busy... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

One of the best cafes I have had the pleasure of visiting. Sensational coffee, amazing food, great vibe and the sharpest service I've ever experienced in a cafe. I'd recommend Capers to anyone!!

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Address: 1181 Eruera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: (07) 348 8818
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Cuisine: Café

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