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Capers Epicurean

1181 Eruera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
(07) 348 8818
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Ranked #8 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

For a meal at any time this is one of Rotorua,s outstanding restaurants.From the moment you enter....the staff are attentive,and the food is excellent,servings are more than adequate and delicious,,great coffee and a reasonable wine list.Plenty of room for a family.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere, service and meal. We did some research on dining in Rotorua and were not disappointed with our choice.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My wife and daughter shouted lunch at Capers for my birthday. There was a wide range of tasty looking food, very friendly and efficient staff and overall one of Rotorua's better casual dining experiences

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Food absolutely lovely, breakfast and dinner just superb. Had great pork fillet and steak. Breakfast mushroom melange probably best mushrooms ever. Thanks for the great hospitality and sorting meals for two tired kids. Also a great range in the deli for late nite tea and sweet treats.

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Food was presented nice and tasted beautiful. The staff were friendly and efficient. The kids room was great also as it kept our two entertained!

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After checking into the Rotorua Hotel, we told Dawn ( the proprietor) that we were starving and needed food, pronto! She recommended Capers and gave us a voucher. After having been there, we would have gone without the voucher! Fantastic food. Over 3 evenings , my husband and I valiantly tried to eat our way through the menu and found... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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138 reviews 138 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

On the recommendation of the owner of our motel, this became our "go to" spot each morning in Rotorua for breakfast. Liked that they offered a variety types of breakfasts (i.e light or heavy) and all were tasty! Service is minimalist in that you place the order at the counter and they bring you the food but very friendly and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had breakfast, and bought take away lunches, here recently. The breakfasts were great and the cabinet food options (particularly the salads) were (as always) excellent. This place is well worth a visit if you are in Rotorua.

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Canberra, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Was very surprised by this place as initially I thought it was just a deli style place. Whilst you still have to go to the counter to order and collect your own cutlery, food is brought out in a timely manner and was of a really high quality. French toast was really fresh and the yoghurt side was to die... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Cappers was an awesome eating experience. Great food, wonderful staff. We went there twice on our 2 night stay in Rotorua. Dinner and breakfast. Highly recommends Cappers!!

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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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