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Capers Epicurean

1181 Eruera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
(07) 348 8818
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Ranked #8 of 148 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Went here on the basis of Tripadvisor reviews and that it opens a 7AM for breakfast. Don’t think that I could of made a better choice – coffee was superb and my bircher muesli serving was huge!! Nice selection of fresh fruits with yoghurt and presented very nicely. Food cabinet looked great so will have to try it out for... More

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

fabulous atmosphere & staff but the best was the children's platter! The choice presented was amazing & our grandsons [4 & 2 years] loved it all from the ham sandwich, string fries & nugget, fairy bread, fresh sliced fruit, jelly & eskimo & juice box. Great value & thank you. We'll be back!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It's not often that you walk into places these days & you are blown away by service, atmosphere & friendly staff. My partner & I have been travelling from Australia & we dined here on Saturday night before the movies. What a great choice! The staff were happy, they were helpful, & most of all the food was amazing. Such... More

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Johor, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

our agent recommend this place so we try it and like so much we go back next day. was excellent and we would return if we come back to new zealand one day

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great food. Not liking that I had to pay extra for a second shot in my coffee. Two shots is standard in a flat white. Good service and good atmosphere.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We Lunch here all the time, we are locals and haved tried most restaurant in Rotorua. We have some wonderful ones and Capers is up there.Our favourite meal is of cause the Seafood Chowder. The Salads are very good and lots to choose from. Capers do a lovely Meal as well, and their Coffee is excellent. The Staff are just... More

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rotorua
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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

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Auckland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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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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