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Capers Epicurean

Certificate of Excellence
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Café, Family Fare, Healthy, New Zealand
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1181 Eruera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 8818
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Capers opened in October 2001 and has a passion to provide fresh quality...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business

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  • 175
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  • 115
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic cabinet food

I visited capers for the second this week and I impressed both times. The cabinet food they have always looks amazing. I had the rolled pork roast which was yum and their peanut butter cheesecake was amazing. Already planning my next visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Tony E
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Whakatane, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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329 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Whakatane, New Zealand
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I visited capers for the second this week and I impressed both times. The cabinet food they have always looks amazing. I had the rolled pork roast which was yum and their peanut butter cheesecake was amazing. Already planning my next visit

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Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Read the reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to have a meal here when we came to Rotorua. We came for brunch and had the Eggs Benedict and the Big Breakfast. Both meals were really good and coffee was equally good. They also have a selection of deli items that are ready to eat for either take-away or to dine-in.... More 

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NZ
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This restaurant is great for healthy lunches. Plenty to choose from and it is liscenced as well. Can't go wrong here

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Bay of Plenty
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Often go to this place for lunch or the occasional cup of coffee. Friendly staff, good seating, great atmosphere, this place is always buzzing and it is so convenient if you are in town shopping. The selection is varied and I can assure you there will be something you will like. Prices are competitive and the COFFEE is great.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One thing about this place - if you ask for extra hot coffee, you get it! Their food isn't bad either. They cater for most tastes and diets - from those who are watching their waistlines to those who choose to indulge. I really enjoy the seafood chowder - very nice. Staff are friendly, the atmosphere is inviting and the... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place always has a lot of people, I'm not sure why... I find the food over-priced and too try hard. I have not enjoyed any hot drink I have had there. It is also quite noisy due to the number of people. I have been to Capers for breakfast, lunch, morning and arvo tea but refused to go for... More 

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

i went to capers for lunch with my mother sister and our children (a 1,2 and 3 yr old). we went to the counter to order coffees and food. as we were ordering we realized the food we wanted was coming out of the refrigerated cabinet. thats fine.. we sat and our coffees arrived about 10 mins later. the coffees... More 

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Shanghai, China
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A bit expensive for breakfast, split avocado-tomato-omelet. Had some muffins. Good atmosphere. Not too many options for breakfast and this has a good location in town.

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Vermillion, South Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Setting is pretty basic. Wait staff were overly attentive to the point of being pushy, but shift change solved that. Food was very good, with a nice blend of flavors between their main dishes and accompanying side dishes. Desserts were pretty, but short on flavor.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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164 reviews 164 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Had a great time for dinner with work colleagues - must say the service her by our waitress was fantastic, very friendly and helpful. Meals were very good - chose the lamb rump medium rare which was more medium than rare though was still really tender so cant really complain. The others though their meal was very good also. Dessert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1181 Eruera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 8818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 24
  • Cuisine: Café, Family Fare, Healthy, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?