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Capers Epicurean

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Coffee Shop, 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, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 185
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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
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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
A Nice Eating Place

We had been to Capers years ago for lunch and it was nice. Our dinner did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the service was good and friendly. It was quiet the night we were there and we preferred it to a very busy and noisy restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We had been to Capers years ago for lunch and it was nice. Our dinner did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the service was good and friendly. It was quiet the night we were there and we preferred it to a very busy and noisy restaurant.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My hotel (Quest) didn't offer breakfast so this was a great find right around the corner. Their scrambled eggs were great - colleagues were also happy with their Eggs Benedict, especially the portion size...

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good food good service good coffee nice atmosphere. We went there for breakfast and enjoyed our meal very much.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Everytime when we visit Rotorua we go for breakfast to Capers. The staff is friendly the choice is huge and there are so many yummy and healthy options. The coffee is fantastic and my favourite is definitely the salmon beagle. LOVE IT! Always again!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A very busy cafe/restaurant. Well laid out with a choice of seating. Great food from a large menu. Service is great considering the customer turnover, food delivered with a smile. What is there to say. It must be one of the best. Go and see for yourself.

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Rotorua NZ
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Service is always good, food is always perfect - my ONLY complaint - it is too popular! Always busy!

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Charged in here because I had run out of lapsang souchong tea leaves and they had them - bonus! Bought two plates of mixed salad which were enormous and incredible quality. Nice tasting combinations. So much on my plate I had to have a doggie bag.

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new zealand
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101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were staying in Rotorua and came across this place which is A+++++ and a real credit to all involved !! Food tasted delicious , the service was top notch and the coffee was great ! It was busy but you didn't have to wait too long and wish we lived closer to Rotorua so we could frequent this place... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Fast, fresh and good ingredients. This is way above normal standard breakfast places in most of NZ. I would certainly returned for dinner but already had other plans. the baked good were amazing. I am rarely tempted but their Florentines and lemon pie were just amazing. The whole meal ( and the stuff we took as take out to eat... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

loved the breakfast and the staff were very friendly. One of the only places open on a Sunday morning

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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 - 23
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare, Healthy, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, 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?