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Capers Epicurean

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Cafe, 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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 203
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  • 131
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
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  • 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
Great lunch

The best eggs benny in town. Great food prepared and cooked to perfection. Waiting time was not to long and the coffee was great, thanks for a great visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The best eggs benny in town. Great food prepared and cooked to perfection. Waiting time was not to long and the coffee was great, thanks for a great visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This definitely deserves the very strong rating it has on Trip Advisor. The desserts are wonderful (we had the Expresso Cheesecake) and the mains are brilliant (Big Breakfast). I also noticed the place is extremely popular but had sufficient staff to cope with the numbers. Note that the breakfast menu is only available until 2pm, after which the lunch and... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love coming here all times of the day. Weekend breakfast treat, coffee and muffin or slice, working lunch, drinks after work, mid-week dinner, or dessert after another restaurant because it has the best value and choices in the cabinet. The wine list is very limited which is the only drawback.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

In Rotorua for the weekend Found this place Very nice staff awesome food, had brunch Eggs bennie was out of this world Go there !!!!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Visit this Cafe regularly. Food is delicious. Coffee to die for. Staff are always welcoming and happy. I also like the specialty products that they sell too such as the the

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

You have to eat there - or atleast have a cofe. They know their business. Great service - so fast, delicious, well presented, good amount of food. Neat little instore foodie section to purchase some nice trendy food.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great place and good food,lots of seating and food choice,central in the city and like having a look around the Deli area.Pleanty of room for pushchairs etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The restaurant is located in the center of Rotorua. As soon as you enter the restaurant, you can see the diverse kind of food that the restaurant offers. Everything is fresh. The price is fair.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Having lunch with friend great selection food nice wine and great service, also we loved the Deli and all its goodies

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great service and amazing food. We all got something different and had nibbles of each. YUM. I had the salmon bagel and it was so juicy and delish. We also had the caesar sammy, a carrot salad and a minced lamb slice thing that was gr8. Ka pai Capers whānau!

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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 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Healthy, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?