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Capers Epicurean

1181 Eruera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
(07) 348 8818
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Ranked #7 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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English first
Rotorua, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great place for a breakfast and coffee enjoyed the vibe , clean and modern. Eggs benedict a great choice perfectly cooked coffee great enjoy would be good to see the toilet repairs completed. toilet was blocked when I was there.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I went to Capers with my family last night, and we were all highly impressed by the service provided, as well as the food. I'm not sure what our waiter's name was, but he was very attentive from the moment we walked in. We ordered the steak, Indonesian chicken, lamb rack, and macaroni cheese for my younger brother. All were... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wow, what a surprise find. Perfectly set up for adults and kids alike. A kids room with DVD and a cool fun pack for each kid. Great food for mum and dad and awesome service.

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Rotorua
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Fresh, ever changing food, healthy. good array. beautiful taste, staff always amazingly friendly, nice decor, can feel at ease going by self, good magazines, nice fresh water, yummy salads, know quite number of discerning locals who eat there, great soy lattes, good, quick reliable service.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This cafe has been a favourite since my first visit nearly 10 years ago. Great service, but an even more outstanding selection of counter and menu food. Lots of variety and really tasty. I look forward to coming here every time I pass through Rotorua.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Appalling service. Not only did we wait 45 mins to be served after not being advised of any wait, we were asked on three occasions if we were waiting on food - and once asked if we wanted any more coffee (paid for of course). Not one word of, "I'll find out what's happening" and when food eventually arrived, there... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a busy and popular Rotorua cafe. Every time I go here with friends or family (and this has been numerous times) I have enjoyed the food and drinks I have chosen. It is a little expensive to eat from the dinner menu, but the food is yummy, and if you are eating out for a treat go ahead... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great place to rest and relax after a busy day exploring Rotorua. Food options include coffee, cakes, sandwiches and salads.

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Rotorua
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is our local in Rotorua. The staff are wonderful ad Liz & Caroline deserve a special mention for their unwavering cheerfulness & organisation The food is great esp the cabinet food which changes often. Coffee is excellent too and the range of magazines also a drawcard. We suggest all our overseas guests come here Cheers Liz & Mike, Lake... More

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Rotorua
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We went for dinner, the mains were very good and the puddings delicious. I have also gone quite often for lunch, when I get the salads which are delicious. The service is friendly and helpful.

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