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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
lunch

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is my favourite place to have coffee and/ or lunch. There is a wide selection of food (wow, the deserts are to die for!). My favorite is the salads which can be served on either a big or small plate. The small plate is plenty!! The service is excellent too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I took my son heremfor brunch last week and it was fantastic. Beautiful selection of food and friendly staff, super quick service. Coffee was lovely and nice and hot. Had a yum bagel with cream cheese and salmon and my son had the capers cooked breakfast which he loved. The rum truffles were gorgeous. Highly recommend.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I visited this cafe three times during my recent stay in Rotorua - the staff were friendly, service was great and the food most enjoyable,.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Bustling weekend morning when we went for breakfast. Service was very efficient, coffee was great. A bit disappointed with our breakfasts which were okay, but not as good as we had expected based on the reviews we had read. Very friendly staff.

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Deerfield, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Being from US, I certainly did not want to go Starbucks or DD. The hotel recommended this place, and I am glad they did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A good selection of food with very helpful staff. We took our two toddlers in for lunch and they devoured everything. The food came out quickly we is always a real bonus with hungry young children who cannot sit still for more than 5 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great service, very fast and efficient. Very friendly staff. Excellent food selection and quality. Would definitely dine again.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Want to start your day in Rotorua well? Capers has a great, tasty selection to choose from - and that first espresso of the day is pretty darned good too!

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Additional Information about Capers Epicurean

Address: 1181 Eruera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-348 8818
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 21
Cuisine: Cafe, Healthy, New Zealand

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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 - 21
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Healthy, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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