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Capers Epicurean

1181 Eruera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
(07) 348 8818
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Ranked #7 of 143 restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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88% Recommend
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River Forest, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Capers Epicurean is a cross between a restaurant and a cafeteria. I had a fantastic chocolate cupcake and wonderful seafood chowder (though not in that order). So many New Zealand restaurants are expensive. Capers Epicurean was not, but the food was still grat.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Picked up a take away in the morning which was so good we went back in the afternoon for some very nice cakes and an even better cup of coffee than we'd enjoyed in the morning. Good, friendly service and lots of interesting bits and pieces to look at in the store.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Very friendly, cheerful staff and atmosphere. Tables were cleared and wiped quickly. We had breakfast and bought cabinet food for lunch Breakfast was delicious and well presented the food cabinet has a big selection of delicious looking salads cakes and sandwich style food We will definitely return next time we visit Rotorua and will recommend to friends.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

They had just started doing table service the night we went, prior to this you had to order at the deli counter. The food was excellent, very reasonable 2 course meal. We also bought scrumptious cakes to take home with us. They also have a shop where you can buy produce.

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Faaa, Tahiti, French Polynesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Had the best breakfast of our stay in Rotorua at Caper's: the food & the drinks were delicious! Great way to start the day!

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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Capers Epicurean runs like a well-oiled machine. You order at the cash register. You pick up your own utensils. It just works. And the food is great. We were here for breakfast. Then we were here for dinner and had the rack of lamb. After some discussion, they suggested I write them for the recipe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Went here on way out of Rotorua. Food and service was amazing. Very quick meals and friendly staff not to mention great coffee. Would go back:)

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Napier, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great food and wonderful desserts. And take advantage of their range of epicurean supplies while you are there.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Amazing cooked breakfast, dinner meals priced on the higher side but WELL worth the money. Don't leave Rotorua without eating here

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Bangalore, India
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154 reviews 154 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We visited this restaurant for some coffee and snacks. The place looks good with excellent selections of continental food, wines. Our coffee, muffin, cheese cake was excellent. We are sure it will be great place for breakfast and dinner.

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