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“Great cafe for all tastes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Capers Epicurean

Capers Epicurean
1181 Eruera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
(07) 348 8818
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Ranked #8 of 153 Restaurants in Rotorua
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.
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great cafe for all tastes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My husband and I visited this restaurant recently and were impressed with the level of service given to us. The food was good and well presented. On hearing that I hadn't enjoyed the red cabbage mix (an acquired taste) they promptly deducted the desserts from our account. My husband became unwell during the course of the evening and their prompt action was most appreciated.

The next day I had lunch there and truly had the best eggs benedict that I have ever had. When you visit this cafe be sure to look at all the goods for sale in the deli - mouth watering treats for all.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“A very good cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Capers has a simple menu of main courses and an extensive selection of dessert choices, all of which are very tasty and well presented. The service is very friendly and efficient and the cafe appeared to be a very popular eating place with locals and visitors alike. They have a limited but adequate range of wines, but no wine list. The coffee is very good too.
Recommended for a good, no-fuss lunch or evening meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Warm, friendly and inviting ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Went there recently and used a voucher - $50 for two mains and drinks. Great value. I got the steak which was perfect. Absolutely delightful service.

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Springfield, Missouri
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“Great Cafe For Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had lunch at Capers. We purchased items from the Deli Case. I had a veggie panini with pasta salad. My mom had a selection of three salads, and my aunt had a different sandwich. Everything was very tasty. The price was pretty good, by New Zealand standards. Capers was very clean, with a hip, urban feel and a great selection. I highly recommend it for lunch.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The staff make the place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The steaks melt in your mouth, the rosti was superb, the pasta - al dente, but most of all the staff were friendly, welcoming and very helpful for first time visitors to the area. As I wrote on my feedback form, the only thing that they could do better would be to move to Australia so I can go there again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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