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“Spoilt for choice!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Capers Epicurean

Capers Epicurean
1181 Eruera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
(07) 348 8818
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Ranked #7 of 152 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.
Havelock North
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39 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Spoilt for choice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Huge menu choice from the menu and food cabinets.
Excellent coffee.
Attentive staff.
Great guy behind the salad bar- lovely salad selections.
Very,very busy!

Visited April 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Just to confirm its excellent reputationn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We are on holiday in Rotorua for a few days and have already had a couple of meals at Capers Epicurean. Both the lunch and the dinner were wonderful - delicious meals, great ingredients and warm and spirited service provided by the lovely Tammy. Would gladly come back again and again!
Highly recommended!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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27 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A great place to start the day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

A nice big cafe and deli, a wide range of breakfast options and coffee. Friendly and fast service. Kids menu as well

Visited April 2014
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River Forest, Illinois
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15 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good Value; Great Food”
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.

Visited February 2014
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“Very good coffee”
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.

Visited April 2014
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