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“Almost fine dining!” 5 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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“Almost fine dining!”
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 superb! Definitely the best meal we've had in Rotorua, and we are already recommending others come here! We finished with cakes from the cabinet which were also good. Almost fine dining, but family friendly, and at a fantastic price!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome for families”
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
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“One of my favourites”
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.

Visited June 2014
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“My favourite café in this part of NZ”
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.

Visited June 2014
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“Money at all costs”
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 was no simple apology or even acknowledgement of the unacceptable delay. Someone needs to manage the kitchen to advise of delays and train wait staff on customer service

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