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Capers Epicurean

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1181 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 8818
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was very nice..but the location is sometime packed with people and bit noisy though. Nothing to complain and the staff were very friendly and helpfull

1 Thank arunajithnandana
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with a 2 and a half year old and it was a breeze. If you are looking for a nice place to have breakfast with healthy options as well as cooked breakfasts this place is a must visit !!! Most breakfast places are too cramped and don't have healthy options this place ticked all the boxes for us. Amazing... More 

1 Thank LoveForFood101
Eugene, Oregon
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While the food was very good, the experience wasn't like a typical relaxing restaurant. You had to grab your own seat that wasn't reserved, then go up to the cashier to place your order. Prices weren't any better than other places that serve you. They had one vegetarian main offering, it was very good. I wish they would have offered... More 

1 Thank RFA2249
Fountain Hills
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found them on TripAdvisor. We were staying at the Quest Hotel and the restaurant is just a 1/2 block away. However, once we found it, we ate there several times. Twice for breakfast. The breakfast menu had good choices. We had the eggs and the cereal. The baked goods were delicious. We stopped by for a late afternoon lunch.... More 

1 Thank Begonia3
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Lake Tarawera for 5 days in early September. One morning we treated ourselves to brunch in Rotorua. A Google search found this place and we came along. Very happy with everything - lovely coffee and I had the French toast and my husband the bubble and squeak.

1 Thank DASPRS
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very busy cafe that looks after you. The staff are very pleasant and helpful, I had a blueberry muffin that was just great, coffee was very good, tea was also very good. A place to visit if you are in Rotorua

1 Thank David Q
Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always wonderful here, wether it's a quick coffee, Breakfast, lunch from the cabinet or dinner, food is always excellent, love the everchanging selection of salads. Coffee is wonderful, and the staff are not only efficient but friendly and welcoming also. My only tiny gripe would be that the large takeaway coffee is not very large at all, compared to others,... More 

1 Thank kazz71
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Capers Epicurean, responded to this review

Hi Kazz, We will check out the take away container sizes and see how it fits against the other outlets. Cant promise a change but we will definitely look at it. Thank you for the review and feedback. More 

Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner but also a place to have a coffee on the go. Speaking about coffee, their blend is absolutely perfect, amazing taste and the baristas can make a perfect cappucino! I suggest you to come here if only for a cup of coffee!

Thank yeStoryteller
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in mid morning for breakfast. Nice choice on the menu. We went for the eggs benedict and the french toast. Both were large portions and beautifully presented. Eggs were perfectly cooked. Coffee is great too and very friendly staff.

1 Thank Brian D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i had the Eggs Bene. Nicely presented and was a pleasure to eat. Amazing cabinet food - very good quality and looked very appealing (somewhat like Be Rude Not To - but the latter would be hard to beat).

1 Thank Martin F
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Capers Epicurean, responded to this review

You have picked up on 2 things we try to do well. Eggs Bene and the cabinet food. Actually we try hard to get everything right but these 2 are highlights. Thank you for the lovely review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $24
Cafe, Soups, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1181 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 8818
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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