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Capers Epicurean

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1181 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7 348 8818
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Eden, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great spot although a big expensive. Good food and great coffee. Good kids corner with toys and movies

Thank ichiumento
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Mac and cheese. Vegetarian lasagna is awesome. Hot chocolate is fabulous. Good and fast service.

Thank ylgoh
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are a well traveled family and always looking for new places to eat. This place hit the spot. With a great variety of food for all meals of the day. And the drinks were the best part

Thank Jasmin R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good location and good food. We had our breakfast in Capers and it was very good. Staff is very nice and efficient. The space is very pleasant, relaxed.

Thank NewzealanderS2013
Gold Coast, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I had eggs Benedict with two coffees and it was delicious! Best coffee around and the desserts looks scrumptious! If in the area make sure you stop by for a drink or food

Thank Morgan S
Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walked through town and found Capers by mistake. The food counter looked great and the staff friendly and welcoming. I ordered the large salad which provided a choice of 3 from a selection of about 8 different salads. They had hot choices as well and a menu available if I desired. The salad was fresh and tasty and quite... More 

Thank Aratag
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Capers Epicurean, responded to this review

food counter looked great the staff friendly and welcoming The salad was fresh and tasty nice house wine All in all a nice easy place to dine = Average??? We find these reviews the somewhat frustrating as they read really well (thank you) but scoring an average takes our overall ratings down. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stopped in for coffee and decided to try the citrus tart too. Coffee good - not extraordinary, but nicely done. Citrus tart excellent - great texture and flavour - good bite without being over the top.

Thank Karen-Stephen
Rotorua, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a group of 17 people go there for lunch at a very busy lunchtime and they accommodated us well. The coffee and food was great and an amazing selection. Every body really enjoyed it. Thank you

Thank daharpers
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been regulars here since it opened but disappointed several times recently. For the dinner prices which are at higher end for Rotorua would expect order taken at the table not from cafe counter. The wine list is better at the pig & whistle pub with same owners. Seemed to be lots of staff the other night but not... More 

1 Thank Rosemary V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have to go far to find a great breakfast. The choice is varied, including old favourites such as eggs benny, omelette but also new soon to become favourites Nourish breakfast bowl. Also a variety of teas to quench your thirst.

Thank Mazas63

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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
US$9 - US$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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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 is a contemporary cafe providing good old fashioned service for breakfast, lunch, dinner and takeout.

​The friendly and expert team at Capers have been making and serving wholesome food, good coffee and energising teas for Rotorua locals and visitors for over a decade.

A catch up with friends, business breakfasts, weekend brunch, food on the go, or a dinner date - Capers has it covered.

The Capers foodstore sources predominantly Kiwi artisan and organic producers with a commitment to fair trade and sustainable practices. Recently Capers included the T2 tea boutique concept to the mix which offers an extensive selection of traditional favourites and edgy blends, beautiful teawares and brewing tools.

Capers continues to search for products that are both good for your body, soul and for the planet.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?