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$12 - $30
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Cafe, Contemporary, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delicious food. Friendly fast service. Large choice of food options including fresh cakes and salads. Dietary requirements easily and well catered for. It was so good we visited twice!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice whilst staying in Rotorua. The food is amazing and such a good selection to choose from you are spoilt for choice. Lovely vibe and friendly staff will definitely be back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Julie Thanks so much for your kind words! We will share this with our awesome team! See you again soon.

Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Generally pretty good but today slow as they very busy but the quality was lacking asked for soft fried eggs a simple request well eggs hard as a rock they did offer to cook some more but a simple request like that should got right...first time il come back but certainly won't order fried eggs againMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Hi Robert Yip we got it wrong - a simple mistake on a busy holiday weekend. We tried to remedy it for you. Not sure what else we can say! The Capers Team.

Reviewed 31 December 2023

Fabulous, kind and attentive staff. My order took a little longer than expected (they were super busy), so they kindly offered me a another coffee on the house.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2024

Thanks for your great review and your patience during a busy period! Will share this with our awesome team!

Reviewed 30 December 2023

Myself and my partner came and ordered the waffles and the French toast. It was hard to find a table at first but we only had to wait 10 mins or so. Staff are really friendly and the food was amazing. Really filling and delicious,...and the food in the cabinets looks great as well.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2024

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback! Stoked you decided to wait - our Waffles + French Toast are customer favourites for sure! I will share your review with our amazing team! Hope to see you back again this summer!

Reviewed 18 December 2023 via mobile

This was a fabulous find - a great restaurant, chilled, authentic vibe, really good menu and fantastically fresh, tasty ingredients. We had breakfast and lunch here - just brilliant. Really nice, friendly staff too!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2023

Hi Jon D Thanks so much for joining us and for your glowing review! Enjoy your travels. The Capers Cafe + Store Team.

Reviewed 15 December 2023 via mobile

Prices were a little expensive and the food did not warrant the high price tag. We ordered the Eggs Benedict, unfortunately the eggs were over cooked and not runny. Furthermore, all other items were slightly overpriced, for instance the big breakfast was $30 which is...$5-$10 more than what I am used to coming from Auckland. However, staff were very friendly and accomodating and provided a good customer service experience.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2023

Hey Northstar50811123297 Our prices reflect the current cost of food in New Zealand - our menu prices need to reflect that, otherwise we can't stay open. We still believe that our dishes provide value for money using quality ingredients, including our big breakfast that comes...More

Reviewed 27 October 2023 via mobile

Excellent food, best smashed avocado on bagel we had since long time. Super friendly staff, willing to fulfill special requests of customers

Date of visit: October 2023
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2023

Hey Richard Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your awesome review! The Smashed Avocado Bagel is a new a new addition to our Summer Menu - we're loving it too! Philly + the Capers Team.

Reviewed 26 October 2023 via mobile

Came for breakfast on day one and came back on day two it was so good. Proper Bircher muesli, beautiful fresh fruit. Couldn’t resist taking away a florentine, would be one of the best I’ve ever had. Everything in the cabinet looked delicious. The coffee...was lovely… nah everything was EXCELLENTMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2023

We LOVE being EXCELLENT! Thanks so much for visiting us twice and leaving such a great review! How good is that Bircher Muesli - YUM! Philly + the Capers Team!

Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Awesome cafe yummy food Very clean and well presented food Lovely friendly staff Love the little shop inside this cafe 😊

Date of visit: October 2023
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2023

Thanks so much for your glowing review Judy! We will share with our team. Hope to see you again soon! Philly + the Capers Team.

Reviewed 19 August 2023

This is a superb place for good coffee, quality food and it has a lovely modern, warm ambience. Capers has outstanding cakes. I've had the red angel cake about ten times. It's addictive. The icing is so nice. It has cute little gold balls on...the top. I have had the kid's breakfast frequently and it's more than enough to fill me up. I go to Capers often on a Monday after a meeting by myself and write poetry while sipping English Breakfast tea. I like to sit up on the tables next to the windows. I know quite a few people who go there so it's quite friendly. I never feel awkward eating there by myself. Capers is a very successful cafe. I always recommend overseas visitors to go there and they are never disappointed. Capers change their menu frequently and their salads are always crunchy and fresh. My husband and I are very fussy about food because we like cooking. Their soups are always tasty and warm in winter. Their muffins are generous and they are happy to give you extra butter if you need it. Their carrot cake is always consistently tasty and Graham loves the large variety of cheesecakes. I see Capers as my "go to" cafe and it would take a lot for me to change to any other on a regular basis. I always think that Rotorua is very fortunate to have Capers. It has been a visionary place from Day 1. Long may they continue to be so..More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2023

We LOVE being your "go to" - thank you for sharing your kind words and thank you for sharing your experience with others. See you again soon! Philly + the Capers Team.

Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

So many salad choices… this must be one of the BEST salad bars in town. I got a tuna-pasta, a broccoli-cranberry and an apple-walnut. Huge servings, delicious! We also got the Texas Crumpet - a really weird but really delicious combination of ingredients.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2023

Hi 161shelley Thanks so much for visiting and highlighting our incredible Salad Cabinet. The Texas Crumpet is such a popular dish with our customers. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Philly + the Capers Team.

Reviewed 25 June 2023

I often pop in for a toasted sandwich for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Today, for the first time, I encountered a rude waitress. When she brought my toasted sandwich over, I asked if she could please get me some cutlery. Her response was, "You...didn't get it yourself?" I apologised for not getting it myself. She got a knife and fork (no napkin) and plunked themon my table, then walked off, ignoring my thank you. The lady sitting at a nearby table comment to me on how rude the the waitress had been. There are stations around with cutlery, but no clear signs to say that customers need to get their own cutlery. I was also not told this when ordering. It was just after 9am and the cafe was virtually empty, so the staff were not particularly busy. I like Capers' food, but there are lots of other nice cafes around. There is no need to put up with rudeness.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2023

Morning Jane Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback on your visit with Capers. We don't tolerate rudeness either and will be looking into this further. Jane, could you let me know where you sat in the cafe at 9am on Sunday? You...More

Reviewed 19 June 2023 via mobile

Very poor and overpriced tourist trap. From the bland flavorless flat white coffee to the inedible omelette and a tiny bowl of granola served with a fork …. for over $25.00 per dish… for breakfast! … we were appalled at the poor quality of food...and service. Don’t believe the reviews. I heard other people complain as well and watched another customer pick at their salad and push it away… Suggest you try somewhere else.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2023

Hi Robert We wish you had chatted with the Duty Manager while you were with us. Our Granola is a customer favourite and so large that some customers need a takeaway container as they can't finish a serving. Our Organico Coffee is normally great -...More

Reviewed 5 June 2023 via mobile

Nice big airy cafe with a good selection of food. Do takeaway options as well. Coffee was good. Heaps of Knick knack things to buy as well. Friendly fast service. Would recommend.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Philly Angus, Marketing at Capers Cafe + Store, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2023

Hi Judo_13 Thanks for your feedback! See you again soon we hope! Philly + the Capers team

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CAPERS CAFE + STORE, Rotorua - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Capers Cafe + Store offers takeaway services.

Capers Cafe + Store is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4