Open 7:00am – 7:00pm,
7 days
1181 Eruera St, Rotorua.
Ph. 07 348 8818

Welcome to Capers Café.

The team at Capers have been making and serving wholesome food, good coffee and timeless and edgy teas for Rotorua locals and visitors for over a decade.

Friends catching up, business breakfasts, weekend brunch, food on the go, or a dinner date - Capers has it covered. Our chefs’ create a fresh seasonal menu

and hearty cabinet selection to cater for everyone.

The Capers - The Store sources predominantly Kiwi artisan and organic producers with a commitment to fair trade and sustainable practices. We want to offer products that are both good for your body and soul and for the planet.

We are currently OPEN from 7am till 7pm daily with our new breakfast + lunch and full dinner menu,
along with cabinet meals + salads, cakes + slices.

Join us for Happy Hour - 5pm till 7pm, daily - New Zealand Distillery Gin, Local Craft Beer, Local + New Zealand Wine. 



Flavour and contemporary simplicity are at the heart of our menu. Our head chef Victor Edelsten and his team bring their passion and skill from our kitchen to your table. Soups and salads, tapas, signature mains and with vegetarian and vegan options we endeavour to offer you the best of local produce.

Eat in or take out, the food in the display cabinets helps when you’re a little short on time. Capers prepare and make a selection of salads, wraps and larger meal options daily. Whole cakes, slices, florentines, bliss balls and an expanding array of raw vegan offerings grace the Capers cake cabinet.


We are tickled pink to bring the T2 tea boutique concept to Rotorua. With Capers offering an extensive selection of traditional favourites and edgy blends, beautiful teawares and brewing tools T2 celebrates the reflective and increasingly popular ritual of tea drinking. With a twist on classics like French Earl Grey, English, Irish and Melbourne breakfast to Liquorice legs, Banana Bake and Ruby Red Rosehip T2 fortifies friendships, creates beautiful gifts and most importantly is good for the body and the soul.

Capers - The Store

We are interested in the story behind the food products we’re sourcing; knowing where it began, the people who have crafted it, the ingredients that have gone into it and of course how best to use it. We look for brands and companies that are the best fit for this vision and are proud to bring you these artisan NZ producers and distributors including:

  • Pepper & Me
  • Libertine Blends
  • Ceres Organics
  • Chantal Organics
  • Six Barrel Soda Co
  • Wellington Chocolate Factory
  • Bennetts of Mangawai
  • Raptor Rubs
  • Garden of Eden
  • Cuisinescene
  • Fresh As –dried fruit and vegetable powders
  • Hakanoa
  • Manawa Honey
  • Webster's Tea 
  • Zarbo Dressings
  • Seedlip

Children welcome

Our playroom is perfect to keep the little ones entertained while you chat, with interactive toys on the walls, G rated movies and colouring in along with our children’s menu and drinks.