Capers, where everyone knows your name
Capers Cafe is a gem in the heart of Terrace End tucked between the BNZ and Countdown Supermarket. At Capers parking is no hassle and it’s safe from overzealous parking wardens.
Capers offers breakfast, lunch, great coffee and wonderful cakes and slices from the cabinet. The muffins and scones have to be seen to be believed. They are a feast on their own.
Capers owners Russell and Sue Johnson say the selection of teas must be the largest available in the Manawatu.
Capers serves black, green, herbal and fruit infusions, Earl Grey and Rooibos red bush tea for those seeking caffeine free and low tannin tea. Chamomile and peppermint are also served at the same price. If you like it, then Capers can source retail pouches from their supplier for people to enjoy at home.
Friday evenings at Capers has become a popular buffet option. For the small sum of $20 you can have two meats, this week is ham on the bone and roast beef in gravy, with roast vegetables, potatoes, pumpkin and kumara, beans and baby carrots followed by dessert, tea and coffee.
The buffet starts at 6.30pm. It’s fully licensed, allowing for a cold beer or glass of sauvignon blanc.
Capers regulars Rona and Coby love coming to Capers as the staff and owners, Sue and Russell, are all so friendly.
‘‘Capers is just like the TV programme, Cheers, where everyone knows your name,’’ they say.
‘‘Rona and Coby are also regulars at the Friday buffet and especially the theme evenings like Halloween. The cafe was recently renovated and the atmosphere is just awesome,’’ Russell says.
So what are you waiting for? Come in, take the weight off your feet, relax with friends and make new ones. Capers, no place I’d rather be.
Capers Cafe owner Russell Johnson.