Capers Cafe has it all
Take a minute to stop and think about what you want from a cafe.
While it will mean different things to different people, there’s a constant requirement that everyone needs. It’s consistently good coffee, friendly staff, value for money and a fantastic range of cooked and cabinet food.
Capers Cafe, in the heart of Terrace End, at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Albert Street, meets all of those criteria and it can add a few more.
Sue and Russell Johnson remind people of the comfortable seating, relaxed atmosphere and free parking with no parking metres in sight. The background music is unobtrusive and the sound of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Beverly Kenney, to name just a few, brings back welcome memories of yesteryear.
Capers Cafe’s Friday evening buffets are legendary and very popular. For example, on a recent Friday, roast lamb and hot ham on the bone was carved at the table, complemented with roast pumpkin, kumara and potato, served with peas and carrots. Dessert was the Kiwi classic pavlova, served with lots of fresh cream and fresh fruit salad.
Then there was tea and coffee, all for $20 before satisfied diners headed home.
That’s one part of Capers Cafe’s impeccable service but, if you have a function to plan, then Sue, Russell and their team can do that also as well as booking out the cafe or another venue.
On the same weekend as the legendary Friday evening buffet, they catered for 240 people. On another occasion they looked after a private function for 50 at the cafe and then dropped off a succulent spread for 70 plus people at a sports venue.
During the week corporate catering flies out the door to offices all over the city.
Capers Cafe is fully licensed, enabling you to enjoy a cold beer or glass of sauvignon blanc or you can just chill with a cold drink or juice to accompany your meal. Capers offers breakfast, lunch, great coffee and wonderful cakes and slices.
Muffins and scones have to be seen to be believed as they are a feast on their own.
So if you’re at the crossroads and want to try something new, then give the team at Capers a try. You could start with a coffee and slice from the cabinet, then there’s a delicious lunch and, if you want someone to cater for your business function, then Capers can do that.
They’re alongside the BNZ and Countdown supermarket. People love Capers and the cafe will grow on you also.
Russell Johnson, host of Capers Cafe.