Capers Cafe has it all

The Tribune (NZ) - - SAVOUR -

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.

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