Ca­pers Cafe’s Fri­day buf­fet is leg­endary

The Tribune (NZ) - - SAVOUR -

Take a minute to stop and think about what you want from a cafe. While dif­fer­ent peo­ple value dif­fer­ent things, there are some things that most peo­ple put on the list – 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 Ave and Al­bert St, meets all of those cri­te­ria and it can add a few more.

Sue and Russell John­son like to high­light the com­fort­able seat­ing, re­laxed at­mos­phere and free park­ing, with no park­ing me­ters 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, in the heart of win­ter, very pop­u­lar. 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 a re­cent week­end 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 wine 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 while 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 too.

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