Capers Award Winning Rotorua Cafe
Rotorua's Capers has been named the 2017 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Cafe of the Year.
The Eruera St cafe, popular with both visitors and locals, is part of the vibrant inner city of Rotorua, popular for boutique shopping, markets, parks and gardens as well as other great eateries.
Capers was also presented with the national Tararua Best Metro/CBD award after winning that category award for the Upper North Island region in December.
Judging, tasting and deliberating was conducted by a highly-experienced panel led by Kerry Tyack, who praised Capers.
"The food is fresh, beautifully presented and serves up an enticing menu delivering uncomplicated and innovative cuisine. Capers inspires loyalty from its customers by providing great food and coffee on site, as well as takeaway meals and salads and a retail larder full of local artisan and organic produce. Capers is superbly organised and managed.
"The engaging staff are proactive in determining and meeting customers' needs," he said.
"Capers is a great example of a local cafe that consistently brings passion and integrity to its customers."
Along with the title, Capers won a trip to Melbourne valued at $7500 and a feature in Dish magazine.
Brian Woodcock, national business manager, foodservice, Goodman Fielder New Zealand Limited congratulated owners Gregg and Susan Brown and their team headed by manager Liz Todd.