Capers Cafe, Dunedin (NZ)

As part of a self-guided tour of Dunedin in New Zealand led by D2D, we made a breakfast stop at Capers Cafe. This Cafe is directly across from an architectural landmark: Knox Church.

There are a lot of churches in Dunedin…

Capers Cafe

  • Website:
  • Address: 412 George Street, Dunedin, NZ
  • Open: 7 days from 7am
  • Phone: 03 4777769
  • Bookings for large groups:
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Frontage has seats to do some people watching

Capers itself has a nice frontage. It’s pretty early when we head in on a Friday for some breakfast at around 9am.

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Capers Basque egg Omelette’s finished with italian cheese &crusty ciabatta – chorizo , capsicum & spanish onion $15

I ordered an omelette with chorizo, which was massive! Great value for $15 cos it comes with bread! But having a look around later at a family that ordered pancakes each – those were even bigger!!

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Eggs benedict salmon with potato hash, hollandaise & toasted ciabatta $18.50

D2D had eggs benedict, which had a bit too much hollandaise sauce. You can see it kind of ooozing off there.

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Old building

Capers requires bookings for large groups and when we stepped in it was clear why. The place is very busy but we manage to grab a table as we’re just a pair. Orders are made at a walk up counter. Credit card is accepted yay (we have no NZ money).

The building itself is old, interesting architecture as you can see from the frontage. The inside is not that big, and I’m curious to see what is upstairs, but it seems as if the seating doesn’t extend up to there.

Soon after we got up to continue our walk of Dunedin. As we walked out, we saw a couple of suits leaving too with plates only half-finished! Such big portions with food left uneaten!! A sad sight but a warning to any visitors: be prepared to leave feeling very full!


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