Over 20+ Exotic Teas, Chocolate & Cheese Fondue, Smoothies, Slushy, Bubble Tea, Desserts and Cheesecakes.
I was actually surprised because this place was better than it looked....
Food: I went there with a bunch of friends, and we had a hard time trying to figure out what to order, so we ended getting the cheese fondue for two. It was enough to fill the four of us, (well I guess that's what happens when the bread is bottomless... haha) and there were some interesting choices for dipping. They claim to use fresh emmental cheese but there was a bit of a chalky taste to the fondue at first. The bread was cut well (decent portions) but it reminded me too much of croutons. The teas were EXCELLENT! I tried the Coconut Milky with pearls and it was the PERFECT temperature and taste! I also tried one of my friend's passionfruit slushie with mango jellies and I had to say, I was VERY impressed. (If there weren't any teas, though, I would have given the food a three. That's how excellent they were!)
Service: The servers here were nice - I don't know if it was because of the time of day (I went at about 3:30 pm) or if it was just the luck of the draw. They weren't pushy at all and were very polite. We had a lot of questions, seeing as it was our first time here, and they were very kind in giving us answers.
Value: This is where it gets a little thin for me. My tea cost almost five bucks and the size was JUST okay. I wish the glasses were a little bigger....and the fondue....should have been CHEAPER! $15.00 TOPS is what I'd pay....not almost $20.00!!
Ambiance: It's very "mantra" inspiring. Reminds me of the food equivalent of Lululemon. There are words all over the walls and the "green theme" goes well with the whole health kick that they're trying to promote. The place was clean and kept well, but there was just something lacking in the decor that I couldn't put my finger on....oh well.
Overall: This is a good place to go for a healthy coffee or tea alternative or if you're just in the neighbourhood. It's not anything fancy but if you go with a couple of friends, you're bound to strike up a few memorable conversations over decent food and even better tea.
Finally tried it. In a nutshell, this place is horrible. Sure it LOOKS like a cool place to chat and dine with your friends, but be careful because looks are deceiving. I had to wait 20 minutes to order my pricy drink and the all you can eat fondue. I ordered a fresh fruit mango bubble tea but what I received was terrible. I watched them make it and what was put into my drink was 1 tiny mango slice and the rest of the blender was filled up with ice. Then, after they made it, I waited another 10 minutes to be served my drink. I tasted it, and of course, it tasted horrible. I asked kindly for a refund, but was not given one because they said I drank too much of it, when I only took a sip. As for the fondue, my friends who have tried it before said that it was better when they initially started their business. Now the fondue tastes not light with pungently strong chocolate, but heavy and chalky, like they use cheap chocolate but try to cover it up with a lot of fat. Sure try this place if you want poor service and down right disgusting food.
The best service I have had in a long time. New management has begun beginning-mid this year and the new manager "Bill" is a great, professional, and super friendly guy. The manager is active and not letting all his workers do the work. The food was amazing, we spent 2 hours in here being loud and accidentally breaking and spilling some stuff, but they were super understanding. The new manager also gave us some freebies and made amaaaazing macarons, LOVED THEM, I wish I could come back for them but I dont even know if they were on the menu. My friends and I came here for a girls night out and it was so worth it, with or without a groupon. During the weekends, theres some pretty good looking guys working too, which is always a plus. New management has changed up a lot and it's going to get more and more busy in here so make sure you get a reservation. Definitely worth checking out (:
Wow - did Capstone go under new management? The mean Asian lady was no longer there. We walked in today with fantastic service! Was so blown away. I only go there because of the Groupon deal, but now I'm thinking I would go back more often. I hope it is under new management as I loved what I saw today. We had two main servers helping us today and both of them were amazingly nice.
I have been on mediocre terms with this place before, but this time REALLY blew me away. If this service keeps up, I definitely recommend everyone to go!
I just went to Capstone Tea and Fondue a few days ago for my birthday with a few friends. The first thing we ordered was the bubble tea. The bubble tea was not that great at all esp. for its value (about $5) . I ordered the mango slush with pearl and it tasted bland. I do not reccomend the bubble tea. Then our chocolate fondue arrived. The chocolate was a bit watered down but OKAY. Everything was fresh. The ice cream balls I did not like because they were too hard and cold and not at all ice cream- like. I was dissapointed at the value. I think they should serve more with the chocolate as there was a lot of chocolate left over. My friends and I then tried the cheese fondue sampler. I love the cheese they use in the fondue. It was hot and delicious. The waiters were very friendly and deserved a 20 % tip. Overall I give my experiance at Capstone a 5.5/10.
Capstone left a lot to be desired in my experience. The food was very expensive for what it was, which was very basic stuff; Standard fondue, standard bubble tea, etc. You could have little health options put in, but they charged you more for them (and it was expensive enough as it was). I was severely disappointed at the service here, as they'd messed up my and my friends' orders several times- then blamed US for THEIR mistake. The waiter stood by our table and right-out accused us of ordering things we didn't, it was horrible! Unfriendly service, by the time it was over they overcharged some of us and charged us for things we did not buy (and the prices were high enough as they were for what it was). They seemed to be very, very paranoid about being cheated out somehow, it was very offensive. I felt more like I was being monitored and interrogated while I was trying to enjoy a good time with friends. As for the interior, it's clean and crisp and modern, but the modern feel makes it less cozy, I find.
Not going back. Don't recommend. It would be cheaper and more comfortable to just melt cheese or chocolate at home (or just buy yourself a pack of Dunkaroos).
this place is amazing. i love the people that work there. so cool. and lets not forget the food. the chocolate was so good, and i highly recommend the $1.00 extra for the ice cream fondue. so good. and the bubble tea i suggest mango pineapple with all toppings. what anyone else says, they're idiots. i was there today and last week, and the service is great, takes about 5 minutes for the fondue to be ready, but considering the presentation its great.
This is my first time visting this place, I am from Burnaby. My friends and I walked past this place and was attracted to their interior and their all-u-can eat chocolate fondue ad. They have a whole wall in white, with white letterings of the names of their teas, very nice. Two of my friends ordered the 'Ice cream chocolate fondue' and the rest of us had the 'all-u-can-eat chocolate fondue' which was $7.95 per person when you order a drink. There was an assortment of fresh fruits and snacks to dip.
Too bad they don't have white chocolate, but both of the fondues were good. I loved the dark chocolate! It was soooooo good! They serve good quality belgian chocolate.
We each ordered a drink, I had the Japanese genmaicha green milk tea. The milk tea actually has tea flavour in it! It had a good tea aroma. I went over to the bar to see how they make it. They were brewing loose leaf tea bags individually in a big espresso-like machine for each of our drinks. I thought that was very good, my drink was made fresh, NOT with tea that has been sitting for a whole day! We had a great time there, and will go back next time to try their other drinks and their cheese fondue.