For nearly 20 years, our very talented and dedicated team of chefs, headed by Matt Brennan have consistently prepared and served high quality foods with a focus on seasonality, health inspired dishes utilising produce home grown kitchen garden along with a creative style and artistic presentation. Star dishes include the herb & cheese pot bread, the pumpkin & cashew soup, signature berry crepes, Belgian lemon teacake and passionfruit sponge.
Our style leans to all ages and we invite you to come in and be welcomed by our warm, friendly team 7 days a week from 8.30-4.30pm weekdays and 8.30am-5.00pm weekends. You can even be entertained by our resident ducks and turtles out looking the lake from our deck area! Special dietary needs are also well considered.
We have always made special effort in helping our guests with special dietary needs and choices. Our menu includes provision to suit gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and Paleo choices. We are also a member of the Coeliac Society of Victoria and recognised as a recommended venue providing gluten free food.
We love supporting local producers and stock fresh breads, paddock eggs, honey, apples, fresh vegetables and herbs as they come to hand.
We also make our own selection of house baked goods which include our delicious range of Jams, Muesli’s, Traditional Yo Yo’s, Gingerbread babies and Florentines. The kids (young and old!) love our freckles and moorish honeycomb dipped in Cadbury chocolate.
Our foodstore features a wide range of preserves, oils, dressings and sauces, superfoods, homemade sweets and gourmet foods from local and regional producers.
Rivers Cafe & Foodstore have always had a focus of helping people with special diets and allergies. The Chefs spend a great deal of time putting together each menu item and are proud to offer dishes that cater specifically for Coeliacs, Vegetarians and those on Wheat Free or Dairy Free diets.
Throughout our menus you will see symbols to help identify meals suitable for special dietary requirements:
GF - Gluten Free
V - Vegetarian
MGF - Can be modified for Gluten Free
Rivers Cafe & Providore is also a member of the Coeliac Society of Victoria and is registered as a recommended restaurant providing gluten free food.
Bookings & Groups
Our Cafe & Foodstore is open 7 days a week from 8.30am-4.30pm.
We are closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Bookings are highly recommended and can be made by calling us on 9436 3210.
We can cater for groups up to 20 guests in the main café area. If you have a larger group we are able to offer use of our exclusive upstairs room up to 40 people. Note that a different menu is served. Click here to learn more about our Café Upstairs options for groups.
Breakfast: 8.30am – 11.30am
Lunch: 11.45pm - 2.30pm
Morning & Afternoon Tea: 8am - 4.30pm
For even larger group bookings, starting from 50 people, you may wish to consider a private function in our stunning adjacent Functions & Events Centre, The Gallery. Contact our Functions Coordinator on 9436 3215 or click here to see our options.
Catering & Cakes
We make a gorgeous selection of in house made finger foods, platters, cakes, tarts and sandwiches suitable for all sorts of day time and evening occasions.
Mother's Day 2017
Celebrate Mother's Day all weekend at Rivers ~ Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May 2015
We celebrate Mother’s Day all weekend at Rivers! Come and enjoy some family time where you can wander our beautiful grounds and feed the ducks before or after you dine with us! On the Saturday we will be serving breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea in Rivers Cafe as per our normal menu and on Sunday we will be serving a special breakfast, lunch and high tea menu in both Rivers Café and The Gallery. The Gallery is our Functions and Events Venue - located adjacent to the café by the lake and is ideal for larger group bookings.
Click here to view our Mother's Day Menu (breakfast, lunch and kids)
Click here to view our High Tea Menu
As Mother’s Day (Sunday) itself is one of our busiest days of the year, we have sitting times in order to be as organised as we can to ensure a smooth operation for you and your family. Please note if you are running late then this will reduce the time you have on your table.
Booking a Table
In order to book at table there are a number of things to choose;
Special Dietary Needs
For special dietary needs our Mother’s Day Menu cater for vegetarians, gluten free and vegan diets. Please make sure that you indicate any of these needs when making your booking. Our dishes are marked accordingly so that you can see what is on offer before you book and they are clear to see on the day.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family at Rivers.