Rivers Cafe and Foodstore
We do not allow cakes to be brought in, however we can make one for you with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice. Just call us on 9436 3210.
Located within the iconic Rivers of Yarrambat Lifestyle Centre, we are known locally and regionally for our truly unique offer. Expect quality food, friendly service, health inspired dishes and home grown produce from our kitchen garden. Star dishes include our pot breads, Berry crepes and Belgian lemon teacake.
We cater for vegetarian, gluten free, vegan and dairy free diets.
Freshly Baked Scones
Served warm with Rivers Willamette Raspberry Jam and cream
Open Steak Sandwich*
Prime scotch fillet, caramelised onion, spinach, tomato chutney + cheese. Served on toasted sourdough with side waffle fries
Posh Cheese on Toast*
A half char grilled avocado and soft poached free range egg served over posh grilled cheese on toasted onion sourdough with rocket and a tomato + capsicum relish
Lovely place for a breakfast or lunch, food is nice but pricey.
Scones are a little doughy
The atmosphere was lovely, the service was very good and the food was delicious
Is always wonderful every time. Thank you for your customer service 🌺🌻🌷
Friendly and courteous staff, the café had relaxing and warm atmosphere. Enjoyed the food and coffee.
The service and the food were great. Was more noisier than the usual because the restaurant was full, but that’s all.
Started a new thing where you can order off the QR code which is great. Has the full menu with description and ordered a second coffee from my table.
Food yummy and coffee is always great!
Loved everything about Rivers. The waiter was outstanding.
I would recommend.
Under cover near pond was very hot as hot day. May need some fans to disperse heat.
Lovely & relaxing location with extremely friendly & accomodating staff . Great healthy food choices and many optional places to sit and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere !! Will definitely be booking again !
Lovely food and great service in a beautiful relaxing setting. Wonderful place for a girlfriends lunch. We will be back. 😊
It was a little muggy on the deck. All windows were shut and cooler not cool enough but other then that great
Lovely outdoor set up on a nice day, very friendly staff. Love the app to order to keep contact to minmum, very covid safe
Wonderful service, this is my favourite place to visit and have a quick bite, I love it
A great lunchtime eatery just out of Melbourne (northern suburbs).
The chicken burger was a great choice and everyone around our table seemed to be having a great time.
Delicious food, great inside and outside eating. Outside under cover
The atmosphere was beautiful and relaxing especially in the outside dining area.
The food was scrumptious as was the service by all waitresses and staff. Highly recommend this cafe.
My friend and I love the ambience of Rivers, we chose an outside table and it was just fabulous. We are gradually working through the menu with our visits and this time chose Posh Cheese (light lunch) which was superb.
We had a lovely time at Rivers cafe. Ambience and the service was really amazing. Food was delicious. We are going to be regulars from now on ☺️
Great friendly staff and the food is amazing !!!!! Definitely will come back!!
Lovely atmosphere to meet a friend or two for casual lunch. Nice menu items to choose from and gluten free options. The smashed avocado is very tasty.
Suggest sitting outside when the weather is good and overlook the duck & turtle pond! The nursery has some great plant and gift ideas to see while strolling to and from the cafe. Highly recommend a visit 😊
Great venue to enjoy a brunch with friends.. ordering was different as had two options.. 1st option was to order & pay by phone from our table or option 2 was to walk up to the counter.. either way was a great Covid safe environment..
Food was quick to our table & very friendly staff out front..
Allways a great catch up spot
Gardeners grazing table for two was absolutely delicious
Delicious food, friendly service! Who could want more?!!!
I had booked an outside table expecting sunshine however it was a little too cool outside. We requested if we could move inside and the staff were very accommodating
Food was great as usual.
Food was very nice atmosphere was good. Will definitely go back again.
I thought I had booked for inside but was outside. A lovely girl changed us to inside Not a fan of ordering through the phone to have the option to order in person is great.
Scones have changed since our last visit. Not as nice and if I remember there was less jam and cream. Coffee was not nice. Bitter.
Crepes were lovely
Great atmosphere.Friendly staff.Excellent service.Pleasant surroundings.
Very nice atmosphere staff very polite.
As always we thoroughly enjoyed the setting and the meal. We usually sit inside but were placed out on the veranda - it was perfect for the day.
We were a group of six and everyone had a great day.
Well done Rivers!
Really beautiful place with the garden centre, gift shop and the cafe. Always very friendly staff. Kids enjoy feeding the ducks.
This was a much better visit than our previous time. Ambience was great, food was excellent and the service provided by Helen and Grace was outstanding. Well done.
I won’t be going back as I feel there are better choices of places to eat and catch up with friends.
Loved the the restaurant and great sitting out doors food delicious coffee a 10 out of 10
Overall a beautiful lunch and time we had
We will be back
My breakfast was delicious. Service was prompt and professional. Surroundings were lovely.
Very nice environment and great homely food. Can’t wait to go back. Love that they have extended the outdoor seating
Food was great, quiet enough to talk easily. Service was excellent.
It was a birthday lunch with my mum after both of us have experience a very isolated 2020. It was overall a nice lunch in terms of the food but disrupted by me having to try to order, then confirm that the app wasn’t working with a staff member (I couldn’t get any of 4 separate staff members attention to ask a brief question). The table wait staff seemed very hurried and not very attentive which I felt was not very representative of the prices paid for the food. As a result we preferred to take our tea and cake somewhere else. The food ordering app didn’t work, I needed to go inside the restaurant to order and collect some water and glassware. I don’t think this is due to COVID precautions, just some lax service attitudes creeping in to the hospitality sector. Perhaps more staff or remote eftpos terminals are required?
Rivers Cafe and Foodstore offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9436 3210.
Rivers Cafe and Foodstore is rated 4.5 stars by 697 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.