Rivers Cafe and Foodstore
For bookings over 12 you will likely be on two adjacent tables.
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.
Jingle and Mingle - Christmas Bottomless Brunch $65
Nov 9th – Dec 22nd 2019
TREAT YOURSELF TO FREE-FLOWING MIMOSAS, PROSECCO, MOSCATO, APEROL SPRITZ, AND ONE BRUNCH ITEM FROM OUR CHRISTMAS Bottomless Brunch MENU. INCLUDES A CHRISTMAS BON-BON, MIXED NUTS AND A SPECIAL WELCOME DRINK ON ARRIVAL!
Terms and Conditions: Bookings essential
Valid For: 2 - 20 people
Starts: 9 November 2019
Ends: 22 December 2019
Availability: Daily 11:30-14:30
there was 11 of us and every one enjoyed there meal and the service was excellent
Noisy outdoor area overlooking the lake. Asked to be moved inside where it was quieter and had a much better experience.
Service could improve it took 15-20 minutes from seating to take any orders but only 1-2 people heard so we needed to reorder
Slow in coming out but food was good
Vegan food quite expensive for the quantity that was served. It was tasty 🙂 Only small vegan menu, especially compared to the other menu.
Staff friendly and helpful. Did have to ask for water.
Great ambiance and cosy table overlooking the pond.
Had a most pleasant lunch with friends, all our meals were delicious, staff attentive without being overly so. Would go again.
Beautiful atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food, can’t wait to go back!
Food was delicious but service a bit slow. There were quite a few tables waiting a while for food to come out of the kitchen- including us. Once it arrived we were very happy with our choices. Fresh and tasty food.
We have been there lots of times, but my husband said that if this was his first time he wouldn’t go again
Great food. Lovely service. Beautiful atmosphere. We love coming here. Easy to book online too
Food was very nice. The waitress was efficient and friendly. Will be returning
Beautiful food, lovely coffee and great setting. Nursery, shop, food store are all awesome additions to check out.
Our food was lovely, homemade and so fresh. There was a great selection to choose from the menu. The girl who served us was very personable, helpful and efficient.
Absolutely beautiful place. Great food great staff and absolutely beautiful amazing atmosphere
Overall experience with family was excellent. Thank you
Beautiful place amazing food great staff and absolutely beautiful day
What a lovely place to visit! The food is so beautifully presented and importantly, delicious too. All meals were enjoyed, ambience very welcoming, we will definitely return.
We alsobought some duck food and fed the happy ducks in the pond. The homewares shop was so pretty with much to look at, along with gorgeous plants in the nursery.
You can easily spend your entire afternoon and leave feeling relaxed and very content.
Thank you so much for the pleasant experience!!
Service was outstanding. Poached eggs were not cooked through, had to mix in with avo to eat them. Would like to see more options for those of us who are totally gluten free. Cakes, conserves and condiments were beautifully displayed and we were pleased to see flourless orange cake offered. Thank you for a lovely place to meet with friends.
We had a fantastic time, the kids meal deal is such great value for money!! Our waiter was so good with the kids too ( didn’t get his name but think he is the only male working)
Very quick service even though it was busy
The food and service at Rivers is always outstanding. It keeps us coming back again and again.
Been coming for many years, good food, nice outlook over duck pond and gardens
Been going to Rivers for over 15 years it was my mother’s favorite when she would visit Melbourne ....Awesome food & great service as Usual we will be back again!! Thank you
Always love coming to Rivers to look around the nursery and enjoy a very nice lunch. Particularly like the outdoor dining option and will prob do that next time.
Must mention the super service from Craig on our visit on Wednesday. My autistic granddaughter was with me, and Craig looked after us so well, with no fuss. Rivers is my favourite place for coffee or lunch.
Thank you Rivers!
Always a pretty landscape. I had the bacon and eggs and it was ok, bread was tough, serving was not very generous considering the price.
Unfortunately our server was either learning or having a bad day - we didn’t receive all of our order, table water was not offered, nor was the option of coffee/dessert after our lunch so we went elsewhere. My mum also asked about the chutney she had on her meal and the server clearly knew nothing about it but did say they sell it- mum was hoping to purchase but we gave up trying to ascertain which one it was
Normally love the experience at Rivers so we will be back
My birthday breakfast was lovely. Food was awesone and service was great. Definitely will return!
I love dining at Rivers with my friends, be it a Birthday or just a day out with my children. I absolutely love being served by Craig. He is always polite, courteous, happy and always goes out of his way to provide excellent service. Other staff members are fabulous too but I personally believe Craig is the BEST. I always recommend Rivers to my family and friends. A few Birthdays are coming up so I will definitely be there with bells on LOL. Kindest Regards Trish :)
Yummy meal and excellent service there were four of us and we all enjoyed our meals the staff were friendly and the services was great, will definitely be back .We had lunch at 12.30 on a Tuesday I would book if there is a large number of you as it was quite busy
Food and service and setting was lovely, even perfect with weather
I took my mum here for her birthday brunch. She absolutely loved the atmosphere which was great for anyone with kids. The staff went the extra mile to put a candle in a slice of cake and bring it to my mum.
I would absolutely recommend Rivers Cafe, the food is excellent, as is the service. Please keep it up!
Had the pleasure of enjoying the cafe dining over many years ... always to be recommended!
It's a lovely spot, the staff are professional and the food is great. However, they were very understaffed on the day and we were unable to get a second drink with our meal (30 minute wait) so we needed to cancel. And were not able to order coffees, desserts etc, again at least a 30 minute wait. The staff were stressed, and as a result not as attentive as usual. Yes, it was an unusually sunny day, but I work in hospitality and you can always check the forecast before finalising the roster, that's what casuals are for.
We enjoyed the lunch .... food well presented and yummy. Service a little slow at times but acknowledge was very busy. Staff very approachable and helpful. A great venue .. could have a conversation with each other and did feel that we were shouting even though numerous children and families there as well.
We shared the calamari and crepes and both very appetising and well presented.
Thank you to all staff on the day for a delightful time.
Absolutely love Rivers. Me and my mum come here regularly, it is our favourite place to catch up. The whole atmosphere is so beautiful and the staff are always lovely. The food never fails to impress, both taste and appearance.
Food was delicious and reasonably priced, the staff were friendly and attentive and the venue was stunning as ever. We were seated outside by the water and it was quiet and we enjoyed a lovely view. Look forward to coming back!
We were a large group with kids. We booked two tables and were able to pay individually. The kids were able to go and feed the ducks and there was enough space for a few high chairs. The staff were friendly and efficient.
Dear Rivers, I have been coming to your restaurant for a while now and every time I do I have a fabulous time. All the staff are friendly and the service is excellent. The food is fresh, tasty, always presented perfectly. I just wanted to commend one of your staff members who always makes me extra happy when I visit. His name is Craig. He is just fantastic in everything he does. He remembers my name, super friendly not to mention super handsome and very caring. Every now and then I do like to have lunch or dinner out but I have never received service like I do at Rivers. Congratulations to all the wonderful staff that work at Rivers especially Craig. I look forward to visiting again soon, Kindest regards Trish Verde :)
Chicken white wine pie was heavy pastry with very little filling....dissapointing
Friendly staff who were knowledgeable about their menu. Ducks for the kids to enjoy, and gorgeous landscaping. We will be back!