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Rivers Cafe & Providore - Rivers Cafe and Foodstore, Yarrambat, AU-VIC

Rivers Cafe and Foodstore

4.4
4.4
1528 Reviews
$40 and under
Café
We are fully licensed Cafe and offer indoor table service and outside takeaway dining. Enjoy views of our garden and lakeside setting along with resident ducks, turtles and kangaroos!
Celebration Cakes
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.
About Us
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 posh cheese, Berry crepes and Belgian lemon teacake.
Dietary
We cater for vegetarian, gluten free, vegan and dairy free diets.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9436 3210

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt Brennan

  • Catering

    We make a gorgeous selection of whole cakes perfect for your next special occasion. Browse via the 'Shop Online' section of our website or by calling the Cafe on 9436 3210.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a range of function + event spaces here at Rivers, offering celebrations + weddings from 6 guests up to 120 guests. We host signature afternoon tea style celebrations by day, and elegant cocktails parties of an evening. Browse our packages + enquire via our website.

  • Private party contact

    Rivers Functions Team: (03) 9436 3215

  • Neighborhood

    Yarrambat

  • Cross street

    Yan Yean Road

  • Parking details

    Free and ample off street parking.

  • Public transit

    Public Transport <br />Bus 901 (Frankston - Melbourne Airport) stops right on our door step. <br />Timetable link below; <br />https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/7531

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,528 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Café

  • Northern Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Northern Suburbs

    Kid-friendly

  • Northern Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Northern Suburbs

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northern Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. HT

    HelenT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We were advised our booking finished at 11.00 which we accepted, no problem . We were unhappy that the waitress tried to usher us out at 10.55 despite our protests. Her response was “I have to clean the table for the next booking, the guests have arrived and are waiting.” We were not happy.
  2. CH

    CharlieH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Always enjoy the good ambience and shopping there. Love the outdoor bakery too. Best place to relax.
  3. GA

    GeorginaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Quick service, but a little quick to get us out the door. Food and coffees were excellent Lovely atmosphere so overall a fabulous time. Will definitely be coming back sometime soon!
  4. OC

    OnaC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful atmosphere for casual dining - great service and friendly, knowledgeable staff
  5. SM

    SharonM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't speak highly enough of Rivers. It's one of my most favourite places to visit and always take my interstate visitors there. The food is delicious and mostly all homemade. The staff are all hardworking and everyone is so welcoming and friendly. The grounds itself with the nursery, ducks and the little lake are just beautiful. This place is a credit to the owners who have created such a beautiful haven that you just never want to leave!
  6. JB

    JanB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food was fine, however it’s really noisy, need some kind of solution so you can hear the people yr with!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is always outstanding but this particular time we had exceptionally great service by our waiter whose name I should have remembered but can’t. He was super attentive, efficient and personable! I love this place
  8. AB

    AnnetteB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is on the expensive side but nice. Only real issue is the noise, it makes it difficult to have conversations. Also it would be nice if seating was still available on the deck overlooking the pond rather than having it just set up as a function area.
  9. AS

    AnnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved it. prices were reasonable, and the staff were magnificent.. Loved the walk through the garden section and the kids loved feeding the ducks.
  10. CR

    CarolR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly, efficient staff and delicious food. One of our favourite places!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been here many, many times- always excellent in all ways.
  12. SS

    SandraS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Enjoyable as usual but was rushed. A 90 min. frame is not enough time for menu deciding, to a cup of tea.
  13. RT

    RichardT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast with my daughter and grand daughter. Excellent experience in the cafe and my 18 month old grand daughter also loved the ducks in the pond.
  14. NC

    NadineC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My friend who is hearing impaired said it was too noisy for her we were sitting on table one. She is deaf due to complications at birth. It’s a nice venue to come to however perhaps needs a “quiet area “ dedicated to people who want table service but on the same token want the ambience. Staff lovely and approachable as well as helpful. The table water was served in glasses that were murky not crystal clear so maybe it’s time to get new glasses for the table . The bounty hot chocolate was okay.
  15. H

    Hazel1

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really lovely food, good choices but please bring back the little terracotta pot bread.the gentleman that served us is always lovely and friendly, and always has a smile for you, no matter how busy he is. Rivers is one of my favorite places to eat.
  16. SH

    SueH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Brought a QLD friend as I heard wonderful reviews about this place. Food was so delicious and appreciated the chef coming out to say the kitchen was closing and asked if we wanted anything else. Only downside was we asked to be moved as our existing table did not cater to the AC and I so needed the AC on a 38° day. Staff were happy to oblige I’ll definitely will be back
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our visit yesterday in the cafe! I was well looked after with my gluten free options, and the service was fantastic with a fun and relaxed vibe! Thank you
  18. DB

    DianneB

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious high-quality food and top quality service with a smile. They even came over to ask if everything was OK with our meals after about 5 mins. When mum and I couldn't finish our overly sized meals, they gave us a take away box so we could eat it at home which we happily did for dinner. Really great atmosphere, great food and great service, what more could we ask for.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a relaxed lunch in the cafe and then sat in the outside area for a while
  20. P

    Pippa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The overall dining experience was very good. The chef was a bit heavy-handed on the salt for the salt and pepper calamari dish. We felt that the lemon meringue was a bit pricey at $18 each. We loved the ambience of the gift shop and pond. All in all we had a lovely day.
  21. S

    Shezza

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great venue for a celebration. Staff were very friendly, food was great, and it is lovely to browse the plants and gift store. Parking is easy too.
  22. J

    Jessie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a wonderful day! Great menu selection and food was delicious and prompt. Every team member had a smile on their face and were extremely attentive. Can’t fault this place.
  23. SM

    SueM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    I love rivers cafe but for some reason yesterdays noise level was just too much to be able To have a lovely conversation with my friend I hadn’t seen since before Christmas and we couldn’t hear ourselves think , so we ate and drank our tea quickly and sat outside to be able to have a decent conversation, very disappointing and especially now that the deck is closed it makes it quite difficult to have an ambient time
  24. RA

    RoseA

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service , pleasant atmosphere and very friendly staff.
  25. WR

    WendyR

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breaky like always. Usually come on a weekly basis, would recommend to everyone
  26. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it . Loved feeding the ducks and stealing their attention away from the small children with no duck food to offer.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I felt drinks were very slow to come … coffee etc . Asked for water & wasn’t brought out . Seemed under staffed
  28. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I have been visiting the Rivers Cafe since opening. It can be noisy inside this needs some work to make it less noisy. Food great but expensive. Overall lovely place including the gift shop and nursery.
  29. YN

    YvieN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Gorgeous location but the menu is limited and probably not worth the money charged per item. Food is tasty though.
  30. CB

    CarmenB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    First may I say.. I love going to Rivers Nursery in Yarambat . Great service as always. Am looked after so well by staff.. especially Craig. But unfortunately I cannot accept the food standard that I have received these past Two visits. My Husband received a breakfast the Thursday morning before Christmas.. We were amongst the first to be there. After leaving my Husband advised me that the breakfast was cold. We are not people to complain so we let it slide. Then this past Thursday I took my Father for breakfast. When the meal arrived at our table the Bacon was burnt. I didn’t want to say anything because I love going there. The Service Staff and Nursery I can never fault. Unfortunately the Chef continues to provide food that is unsatisfactory. Can I just say I have been going there since it first opened and may I say that it is a very long time. Once again no reflection towards the people that served me. They are truly fantastic.
  31. MP

    MarilynP

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our time there, food great only drawback so noisy couldn't hear yourself think!!
  32. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed a delicious meal. The service was good, Craig was most attentive as were the girls that served the tables. Thank you.
  33. HS

    HelenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always an excellent experience to visit Rivers. Staff are very accommodating. Food is great. The crepes are a consistent favourite. Given it’s Christmas time there is a busy noisy vibe. Overall an enjoyable brunch and many lovely things to buy from shop and garden centre.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Calamari and share platter were delicious. Plenty of food for 2. Nice espresso too. Staff very good and friendly. Thankyou.
  35. DM

    DaleM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful meal. Food well presented. Professional and friendly staff. Noisy but expected as close to Xmas. Only disappointment only 1.5 hours on tables.
  36. LL

    LynL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Poached eggs were hard boiled Sour dough was soggy
  37. LA

    LeighA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy my time at this beautiful cafe. The staff are friendly and attentive. The passionfruit sponge is to die for.
  38. JC

    JaneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely cafe. Great outlook and atmosphere. The menu was perfect for lunch. Staff were very hospitable. The bonus of the store was very handy to pick up a gift or two. Thank you.
  39. AM

    AdrienneM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I booked for 5 on our table, the whole thing was very rushed we only just finished our meal and were wanting to order deserts and coffee only to be told we were out of time and we could get coffee and cake from outside in paper cups and paper bags and we could take it into another seating area just beside the cafe. Really an hour and half for a luncheon was not long enough and I won't be booking again I would rather book somewhere where I am not given a time slot and rushed out.
  40. E

    Evie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, could have been a little bit bigger serve, thought was expensive. Xmas pudding was delicious but no brandy custard. Staff were great and was very busy so noise was to be expected. Would definitely go again and tell friends it is a great venue.

FAQs

Rivers Cafe and Foodstore offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9436 3210.

Rivers Cafe and Foodstore is rated 4.4 stars by 1528 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Rivers Cafe and Foodstore

28 Kurrak Rd, Yarrambat, AU-VIC 3091

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Yan Yean Road

  • Neighborhood

    Yarrambat

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free and ample off street parking.

  • Public transit

    Public Transport Bus 901 (Frankston - Melbourne Airport) stops right on our door step. Timetable link below; https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/7531

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Brennan

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9436 3210

  • Catering

    We make a gorgeous selection of whole cakes perfect for your next special occasion. Browse via the 'Shop Online' section of our website or by calling the Cafe on 9436 3210.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a range of function + event spaces here at Rivers, offering celebrations + weddings from 6 guests up to 120 guests. We host signature afternoon tea style celebrations by day, and elegant cocktails parties of an evening. Browse our packages + enquire via our website.

  • Private party contact

    Rivers Functions Team: (03) 9436 3215

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