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Riverside Cafe

About us

Situated in a charming 150 year old homestead, Riverside Café serves inspiring, delicious food, wonderful coffee, and a tempting selection of cakes and brioche baked daily.

What we do

Winner of Wild Tomato magazine’s best regional rural restaurant 2010 and recommended by both North and South and Cuisine magazines, Riverside Cafe is a delightful introduction to the historic Riverside Community (est.1941).

Our delicious and healthy meals such as house-cured salmon, wild meats, home-made frittatas and polenta cakes, are beautifully presented with home-baked bread and our own fresh organic salads and vegetables grown on sight.

We also use fair trade coffee and feature local wines and beers, and organic juices. Vegetarian, gluten-free and other dietary options are extensively featured, plus a kids menu.

Dine indoors or out – the café is set in a tranquil country-style garden with lovely mountain views. Children will be entertained with a play area and sandpit just for them.

Discover local artwork with Ché Vincent’s stunning copper creations, and vibrant paintings by Bonnie Coad.

Wander through our spectacular cacti garden or browse through our shop selection of plants, home-made crafts, pickles, honey and jams.

A truly unique and delicious dining experience, not to be missed.

Find Us

At the distinctive Clock Tower towards the southern end of Motueka High Street turn west into King Edward Street.

After approximately one kilometre you will come to a crossroads at which you should take the the left turning onto the Moutere Highway.

The Riverside Cafe is a further five kilometres from this junction well signposted (look out for the dragon) and situated close to the road on the left.

Opening hours:
Thursday to Sunday, 9.30am-5pm; Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm for stylish dinners.


P: +64 3 526 7447
289 Main Road,
Lower Moutere,
New Zealand