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The Lavender Café
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The Riverlands Authentic Italian Café

The Lavender Café is a unique dining experience for the entire family to enjoy. Set in the heart of the Riverland, South Australia amongst a Lavender Farm & surrounded by vineyards, our authentic Italian café  truly offers something for everyone.  

As a family owned and operated business, we pride ourselves on offering exceptional service and delicious Italian cuisine to all who visit us. Our freshly made in house, Wood Fired Pizzas, Pastas, and other Italian delights, are just some of the many reasons why, The Lavender Café is a the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.  

We hope to see you soon!

A Dining Experience You Need to Try

Our menu covers breakfast, lunch, dinner & takeaway, with many different choices to cater for all desires and dietary requirements. We offer a range of Italian specialities including house made Wood Fired Pizzas, Pastas, Panini Sandwiches, Arancini Balls, and many other delicious dishes, we also have Gluten Free and Vegetarian options available. For something on the sweeter side, our Sweet Treats, made by our Aunty Rhonda will have you coming back for more, every time!

The Riverlands Only Wood Fired Pizzas

Our Wood Fired Pizzas are a must try! We make all our pizza dough in house, so we can offer the best tasting pizza bases with the freshest ingredients.

Our pizzas are all made to order and cooked under the smoky Wood Fired Oven.

Supporting Other Local Businesses

As a local business, we aim to always support other local Riverland businesses. Our suppliers and sources all come from the Riverland community. From the coffee brand, to various beverages, with local beers, wines, and spirits, to fruit and vegetables and to the bakes goods and dairy products we use.

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Locals Supporting Locals

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So Much More Than Just A Café

We welcome you to come and explore the lavender farm and beautiful gardens that surround our café. We have plenty for the whole family with our 9-hole Mini Golf course, kids playground and plenty of outdoor tables for mum and dad to sit back and enjoy the local wines or cocktails we have on offer. The undercover alfresco area, along with our indoor dining offer plenty of space to cater for any size group. You can also enjoy regular live music, pizza and pamper days, as well as our ‘All You Can Eat Pizza and Pasta Night’ once a month.

Bella Lavender - Keeping It In The Family

The Lavender Café was previously known as Bella Lavender and was ran by the original owners, our Uncle Mario and Aunty Lucy for 12 years.  Bella Lavender first opened in 2008 before deciding to close it’s doors in 2020. In 2023, the café reopened, with new owners, new branding and a new name, The Lavender Café!

Bella Lavender and the Lavender Farm are still owned and operated by Mario and Lucy who also live onsite next door to The café. Mario and Lucy produce quality lavender products including oils, hand creams, lotions, arthritis creams and more, for sale. You can purchase these products from the café and online.

Customer Reviews

"Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing, yet great for the kids with a super cool playground and mini golf set up. This place is a true gem, our favourite outing in the Riverland so far. Expect a friendly yet professional family run business with delicious food and drinks. Can't wait to come back."
Kaden P.
Google Review
"Excellent local cafe and restaurant. Good food, coffee and excellent service. The entire space is awesome! There is a beautiful Lavender garden where you can roam and take photos. Also, there are Lavendar oil, cream, candles and etc, if you want to buy them"
Vish O.
Google Review
"We had lunch here today, thought we would check it out as someone recommended it. We were so happy with the experience! The service was friendly and we were even asked if we were comfortable where we were seated (in the lounge area), the environment was cozy, and the food was delicious, and it came out so fast! Our 2 year old daughter loved the wooden playground that is located just a few metres away from the dining area and it was very obvious that this equipment is well taken care of. Will be recommending this place to everyone and we will definitely be back. Thank you."
Josh P.
Google Review