River Jacks Café holds pride of place on the riverbank, beside the beautiful lawns, right at the start of Berri’s main street. If you are new to town, find the Information Centre & you’ll find River Jacks Cafe right next door – perfect for filling your bellies before you decide where you will adventure next!
We took up position outside on the authentically rustic, spacious patio and set about basking in the glorious morning sunlight. With orders in we got chatting to our friendly neighbours- this welcoming environment seemed to encourage it. They were a group of almost a dozen, relishing in their retirement and touring the Riverland together by bicycle. Talk about living the dream!
Our boys chose polar opposites when it came to the breakfast menu! One chose the Yoghurt and Fruit Salad Bowl and complemented that with the bright and refreshing Fruity Tootie Pink Smoothie. The eldest went with a crowd favourite, Waffles and Ice Cream and doubled down on his calorie intake with a yummy Chocolate Thickshake. Both were extremely happy with their choices & in fact eyed off each others meal a fair bit too!
We adults stuck with our favourites – Smashed Avo & Eggs Benedict. They were of course cooked to perfection but my favourite inclusion and a first for me, were the beautiful, caramelised figs. Their sweetness was fantastically balanced against my morning coffee and really put a smile on my dial.
River Jacks serve Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee, Sweets and Snacks seven days a week. On the last Friday of every month they host Greek Nights. A celebration of Greek music, culture and authentic cuisine paired with local beer wines and ciders. The atmosphere filled with the smell of all-day charcoal cooked meats and the crescendo of traditional plate smashing.
If you haven’t picked it already, we loved River Jacks! The menu, the staff, the whole experience was a great way to start the day and a great kicking off point for our adventures around Berri. Do yourself a favour & stop in to River Jacks Café while you’re on ‘river time!’
River Jacks Cafe
19 Riverview Dve, Berri SA
Open 8am – 4pm Mon-Fri & 8am – 3pm Sat-Sun
(08) 8582 4309