#CafeSmart is an annual, day-long fundraising initiative, created by StreetSmart Australia, that supports local not-for-profit organisations and Australians in need. In order to help all you need to do is buy a coffee on August 4, 2017 at one of 700 participating cafes across Australia including many of Riva venues such as White Mojo Speciality Coffee & Roaster (both their CBD & Balwyn cafes) and Manhattan Grind (Sydney, NSW). Each cafe donates $1 from every cup of coffee sold on the day. Make a special effort to visit a participating cafe and help support this great charity to help end homelessness. You can find your local participating cafe from this LINK. Now you know where to buy your coffee this Friday.
Our lucky Melbourne support team recently had the pleasure of visiting Riva venue, Pietro e Paolo (South Melbourne, VIC) last week to celebrate Jarrod’s birthday. They can’t stop talking about how fantastic the whole experience was. Everything from the service, to the food and the coffee is just on point. The atmosphere is also amazing – Authentic Italy in South Melbourne! Check this place out for yourself if you are in the area and want to treat yourself to authentic Italian food.
Address: 217-239 Montague St, South Melbourne VIC
Have you ever thought “I wish I had bought into that franchise when they started up”? I’m sure every up and coming entrepreneur has made the mistake of looking but not jumping in. Well here is one more chance to get in on the ground floor with Walkers Doughnuts. This business has the hallmarks of one headed for success, in their own words “Food fads come and go, but Walker’s is eternal. The classic combination of our own exceptional hand-cut Doughnuts made fresh daily, our delicious classic heritage USA Hot dogs and unique barista-developed Walker’s eight bean blend makes it an unbeatable combination for a takeaway destination”
So for a great new business visit them on their website to apply, if you simply want some great coffee and doughnuts then get yourself along to their store at 2/26 Elizabeth Street in Melbourne and enjoy.
Howler Brewing Company has recently finished upgrading the old brewery at Lang Lang in Victoria and are now open to welcome guests to sample their beautifully crafted Boutique Beers and sample some of the best food in the area.
They have chosen the Riva Table Service POS System as their solution for ensuring that all of your orders are prepared so that you can simply sit back, relax, enjoy a pot of brilliant beer (try the Pale Ale, it’s spectacular) and feast on the wonderful selection of food prepared by their talented chefs. The team at Riva wishes them every success in this new venture and, of course, our support team will be there to assist them with our extensive service.
Location: 47 Westernport Rd, Lang Lang VIC
Opening a new Restaurant or Looking to renovate or just feel your business is not doing as well as it should?
A lot of restaurants these days are struggling or are getting a bit dated but how do you approach freshening up, restructuring or even moving your business? Alsco have probably got the answers you are looking for. They have prepared a list of 126 tips for you to better manage your restaurant covering everything from selecting the location of your restaurant (sorry too late for some) to the lighting, restaurant layout, kitchen flow and even best colour schemes. You can read the list on the Alsco website where you will find something for everyone.
Ps: go to their Green Room where you will find a fantastic range of articles on many aspects of our industry.
Our Melbourne onsite technician, Kelvin, recently installed Riva Restaurant POS System at an exciting brand new Japanese restaurant called Yama Yama in Rowville, VIC. Opened its door for the first time last week, Yama Yama offers modern Japanese cuisine which is full of flavour and made from the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Yama Yama is also fully licensed with Japanese sake, beers, Yuzu and cocktails, all in an amazing setting. They are open for lunch everyday from 11am to 4pm and dinner hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm till late. Check out their website for menus.
Location: Shop 16A, 1100 Wellington Rd, Rowville, VIC
Introducing one of Riva’s most recent Melbourne venues, Masters of Burgerology! This exciting brand new burger joint is conveniently located on 800 Swanston St, Carlton which is directly across from University of Melbourne. At Master of Burgerology, their mission is to provide an exceptional casual dining experience for their customers and they do this by focusing on three main objectives:
Only using Quality Products in our menu items,
Setting a new level in Premium Customer Service,
and most importantly focusing on what our Customers want.
Considering their location, we’re sure this venue will be a new hotspot for university students to grab a quick tasty bite as well as a place to hang out and do some studies while enjoying their deliciously juicy burgers! Oh and did we mention that they also offer FREE Wifi? Masters of Burgerology is now officially open so make sure to pop in for a visit and a tasty burger!
Point of Sale System installed at Masters of Burgerology is Riva Café (Quick Service) POS System which is a multi-functional POS system that gives café operators all the tools they need to boost sales and speed service.
Address: Shop 3, 800 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC
Riva will be installing our POS System at Cape Horn Vineyard & Riverside Bar – a beautiful family run vineyard situated on the banks of the Murray River between Echuca and Barmah, VIC. Cape Horn was a popular picnic spot for day trippers from Echuca since the 1900’s. The vineyard was re-established in 1994 by previous owners, the Harrison family and now owned by the Gilmour and Buckley families. CapeHorn Vineyard specialises in producing award winning warm climate varietals such as Marsanne and Durif and a selection of other varietals and styles.
If you are in the region make sure to stop by Cape Horn Vineyard and treat yourself with some delicious wood fired pizza and a glass or two of their exceptional wine. Their cellar door is open 7 days for wine tastings and their wood fired pizzas are available on weekends and during school holidays. They also cater for weddings and special events and there are also accommodations available if you plan to stay longer. The newly constructed 2 story 5 bedroom Vineyard Villa features breathtaking Murray River and Vineyard vistas from every window.
Location: 486 Stewarts Bridge Rd, Echuca Village VIC