51 Fairfax St, Murchison Ph: 03 523 9009


Business for Sale


A Note From The Owner:

My name is Jude Alfeld, I am the owner of Rivers Cafe Murchison.  I have owned and operated Rivers for over 11 years and the experience has been wonderful.  Its been great to meet with so many people of different nationalities and backgrounds.  I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of running Rivers Cafe and watching the business grow. In saying that the time has come for me to sell Rivers and spend some quality time with my family.  Rivers Cafe has great potential and a new owner will very easily make their mark on the place. I have a wonderful team here with many different talents and experiences.  Murchison has also been a great place to live, there is a great sense of community spirit here.



Karen Steadman - Haven Realty - Richmond

Karen Steadman


Licensed Salesperson
Haven Realty - Richmond


P: 03 544 4202

M: 027 482 6199


Haven Realty - Richmond


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Rivers Cafe

is located in Murchison, known as the "Whitewater Capital of New Zealand". Rivers Cafe Murchison offers an exceptional dining experience, in a rustic, warm and friendly atmosphere, in a uniquely re-designed gas station. You'll love the natural wood furniture and spacious eating areas, combined with exceptionally friendly service and amazingly tasty food.


All our cakes, snacks and lunch items are made from locally sourced ingredients and are baked in house daily for your pleasure. Our evening meals are also locally sourced and we think you will agree with us when we say that our food  is of the highest quality, just read some of our reviews.


Our Recent Event



"What can we say...


Thank you!!! for everything Jude you have been fantastic, it meant so much to both of us to celebrate our wedding in one of our favourite places, to share that with our family and friends was great!. Thanks again Jude we appreciate all you have done."


Aaron, Kylie and Libby Senior


Read More Reviews or Write a Comment


  • Did not have expectations of this garage turned restaurant, but visited after a recommendation. Was stunned by the quality of food!
  • The coffee was very well prepared and to top it off they had a good Internet cafe that allowed us to catch with a few emails and make a quick post
  • This restaurant alone is worth to be THE destination in Southern NZ - it puts Murchison on the map. Incredibly kind and attentive staff in a very relaxed atmosphere. Great design - or redesign of a gas station I believe. This restaurant would make it in any metropolis around the globe. The food is simple, but divine and it was one of the very few places in Southern NZ, if not the only one, where we actually saw a chef becoming creative with the common local ingredients, - salmon steak, ribeye steak, venison stew and rack of lamb - all good food, but somehow every restaurant in NZ seems to have the exact same menu. Well, Rivers Cafe does not although the ingredients are all here. A super place - seems to be known, though. Everyone seems to meet there and just spend their day there, if there is nothing else to do. It's so comfortable and home-y - you don't want to leave
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