Located at the Mildura Riverfront, colloquially known as The Rowers, between Jaycee Park and Mildura Water Play Park, café 1909 has unparalleled river views, just a short walking distance from Mildura City Heart. Situated downstairs in the Mildura Rowing Club building, café 1909 is easily accessible to prams and wheelchairs.

Offering a delicious menu and daily specials, café 1909 focuses on quality and locality. Managing Director David Heaysman and the team ensure a welcoming experience and enticing dishes. We also display and sell local art and stock gift packs of local produce and gift vouchers.

During the day café 1909 provides a relaxed atmosphere. Children and breastfeeding are welcome, especially in the lounge corner. The alfresco area is also pet friendly for socially minded fur-kids.

Friday and Saturday nights the café becomes a restaurant with full table service. Please call us to make reservations.


café 1909 was named in honour of the founding of Mildura Rowing Club on 23rd August in 1909 by its first president Dr Parker. In 1918 the original boathouse was washed away in a flood, and the Club rebuilt and reopened in 1923. Over 100 years since its inception, the long anticipated third instalment of the Mildura Rowing Club was completed in 2017, and we think third time is the charm.

Shane Rudd, David and Jasmine Heaysman are privileged to open café 1909 in such a historically significant location. Having already achieved success with their elite catering business, The Gourmet Chef, their team jumped at the chance to establish their own venue.