Putting the FUN in Fundraising

Putting the FUN in Fundraising

Riverdeck Cafe is perfect for enjoying this great event.

The Labour Day long weekend (March 12-14th) brings the most amazing event to beautiful Bright.

Founded in 2013 the Brighter Days Festival is a weekend on Music, Motorbikes, Cars and fun all designed to raise funds for two children’s charities:

Riverdeck cafe a great destination
Riverdeck cafe overlooking the sound shell

1. The Cooper Trewin Memorial SUDC Research Fund

At the age of 16 months Cooper Trewin tragically passed away during his sleep for no apparent reason. In his memory a research fund was established to find the cause of this disease. Combined efforts have resulted in an International SUDC research project between the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Florey Institute in Melbourne. Find out more at www.sudc.com.au

2. Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)

EB is a rare skin disease where the sufferers are missing the ‘glue’ that holds the skin to the rest of the body, making the skin as fragile as a butterfly wing. The only treatment is daily wound care, bandaging and managing the daily blistering and bathing of the wounds.

More information can be found at www.debra.org.au

What’s Happening

Activities for the Brighter Days Festival start Friday 11th March with the Cottonball Run from Whittlesea to Bright.

The fun starts Saturday morning in Bright with the Make It /Bake it/Grow it Market just below the Riverdeck Café in Howitt Park.

Check out the Custom bikes at Harley Central in Howitt Park throughout the weekend.

Entertainment kicks off in the Sound shell around 10am and continues all-day and late into the evening when headliners Ross Wilson &Daryl Braithwaite perform.

The Riverdeck Cafe in Bright is open for breakky and lunch with the kitchen serving a special Brighter Days dinner menu from 5 – 8pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Our deck, right above Howitt Park, is the perfect place for a meal, coffee or a cold drink. Enjoy all the entertainment all weekend. We are fully licensed with a great range of regional wines by the glass too.

Sunday- Why not start the day with a fabulous breakfast at the Riverdeck café in preparation for the day’s activities. The entertainment starts at the sound shell with some great country music from12pm. Rock your afternoon and evening away with the Screamin’ Eagles and get your Mamma Mia on with Bjorn Again.

The Riverdeck café will be a great place to eat, drink and enjoy all the entertainment throughout the festival.

For the full low-down on the Brighter Days festival visit the website


Reserve your table at the Riverdeck for Saturday and Sunday night by ringing 57552199 or email us info@theriverdeck.com.au

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Cafes in Bright – check out the Riverdeck Cafe

Whether you are visiting Bright for the day, live in Bright or holidaying over the summer, if you are searching for cafes in Bright, for breakfast or lunch you cannot go past the Riverdeck Cafe.

Under new management this year, the Riverdeck has had a makeover both inside and out, plus we have a new breakfast and lunch menu.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the yummy dishes we have available on our lunch menu – including a Warm Chicken Salad, our Beef Burger and Thai Beef Salad…

We also have daily lunch specials, so when you are vising us for lunch in Bright, don’t forget to take a look at our board plus we have freshly made sandwiches, toasties and focaccias which are available until about 4ish. We also have gluten free and vegetarian options as well as a kid friendly menu.

To find out more of what is on our menu go here.

On top of a great menu, what makes this one of the best cafes in Bright is that you can sit outside under the shade sails and look out across to the river or sit inside and keep cool. It’s the perfect place for
catching up with friends and family. We are right next to the park, the children’s play cafes in Brightareaand also just up from the swimming hole and water-park. It is an easy walk from the centre of town and there is also plenty of parking. If you are looking for us, we are located above Howitt Park, adjacent to the Bright Visitor Information Centre.

Let your search for cafes in Bright bring you to the Riverdeck Cafe – for lunch or breakfast in Bright, come and visit us at the Riverdeck Café  – we’d love to see you there.

Lunch in Bright the Riverdeck

Wondering where you can have Breakfast or Lunch in Bright.

Well, when you are in Bright, be sure to visit us at the Riverdeck for a coffee, breakfast, lunch or after 5.

Enjoy the beautiful views and relax.

Coffee at the Riverdeck

We are located above Howitt Park, adjacent to the Bright Visitor Information Centre.

We look forward to seeing you