Short Holiday announcement
I would like to thank everyone for their continued support and kind words throughout the year, it's certainly been one to remember that's for sure. We have been open and operating at full capacity since March 3rd and we are forever thankful to everyone that's dropped by, popped in or messaged us.
I have to say that navigating the business throughout this time has not been without its challenges and of course it simply would not have been possible without you, our loyal customers.
However a huge shout out must go to our staff too for their efforts and commitment, they have been simply magnificent throughout. And as the summer finally draws to a close, we feel they should be rewarded with a few well-earned days off.
Therefore the cafe will close for a short period of four days on the following dates:
Friday 24th, Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th September.
This will give us all an opportunity to recharge and refresh. But worry ye not, we'll be back as normal on Tuesday 28th September, open from 9am to 4pm.
Thank you once again to all of you for making Riva what it is today.
We are open! It's great to have you back! We will be open 7 days over the summer months.
We have limited seating inside and plenty of seating outside. We do not take reservations and seating will be available on a first come first served basis for the time being.
Cafe Riva will continue to offer service from the window hatch for pick ups and those wishing to sit outside.
Please note that when it is exceptionally busy we may not be able to answer the phone as we will be prioritising people at the Cafe. If this is the case we may also have to suspend indoor seating.
As this is an ever evolving picture the situation will be consonantly reviewed, please refer back to this site or follow us on facebook for updates. Current regulations include the wearing of masks inside and a track and trace system in place.
Letter to our customers
If I could take this opportunity to thank our fabulous staff and family for their dedication and efforts throughout this trying period. And not just for the smooth running of the Cafe and for helping keep everyone safe but mostly for putting up with me!
Even if I don't say it as often as I could I am immensely proud of each and every one of them and forever thankful.
Finally I would also like to thank our customers for their loyalty, kindness, understanding and friendship You have given us a sense of purpose and the willingness to to carry on despite the obstacles that were put in front of us.
We hope to re-open for the new season in early March 2021 with a renewed determination. We will as usual review all Government guidance and confirm nearer the time.
I cannot thank you enough for your kind words and support.
In the meantime have a merry Christmas, stay safe and look out for each other.
We are proud to announce that we will be stocking Isle of Arran ice cream, an excellent local business now into its 4th generation plus we we can see the peak of Goatfell from the Marina!. We will offer a full scooping range of this award winning ice cream, unique in its location and microclimate and still handmade to this day.
It's absolutely delicious and I like to think I know what am talking about when it comes to ice cream :), certainly had enough practice eating it but don't take my word for it, come on in and try it for yourselves.
Why not also try some our delicious home baking, fresh cream strawberry tarts, empire biscuits, real butter shortbread, almond cake and florentines.
A stylish outlet, located in the magnificent Kip Marina the cafe is named in homage to the classic Riva Aquarama speedboat first built in 1962, its classic lines, mahogany hull, sheer beauty and speed evoking an era of by gone elegance and impeccable taste.
Take time out and cast your eye over the impressive yachts or sit outside and people watch as they tend to their boats. On those crisp clear days why not walk or cycle along the many picturesque seaside paths, admiring the views and spotting wildlife. By the time you reach us at Cafe Riva you'll have earned your hot chocolate and marshmallows!
Thank you all very much for your custom and support over the season.
We can post the voucher out to you or your loved one at no extra cost. Denominations of £10, £20 or any value of your choice.
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