About us

Breakfast & Lunch By The River


Enjoy the fruits of the sea, take in the majestic river views, paddle steamer heritage and breathe in the ocean air at BOMBORA on the river.

Taking inspiration from the picturesque scenery, the menu is heavy on fresh local seafood. Mulloway, mullet, snapper and Goolwa cockles are just some of the delights on offer, caught from South Australian waters.

A new summer menu incorporates seasonal produce and flavours to maximise your dining experience. Enjoy with a glass of chilled wine from a large selection of local and South Australian wines.

The Bombora Cafe brand has become an icon and a hit with locals and visitors alike with its formula of outstanding food, service and value in a relaxed setting. In September 2019 operations moved to 94 Barrage Road and became BOMBORA on the river.

Previously operating as Bombora @ Goolwa Cafe, our team was awarded the Best Seaside Restaurant in South Australia by The Advertiser in 2010.

If you'd like to pick up a restaurant quality meal and go, BOMBORA on the river offers a take-away service.

BOMBORA on the river also caters for special events, parties, Christmas and work functions, which will add a wonderful seaside ambience to your event.

BOMBORA on the river is located at the 94 Barrage Road, Goolwa. For Bookings Contact Us

Meet Head Chef Joel Cousins

Joel is the Goolwa born-and-bred culinary king who works alongside Casey Cousins to help create BOMBORA on the river with his own seasonal menu that references the area.

One of Joel’s breakfast specialties is the Beached Benedict, featuring smoked salmon and wakame, a Korean seaweed. It’s a smooth blend of flavours that perfectly represents the sea.

A summer favourite amongst diners is Joel’s Goolwa Superbowl, a Bouillabaise style soup packed with fresh fish, Goolwa cockles, scallops, mussels and prawns.

With experience across the south coast, interstate and in Europe, Joel understands the delicacies of fish flavours.

Opening Hours

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

8am - 5pm


7 Days a week during School Holiday periods

8am - 5pm

For Bookings, please call (08) 8555 1235