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We will be closed from close of business Friday 23rd December 2022

and reopening Friday 6th January 2023


We take bookings for groups of 6 and up on weekdays only

please call 9421 3262 or email mail@rowenacornerstore

Our newly renovated backroom is perfect for your end of year/christmas lunch – enquire via email now to book


a slice of the mediterranean in melbourne

The Rowena recipe is distinctly Melbourne. Take a hefty serving of traditional Mediterranean provincial cooking, add a splash of international goodness and pinch of modern innovation and simmer slowly over a warm Richmond flame. The result is something warm, sincere and soulful. It’s heartwarmingly familiar, and yet, interesting and fresh.

“There really isn’t any place quite like Rowena”
– Mamma Knows East, 2017


Deeply rooted in the heritage of provincial Mediterranean kitchens, our offerings have evolved through the cafe culture which is uniquely Melbourne.

It started with Mamma in the kitchen 16 years ago, cooking up simple and sincere breakfasts and lunches for locals and travellers alike. Even though Mamma has hung up her apron (for the most part), her recipes, flavour combinations, and sense of communal hospitality still remains at the heart of our kitchen today.


Tuesday - Friday
7.30am - 3pm

Saturday & Sunday
8am - 3pm

Kitchen closes at 2.30pm


44 Rowena Parade,
Richmond VIC 3121

For enquiries please call or email:

(03) 9421 3262