Deniliquin has had a lot of Cafe’s over the years and we’re attempting to name them all which will take some time to do as we look over photographs and other images and records.
Some of these may be businesses that existed in the same place but had different names, this entry will be regularly updated.
Was located across the road from the Town Hall, was in business for many years.
Thefts were reported in 1932 and 1935 and despite these the Cafe remained open for many decades.
Was located in Napier Street.
A man was found there in 1949 after jumping off the National Bridge, the man jumped off the bridge after his wife dared him to jump, the man was arrested at the Cafe.
Café Bakery 285 (current)
Located in Cressy Street.
Bronte’s Gourmet (current)
Located in Napier Street.
Crossing Café (current)
Located in between the Information Centre and the Peppin Heritage Centre.
McDonald’s Café (not the Golden Arches)
Was located in Napier Street.
Scoop n Brew (current)
The Scoop n Brew filled in a huge hole in Deniliquin Plaza when it opened for business, it occupies the shop that formerly housed Movieland.
It has quickly gained a reputation as a high quality, dependable business.
The Primrose Cafe considered one of the best in town.
Surviving online records have the Primrose mentioned in The Independent in 1941.
In 1946, Henry Nash faced court after being charged with four counts of alleged breaches of awards.
The ceiling in the Kitchen are collapsed during a storm in February 1948.
The Cafe continued into the early 21st century before closing down.
Red Rose Diner (current)
Deni Diner only had a short existence thanks to a fire that severely damaged it and Green Pepper Pizza that it was operating from.
Blue Sea Café
Formerly located in Cressy Street.
Not much is known about it online apart from the fact the Café achieved immortality by being in the opening seconds of a Big M ad, it is said the Blue Seas was chosen by producers due to it being relatively free of ads of various brands.
The building was later demolished and a new one built in its place with the Black Cat Café now in the spot where the Blue Seas was.
Black Cat Café
A fixture in an always changing town, Black Cat has been around for decades and the business stands comfortably among its takeaway competitors.
Was located in Cressy Street in the spot later made popular by O.B’s and their telephone number was 81 1644.
The business later on moved to Hardinge Street before closing and the signage lasted for many years.
They offered Pizzas, Chicken, Cigarettes, Soft Drinks, Bread and Milk.
Old Dublin Café
Sushi Bite Café (Current)
McCann’s Town Hall Café
The Town Hall Cafe was located to the left of Town Hall, the spot is now shrubs and lawn.
Napier Café (Hore’s Café?)
Ads for the Napier Cafe started appearing in The Independent in December 1925.
Andronico Brothers were the Proprietors and their ads offered patrons the following
Best Fruit Procurable
Cool Fountain Drinks
Best Brands of Confectionery
Big variety in Ice Cream Specials and Sundaes
Orders taken for Poultry
Specialty Cooked ‘Pineapple’ Hams
Fishing and Picnic Parties catered for
Meals at all hours
Happy World Cafe