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Pawa Café & Bar, a new First Nations food and beverage offering to the Hamer Hall Riverfront.


Pawa Café & Bar introduces Indigenous ingredients to Australian dishes to create unique and exciting flavours. Established by Aboriginal woman Niyoka Bundle from the Gundijtmara people of south west Victoria and the Yuin people of Bega, Pawa brings together native ingredients and familiar foods to create unique and exciting dishes.

By day, Pawa offers a seasonal offering of pastries, salads, sandwiches and more, all prepared with with the inclusion of native ingredients. Explore the tastes of native flavours with an ever-changing menu including lilly pilly croissants, strawberry gum brownies and kangaroo meat pies. Dine indoors or out, overlooking the Yarra and enjoy spectacular views of Melbourne, or simply enjoy takeaway to bring to your favourite picnic spot.

Come evening, make yourself comfortable and settle in with a cheese plate or grazing platter made with native flavours, alongside crafted cocktails made with Pawa’s very own Taka Gin and make a night of it. Or, pop in and raise a glass of Victorian wine from the all-Australian wine list with friends for a perfect pre-show.

With a focus on ethical and sustainable practices, Pawa works with a network of Indigenous native food growers, farmers and foragers as well as collaboration with local artisans and makers Swedish Baker, Cobb Lane, Seven Seeds Coffee, Home Grown Cocktails and The Everleigh Bottling Co.

Pawa Cafe & Bar opening hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30am daily

Thursday, Friday & Saturday night open until late.


Opening times are in line with shows at Hamer Hall

Please check the show schedule online at

Monday – closed

Tuesday 8.30am – 3pm , show dependant

Wednesday 8.30am – 3pm, show dependant

Thursday  8.30am  – Late

Friday 8.30am – Late

Saturday 8.30am – Late

Sunday 8.30am – 5pm

Walk ins welcome,

For bookings of more than 4 people, please email