Alright, so the New Year is officially here and you’ve mustered up enough enthusiasm to get out of bed and meet your resolutions at South Bank Parkrun. We know, running 5km at the back of the festive period isn’t light work, so we’ve got you covered with the eight best cafes to refuel at post-run (and keep you motivated during).
1. Coco Bliss
Looking for a place to fulfill those post-run breakfast cravings, minus the guilt? Look no further than Coco Bliss! Get your hands on a fresh acai bowl packed with mouth-watering raw ingredients, paired with a hand-poured brew featuring almost any milk alternative you can imagine. Yep, this has been added to the calendar.
2. Lost Bean
We never met a Lost Bean breakfast we didn’t like, so it’s only natural we share South Bank’s best kept breakfast secret with you. Whether a chia pudding packed with fresh yoghurt and fruit is your vibe, or you’re an avo on toast aficionado, they’ve got something for you. Combined with a brew from one of their world-class baristas, you’re guaranteed to keep the entire crew satisfied.
3. Nonna’s Deli
We thought we’d be kind and share one more of South Bank’s best kept secrets, Nonna’s Deli. A delicious extension of Mister Paganini, Nonna’s deliver gourmet eat-in and takeaway breakfast options. The best part? The food is so authentic, you’ll get those true Italian grandmother cooking vibes.
4. Main Street Market
Looking for something a little sweeter? Yep, that’s what we thought! Main Street Market brings the most epic flavours of doughnuts, shakes and designer sodas to South Bank. Whether a Vanilla Slice Cronut or Red Velvet Doughnut is your jam, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll like. Plus, they make delicious coffee too, so all your needs are covered.
5. Dot. Espresso
Open from 6am every morning, Dot. Espresso gives the gift of grab-and-go breakfast happiness in the form of coffee, freshly squeezed juices, and tasty takeaway bites (did someone say protein balls and banana bread?!) If you’re looking to take in South Bank’s beautiful surrounds, you can also take up a seat amongst their cute AstroTurfed seating area and sip on your brew.
6. Espresso Garage
This hole-in-the-wall coffee haunt is a caffeine-addict’s haven. Espresso Garage is perfect for runners needing a quick, delicious coffee fix and grab-and-go bite. For those with a little more time up their sleeve, enjoy your coffee and with a scrumptious breakfast while soaking up the South Bank sun.
7. Denim Co.
Want a breakfast that’s totally ‘gram worthy, and actually delicious too? Denim Co. is the answer to all of your post-workout content prayers. If you’re a bacon and eggs, avo on toast, waffle, acai or basically anything you can think of kind of guy or gal, you’re covered. That basically covers all of our breakfast cravings, am I right? Anyway, quit reading and add this to your to-do list.
8. Steam Cafe
A highlight in the South Bank Parklands, Steam Café offers reasonably priced (thank us later, wallet!) and delicious modern-Australian brekkies in an epic, sun-drenched location. With so many options to choose from (think: bacon and eggs and pancake stacks), you’ll need a return visit to satisfy your food envy.