Don’t let a hungry tummy cut short your next wander through the Adelaide Park Lands. Whether you’re on a slow stroll with a loved one, enjoying a family bike ride or a gentle jog, take five at any of these lovely, laid-back eateries.
RELAXING RIVER VIEWS
From its picturesque position by the banks of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari the historic Lounders Boatshed Café offers a scenic setting for coffee with friends or an indulgent breakfast all to yourself.
Built in the early 1900s, its name honours Harold Lounder, who built many boats here including the one that represented Australia in the 1924 Olympics. Find Lounders Boatshed Café off the western end of Victoria Drive.
A TEMPTING TRIO
Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16) in the city’s east has three daytime food outlets to satisfy hungry park goers.
Located within the heritage-listed Victoria Park Grandstand, The Velo Precinct Café has a roomy interior plus outdoor seating for enjoying pretty park views on fine days. The kitchen serves up delicious dishes from recipes handed down over generations, making this a top choice for a lazy breakfast or leisurely lunch.
Just next door inside the heritage-listed Bookmakers’ League and Entrance Gate building is The Stables of Victoria Park. Select from their Southern Italian influenced menu and eat indoors under the beautiful exposed wooden beams or pull up a seat in their dog-friendly outdoor garden area – a great spot for a rewarding brekky while your pooch enjoys a pause.
Super cute and open for brekkie and light lunches, Kiosk on 16 is an easy stop on a family outing with its kid-friendly menu including yummy milkshakes, hot chips and great coffee. Relax while your little ones play totem tennis, connect four or mini-golf in the outdoor play area.
Wood-fired pizzas are a star attraction at Loch & Quay which has set up shop in the Rymill Park Kiosk overlooking the lake in Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14) until 30 April 2019.
The kids will love it here, with row boats available and green space galore to run off a yummy meal. As well as excellent coffee for morning walk pick-me-ups, you can get brekkie and brunch. The pizza oven gets stoked on a Friday for crusty delights all weekend over a cheeky sunset cocktail.
CHILL-OUT AT THE CLUBHOUSE
For a sunrise café latte or a vino with city views, hit the deck at the North
Adelaide Golf Course’s 19th Hole Pro Shop & Bar. Walking the fairways isn’t a prerequisite to enjoying these premises, but a game is a sure-fire way to work up a healthy appetite which you can sort with a fresh sandwich or something toastier!
Click here to discover other places to eat in the Park Lands, from fine dining city favourites to more casual cafes and all the spots to BYO for your own BBQ!