Tasty pit-stops in the Park Lands

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Posted on 26 Mar 2019

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. If this has only tempted your taste buds - discover more eating options in nature here.

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.

Chill out at the clubhouse

North adelaide golf course

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!


Discover all the places where you can eat in the Park Lands, from fine dining city favourites to more casual cafes, as well as the spots to BYO for your own BBQ!

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Skye Murtagh

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