It’s a whole lot easier to get yourself moving in the morning if there’s a coffee to entice you. Give your daily commute to the city an overhaul by turning it into an adventure. Detour to these morning and afternoon coffee, cocktail and culture stops.
Ducks and Hot Chocolate – Morning:
Follow the winding paths around the glistening water of beautiful River Torrens. Grab a hot chocolate at Lounders Boatshed Café and sit by the river to enjoy the sounds of feathery floating friends. It can be easy to forget there’s a lovely river running right through the city, make a visit to its green banks a part of your morning ritual.
Swing and Sip – Afternoon:
Swing away the stress of the day with a round of twilight golf. The North Adelaide Golf Course will give you all the tools you need to have a crack at sending a ball sailing over the green (or sinking into the sand!). Celebrate or commiserate after your round with a cold round at the Queen’s Head Hotel.
Wheels and Coffee – Morning:
The fastest way to transform yourself into a morning person is to awaken your senses with a hot coffee and feel the wind whipping through your helmet hair! Cycle your way smoothly from the southern suburbs, past Fawn Coffee and straight down to the east end on the recently updated bikeway on Frome Street.
Pizza and Courts – Afternoon:
Dust off those tennis rackets, dig out a basketball and recover your sneakers from under the couch – the courts at Pityarilla Activity Hub are the perfect place to shake up your afternoon routine. Before cycling home, cool down at Bar Etica with a cocktail and treat yourself to some of their irresistible small plates.
Roses and Roast – Morning:
Wake up and smell the roses… and freshly roasted coffee beans. Grab an expertly brewed cuppa from the connoisseurs at Exchange Coffee and then head to the Rymill Park Rose Garden for an idyllic morning meander. This is the perfect excuse to hop off the O-Bahn early and do some early morning exploring.
Butterflies and Cocktails – Afternoon:
Reserve an afternoon to appreciate some of the finer things in life – start with a cocktail or two at the stunning Bar Torino before skipping over to Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi for a session of sunset butterfly watching. The unique biodiversity of the park makes it the ideal home for the rare Chequered Copper Butterfly!
Tea and Trains – Morning:
At the edge of the leafy stretch of War Memorial Drive sits a somewhat unexpected pocket of community activity. The North Adelaide train station has been converted into the quaint Red House café and just across the tracks sits the Park Terrace Community Garden. Grab a peppermint tea and admire the handiwork of local green thumbs before continuing your journey to the city by walking up the Linear Park Trail.
Wonder and Wander – Afternoon:
Get your culture fix with an afternoon adventure through MOD., where art and science collide in a most innovative and interactive ways. Then come back down to earth after your futuristic experience by winding your way up river along the Linear Park Trail to Plant 4 for dinner.
Main image credit: SATC
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