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Beth McFadden3 years ago

Fill up and recover after this huge triathlon!

This Sunday is the annual Cairns Airport Ironman - a test of strength and endurance along the beautiful Cairns waterfront. With arguably one of the best bike courses for the race in the world, those successful in this Sunday's Ironman event will have the opportunity to compete at an international level in Hawaii. Whether you're one of the incredible athletes competing this Sunday, or you're just popping along to watch the race and support your loved ones, we've found the perfect pre and post-race cafes in Cairns to grab a bite and then wind down. Get your caffeine fix before heading to this incredible challenge.

Before you head to the race, pop into one of these cafes for your caffeine fix and carb load so you last throughout the day.

Wharf One Cafe

Enjoy coffee with a view, Wharf One - Cairns
Enjoy coffee with a view, Wharf One – Cairns

This top-of-the-line cafe not only offers an incredible view on the pier in Cairns, but also serves up just as impressive food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pop in from 7am onwards and order something from their extensive breakfast menu. Choose from healthy, protein-packed options such as the quinoa and brown rice chai porridge with mixed berries. If you want to try something savoury, we recommend you try the plantain rosti served with cane cured salmon and ricotta – delicious! Grab this alongside a hot, barista-made coffee and you’ll be set for a day of action.
Where: Wharf Street, Trinity Wharf, Cairns QLD 4870

Finished the Iron Man Challenge and need some filling food to recover? Check out this takeaway spot for a feed!

Fish Fry & Latte Cafe & Takeaway

Fill your belly with fish, Fish Fry & Latte Cafe & Takeaway - Cairns
Fill your belly with fish, Fish Fry & Latte Cafe & Takeaway – Cairns

Now you’re exhausted from your race (or spectating at least!) you’ll probably need a quick and easy feed. Fish Fry and Latte Cafe and Takeaway is a great little shop that has been looking after the locals for two decades. You can fill up on a healthy amount of sodium to stop those muscle cramps and treat yourself to some of the best tasting seafood and takeaway in the region. Choose from tasty fish and chips or fresh sandwiches if you want something light, or if you’re feeling ravenous they have a huge range of burgers. We recommend the double dare burger; a works burger —cheese, bacon, egg and pineapple— with an extra pattie and cheese. They even have an awesome kids menu so you can keep the young ones tide over until dinnertime. If you need a place to head on Sunday, check out Fish Fry & Latte Cafe and Takeaway!
Where: 1/151 Martyn Street, Parramatta Park QLD 4870

If it’s the day after the big race, there is no doubt you’re going to be feeling some muscle pain. We have just the solution for you!

Cairns Sport and Remedial Massage

Book in for a relaxing massage, Cairns Sport & Remedial Massage - Cairns
Book in for a relaxing massage, Cairns Sport & Remedial Massage – Cairns

What better way to recover from a triathlon, then with a relaxing massage? The experienced team at Cairns Sport and Remedial Massage will be able to help you overcome that race pain with a huge variety of services. Opt for a remedial or sports massage to really rehabilitate those muscles, or a relaxing massage to ease yourself back into the week. They also specialise is myofascial release, a treatment that applies consistent pressure to those nasty knots until the contracted muscle relaxes. Also known as trigger point therapy, this can be an extremely effective way to get rid of those problematic pain areas. It can also increase blood flow and lymphatic circulation so you’re recovered for your next workout! Book in with the team at the Cairns Sport and Remedial Massage after the Ironman event to help you recover!
Where: 143 Jensen Street, Whitfield QLD 4870

Need some more ways to relax after the huge event? Check out this blog for ideas on loving your mind, body and soul in Cairns!

Are you heading to the Cairns Ironman event this Sunday? Comment and let us know!

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