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Brunch and Run: The Best Post-Run Brunch Spots For Weekend Joggers

By Kiara Keane

April 18, 2019 at 2:59pm


You’ve gone the distance on your weekend run and that means one thing – it’s time to fill up on brunch.

With women all over the country gearing up for the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon, we're here to make your weekly training session even more fun - by providing you and the gals with some much-deserved brunch inspiration.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite brunch spots around the country to stop in post-run, whether you’re craving an eggs benny, a full Irish or granola.

It's never a good idea to run on a full stomach - so leave yourself something to look forward to when the run is done and just fill up on something slow-releasing beforehand like a banana.

When it comes to choosing from the menu post-run - eggs are always a great shout for a protein boost. If you're skipping meat, a veggie brekkie loaded with beans is also perfect.

Lastly, we know a hot cup of coffee calls your name first thing in the morning, but it is a diuretic so try to save it for after your run when you're settling down to some nosh. Trust us, everything tastes better after a run.

So without further ado, here are some of our favourite brunch spots around the country to hit up after your morning jog!

Ali’s Kitchen, Cork

Stop in here for a bite to eat after a run along the south channel of the River Lee and you'll feel like you’re sitting in your Granny’s country kitchen. They've got plenty of healthy and veggie options as well as fab homemade cakes if you’ve saved room.

Builín Blasta, Galway

The perfect place to rest up after a beautiful coastal run from Furbo to Spiddal. This award-winning café at the edge of Spiddal’s Craft Village does a fantastic all-day breakfast menu so you can fill up on a hearty meal no matter what time you complete that weekend run.

The Buttery, Limerick

Go for a scenic run along the River Shannon and finish up with a visit to The Buttery, a lovely little brother and sister-owned café with an extensive brunch menu that's got everything from a breakfast salad to crab benedict.


My Boy Blue, Kerry

This Dingle brunch haven is the ideal place to settle in after a run along the Dingle marina for a healthy bite to eat – think brunch burritos and harissa eggs with a side of 3fe coffee to boot.

The Lemon Tree Cafe, Waterford

Perfectly located with a view of the Hook Peninsula, we can’t think of a better place for some well-earned brunch after a run along the picturesque Dunmore East coastline. This local place serves their eggs royale on Waterford blaa – a must try while you’re here.

Blas Cafe, Donegal

Just outside of Donegal town you’ll find this cute family-run place. Blas does an amazing Sunday brunch that’ll set you up for the rest of the day – they’ve got all the bases covered with everything from a full Irish to pancakes with fresh berries. It's also a stone's throw from one of the most beautiful running routes in the country at Lough Eske.

The Wooden Spoon, Blackrock Dublin 

Not in the mood for a full 10K run but craving some fresh air before your brunch? A couple of loops of Blackrock Park is the perfect way to get some training in before nestling in for a cappuccino with a view at The Wooden Spoon in Blackrock Village.

Feeling inspired to get out for a jog this weekend? If you're looking to get out and about more now that the weather is picking up, why not round up the girls for this year's Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon?

The event kicks off at 2pm on Bank Holiday Sunday, June 2.

If you’re thinking of signing up for the 2019 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, you can find more information and register on the official website here.


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