An Athlete's Dining Guide to the Space Coast
Eat like A Champion
Florida’s Space Coast is home to some pretty incredible athletes. Surfers flock to Cocoa Beach. Ballplayers knock it out of the park at the USSSA Space Coast Stadium. Runners & cyclists take advantage of numerous trails. With so many ways to stay active, you’ve got to know how to fuel up. Here are a few of our favorite places to grab a healthy bite, carb load, and refresh your taste buds for athletes traveling to the Space Coast.
Fresh and Healthy Breakfasts
For a fresh quick bite before or after your race, game, or match, check out these great spots for an acai bowl, smoothie, or breakfast sandwiches.
- Cafe Surfinista | Cocoa Beach & Indialantic
- Apocalypse Coffee Roasters | Downtown Melbourne
- Wicked Pineapple | Satellite Beach
- Maui Girl Cafe | The City of Cape Canaveral
- Juice N Java Cafe | Cocoa Beach
- The Green Room Cafe | Cocoa Beach
Carb Load at These Iconic Space Coast Italian Eateries
When you need to load up with carbs before the race or game, check out some of these incredible local Italian spots. Family recipes, freshly-made pasta, delicious pizzas, and more are just what you need to fuel up before you cross the finish line.
- Valentino’s Pizza and Restaurant | Titusville
- Branos Italian Grill | Cocoa Beach
- Pompano Grill | Cocoa Beach
- Pappagallos Beachside | Satellite Beach
- Papa Vito’s Italian Restaurant and Pizza Kitchen | City of Cape Canaveral
- Ryan’s Pizza & Pub | Cocoa Village
- Pizza Gallery & Grill | Viera
- Amici’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria | Melbourne
- Brooklyn Pizza and Pasta | Viera
- FM Pizza Oven | Eau Gallie
A cold beer is a perfect way to end a long run. Thankfully, several Space Coast Breweries host weekly run clubs. Run through historic neighborhoods, meet locals, and cool down with the best beer you’ll find on the Space Coast. It’s a great addition to any active itinerary. Check out the Facebook pages of these run clubs for the most up-to-date info and dates.
Of course, there are tons of incredible restaurants all over the Space Coast that can deliver you the fuel you need to perform your best! Search all the restaurants on the Space Coast on our site to find the perfect meal to help you eat like the champion you become one!