Johnston Park is the home to food, arts and crafts whilst the 2010 World Championships are on, this is the perfect opportunity to go for a wonder between laps and time trial starts.
If you’re obsessive about your race weight, as most cyclists are, it’s best that you steer clear of the park. Walk through early morning and you can see everyone setting up shop, enjoy the smell of freshly baked pastries, and coffee from Sensory Lab.
The girls at Sensory Lab where cheerful when I stopped by, we greeted each other as another small downpour came through, if you need some perking up after days of constant riding and trying to keep up with the pro’s then this is the place for you.
The beans are from St Ali, they roast their own and they're one of the best in Melbourne, if not the best. If you like your coffee at drinking temperature then this is the bean for you, if you like your coffee boiling they're normally happy to scold the beans. Did I mention that it is the best coffee.. and the friendliest?
Location wise, Johnston Park is right near the train station and only a short 5 minutes’ walk to Moorabool Street and about the same distance to the Geelong Cunningham Pier.