How to make a café style breakfast at home!

For cyclists and athletes in general, breakfast is what we all look forward to the most after a mornings training session. We head out on the bike often before sunrise and the last part of a ride or session is often spent thinking about what we are going to eat.

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Here I share with you some easy ways to make cafe style breakfast’s at home – way cheaper than eating out, plus you can choose your own portion size and your own sides!

The key to a good café style breakfast at home is always having key ingredients in the fridge such as eggs, avocado and tomatoes and I always have bacon in the freezer. I often then just work my breakfast options around what left over vegetables I have in the fridge. This can include zucchini, cauliflower, corn, broccoli, sweet potato or spinach.

Cauliflower & Zucchini Fritters with poached eggs

Ingredients: (fritters)

Sarah rides for LIV and is supported by GIANT South Yarra and is a Triathlon Performance Coach with Holistic Endurance .

Sarah rides for LIV and is supported by GIANT South Yarra and is a Triathlon Performance Coach with Holistic Endurance

  • 2 cup cauliflower finely chopped and lightly steamed, drain well
  • 1 cup zucchini grated, remove moisture
  • ¼- cup of flour (your own choice)
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1 handful of chopped herbs such as parsley or coriander
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Coconut Oil for cooking (or olive oil)


Combine all ingredients except the oil in a large bowl and mix together well. Heat coconut oil in a fry pan over a medium heat. Once coconut oil has melted, scoop spoonful’s of the mixture into frying pan and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

I like to keep a lid over the fry pan to help cook quicker. NB: Don’t make the fritters too big otherwise they won’t cook through (approximately the size of your palm). To keep warm, put cooked batches in the oven while you finish the remainder.

Once you have made a batch of fritters, it’s onto the rest of the breakfast!

In the same fry pan, add an extra scoop of coconut oil and cook up additional ingredients of your choice, such as mini tomatoes, bacon, spinach, mushrooms. Once cooked, set aside. 

Poach or fry your eggs, place fritters on your plate, add your cooked ingredients and top with eggs, mashed avocado and season with some extra salt and pepper.

Eat & enjoy. 

Triathlon Performance Coach with Victorias largest Triathlon Squad Tri Alliance. Our squad specialises in developing beginners in the sport of Triathlon, whether that be fun, lifestyle or to pursue further goals. I am an active triathlete myself racing Sprint, Olympic to Half and Full Ironman Distance. In 2013 I raced at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, 2012 Half Ironman World Championships and numerous Sprint, Olympic and Half Ironman wins over my 6 years in the sport.