To the original poster.
Sounds to me as if you are coming from Melbourne by bus.
6 am arrival at Franklin Street.
8.30 departure for the return.
A recent guest of mine used the same bus.
Her day of arrival saw no services to Grange until 7.30. Bus or train
A hike to the railway station or Currie with her large luggage was quite difficult so I collected her.
It is the same as getting to the middle of nowhere to catch the Overland.
How public transport has advanced in 34 years!!!!
Just like the Torrens Road overpass from 40 years ago !!!
It appears that the censors removed my last post for some small reason.
stores around the bus station tend not to open till around 7 am.
If your day of arrival coincides with the market open days I would recommend having breakfast with the market traders.
Also after an overnight bus trip a shower in the bus station ( neat and clean facility) would be a good investment for you and the passengers who will be round you for the day.
I assume you will be concentrating on train travel, but at some point you will need some food.
Some suggestions from me.
Coffee and doughnuts from the ramp at the railway station are good.
Cafe on Bowden station gets good reports for food.
A short walk from the end of the tram line has the Land of Promise hotel. The fried egg palace has good schnitzel deals at lunch time. ( get stuck there you may not need to validate!!!)
The Cumberland hotel at Glanville has good cheap meals and cheap beer.
At Grange I have crumbed garfish and great chips ( I had it tonight for dinner) at Jacks chicken and seafood.
The Dulwich bakery ( also at Grange) has great pies and pasties etc.
The Sheoak deli at Belair was always good for meals and takeaways during my trainspotting days there.
The last time I ate at the pub near Gawler Railway station the steak was good.
Bombay Bicycle club near Ovingham has good specials several week days,
The Seaton Hotel near Seaton Park served me a huge rump steak recently at a good price.
Warradale hotel had good food when I lived there, and could fit in with a look at Oaklands mark 2, before they start on mark 3.
Many years ago the Colonnades Tavern had great cook your own BBQ.
( I had a beer there with David Hookes one Sunday) looong time ago.
If you want junk food there is a cholesterol alley adjacent to Mitcham.
Have not stopped for food on Seaford lately.