A perfect place for a first date

You think you’ve found the one or you aim to spark up your long-term love this Valentine’s Day? Good thing you’re here – we’ve teamed up with Grace from @gracedwithstyle to explore our neighbourhood and find the best spots for a romantic date.

Here’s your ultimate Valentine’s Day guide to South Granville:

SMALL VICTORY

Whether it’s a first date, a casual meetup, weekend breakfast date or a quick lunch-break date, Small Victory is a great date spot option with its delectable array of fresh pastries, cakes, sandwiches, salads, teas and coffees.

The cafe offers a modern interior with ample seating but it does get very busy due to their popularity so be quick to get the next available seat.

Otherwise, order your goodies as takeout, enjoy a walk together along South Granville and explore an array of shops and galleries in the neighbourhood with your date.

JAMJAR

Looking for an experience that is intimate, sensual and fun? Jamjar opened their second location in the South Granville community in the beginning of 2019 and it has since then become a neighbourhood crowd-pleaser. The patio is always the first to fill up with guests but either way, plan on making reservations as the restaurant gets quite busy and lively.

The Lebanese culture is based on hospitality, community and authenticity and Jamjar expresses this through their locally-sourced ingredients for their communal style dishes that are meant to be shared.

Begin with palate pleasing cocktails like the Coconut Zing and Grapefruit Jam. There are vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options but don’t be fooled – the food is rich in fresh flavours and enticing spices that are abundant with each dish.

Highlight your bold and adventurous side with the tasting menu or go all out with notable dishes like the Marinated Prawns Platter, Samkeh Harra, Falafel Platter, Cabbage Salad, Hummus Trio and Riyadh (all dishes pictured).

The Hummus Trio is a very popular menu item and for good reason! It’s made fresh and the flavours change regularly. It’s highly recommended to dip the crispy hot falafels from the Falafel Platter with the hummus.

GOODGE PLACE

The ideal date spot for the art and design aficionados, Goodge Place is a British lifestyle haven, steeped in family history, designed with whimsy and topped off with a delightful overall creative spirit that is conducive to an enjoyable date.

Enjoy their storefront cafe that is decorated with Jake Phipps’ Jeeves bowler hats throughout, ethereal butterflies and other winged friends. Then, peruse the thoughtfully curated selection of teas, cards, books, candles, jewelry, flowers, art and much more.

Tip: Earn brownie points and end the date with a thoughtful gift for each other or, make a note of what your date liked.

…and if you’re still looking for gift inspiration, our friends at VITA already did the work and crawled through South Granville’s shops to find you the perfect pieces to give to loved one. Head over to the gift guide here.