So you’ve swiped right and matched (Or ‘met through friends’ if that’s the story you’ve both decided to run with) – got through the awkward messaging stage and locked in a first date or maybe you’ve been together for a while and love to keep the fire alive with regular date nights. What are you going to do? You COULD go see a movie – but you realise you’re not 15 years old. You really like this one, so you want to make a good first impression. Below you’ll find everything you need to crush the first date or a regular date on Chapel Street.
So here’s a guide to the best date hot spots in Chapel Street Precinct!
The Daytime, Public Place, Tinder Meetup
You’re not too sure if you actually like them…yet. Play it safe and meet somewhere bustling with people and of course, great coffee. After all, if the date fizzles, at least you’ll have caffeine to carry you through!
Cafes perfect for first dates:
- Oscar Cooper 160 Greville St, Prahran
- Two Birds One Stone 12 Claremont St, South Yarra
- Tusk Cafe 133 Chapel St, Windsor
- Chez Mademoiselle 123A Greville St, Prahran
The “Just Drinks”
If you want to take it slowly and see where the night takes you, meeting up for a drink is the obvious answer. After all, a drink can turn into drinks and dinner if there’s a spark. Or if there’s no vibe, you can abort mission quick smart.
Bars that are sure to impress:
- Jungle Boy 96 Chapel St, Windsor
- Fonda Rooftop 144 Chapel St, Windsor
- Jono’s Piano Bar 157 Greville St, Prahran
- Beyond The Palms 33 Clifton St, Prahran
Dinner & Banter
This one’s a keeper and it’s time to impress. Like your Mama once said, the way to the heart is through their…. stomach. Show off your foodie sensibilities with a date at one of Chapel Street’s hottest restaurants.
Restaurants that are first date proof:
- Casa Nom 110 Greville St, Prahran
- David’s 4 Cecil Pl, Prahran
- Ines Wine Bar 150 Chapel St, Windsor
- Lover 60 Chapel St, Windsor
Dessert & Coffee
A Gift For The Date
Ok, so it might be a little old school to bring a girl flowers, and I wouldn’t really recommend it – but this is probably my biggest tip. If you want to absolutely crush a first date, get her something with a bit of meaning. Now it doesn’t have to be massive or exy, just a lil somethin, somethin that relates to a joke or convo you’ve had in the lead up to the date. Don’t know what I mean? I once dated a girl who was obsessed with coriander (no thanks). It was a common topic of banter so I rocked up with a ‘bouquet’ of the stuff. Boom. Go back through your messages, find that one thing and win the dating game.
Places to grab your thoughtful gift from:
- Connection 250 Chapel St, Prahran
- Chapel Street Bazaar 217 Chapel St, Prahran
- Handworks Nouveau Paperie 244 Chapel St, Prahran
- Prahran Market 163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra
Something to Do
Interactive, tick. Fun, tick. Opportunity to get a little messy, touchy feely and flirty, TICK. Get on board a cooking class at Essential Ingredient in Prahran Market. They’ve got some awesome classes on offer including ‘Smoke Signals – cooking with charcoal’. The man himself, Daniel will teach you how to master the flame, cook the perfect steak, roast and a heap more. Plus, after you finish cooking – you get to eat what you’ve made together, washed down with a few cheeky glasses of wine all inclusive in the price!