Where to take your date for the first time


You’ve found your perfect match now all you need is the ideal first date location. We’ve enlisted in the help of the world’s leading restaurant search and discovery app, Zomato, to guide you through first date bliss.

Matching and meeting with someone for the first time can be daunting. You begin to over-analyse everything: “Is Indian too risky?”, “Is she allergic to gluten?”, “What if he realises I don’t know how to use chopsticks?” When it comes to the initial date, we recommend bringing it back to basics and cure those first date jitters with a coffee.

A trick to picking the perfect coffee catch up location is all in the ambience. It needs to be informal, welcoming, relaxing and ultimately a space to enjoy your company as you’re sipping on a cup or two of your favourite brew.

We’ve done the testing for you and have crafted, “First Date Coffee Jitters”, a Zomato-curated collection where you can find the best coffee spots to curb the nerves and enjoy the moment. Here’s our top picks from the collection:

Haven, Surry Hills, NSW

Renowned for their tailored coffee service, at Haven you and your date are able to alter the aroma, acidity, sweetness, body and aftertaste of your coffee. Create a coffee to remember and even indulge in a selection of their asian fusion waffles.

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Little Jean, Double Bay, NSW

Elegant, modern and with an abundance of natural light, Little Jean is a true gem of Double Bay. From the interiors, to the service, to the gourmet coffee and divine food selection, Little Jean guarantees delight.

Sir Charles, Fitzroy, VIC

With onsite roasted coffee and their signature house espresso blend, Sir Charles is the epitome of contemporary Melbourne coffee culture. A great location to impress your date with the coffee connoisseur in you.

Lenny The Ox, Fremantle, WA

The café-abundant suburb of Fremantle is home to Lenny The Ox, simple, yet classy, making it a desirable location for a first time meeting. Home to an 8 bean blend made especially for them, let the minutes turn into hours of conversation as you consume that second and third cup of coffee.

Jak+Hill, Spring Hill, QLD

Renowned as an oasis of urban chic, Jak+Hill is a caffeinated delight complete with treats to impress the sweetest tooth and the most savoury cravings. A cosy nook for an intimate first time affair, whether it’s an early morning meet and greet or an afternoon pick-me-up.

Samson and Sophie Cafe & Deli, Teneriffe, QLD

Engulfed in charm, Samson and Sophie Cafe & Deli will see you meeting your match over grass-covered coffee tables and an array of baskets filled with herbs. For the old school romantic, you can even purchase flowers made to order to woo your date.

For more idyllic first date coffee locations near you, visit Zomato’s First Date Coffee Jitters collection here.

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