PLAN DATE: SUN / FEB. 17
Anything is possible—a good reminder in life, love, and when searching for a Parisian spot all the way up in Riverdale. Mon Amour Coffee and Wine makes the most of its small space with huge windows draped in gauzy white curtains, framed mirrors, and chandelier lighting. The friendly baristas are prepared to offer you everything from a strong cup of drip coffee to a sea salt caramel latte; whatever pairs better with your almond croissant. If you’re looking for something heartier than a french (or vegan!) pastry, they have decadent flatbreads layered with prosciutto, gruyere, and fig marmalade that will have ta chérie asking for un petit bite. As the daylight fades, they have wine and an impressive selection of beer to mellow out your caffeine buzz.
After a walk through Jerome Park and Reservoir, doubleback to quench your thirst at Tilila. This neighborhood bar is best at slinging tropical drinks, like the Banana Mojito or the Passion Mule, a spicy and sweet vodka drink worth springing for a pitcher. The colorful stacked bar is matched by the rainbow twinkle lights and the brightly painted cabinets that house everything from teacups to birdhouses to make up the eclectic decor. Almost every night there’s live music, so you and your partner can vibe on karaoke, local DJs, or bands late into the night.
Small Bites, Drinks
Mon Amour Coffee and Wine
234 West 238th Street, Bronx
idk tip: Stay late for live music and open mic nights.
3648 Bailey Avenue, Bronx
idk tip: Their yucca mozzarella balls are uniquely delicious and worth all your drunken attention.