Little Paris is the perfect spot for a romantic day out. The scene is set with the gift shop, deli, boutique and gorgeous cafe. Coupled with a bridge leading off onto a small lake and shadowed in a miniature Eiffel Tower, date night (or day) is sorted.
A perfect date starts with a delectable brunch. French Toast Koffie Kafee offers shaded seating, surrounded by lush greenery and sapphire blue and emerald green peacocks. The small tables, each adorned with even smaller miniature Eiffel Towers, evoke the feeling of being at a corner cafe in Paris. This feeling is accentuated by the surrounding bicycles, small French cars and the menu.
The menu consists of French fare, with big devotion to French Toast. The Pain Doré À La Mousse De Fromage Frais Avec Compote Des Fruits Rouges is our favourite must-try. The combination of tart mixed berries, perfectly cooked golden french toast and cream cheese mousse, is simply lustrous. For a savoury option, try the Pain Doré Au Fillet De Boeuf Et Confit D’oignons. This french toast with beef fillet, red onion marmalade, tomato salsa and a choice of blue cheese, mushroom or cheese sauce is well worth it. For dessert, try one of their mini French pastries, paired perfectly with a double cappuccino.
After brunch, walk off those calories exploring the rest of the building. Starting off with the deli. Here, you can get a selection of meat, biltong, spices and delicious marmalades to take home as a sweet memento. If that is not your cup of tea, you can pick up a delicate scarf, sparkly jewellery or a lovely purse at the next-door boutique. Save some cash for the gift store. They have a great range of goat milk soap, bath salts and bath oils. What better way to end the perfect romantic day out than with a relaxing bath? Don’t forget to pick up a jar of hot chocolate, some beaded jewellery or one of the marvelous pieces of art – Christmas shopping sorted.
Before leaving, get a lock at the cafe, these are R80 for a small lock and R120 for a bigger lock, available in various colours and patterns. Have your lock engraved with you and your partner’s names. Then lock it somewhere on the love bridge or Eiffel Tower. The tower overlooks the serene lake which is surrounded by a forest of shrubs and reeds. The perfect scenery for a few pics for Instagram, because this will be a date worth remembering.
If you still have time, swing past Jasmyn Farm Products, just a stone’s throw away. Here, you can get affordable fruit, vegetables, fresh bakes, nuts, coffee, cheese and other treats. Or you can go up the giant book case stairs and browse the local bookshop. But we love strolling through the property’s well manicured gardens, viewing the fish in the ponds and meeting a friendly dog or two.