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Treat Yo’ Self this Valentine’s Day | Florida's Space Coast

Have your cake and eat it too this Valentine’s Day

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”  ~Virginia Woolf~

Valentine’s Day…a day where you splurge on your special someone with food, gifts and surprises to celebrate your love, but did you also know that it’s also a day to celebrate friendship and admiration? No matter the status of your romance life, there’s always a reason to treat yo’ self this Valentine’s Day. And what better way than with dessert or a glass of the finest wine?

Top off your Valentine’s meal with a treat by exploring eclectic desserts and drinks on Florida’s Space Coast’s. The list below helps make it possible to create your own “Sip & Sweet” Valentine’s Day tour. Can you see why you can have your cake and eat it, too?

Here are a few places to check out this Valentine’s Day:

Playalinda Brewery – Hardware Store

305 S. Washington Avenue, Titusville | (321) 255-8978

Tucked away in a renovated, 100-year-old hardware store in Downtown Titusville, sits a microbrewery offering a variety of craft beers on tap in a fully functional, modern taproom. You will not only get to choose from several craft beers like Pleasure Chest IPA and Playalinda Blonde Ale, you’ll also be able to enjoy wine and other pub fare, all while enjoying a piece of Space Coast’s history and small-town charm.

Don’t be fooled by the location. Playalinda Brewery’s Hardware Store is perfect for craft brewery lovers who are looking for an intimate environment this Valentine’s Day.

Florida’s Fresh Grill

2039 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach | (321) 613-5649

Enjoy your evening sitting back and enjoying your drink of choice in an upscale, yet casual lights-down-low atmosphere. Choose from an assortment of beer, wines, martinis, and cocktails like the Fresh Cucumber Collins or Espresso Martini topped with whipped cream. Couple that with one of the in-house made desserts and toast to your perfect night of romance. Afterwards, head across the street and take a walk on the beach under the stars and dance in the moonlight with you special someone.

Pizza Gallery & Grill

2250 Town Center Avenue, Melbourne | (321) 633-0397

What is a proper Valentine’s Day without chocolate? Pizza Gallery & Grill, where food becomes art, knows how to satisfy that chocolate craving. Home to one the of the best gluten-free chocolate cakes on Florida’s Space Coast, this masterpiece of a cake features decadent dark chocolate fudge spread throughout multi-layers of cake. Those who aren’t gluten-free give this cake wild reviews, too! Mmm mmm mmm…you should be licking your lips by now. If you are looking for a place that caters to dietary restrictions, yet still want to indulge yourself, then this is the place for you.

The Mansion

1218 E. New Haven Avenue, Melbourne | (321) 345-5800

Forget the formal dessert, The Mansion serves up hundreds of craft beers, wine, martinis, and cocktails that are a treat for those of you who are celebrating the love of friendship this Valentine’s Day. Get lost in the multi-level building and discover a selection of international wines and micro brews, the hidden gin closet, and the whiskey bar.

Prefer a non-alcoholic treat instead? Enjoy a specialty coffee at the espresso bar coupled with fresh baked goods and other desserts to top off your night. Don’t worry; this is also a great place for lovebirds as well. Take in the view of the Indian River Lagoon or dance under the stars outside on the terrace.

La Crepe de France

707 E. New Haven Avenue, Melbourne | (321) 837-3760

The French can a lot of about love, whether romancing your special someone or living life to its fullest. And what better way to get a taste of France and its culture of love than by stopping in La Crepe de France. This is the perfect spot if you want a casual, yet unique experience to enjoy a dessert crepe with a specialty espresso drink. From classic options like Nutella and Caramel to specialties like Love ‘em Berries and Nutty Banana, you’re love will be delighted with these flavors.

Take a stroll down the historic main street of Downtown Melbourne afterwards and whisper Je t’aime into each other’s ears.

The Fat Donkey

247 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach | (321) 652-3126

Perhaps you’ve been sweethearts for the last 30+ years and are looking for a way to bring back the memories and experiences of old so you can relive your young love? How about ending your Valentine’s Day with a classic ice cream cone? The Fat Donkey is the place to go to take a walk down lover’s memory lane. And just like your love has grown and matured, symbolize that by branching out from a plain ol’ ice cream cone and try one of the “Jack Smashers” or “Zonkeys.” You won’t be lacking anything sweet here: One hand holding the hand of your Valentine, the other, holding the treat that takes you back to your first kiss.

Grab your sweetheart or a group of your closest friends and head out on the town for a night you won’t forget. Treat yo’ self this Valentine’s Day! And since the day falls on a Thursday, why don’t you plan for an extended weekend celebrating on the Space Coast? Start your planning here with the Space Coast vacation planner or click on the links below to get you on your way.

Cozy Night's Sleep

Wine & Dine

Have Fun with Your Love

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