The Farm at South Mountain

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The Farm at South Mountain is a one of a kind restaurant, nestled at the base of (where else?) South Mountain in Tempe. The property is a unique, romantic location for a date.  It covers several acres and features three restaurants, a pecan grove, an organic vegetable garden, and even a few boutique stores! 

 Morning Glory Cafe serves brunch and breakfast on a patio.  In the evening, you can enjoy a romantic dinner at Quiessence.  For a truly unique lunch date, you can purchase a basket lunch from the Farm Kitchen and eat picnic style in the pecan grove.  If you prefer, there is a shaded patio as well.  The menus of all the restaurants feature locally grown, organic produce and house made breads and pastries.

We went on a lunch date and enjoyed sandwiches, salads, and lemonade.  After lunch, we explored the rest of The Farm.    We saw couples holding hands and wandering through the gardens and families with frisbees, so the mood for a date here can be anything from sweet and romantic to relaxed and active.  

There are boutique shops on the property, but most of them are only open a few days a week, so if you want to browse, check their hours online and plan your date accordingly.  For a lunch or breakfast date, expect to pay $15- $20 person.  Dinner entrees from Quiessence are about $35 each.  The menus are available on-line. 

The parking is a little confusing.  We weren't sure if we should turn into the driveway of The Farm or park in the lot across the street.  We decided to park in the lot and it worked well.  However, there is no crosswalk so be prepared to scamper across the street.  It looks like the lot is the best place to park if you are going to eat at the Farm Kitchen. 

We still aren't sure of the best place to park for Quiessence or Morning Glory Cafe.  They are located toward the back of the property so you would need to walk several hundred yards down a gravel road or across a lawn to get there.  There appeared to be parking lots on the back of the property, near these two restaurants, so if you go for brunch or dinner, it is worth a try to turn in the driveway and see if these lots are open.

The Farm at South Mountain
6106 S 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85042
www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com

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