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Valentine’s Day romance any time at 5 Upstate French restaurants

Once kids come along, a Valentine’s Day evening date becomes a challenge. French food can make any Valentine’s Day date romantic, even if it’s breakfast. Check out these five Upstate options.

La Passerelle French Bistro – At the foot of Liberty Bridge in Falls Park, La Passerrelle offers a picturesque setting. Valet service is provided.

LeGrand Bakery – With French ownership, this casual café offers pastries for breakfast, salads and sandwiches for lunch, or delicate sweets for a snack. They close in late afternoon. Check hours.

Tandem Creperie – In the new bustle of downtown Travelers Rest, Tandem Crepes offers a twist of fillings in this traditional French staple. Visit early for breakfast, lunch or coffee.

Mon Amie Morning Café – Anytime before 3 p.m. in Spartanburg at Mon Amie, come for breakfast, or enjoy desserts, salad and a selection of crepes.

Crepe Factory – Enjoy your sweet or savory crepe with coffees, craft beer or wine. Among the French fare, grits sneaked into the menu. This Spartanburg eatery stays open later Fridays, but closes early the rest of the week. Check hours.