With its recent restoration， The Love River and its surroundings has become one of Kaohsiung's greatest tourist attractions. It is also a popular place for locals to hang out. There are cafes along both sides of the river. The hot spot on the east side is Hobby Mannbo Outdoor Cafe. The west side's Golden River GD Outdoor Cafe is also a popular gathering place. The Love River becomes especially romantic after dark; with the fragrance of coffee intertwining with the lights and sounds of the river. Performances from street buskers also add to the pleasant atmosphere. Spending time by the Love River is a popular past time for young couples and friends alike.