Tag: Communal Table

BUFALA PIZZERIA

5395 West Boulevard, Vancouver Tel: 604-267-7499 Web: n/a Twitter: @bufalayvr Advice: The bottles of complimentary oils are unmarked, vegetarians should ask which one is the ham oil to avoid. As a pizza lover, I yearn to try each new place…

WILDEBEEST

120 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 687 6880. Web: http://wildebeest.ca/ Twitter: @WildebeestYVR Advice: Reservations suggested, late night solo visit shouldn’t need a reso. Since I’ve known of this eatery being a spot for carnivores, it was one that took…

PAPPAROTI

1505 Robson St., Vancouver Tel: 604-336-2867 Web: www.papparoti.ca Twitter: @PappaRotiCanada Advice: Order at the espresso bar. Known all over Asia and the Middle East, this is their first location in Canada, the café opened recently featuring their buttery, coffee-caramel coated…

BEYOND BREAD

3686 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-3931 Web: http://beyondbread.ca/ Twitter: @bbbcafe Advice: Check out their website for oven times for your favourite breads. Known for their outstanding breads, this artisan bakery and café is more than just bread. With a…

YALETOWN DISTILERY KITCHEN & BAR

1131 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-2255 Web: http://www.mjg.ca/yaletown-distillery/ Twitter: @YTdistilling Advice: The distillery is in the back of the lounge, dining room with cool communal table is on the restaurant side. The open kitchen provides for a great view…

BASHO CAFÉ

2007 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-6276 Web: http://bashocafe.com/ Twitter: @BashoCafe Advice: closed Monday and Tuesday. I love cafes that mix the owners heritage which in this case is Japanese. On the edge of East Village this family-run cafe is…

TIMBERTRAIN COFFEE

311 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-9188 Web: http://timbertraincoffeeroasters.com/ Twitter: @Timbertrain Advice: Communal tables for sharing. I am purist when it comes to coffee, consistent flavour profile matters when roasters open their own cafes. Enter Timbertrain founded by Kevin,…

SHANTIS CURRIES

4191 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-7699 Web: http://shantiscurries.com/ Twitter: @ShantisCurries Advice: Communal tables for sharing. No reservations. Bring your own wine (they provide the glasses. And if you can’t finish the bottle they will re-cork it and seal it for you…

33 ACRES BEER LOUNGE

15 W 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604 620 4589 Web: http://33acresbrewing.com/ Twitter: @33Acres Advice: Food Trucks parked in front change often, watch twitter for daily updates. Off the beaten track, on the edge of False Creek and close to Olympic…

PIZZA CARANO

4241 Fraser St, Vancouver Tel: 604-877-1270 Web: http://www.pizzacarano.com/ Twitter: @PizzaCarano Advice: Closed Sunday/Monday. Limited seating. No Alcohol . As my ongoing quest for pizza continues, this shiner sits on the border of both Riley Park and Kensington-Cedar Cottage in East Van….

CUCHILLO

261 Powell St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-7585 Web: http://www.cuchillo.ca/ Twitter: @CuchilloYVR Advice: Bring a friend or two and share dishes. Reservations suggested. Off the beaten track, hidden away in Railtown is a gem that is already packed most nights with…

PORTLAND CRAFT

3835 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2494 Web: www.portlandcraft.com Twitter: @Portland_Craft Advice: Sit at the communal table. Takes reservations, Walk-Ins welcome. The star of this room with its high ceilings, long communal table is its long list of craft brews many of…

THE FARMERS APPRENTICE

1535 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-2070 Web: www.farmersapprentice.ca Twitter: @gunawan_dave Advice: Advance reservations are a must. Finding the spot that is somewhat hidden, overflowing with passion isn’t always so easy to find even in a city such as…

RAILTOWN CAFÉ

397 Railway Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.428.0800 Web: www.railtowncafe.ca Twitter: @RailtownCafe Advice: Avoid the 12-1pm lunch hour rush. Sit at the communal table if dining solo. Hidden in the heart of Railtown which is off the beaten track just East of…

LOST AND FOUND CAFÉ

33 W Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-7444 Web: https://www.facebook.com/lostfoundcafe Twitter: @LostFoundCafe Advice: Free wifi, ask the staff for the code. Watch the event board and their twitter for upcoming events. Over the years I have visited well over a…

GRAZE

3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-8822 Web: http://grazerestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @GrazeFoodVan Advice: Reservations suggested. With its focus on plant based cuisine this east side jaunt is striving to be sustainable using locally and organically produced ingredients in their innovative cooking. They…

IK 2GO

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1328 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-4569 Web: www.ik2go.com Twitter: @Glowbal_Group Advice: Counter service. This is second location of the Italian Kitchen spin-off featuring a casual self-serve counter and seating for 40, offering take-out or leisurely…

MOSAIC BAR & GRILLE

655 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 639-4770 Web: http://vancouver.hyatt.com Twitter: @HyattVancouver Advice: multi-course tasting menus, you can ask to have the chef create you a customer tasting menu.   With a star chef at its helm, my friend Nikki Caine…

TAVOLA

1829 Robson St,  Vancouver Tel: (604) 606-4680 Web: http://tavolavancouver.com Twitter: @TavolaVancouver Advice: If eating solo or not, snag a spot at the communal table. Hidden off the beaten track in the West End is spot that fills up fast nightly…

FINEST AT SEA

4675 Arbutus Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-266-1904 Web: www.finestatsea.com Twitter: @FinestAtSeaVan Advice: Located in a strip mall, no reservations. With my love for fish, I had missed eating at one of the city’s notable seafood boutiques. I can’t believe it took…

HEIRLOOM RESTAURANT

1509 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-2231 Web: http://heirloomrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @HeirloomVeg Advice: This is a restaurant to dine with a friend or more friends, not ideal for eating solo unless you are seated at the bar. Sharing is key here….

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