Tag: Communal Table

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….

CHAU VEGGIE EXPRESS

5052 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604.568.9508 Web:  http://www.chowatchau.ca/veggie/mural_menu.pdf Twitter: @chowatCHAU Advice: Go light on the tableside satay sauce if you are not a fan of spice. Located off the beaten track, yet in the middle of the city is an…

COTTO ENOTECA PIZZERIA

6011 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: 604-299-8002 Web: http://www.cotto.ca Twitter: @cottoenoteca Advice: Make reservations for large parties, sit at the communal table or the bar if dining solo. My love for Italian food took me East last week to dine at…

TAP & BARREL

1 Athletes Way, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-2223 Web: http://www.tapandbarrel.com/ Twitter: @tapandbarrel Advice: Sit on the upstairs patio on a sunny day or sit in the upstairs library or at the long bar downstairs. From the minute I walked up to the…

CATCH 122

122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Tel: 604-731-3474 Web: http://www.catch122.ca/ Twitter: @catch122 Advice: Reservations suggested at lunch time. Love the spacious room with its exposed bricks walls and open kitchen, it is a fairly large room with a take away home…

PRADO CAFÉ

1938 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-255-5537 Web: http://www.pradocafe.com/ Twitter: @PradoCafeVan  Advice: Featuring 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, Open daily, free wifi. I have always loved the simple white walled room that isn’t adorned with pictures and nicknaks that clutter walls. Over the years…

W2 MEDIA CAFÉ

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 111 West Hastings, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-9896 Web: http://www.creativetechnology.org/ Twitter: @W2MediaCafe Advice: the café is located on the main level off of the Hastings Street entrance to the right. This is where creativity begins, the café…

KI MODERN JAPANESE RESTAURANT

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1121 Alberni Street  Vancouver Tel: 604-609-0600 Web: http://www.kijapanese.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Go with a friend or two and share some plates. The restaurant is hidden off of Alberni Street and upstairs and it is situated…

NU GREEK GASTOWN

332 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://nu-products.com/ Twitter: @NuInfo Advice: Enter off Water St. or Cordova St. No reservations. This hideaway is one you are going to want to find for quick lunches and snacks throughout the day in Gastown….

THE UNION BAR

219 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3230 Web:  http://theunionbar.ca/ Twitter: @TheUnionBar Advice: No reservations. In this stylish room, this is a South East Asian eatery with a very hip look and feel. Located at the entrance of Chinatown, you will find…

TRAFIQ CAFÉ & BAKERY

4216 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-648-2244 Web: http://www.trafiq.ca/ Twitter: @TrafiqCafe Advice: Custom cakes available (call ahead) This café is a magnet for drawing in neighborhood regulars and others that commute across town for a taste of Paris. I adore the communal…

NELSON AND THE SEAGULL

315 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 681-5776 Web: http://www.nelsontheseagull.com/ Twitter: @gastownseagull Advice: Have a seat at the communal table and meet other folk. This is the living room we all once lived in, or want to escape to now. I…

THE FLYING PIG

  1168 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1344 Web: www.FlyingPigVan.com Twitter: @FlyingPigVan Advice: You can book out the communal table in advance and be served a family style menu. I loved the exposed brick wall, wooden décor, long wooden communal table…

PHNOM PENH

244 E Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 682-5777 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: The line-up is worth the long wait, take along a book to read while you wait. I am probably the last person in the city to dine…

CAFE BRIXTON

212 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-8200 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Sit at the communal table or at the window. Slightly secluded as it is off the beaten track of bustling Main Street in Chinatown/Strathcona, the café is…

PIZZERIA FARINA

915 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-9334 Web: www.pizzeriafarina.com Twitter: @pizzeriafarina Advice: Don’t share, you may be tempted to share a pizza with friends but my advice is that it is a perfect size for you. Do share the space at…

ROCANINI

#115- 3900 Moncton Street, Richmond Tel: 604-284-5126 Web: http://www.rocanini.com/ Twitter: @rocanini Advice: Have a seat at the large Communal Table. This is one of those cafes that I would frequent if I lived nearby, it would probably become my office…

THE OAKWOOD

2741 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-1965 Web: www.theoakwood.ca Twitter: @theOakwoodKits Advice: If you are dining solo then dine at the communal table. I loved the long wooden communal table, the use of the reclaimed wood throughout the restaurant…

Commune Cafe Tasting

Recently I attended a media tasting at Commune Café to try some of their new menu creations as they launched their new dinner menu. I had dined at Commune Café previously. Commune Cafe has expanded its service and is now…

SANAFIR

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1026 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-678-1049 Web: www.sanafir.ca Twitter: @glowbal_group Advice: Reserve one of the upstairs ‘beds’ for that special occasion. I love this room with the high ceilings, motifs and Middle-Eastern decor. The kitchen…

LA GHIANDA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2083 Alma St, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9559 Web: http://www.laghianda.ca/ Twitter: @La_Ghianda Advice: Each day from 5-6pm they offer one dinner to eat-in or take-out, it sells out daily, line up early or call them for the…

THE DIRTY APRON DELI

540 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 879 8588 Web: http://www.dirtyapron.com/del Twitter: @Dirty_Apron Advice: Open daily 10am – 8pm. Beginning as a cooking school, and then a market and now a deli, The Dirty Apron has come full circle. I visited…

BUMP ‘N GRIND

916 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3362 Web:  http://bumpngrindcafe.com/bump_n_grind/Bump_N_Grind_Cafe.html Twitter: @bumpngrindcafe Advice: have a seat at one of the large communal tables and mingle if you like or listen in on those great conversations. This is one of those cafes that…

BAOQI

620 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-7980 Web:  n/a Advice: I just wished they had containers of hoisin sauce on the table for customers to add to their sandwiches or other dishes as they wished, that would have been welcomed. No…

MEAT & BREAD

370 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9003 Web:  http://meatandbread.ca/ Twitter: @1meatandbread Advice: Check their website or twitter when you go in as their sandwiches change daily. You can get more of the Sambal and Mustard sauce in the Squeeze containers located…

COMMUNE CAFE

UPDATED 2/28/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1002 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-2551 Web: www.communecafe.ca Twitter: @communecafe Advice: Sit at the Communal Table or on the outside patio.   Loved the communal table in the center of the cafe with the bright…

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