Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

First Taste of Winston Café

A food forward coffee shop that opened recently in Lower Lonsdale in beautiful North Vancouver. With it’s high ceilings this café also features a long communal table in the centre of the room on the main floor, and a good…

Exploring HK style cuisine at Happy Day Cafe

One of the cities longtime cafes that specializes in Chinese dishes from the Hong Kong region has been located In Richmond for over the past 25 years. This is one of those places that both Lawrence and I had never…

CURRY LOUNGE

16030 24 Ave #130, Surrey Tel: (604) 538-7333 Web: https://currylounge.ca/ Instagram @curryloungesouthsurrey Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome Specializing in traditional Indian fare that’s turned up a notch, Chef Jatin Sharma has created a wonderful menu of dishes where the presentation…

CAFÉ PORTRAIT

1120 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-6993 Web: Website on Facebook Instagram @cafeportrait_ Advice: No reservations, walkins welcome, check website for hours. A beautiful café that is filled with art in the form of portraits adorns the café walls at…

First Taste of Palate Kitchen

This newly opened all day brunch spot is owned by the same owners as Pallet Coffee Roasters and they have done a beautiful job with the interior of this restaurant. Chef Khalid Kahya is leading the kitchen and has put…

Mexican Eats at Miltomates Foods

I recently met Chef David and his wife Pei who run a lunch eatery that is open Monday – Friday in the Port Kells area of Surrey. Additionally, they offer takeout and a full catering service that features their made…

KOZAK UKRANIAN EATERY

5077 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4421 Web: https://www.kozakeatery.ca/ Instagram @kozakukrainianfood Advice: No reservations, eat-in or take-out. With it’s focus on Ukrainian dishes and baking, Irina and Sergiy are serving up homestyle food that they grew up eating in the…

First Taste of Brass Fish Tavern

This new spot on the edge of Coal Harbour in downtown’s financial district comes to us from the Donnelly Group and it’s not the type of eatery you may have expected to come from this group; this one is elevated…

ITALIAN TOMATO

1047 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-0055 Web: https://italiantomato.ca/ Instagram @italian.tomato Advice: Walkins welcome, reservations suggested It’s all about pasta and pizza at this popular Italian eatery on Davie in the Westend. The menu choices are extensive featuring a large…

LIVIA

1399 Commercial Dr, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3869 Web: http://www.liviasweets.com/ Instagram: @liviasweets Advice: Dinners Thursday – Saturday nights; daytime operations daily. Each time I visit Livia the aroma of freshly baked bread entices me inside to stay awhile.  Livia’s baking is…

FLOURIST

3433 Commercial Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-9423 Web: https://flourist.com/ Instagram @flourist Advice: Open daytime hours only. An emporium featuring their Flourist brand of different types of flour and grains to stock up on; along with a café which is the…

First Taste of Seaside Provisions

Located inside the newly opened Seaside Hotel at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. Executive Chef Sandro Olivieri is serving up small plate tapas and regional creations, sourced locally and perfected for the table, from morning meals and midday brunches, to…

First Taste of Afuri Ramen and Dumpling

Tokyo based ramen joint’s first Canadian location is now open in Richmond and it’s a beauty. All their ramen noodles and gyoza are made in-house daily; all of their broths are made in-house with no msg. The company now has…

First Taste of The Belgian Chocolate Café

With a Belgian and Australian connection, a beautiful new chocolate focused café has opened on the edge of Yaletown across from the Parq Vancouver hotel. With it’s high ceilings this corner café features, long marble desserts bar, seating and a…

BOB POCHANA

1660 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3274 Web: http://www.bobpochana.com/ Instagram @bobpochana Advice: No reservations, counter service. Specializing in Thai food to go, this Bob Likes Thai Food offshoot is serving up the same great dishes they are known for in…

GYO PARA GYOZA & RAMEN BAR

2120 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 288-2941 Web: http://gyopara.com Instagram @gyopara Advice: No reservations, server will seat you on arrival or take your name for the next table. Located in the heart of Kitsilano is this hot spot eatery run by…

MIXXBAO

1426 W 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 800-0211 Web: https://mixxbao.com/ Instagram @mixxbao Specializing in Taiwanese inspired snacks and comfort food dishes, Chef Merry and her team has been making delicious dumplings, soups and sandwiches in this South Granville locale. Both…

NOODLE ARTS

1739 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 673-5688 Web: https://noodlearts.com/ Instagram: @noodlearts_vancouver Advice:Open daily for lunch and dinner. Specializing in the Lanzhou style of noodles pulling long noodles is quite the art, here master chef makes the dough and hand pulls…

SPREZZATURA RESTAURANT

265 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 876-6333 Web: https://sprezzatura.ca/ instagram @sprezzatura_van Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner, walkins welcome. With it’s Italian focus, this casual eatery is not only specializing in pizzas and roast dishes but they are also featuring other dishes…

WARA THAI EATERY

509 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 685-5623 Web: https://warathai.ca/ Instagram @warathaieatery Advice: Walk-ins welcome. Closed Sundays. Specializing in traditional Thai cuisine, this Chinatown neighborhood eatery has a wonderful menu filled with classic flavourful dishes. I have tried several dishes starting…

THE PRAGUERY

221 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 367-6126 Web: https://praguery.com/ Instagram @thepraguery Advice: Counter service. With his European roots, Owner, Jaroslav Mestka set-out to offer house-made chimney cakes from his homeland on his food truck a few years ago. Fast tracking…

LA BOQUERIA TASTING ROOM

291 East Pender, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-4300 Web: https://www.boqueria.ca instagram @boqueria.ca Advice: No reservations. With it’s focus on the Basque style, it’s the food and drink of San Sebastian that will lure you in to this hotspot with a great…

DO CHAY SAIGON VEGETARIAN

1392 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel:(604) 225-8349 Web: https://www.restaurantji.com/bc/vancouver/do-chay-/ Instagram @eatdochay Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on Modern Vietnamese Vegetarian fare this humbled eatery is offering up delicious eats on the edge of the Little Saigon neighborhood in East Vancouver….

The Bench Bakehouse

1641 Commercial Drive – unit #100 Tel: (604) 251-0677 Web: https://www.thebenchbakehouse.com/ Instagram @thebenchbakehouse Advice: Closed Monday. Located in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, this beautiful bakery café has an open kitchen for watching the bakers bake their delectable treats. From breads…

AJS BROOKLYN PIZZA JOINT

325 E Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-5805 Web: http://ajsbrooklynpizzajoint.com/ Twitter @Ajsbklynpizza Instagram @ajsbklynpizzajoint Advice: No reservations. Specializing in Brooklyn style pizza, Aj’s is a popular Mount Pleasant neighborhood hangout for those that love pizza and beer. Here you have New…

BONUS BAKERY CAFÉ

1185 West Georgia Street Tel: (604) 620-5811 Web: https://www.instagram.com/bonus.bakery/ Instagram @bonus.bakery Advice: Counter service. Specializing in plant-based baking this centrally located downtown bakery café has some tasty treats on offer. They also have a full line-up of espresso-based beverages featuring…

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