Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

CINARA

350 West Pender St. Vancouver Tel: 604-428-9694 Web: www.cinara.ca Twitter @cinara350 Advice: Advance reservations suggested. I have been a fan of Chef Lucais Syme’s cooking ever since I fell in love with his La Quercia restaurant which he had previously…

THE GRAY OLIVE CAFETERIA

4190 East Hastings, Burnaby Tel: 604-566-9664 Web: http://www.thegrayolive.com/ Twitter: @TheGrayOlive Advice: Counter service, no reservations. Closed Monday’s. Located in the heart of the Burnaby Heights neighborhood, Chef Brian Wong and his 2 brothers are busy cooking up seasonal comfort food…

Tasting at Railtown Café Howe Street

Last week I had the pleasure to partake in a media tasting of some salads, sandwiches, beverages and desserts at their newest location in the centre of downtown Vancouver. Ancient Grains Salad with Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, crispy onions, reggiano, aged…

FIRECRUST NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA

808 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-9646 Web: http://www.firecrustpizzeria.com/locations/ Twitter: @Firecrustpizza Advice: No reservations. Order at the counter and watch your pizza being made in front of you. This is truly a one of kind pizzeria that specializes in Neapolitan-style with…

BAY MOORINGS RESTAURANT

6330 Bay St, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921-8184 Web: http://baymooringsrestaurant.com/ Instagram: @bay_moorings Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. Located in Horseshoe Bay, specializing in Italian and Westcoast cuisine, the restaurant boasts one of the nicest views in the area from their…

BAO DOWN SNACK BAR

221 Carrall St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-2215 Web: http://baodown.net/menu/bao-down-snackbar/ Twitter: @baodownsnackbar Advice:Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. With their Filipino heritage in mind, and love for their culture, owners Matt and Greg have switched things up a bit for their latest eatery….

AER CAFE

2263 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 258-8749 Web: http://aercafe.com/ Twitter @AerCafe Advice: Counter service. A stylish homey café in the heart of the East Village neighborhood, run by owner Pui Lee who has several years experience working in other…

MARU KOREAN BISTRO

125 2nd St E, North Vancouver Tel: 604-566-6292 Web: http://www.marukoreanbistro.com/ Instagram: @marukoreanbistro Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. Yearning to learn more about Korean cuisine and it’s culture, I have recently been exploring some of the different areas of…

MENSCH. JEWISH DELICATESSEN

666 E Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604.657.6119, Web: https://www.facebook.com/menschdelicatessen Twitter: @menschdeli Advice: Closed Saturdays, limited seating. Located on the East side of the city, this one of a kind Jewish deli turns it up a notch by making it’s own pastrami….

THREE QUARTERS FULL CAFE

1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-859-4662 Web: https://www.facebook.com/3quartersfullcafe/ Twitter:[email protected]_full Advice: Open daily. With a Taiwanese bakery focus, Owner Kaiyu Lin has created a beautiful spacious café that not only features their house-made baked goods and desserts, the café also boasts a…

HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY

1108 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 737-1108 Web: http://www.eatheritage.ca/ Twitter @Eatheritagenow Advice: Monday – Friday 8am -8pm. Counter service. With it’s nod to making delicious Bao’s, this threesome of owners, Chef Felix Zhou along with Natasha Romero and Paul…

BREAKFAST TABLE

1481 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 805-1900 Web: http://www.breakfasttable.ca Twitter @mmmbreakfast604 Advice: No reservations. Open Daily 8am to 3pm. South Granville is one of those neighborhoods that has a good mix of people living and retail shops, what was needed for…

DOSA HUT

7233 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 566-3111 Web: https://www.facebook.com/dosahutvancouver/ Twitter: @kalaidosahut Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Specializing in Indo-Chinese cuisine, Owner and Chef Kalai is known for his Dosas, fine crispy large flat lentil crepes with delicious fillings,…

KLAUS’S KAFFEE HAUS

291 E. Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6735 Web: http://www.klauskaffeehaus.com/ Twitter: @KandJFoodTruck Instagram: @klaus_kaffee_haus Advice: Open daily. An Austrian style café in the heart of Chinatown is a one of a kind, unique café that features home-made savoury and sweet…

THE WORKSHOP VEGETARIAN CAFÉ

296 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 973-0163 Web: http://theworkshopvegetariancafe.com/ Twitter @workshopvegcafe Advice: No reservations, closed Sunday. At first glance from the moment I entered this one of a kind vegetarian eatery in an off beat location on the north…

VIJ’S PATIO

3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.736.6664 Web: www.vijsrestaurant.ca Twitter:[email protected] Advice: No reservations, located on the roof, seasonal. After eating at Vij’s over the years starting out at their original restaurant on Broadway I have always been enchanted by the wonderful…

NUVOLA GELATO E DOLCI

4712 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: (778) 379-8634 Web: http://www.nuvolagelato.com/index.html Twitter @nuvola_gelato Advice: Counter service. Located in the Burnaby Heights neighborhood is a wonderful Italian dessert shop which makes traditional Italian Gelato with classic Italian flavours. Co-owned by Giorgio Barassi and…

JUKE FRIED CHICKEN

182 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-5853 Web: http://www.jukefriedchicken.com/ Instagram: @jukefriedchicken Advice:No Reservations, take out counter. It’s all about fried chicken and ribs at this one of a kind eatery which is owned by Justin Tisdall, Chef Bryan Satterford and…

TMIX TEA AND DESSERT

3432 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 707-0275 Web: http://www.tmixtea.com/ Twitter: @TmixTea Advice: Counter service. It’s a dessert emporium with an Asian flare that is filled will all sorts of tantalizing desserts some made with regular waffles and others made with…

CROWBAR

646 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-crow Web:  http://www.crowbareastvan.com/ [email protected]_eastvan Advice: Open daily after 5pm. With it’s focus on creative cocktails and small plates, partners William Johnson and Jeremy Pigeon have created a notable spot in this neighborhood which marries inventive dishes…

KUMA IZAKAYA

1233 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-1177 Web: http://www.izakayakuma.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Open lunch and dinner daily. Specializing in Japanese fusion, this notable Izakaya is run by Chef Hyun Woo Kim who trained at a culinary school in…

VERIFOOD PASTA CAFÉ

1795 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-0300 Web: https://verifood.net/ Twitter: @Verifood_ Advice: Counter Service, eat-in, take-out Specializing in traditional Italian, this popular Westend cafe serves up house-made pastas with a variety of fillings and sauces, available in 2 sizes, regular and…

ROCKY POINT ICE CREAM

2800 Murray Street, Port Moody Tel: (604) 492-3119 Web: http://rockypointicecream.com/ Twitter: @RPIceCream Advice: Counter service. Established in 1997, this ice cream parlour has been serving customers for over 19 years, founded by Jamie & Yvette Cuthbert. Here it is all…

HUGOS TACOS CHURROS

7899 Templeton Station Rd, Richmond Web: http://hugoschurros.com/ Twitter: @Hugoschurros Advice: Counter Service. Located inside the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall near the Vancouver Airport, is this Mexican taco and churro spot run by Daniel Garcia. Located on the Southern side of…

KOZAKURA

280 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-720-3145 Web: http://www.kozakuragastown.ca/ Twitter @kozakuragastown Advice: Reservations for the bar only, between 5 and 9:30 p.m. Specializing in Kappo-style Japanese cuisine that originates in the Osaka area of Japan, Chef Keith Allison takes a nod from…

JAM CAFÉ

556 Beatty St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-1992 Web: http://jamcafes.com/vancouver/ Twitter: @JamCafeYVR Advice: No reservations. Open Daily 8am to 3pm. This is breakfast central and it’s one of the hippest in the city, consistently serving up some of the best breakfast…

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