Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

SCIUE ITALIAN BAKERY CAFFE

126 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-7263 Web: http://www.sciue.ca/ Advice: You can order halves of the sandwiches if you ask. This Italian style café is always buzzing with activity, the presentation of the foods, beverages and desserts is everything and here…

MOMENTO COFFEE HOUSE

UPDATED 9/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2766 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-9900 Web: www.momentocoffeehouse.com Twitter: @momentocoffee Advice: Try a coffee from their Siphon Bar. Creative minds will be happy here at this smallish yet very cool café for those craving…

MODERNE BURGER

2507 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0005 Web: http://www.moderneburger.com/ Advice: add extra fixins as you so desire, several choices on the menu. I am so happy that I made a visit to this long time burger emporium in Kitsilano after friends…

YEW RESTAURANT

791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-9333 Web: http://www.fourseasons.com/vancouver/dining.html Advice: Go early for breakfast, make a reservation for lunch or dinner. Sit in one of their booths. I wish that I could live here and dine from breakfast, lunch and…

EARLS YALETOWN

1095 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel 604-688-4990 Web: http://www.earls.ca Advice: Get ready to have a great time. Of all their locations around I especially like their Yaletown location for their seating, décor and lounge like vibe. It is a great location…

THE GALLERY CAFE

750 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-2233 Web:  http://www.thegallerycafe.ca/ Advice: There are empty glasses on the glass wall after the cash register along with ice and great tap water. Located upstairs inside the Vancouver Art Gallery this café offers a wonderful…

DULCINEA SPANISH CAFÉ

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1118 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-2699 Web http://www.dulcineachocolatecafe.com Advice: Try their chocolate taster, great free wifi. Chocolate, passionate and all is wonderful. I fell in love with this place on my first visit and since…

GAIA BISTRO

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2055 W. 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-5022 Web: http://www.gaiabistro.ca/ Advice: Closed Sundays I had heard about a restaurant serving Israelli cuisine and I had to visit. The décor is colourful in this Kerrisdale eatery specializing…

CAFE VANCOUVER

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 883 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4446 Advice: Try all of the Turkish specialties. A Turkish Delight, a café on the edge of Yaletown that specializes in Turkish Coffee, made just like it should be made…

DHARMA KITCHEN

3667 W. Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-738-3899 Advice: no alcohol is served here. Their slogan is “The Food of Mindlfulness” and the Wikipedia defines this as calm awareness of one’s body functions, feelings, content of consciousness. This is a colourful place…

RED DOOR

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2996 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-5699 Web: www.reddoor.ca Advice: Tell them they should add brown rice to their menu. Order ahead for curbside pickup. Asian fusion is where it is at here at this pan…

FINCH’S TEA & COFFEE HOUSE

353 West Pender, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-4040 Web: http://www.finchteahouse.com/ Advice: Expect to line-up for a table at noontime as they do not take reservations. Lunchtime at Finch’s is a time to sit down and take some time out of your day…

TRATTORIA ITALIAN KITCHEN

1850 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-732-1441 Web: http://www.trattoriakitchen.ca/ Advice: The room is noisy all the time, waits can be awhile at peak times, the wait is worth it. This is one of my favourite restaurants, centrally located in Kitsilano….

MAENAM

1938 W 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-730-5579 Web: http://www.maenam.ca/ Twitter: @maenam Advice: tell the server what level of spice you would like when placing your order, dishes are spicy here. All my friends were suggesting that I try Maenam, so…

LATITUDE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3250 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-875-6246 Web: http://www.latitudeonmain.com/ Twitter: @latitudeonmain Advice: reservations not necessary. I dined here on the hottest day of the year actually the hottest in Vancouver’s history, I was amazed by how…

GO FISH

1505 W. First Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-730-5040 Advice: They don’t take reservations. Open rain or shine, call for hours. Line-ups can be long on sunny days. I am a regular at this outside, take out seafood shack at Fisherman’s Wharf,…

SALT TASTING ROOM

45 Blood Alley,  Vancouver Tel: 604-633 – 1912 Web: www.salttastingroom.com Twitter: @SaltTastingRoom Advice: Look up Google maps to find the location. Living in Vancouver all my life, I thought that I knew where everything was until I tried to locate…

ACACIA FILLO BAR

1103 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-633-3884 Advice: They don’t take reservations Located nearby English Bay, Vera and Ziggy serve up their Bulgarian specialties. One of the house favorites is the ‘Spinach & Feta Banitza’ which can be described as a…

CAFE MEDINA

UPDATED 8/11/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED (relocated to Richards Street) 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-3114 Webs: http://www.medinacafe.com Twitter: @CafeMedina Advice: They don’t take reservations and they don’t have wireless This is a café kind of restaurant that serves awesome sandwiches….

LES FAUX BOURGUOIS

663 15th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604.873.9733 Web: http://www.lesfauxbourgeois.com       Advice: Make an advance reservation The first time I went to Les Faux I didn’t have a reservation, I called first and was told that I could drop by…

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