Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

BUBBLE WAFFLE CAFÉ

2279 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (778) 371-2376 Web: http://www.bubblewafflecafe.com/ Twitter: n/a Instagram: bubblewafflekerrisdale Advice: Counter service. Located in the heart of Kerrisdale is a noodle house that features Hong Kong style and Taiwanese bowls of noodle soups and their…

720 SWEETS & ETC.

3278 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (778) 229-9278 Web: www.720sweets.com Twitter: @720sweets Advice: Counter service. Soft serve ice cream is all the rage around the city these days, and the use of nitrogen adds that wow factor here. The shop offers a…

EL SANTO

680 Columbia Street, New Westminster Tel:(604) 727-8176 Web: http://elsanto.ca/ Twitter @el_santonewwest Advice: Takes reservations and walkins are also welcome. A couple of cocktails to start off, my cousin Janek had the Rojo Diablo ($10) Vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, cherry,…

BLVD BISTRO

636 Queensbury Ave, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 971-5559 Web: http://blvdbistro.ca/ Twitter: @blvdbistronv Advice: No reservations. Open 7am-2:30pm daily. This is where you will want to start your day whether it is for weekend brunching with friends or a weekday kickstart….

JUNIPER

185 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1695 Web: http://www.junipervancouver.com/ [email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With a focus on Cascadian cuisine, this bar restaurant does both ever so well. The bar is the shiner here where top barmen mix up a…

GROTTO ITALIAN

1725 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-1998 Web: http://grottoitalian.ca/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This new Italian eatery is situated in English Bay where the focus is on pastas and pizzas along with some appetizers including house baked focaccia, meatballs and desserts….

OKA-SAN KITCHEN

3578 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-9898 Web: http://www.okasankitchen.com/ Twitter @Okasankitchen Advice: Counter service for take-out or table service. Closed Monday. This Japanese focussed eatery is a gem run by passionate chefs featuring a comfort food menu which you will find…

THE UNCOMMON CAFE

477 Powell St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 254-0477 Web: http://www.uncommonssary.com/ Twitter: @uncommoncafeyvr Advice: Counter/table service. Overlooking Oppenheimer Park, owners Lisa & Luc Leimanis run a homey café offering sandwiches and baked goods and great locally sourced beverages along with brunch on…

GRINGO GASTOWN

27 Blood Alley, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 721-0607 Web: http://www.gringogastown.com/ Twitter: @GringoYVR Advice: No reservations, walk-in, order and be served. With an off the beaten track location, down a back alley in the heart of Gastown, this tiny taco shop is…

ESSENTIA CAFÉ

UPDATED 12/12/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3498 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-5544 Web: www.essentiacafe.com/ Twitter: @Essentia_Cafe Advice: Open daily. This European style café has become one of the community hub’s in the Kitsilano neighborhood since opening, situated on the corner with it’s…

ZERO ZERO PIZZERIA

  415 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6400 Web: http://www.pizzeria00.ca/ [email protected]_zero_pizza Advice: No reservations, counter service, eat in or takeout. A true one of a kind Roman Pizzeria that is run by co-owners, Alberto Mura and Luca Colasanti. They have brought…

LIME AND MOON PIE CO.

1066 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 889-6426 Web: http://www.limeandmoon.com/yaletown/ Twitter @limeandmoon Advice: Closed Monday. It’s all about pie love in this neighborhood pie shop run by owner/chef Stani. This past summer I fell in love with the delicious pies at…

CENTRAL CITY”S RED RACER RESTAURANT

871 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2489 Web: http://centralcitybrewpub.com/red-racer-restaurant-on-beatty-st/ Twitter: @CentralCityPub Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. With it’s 40 draught taps offering their own Central City craft beers as well as beer from other BC craft brewers; this brew pub…

FINCHES MARKET

501 E Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-1644 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Counter service. The second outpost for the company which mixes a café with a market that features some popular food products along with locally grown produce. The…

PRESSURE BOX

Georgia and Burrard, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://thepressurebox.ca/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Follow them on twitter for updated opening times and on the Streetfood App. With a focus on using sous-vide and compressing cooking techniques, chef/owner Scott Lesco is using this to his…

BAO DOWN

12 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel:  (778) 379-3611 Web: http://www.baodown.ca/ Twitter: @baodowngastown Advice: Open daily, counter service. With it’s focus on the Asian Bao steamed buns, here it’s all about the creative and innovative toppings that are enhanced by Asian flavours. Think…

UYU ICE CREAM

433 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-9986 Web: http://www.uyuicecream.com/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Open daily 12 noon – 10pm. Here it is all about making the best organic soft serve ice cream around, owned by Kevin Lee and partners, this soft serve…

PROPAGANDA COFFEE

209 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.propagandacoffee.ca/ Twitter: @ppgdacoffee Advice: Open daily. Stylish cafe that is large and spacious in the heart of bustling Chinatown, with a large steel table top sharing table. The coffee bar is sleek…

STYO DESSERT

907 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-737-7896 Web: http://styodessert.com/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Order at the counter, sit anywhere. This stylish café takes it’s nod from the fashion scene with it’s colorful interior which is the perfect match to the colourful froyo treats.  Asides…

THE BIRDS AND THE BEETS

55 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-7832 Web: http://www.birdsandbeets.ca/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Open daily. Two entrances from Powell and from Alexander. I love discovering new cool cafés with brick lined walls in historic and not so historic neighborhoods. Matthew Senecal-Junkeer and Chef…

SAN JUAN FAMILY FARM

Various locations daily Tel: 778-883-9159 Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Juan-Family-Farm/102240916496412 Twitter: @SanJuanFamFarm Advice: Follow them on twitter for locations. Serving up a simple menu of Bolivian specialties including home made sauces, dishes and smoothies that are all organic. I had the delicious and…

GRAPES AND SODA

1541 W 6th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-2456 Web: http://www.grapesandsoda.ca Twitter: @grapesandsoda Advice: No reservations. Open Wednesday – Sunday. Continuing the journey that Chef David Gunawan and Dara Young started with their next door eatery, The Farmers Apprentice. The progression here…

ANGIE’S MALYSIAN EATERY

7355 Edmonds Street, Burnaby Tel: 778-398-0012 Web: https://www.facebook.com/Angiemalaysianrestaurant Twitter: @clement_ow Advice: Reservations a must. Named after his daughter Angie, Chef/owner Clement Ow has turned his passion for home cooking into his own restaurant. His roots are in Brunei where he…

AQUA SUSHI & JUICE BAR

1764 Manitoba Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-9766 Web: http://www.aquajuicebar.com/ Twitter @aquajuicebar Advice: Counter service. Specializing in all things healthy, this brightly coloured sushi bar is known for their brown rice sushi, along with their organic and gluten free quinoa sushi,…

LITTLE MEXICO CANTINA

#150 – 3131 Chatham St., Richmond Tel: 604-272-5123 Web: http://www.littlemexicocantina.com/index.html Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested. After almost 20 years, the restaurant changed hands last summer and is now run by passionate owner, Carol Janeczko with Chef Roberto Lopez Lara running the…

KITCHEN ON MAIN

UPDATED 4/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3941 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-628-3000 Web: http://dev.kitchenonmainst.com/ Twitter: @kitchenonmainst Advice: Sit on the back patio on a dry day. Reservations suggested. It’s meatball madness and it’s all about the skillets at this Main street…

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