Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

KINOME JAPANESE KITCHEN

2511 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-1925 Web: https://www.facebook.com/KinomeJapaneseKitchen Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes Reservations and Walk-Ins Welcome. Closed Tuesdays. With owner Chef Ryoma at the helm running this open kitchen, his team of chefs are meticulous in the preparation of each…

TOUR DE FEAST

4544 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 221-4340 Web: http://tourdefeast.com/cafe/ Twitter @de_feast Advice: No reservations. Closed Tuesdays. As their name suggests, Tour de Feast does just that, with beautiful paintings adorning the walls to the varied selection of the dishes on…

OLD CROWE COFFEE CO

655 Front Street, New Westminster Tel: 778-960-8790 Web: http://oldcrowcoffeeco.com/ Twitter: @Oldcrowcoffee Advice: Open daily. Located downtown New Westminster overlooking the river front, you will a cool café, brick lined walls and comfy leather chairs are a welcoming spot. find a…

TACOMIO

435 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 868-7041 Web: http://www.tacomio.ca/ Twitter: @tacomiovan Advice: Counter service. Salsa bar (complimentary). With my love for Mexican food, our city’s scene keeps on evolving, the latest taco oriented spot is run by Chef/Owner Fhernando Llanas and…

MOSQUITO

32 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-398-3188 Web: www.mosquitodessert.com Twitter: @mosquitodessert Advice: Open Wed – Sun night. No reservations. It’s dark, mysterious and full of character, the space was designed by Craig Stanghetta; there are many elements to this spot including…

KIN KAO THAI KITCHEN

903 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-1125 Web: http://www.kinkao.ca/ Twitter @kinkaokitchen Advice: No reservations, small plates. Since I love Thai cuisine, I am always on the lookout for new spots to try, my friend Jordan Rogers joined me to share some…

TRAFALGARS BISTRO

2603 W.16th, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0555 Web: http://trafalgars.com/home.html Twitter: @TrafalgarsInVan Advice: Reservations suggested. After many years since my last visit, my good friend Sherri Morris joined me to indulge in Chef Paul Haldane’s dishes. The restaurant’s décor had been redone awhile…

IL CASTELLO PIZZERIA

119 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver Tel: 604-987-4992 Web: http://ilcastellopizzeria.com/ Twitter: @IlCastelloNVan Advice: Order at the counter, sharing tables. Keeping it simple this pizzeria has communal tables for sharing, serves a complimentary bowl of rosemary popcorn to guests as seated,…

TACOFINO GASTOWN

15 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: (604) 899-7907 Web: http://tacofino.com/ Twitter: @TacofinoVAN Advice: No reservations. Taco bar open nightly, the Burrito bar open for lunch thru late night. My love for Tacofino began a few years ago when their first food…

JACKALOPE’S NEIGHBOURHOOD DIVE

2257 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-6674 Web: http://jackalopesdive.com/ Twitter: @JackalopesDive Advice: No reservations. I have always had a love for American Southern comfort food, memories of travels across the Southern parts of the USA, with restaurants serving up…

MR. RED CAFÉ

2234 E. Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: 604-710-9515 Web: https://www.facebook.com/mrredvancity Twitter: n/a Advice: Bring a friend or two and share the dishes. Although the interior of the restaurant’s walls are red, this Northern Vietnamese café is named after the nickname of…

SOFT PEAKS

25 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-2071 Web: http://softpeaks.ca/ Twitter: @soft_peaks Advice: Never share with your friend, enjoy each creation solo. My love for soft serve ice cream began at a young age and there weren’t many options back then,…

CORDUROY PIE COMPANY

758 West 16th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-709-0200 Web: http://www.corduroypie.com/ Twitter: @CorduroyPieCo Advice: Whole pizza pies to eat in or takeout. The latest in new pizzerias joins a lineup of top notch spots with a very good crispy edged crust. Gragham…

NICLI’S NEXT DOOR

UPDATED 5/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 68 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-6985 Web: http://www.niclisnextdoor.com/ Twitter: @niclisnextdoor Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This is a place that I enjoyed after my first visit last summer, my draw for another visit was to try some…

BATARD BOULANGERIE

3958 Fraser, Vancouver Tel: 604-506-3958 Web: http://www.batardbakery.com/ Twitter: @batardbakery Advice: Communal tables for sharing, prepared foods for takeaway. In France bread usually comes out of the ovens in the afternoon when people are heading home from work. Notable Bread baker…

THE FAT BADGER

1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 336 5577 Web: http://www.fatbadger.ca/ Twitter: @the_fat_badger Advice: Walkins welcome, reservations for 8 or more, communal tables for sharing. Taking British pub fare to the next level is what restaurateurs Ed Perrow and Chef Neil…

NOURISH VANCOUVER

UPDATED 12/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 451 Granville, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.nourishvancouver.ca/ Twitter: @nourishvan Advice: Counter service and a delivery service. It’s all about healthy salads, soups and juices at this locale inside the Chopra Yoga Centre. Conveniently located at…

PALLET COFFEE ROASTERS

323 Semlin Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604 -255 -2014 Web: http://palletcoffeeroasters.com/ Twitter: @PalletCoffee Advice: Open daily. This East Village café and coffee roastery has been a community hub since opening last summer. Run by passionate owners Sharif Sharifi and Shane Dehkodaei,…

LILY MAES

UPDATED 2/19/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 12 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-2599 Web: http://www.lilymaes.ca/ Twitter: @LilyMaesCafe Advice: Reservations suggested. A charming cozy French-inspired bistro in a brick walled historic building that is over 100 years old, this bistro not only has…

DANICAS BAKED COFFEE BAR

UPDATED 9/3/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-3554 Web: http://www.danicascafe.com/ Twitter: @danicascafe Advice: Reservations suggested for brunch or large parties. A charming cozy café named after the owners grandmother in Croatia who made everything from scratch,…

CAFÉ CAVA

1860 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-925-2503 Web: http://cafecava.com Twitter: @CafeCaVaWestVan Advice: Reservations suggested at lunchtime. The beautifully euro French appointed room is filled with chandeliers, and paintings which is the perfect backdrop to the French inspired menu. My friend,…

CAFÉ MEDINA

780 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 879 3114 Web: www.medinacafe.com Twitter: @CafeMedina Advice: No reservations.Expect long line-ups on weekends. Known as the breakfast spot for years, Medina moved a few blocks over to a larger space, adding known Executive Chef…

DARCY’S CAFÉ

4462 W 10th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-6399 Web: http://www.darcyscafe.ca/ Twitter: @darcysvancouver Advice: Open daily and later on Friday nights. This West Point Grey neighborhood eatery offers delicious treats from early morning to late afternoon. They offer a Playspace area filled…

LOS AMIGOS TACOS

1118 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-0220 Web: https://www.facebook.com/losamigostaqueria Twitter: @losamigostacos Advice: No reservations, counter service. Located in the heart of Davie Village, is this Mexican taco joint that serves authentic eats. It’s a simple set-up, run by a Mexican family…

SMALL VICTORY BREAD & COFFEE

1088 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: Web: http://smallvictory.ca/ Twitter: @sv_bakery Advice: Milk and Creme is on tap for coffee service. Stools by the counter are fixed to the floor. Large and spacious, this wooden floored, white walled bakery is shining bright…

ABODE RESTAURANT

1223 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.688-1411 Web: http://www.aboderestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @ABODERestaurant Advice: Takes reservations. A large an inviting room situated off of bustling Robson, the décor is inspired of mid-century design with warm tones of walnut and Calcutta marble, lots of…

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