Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

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…

DEVILS ELBOW HOUSE

562 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-0611 Web: www.devilselbowalehouse.com Twitter: @DevilsElbow_ Advice: Sharing is the way to go here if dining with friends. Enter a Barbq house that is brick walled throughout with reclaimed wood paneling, a beautiful wooden bar sporting…

JAMJAR

2280 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 252-3957 Web: www.jamjaronthedrive.com Twitter: @Jamjarondrive Advice: No reservations, sharing table for solo diners. Specializing in flavours of the Middle East, specifically with an emphasis in crafted Lebanese cuisine, Chef Bakhos leads the kitchen in…

DOCK LUNCH

152 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-3625 Web: http://instagram.com/docklunch_offmain Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, sharing tables, open only for lunch. Hidden off of bustling Main street, this eatery is a gem, located inside an apartment on the main floor, this…

SAJ & CO

813 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 396-7804 Web: https://www.facebook.com/sajco Twitter: @Sajnco Advice: Counter service. With one of only two Saj ovens in the city, Chef/Owner Malek makes all the Saj wraps to order. A designer by training, he is a…

SHOWCASE RESTAURANT

1122 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 639-4040 Web: http://www.showcaserestaurant.com/ Twitter: @Showcase_Van Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner. It’s been years since I had eaten here, recently renovated, the large spacious room has a wonderful warm inviting décor of wood paneling and…

MAIN STREET HONEY SHOPPE

4125 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-6052 Web: http://www.mainstreethoney.com/ Twitter: @mainstreethoney Advice: Order at the counter. It’s a honey shoppe and it’s a café which features a variety of house-baked goods that are made with their own local honey. There is…

AU COMPTOIR

2278 W 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-2278 Web: http://www.aucomptoir.ca/ Twitter: @Au_Comptoir Advice: No reservations, open 8am-10pm Wednesday – Monday. Closed Tuesdays. Bonjour! Walking into this classic Parisian café with it’s well dressed good looking servers who for the most part…

CAVU KITCHEN BAR

5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond Tel: 604-232-5001 Web: http://www.cavukitchenbar.com/ Twitter: @CAVUKitchenBar Advice: Reservations suggested.   With a playful element, Chef Alex Hancock and his team has created an exciting menu filled with dishes that are married with wonderful flavours. I started…

BESTIE

105 East Pender, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-1175 Web: http://bestie.ca/ Twitter: @bestiewurst Advice: No reservations, late night eats on Friday and Saturday til 1am. Known for their Currywurst this popular eatery features German street food in the heart of Chinatown, it’s a…

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