Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

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…

DISCO CHEETAH

Various locations daily Tel: (778) 873-3776 Website: www.discocheetah.com Twitter: @yvrdctaco Advice: Follow them on twitter for locations. Serving up a twist on the traditional Mexican eats as we know it. Korean inspired tacos and quesadillas is the name of the…

BENKEI RAMEN

545 West Broadway Vancouver Tel: 604-568-6178 Web: http://www.benkeiramen.com/home.html Twitter: @benkei_ramen Advice: No reservations, no msg. It’s all about the ramen at this traditional Japanese hot spot located in the bustling Fairview neighborhood. The room is typical in layout for Ramen…

GYOZA BAR + RAMEN

622 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-5563 Web: http://gyozabar.ca/ Twitter: @GyozaBarRamen Advice: No Reservations, put your name on the list and come back for your table. Elevating the bar, Aburi Restaurants who own this restaurant went about creating a bit…

BELLA GELATERIA YALETOWN

1089 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver Tel: 778-737-7890 Web: http://bellagelateria.com/yaletown/ Twitter @BellaYaletown Advice: Table service, takeout available. Known for their award winning gelato, Maestro James Coleridge is the driving force behind this popular gelateria which strives for perfection. The Yaletown location elevates…

FIRE HOOK PIZZA

At UBC Farmers Market & other locations Website: http://instagram.com/firehookpizza Twitter @FireHookPizza Advice: Follow them on twitter for locations. Owned by Chris and John, they have created a one of a kind food truck/cart where they make their pizzas in a…

LA CUISSON CAFÉ

2050 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-2589 Web: https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Cuisson-Cafe/142054755871323 Twitter: @LaCuissonCafe Advice: Reservations requested for afternoon tea and afternoon coffee service. Hidden off the beaten path in the heart of Kerrisdale is a wonderous gem. Specializing in Syphon Style…

TACOFINO COMMISSARY

2327 East Hastings, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-TACO Web:   http://tacofino.com/ Twitter: @TacofinoCantina Advice: Community sharing tables, so find a space and share your table. I have been a fan of their fish tacos ever since their food trucks hit the streets in…

MOMENTO COFFEE HOUSE

577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver Tel: 604-828-5282 Web: www.momentocoffeehouse.com Twitter: @momentocoffee Advice: Check out the private space upstairs for meetings. You’ll want to sit upstairs at the long table. Taking creativity to the next level, their newest café is the star…

LITTLE MOUNTAIN COFFEE

4895 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 875-0700 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Located close to Queen Elizabeth Park. This neighborhood café is family owned and run with the community in mind. You will find a full line-up of espresso beverages featuring…

BELGIUM PLACE

UPDATED 2/19/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1598 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-6858 Web: http://www.belgiumplace.com/ Twitter: @BelgiumPlace Advice: Don’t share the waffles, best to eat solo and take the rest to go if you can’t finish in one go. For a taste…

BAN CHOK DEE

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley Tel: 778-278-3088 Web: http://www.banchokdee.com Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai Advice: Bring friends along to share the dishes. As Thai food is one of the many cuisines that I love, I have had the pleasure to eat at many of…

SWEET BAKE SHOP

UPDATED 8/1/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1141 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-424-8800 Web: http://www.sweetbakeshop.com/ Twitter: @SweetBakeShop Advice:  Custom cakes can be ordered by request. From wedding cakes to cupcakes, it’s all about creating treats that people love. This bakeshop is all…

SPAGHETEI

1741 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-1014 Web: http://spaghetei.com/ Twitter: @SPAGHeTEI_Van Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-in welcome you may have to wait. Serving authentic Japanese style spaghetti, this takes the popular noodle and Italian mainstay to another level and I truly enjoyed…

THAI CUISINE BY MONTRI

2585 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 221-9599 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Closed Monday. Chef Montri was a fixture in Thai cuisine in the city years ago when very few Thai eateries were around, it’s close to 15 years since…

CAFÉ FORTY ONE

UPDATED 12/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5750 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 563-4141 Web: http://chabadcatering.com/cafefortyone/ Twitter: @cafefortyone41 Advice: Closed Friday night and Saturday. Free underground parking available with validation.   Located in the heart of the Oakridge neighborhood, the dairy focussed café…

LEAR FAYE ESPRESSO KITCHEN

UPDATED 4/15/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2270 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 484-9371 Web: http://www.learfaye.com/ Twitter: @lear_faye Advice: Talk to the Baristas and learn more about the fine art of espresso. Our coffee scene continues to thrive when cool cafes such as…

STIR COFFEE HOUSE

101-5085 48th Avenue, Delta Tel: (604) 940-8005 Web: http://stircoffeehouse.com/ Twitter: @StirCoffeeHouse Advice: Open daily Located in the heart of Ladner village, this coffee house is the hub for the community, evident on a Sunday morning when the staff greet each…

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