Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

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…

THE ABBEY

UPDATED 7/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 117 West Pender Vancouver Tel: 604-336-7100 Web: http://abbeyvan.com/ Twitter: @AbbeyYVR Advice: Reservations suggested weekends. The room is long and narrow, spacious with a private room up the stairs at the rear for large or small…

PROHIBITION TASTING ROOM

UPDATED 4/20/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1269 Hamilton St., Vancouver Tel: (604) 563-9494 Web: http://www.prohibitionbrewingco.com/prohibition-brewing-company-tasting-room/ Twitter: @ProhibitionAles Advice: Flight of Four beers great value, all coocktails are doubles. Known for the beer they brew in the Okanagan, Prohibition’s tasting room is…

CAFÉ AL MERCATO

2215 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-922-4334 Web: n/a Twitter: @CaffeAlMercato Advice: Sit at the communal table. This Italian style café and market is filled with a large selection of fresh baked goods, such as breads, muffins, scones, cakes and…

MOLLI CAFÉ

1225 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-6554 Web: not yet Twitter: @MolliCafe Advice: No reservations. One of my favourite cuisines is Mexican, I love the flavours of the varied types of dishes from the many different regions that make up their…

U & I THAI

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 875-6999 Web: http://uandithai.com/ Twitter: @uratomjit Advice: Live Thai dancers during dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. I have always loved Thai flavours, some restaurants serve traditional Thai dishes and others from their home regions…

CRACKLE CRÈME

245 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-847-8533 Web: http://cracklecreme.com/ Twitter: @cracklecreme Advice: Closed Monday & Tuesday Dessert lovers will be in heaven at this Crème Brulee and Waffles emporium where chef/owner Daniel Wong creates a variety of house-made crème brulee and…

PLANTOPLANTO

  UPDATED 5/31/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 125 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.plantoplanto.com/ Twitter: @plantonorthvan Advice: No reservations, check out their Foodie Friday bi-weekly feast. Specializing in plant-based foods, this mostly vegetarian café is a great to…

MEDITERANEAN GREEN SALAD BAR

812 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-694-1007 Web: n/a Twitter:[email protected] Advice: No reservations. Ever since my travels through the Middle East, I have looked far and wide for Za’atar. Walking by one day, I saw what I was looking for on…

PIZZA FABRIKA

UPDATED 1/22/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1680 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.559.1680 Web: www.pizzafabrika.ca Twitter: @PizzaFabrika_CA Advice: Have a seat at the communal table if you are dining solo. The most recent in the new wave of pizzerias is spot on,…

THE JUICE TRUCK CAFÉ

28 W 5th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 719-8861 Web: www.thejuicetruck.ca Twitter: @juicetruck Advice: Have a seat at the communal sharing table. As one of the juice movers and shakers, The Juice Truck’s founders Ryan Slater and Zach Berman started the ball…

NOOK

1525 Yew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-3381 Web: http://nookrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @Nookvancouver Advice: No reservations.   I have always been drawn to Italian restaurants, with no Italian ancestry that I know of, it is a cuisine that I have loved. It’s approachable…

ZEITOON

1615 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (778) 340-1500 Web: http://zeitoonrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes reservations, drop-ins also welcome. Experiencing the flavours and dishes from Persian cuisine is always a treat. This is a restaurant that I have known about for…

BUFALA PIZZERIA

5395 West Boulevard, Vancouver Tel: 604-267-7499 Web: n/a Twitter: @bufalayvr Advice: The bottles of complimentary oils are unmarked, vegetarians should ask which one is the ham oil to avoid. As a pizza lover, I yearn to try each new place…

FRESH PRESS COFFEE

#121-4940 No. 3 Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 787-3028 Web: https://www.facebook.com/FreshPressCoffeeBar Twitter: @FreshPressCafe Advice: Order at the espresso bar. Sometimes you find a gem of a café that is hidden off the beaten track and it becomes that spot where you trek…

SURA KOREAN RESTAURANT

1518 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-7872 Web: http://surakoreancuisine.com/ Twitter: @KoreanRoyalDine Advice: Reservations suggested. This past year I have had the chance to explore more flavours and dishes within Korean cuisine, dining at Sura was a wonderful experience. It’s a…

WILDEBEEST

120 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 687 6880. Web: http://wildebeest.ca/ Twitter: @WildebeestYVR Advice: Reservations suggested, late night solo visit shouldn’t need a reso. Since I’ve known of this eatery being a spot for carnivores, it was one that took…

RADICLE JUICE

3088 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 879-2639 Web: http://radiclejuice.com/ Twitter: @RadicleJuice Advice: Reuse and recycle buy picking up one of their glass tumblers. With more than just juice, this juicery is both stylish and bright with high ceilings, seating upstairs…

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