Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

YALETOWN DISTILERY KITCHEN & BAR

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1131 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-2255 Web: http://www.mjg.ca/yaletown-distillery/ Twitter: @YTdistilling Advice: The distillery is in the back of the lounge, dining room with cool communal table is on the restaurant side. The open kitchen…

MATCHSTICK COFFEE

213 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-0213 Web: http://www.matchstickcoffee.com/ Twitter: @MatchstickYVR Advice: Sit at the communal table and meet others. Known for their popular hip café and coffee roastery in East Van, the passionate owners have created yet another center of…

TIMBERTRAIN COFFEE

311 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-9188 Web: http://timbertraincoffeeroasters.com/ Twitter: @Timbertrain Advice: Communal tables for sharing. I am purist when it comes to coffee, consistent flavour profile matters when roasters open their own cafes. Enter Timbertrain founded by Kevin,…

DOSA CORNER

8248 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-324-3672 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Stumbling upon this Dosa house would have never happened had a chef friend not taken me. It’s in an area that’s off the…

THE SANDWICH SHOP

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver Tel: 604.980.0429 Web: http://www.thesandwichshop.ca/ Twitter: @Sandwichshopca Advice: Open hours are the same as the Lonsdale Quay market hours. It’s small and it’s tucked away inside the Lonsdale Quay market,…

YOLK’S BREAKFAST RESTAURANT

1294 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.441.YOLK (9655) Web: http://yolks.ca/ Twitter: @YolksBreakfast Advice: Weekdays from 8am-3pm and weekends from 9am-4pm. Known from their popular food truck that has been delighting diners with breakfast and brunch treats downtown and at the farmers markets, they now…

GREENHORN CAFÉ

994 Nicola St. Vancouver Tel: 604-428-2912 Web: www.greenhorncafe.com Twitter: @greenhorncafe Advice: Open 7am-7pm daily. I love cafes that are situated in the centre of a neighborhood, they aren’t on the busiest streets nor accessible by transit, this cafe is a…

HAROLD’S BISTRO & BAR

7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond Tel: (604) 233-3968 Web: http://www.sheratonvancouverairport.com/harolds-bistro Twitter: @HaroldsBistro Advice: Located inside of the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. A few years ago I had an opportunity to meat Harold Cross whom Harold’s Bistro is named, recently I was…

THE STABLE HOUSE BISTRO

1520 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-1520 Web: http://thestablehouse.ca/ Twitter: @TheStableHouse Advice: Reservations suggested for parties over 6. A warm and inviting neighborhood bistro with a cozy dining area and a well-appointed bar for sipping and mingling. I loved the…

PIZZA CARANO

4241 Fraser St, Vancouver Tel: 604-877-1270 Web: http://www.pizzacarano.com/ Twitter: @PizzaCarano Advice: Closed Sunday/Monday. Limited seating. No Alcohol . As my ongoing quest for pizza continues, this shiner sits on the border of both Riley Park and Kensington-Cedar Cottage in East Van….

LA CASITA TACOS

UPDATED 5/31/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1773 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 685-8550 Web: http://lacasitatacos.ca/ Twitter: @lacasitatacos Advice: DIY salsa bar. Office delivery. Located in the cultural melting pot of the Western end of Robson, surrounded by ramen eateries, is this…

BUCKSTOP

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 833 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-2528 Web: http://buckstop.ca/ Twitter: @BuckstopDenman Advice: Sharing is the way to go here if dining with friends. Yearning for a taste of barbq and beef ribs downtown, this saloon…

ROSEMARY ROCKSALT

1669 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 929-1817 Web: http://www.rosemaryrocksalt.com/ Twitter: @RoseRocksalt Advice: Bagel varieties change often, seasonal bagels offered. With her father’s reigning bagelry business thriving, daughter Parise Siegel took the same bagel recipe rolling to upper Lonsdale. The…

GLENBURN SODA FOUNTAIN

4090 Hastings St, Burnaby Tel: (604) 500-4548 Web:  http://glenburnsoda.com/ Twitter: @glenburnsoda Advice: Closed Monday and Tuesday. I have fond memories from visiting the neighborhood diner years ago for a good old fashioned milk shake that was served in a large…

BOCA

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1513 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604 620 1262 Web: www.boca2go.ca Twitter: @boca2go Advice: No reservations, limited seating. As a fan of Latin American food, I love the different flavours and dishes from all of the…

EAST CAFÉ

2401 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 559-6400 Web: https://www.facebook.com/TheEastCafe Twitter: @theeastcafe Advice: Free wifi The view from the inside looks out onto the hub of the East Village neighborhood, where on the inside the café is bustling with all those…

PLATFORM 7

2331 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.428.1455 Web: http://platform7.ca/ Twitter: @Platform7Coffee Advice: Free wifi, has  Gluten-Free goodies as well. As a purist of finding the best espresso, I am always searching to try new coffee roasters as well as cafes locally and…

EARNEST ICE CREAM

3992 Fraser St Vancouver Tel:  (604) 428-0697 Web: http://earnesticecream.com/wp/ Twitter: @Earnesticecream Advice: Open Thursday – Sunday. Pints include $1 deposit for the glass containers. Since I was a kid I have loved Ice Cream, my favourite flavour growing up was…

CHOUCHOU CREPES

Water Street (Gastown) Tel: (604) 771-8164 Web: www.chouchoucrepes.com Twitter: @chouchoucrepes Advice: Monday to Friday lunch. Follow them on twitter for updated opening times. Loved the cute trailer that is situated in front of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, most of all…

HOMER STREET CAFÉ & BAR

888 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604- 428 4299 Web: http://homerstreetcafebar.com/ Twitter: @HomerStCafeBar Advice: Reservations suggested, they have a private room known as the Cockpit  for private parties. It’s all about the elements here that make this eatery work so well, first of…

FLIP TOP FILIPINO FUSION TRUCK

Various locations daily Tel: (604) 306-7841 Web: www. fliptop.ca Twitter: @fliptoptruck Advice: Monday to Friday lunch. Follow them on twitter for updated opening times. Serving Filipino fusion cuisine on a food truck, this is not your traditional Filipino cuisine, you…

VIA TEVERE NEOPOLITAN EXPRESS

Burrard & Pender, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 336-1803 Web: www.viateverepizzeria.com Twitter: @ViaTeverePizza Advice: Monday to Friday lunch. Follow them on twitter for updated opening times. It’s no secret that I love pizza and equally love Via Tevere’s pizzeria in East Van. This past…

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