Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

DARBY’S PUBLIC HOUSE

2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 731-0617 Web: http://www.darbyspub.ca/ Twitter: @darbys_in_kits Advice: No reservations needed unless you have a large party. Snag a seat on the upstairs patio weather permitting. They serve 20oz Pints. Known as the pub on the…

RAILTOWN CAFÉ

397 Railway Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.428.0800 Web: www.railtowncafe.ca Twitter: @RailtownCafe Advice: Avoid the 12-1pm lunch hour rush. Sit at the communal table if dining solo. Hidden in the heart of Railtown which is off the beaten track just East of…

MOGU TRUCK

Howe Street & Dunsmuir, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.eatmogu.com/ Twitter: @EatMogu Advice: Monday to Saturday lunch. Follow them on twitter for updated opening times. Some would call it the amazing race and others could all it the amazing race to…

ELI’S SERIOUS SAUSAGE

Phone: 604-366-0036 Web: www.eateli.com Twitter: @EatEli Advice: Follow them on twitter for updated opening times and locations. Here is a guy named Eli who is as serious about sausage as his namesake Serious Sausage sells nothing else other than sausages,…

LOST AND FOUND CAFÉ

33 W Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-7444 Web: https://www.facebook.com/lostfoundcafe Twitter: @LostFoundCafe Advice: Free wifi, ask the staff for the code. Watch the event board and their twitter for upcoming events. Over the years I have visited well over a…

TRACTOR FOODS

1903 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-222-2557 Web: www.tractorfoods.com Twitter: @tractorfoods Advice: You can get half salads and sandwiches, option to add proteins to almost any dish for an extra charge. Finding a go to spot with healthy food options that’s…

LONGTAIL KITCHEN

#116-810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster Tel: 604-553-3855 Web: www.longtailkitchen.com Twitter: @longtailkitchen Advice: Located on the main floor of the River Market on the river front side. As a fan of Chef Angus An and his Maenam Restaurant, it was a…

FIVE ELEMENTS CAFÉ

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1046 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 559-5938 Web: http://www.fiveelementscafe.com/ Twitter: tba Advice: Have a friend or two join you and share the dishes. With a mix of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, the dishes on the menu…

BACK FORTY SALOON

118 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-5840 Web: http://www.backfortysaloon.com/ Twitter: @BackFortySaloon Advice: Ask for side of their house made barbq sauce with anything you order. I have always loved good Barbq, hunted down the best of the best when travelling across…

EIGHT 1/2

151 E 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 568-2703 Web: http://www.eightandahalf.ca Twitter: @eightandahalf Advice: Sit at the bar if dining solo. In the heart of Mt Pleasant, you’ll find a great spot for eating and lounging with friends as I did…

LA MEZCALARIA

1622 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8226 Web: http://lamezcaleria.ca/ Twitter: @LaMezcaleriaYVR Advice: Reservations a must. It’s no secret that I love Mexican food and culture and this new East side spot on the drive has nailed it on the food and…

LOMBARDO’S

1641 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-2240 Web: http://lombardos.ca/ Twitter: @LombardosPizza Advice: Make reservations for eating in, call or visit for take-out. Sometimes it can take awhile to visit a long standing, popular eatery, in this case it’s taken me an…

IK 2GO

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1328 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-4569 Web: www.ik2go.com Twitter: @Glowbal_Group Advice: Counter service. This is second location of the Italian Kitchen spin-off featuring a casual self-serve counter and seating for 40, offering take-out or leisurely…

FINEST AT SEA

4675 Arbutus Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-266-1904 Web: www.finestatsea.com Twitter: @FinestAtSeaVan Advice: Located in a strip mall, no reservations. With my love for fish, I had missed eating at one of the city’s notable seafood boutiques. I can’t believe it took…

ROUNDEL CAFÉ

2465 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-2522 Web: www.roundelcafe.com Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations. Breakfast is served until 4 pm weekdays and 5 pm on weekends. Sometimes it can take years to visit a restaurant which has been around for…

FISHWORKS

91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: 778-340-3449 Web: http://www.fishworks.ca/ Twitter: @FishworksLOLO Advice: Located 3 blocks away from the Lonsdale Quay seabus terminal. Reservations suggested. Escaping the city, I often enjoy the quick jaunt on the Seabus over to Lonsdale Quay…

THE MIGHTY OAK

198 West 18th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-0722 Web: www.TheMightyOak.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: Closed Monday. Off the beaten track, hidden away in the heart of a neighborhood is this small café on the corner. Inside you will find an espresso bar…

SATORI FACTORY

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5054 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-0420 Web: http://www.satorifactory.ca Twitter: @mysatorifactory Advice:  Closed Mondays Situated next door to their popular Chau Veggie restaurant is a wonderful café with a large communal table that fills the centre…

PIDGIN

350 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-9400 Web: www.pidginyvr.com Twitter: @pidginvancouver Advice: Call for reservations, bring a magnifier glass and flashlight to read the menu. With a pedigree of star studded crew, the shining light here is spearheaded by Co-owner, Chef…

LE TIGRE CUISINE

Various locations daily Web: http://www.letigrecuisine.ca/ Twitter: @LeTigreTruck Advice: Follow them on twitter for daily open hours and location. Serving modern Asian cuisine on a food truck, owners Chef Clement Chan & Chef Steven Kuan are creating their own contemporary interpretation…

THE MEXICAN

1049 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-0955 Web: www.themexican.ca Twitter: @ThemexicanYVR Advice: Take out is always an option if there are no available seats. No reservations. From the moment I walked into this authentic Mexican cantina, it was as I arrived to…

YOLK’S BREAKFAST

Dunsmuir & Beatty Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.yolks.ca/ Twitter:@YolksBreakfast Advice: Follow them on twitter for daily open hours and location. You can upgrade to pure maple syrup for $2 extra. Starting the morning right means starting your morning off with breakfast….

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