Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

BELLA GELATERIA YALETOWN

UPDATED 9/30/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  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…

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…

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…

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…

CAFÉ AL MERCATO

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 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…

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…

MEDITERANEAN GREEN SALAD BAR

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 812 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-694-1007 Web: n/a Twitter: @GreensSaladBar 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…

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

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 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…

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

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 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,…

PAPPAROTI

1505 Robson St., Vancouver Tel: 604-336-2867 Web: www.papparoti.ca Twitter: @PappaRotiCanada Advice: Order at the espresso bar. Known all over Asia and the Middle East, this is their first location in Canada, the café opened recently featuring their buttery, coffee-caramel coated…

RAW BAR AT LOBBY LOUNGE

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5300 Web: http://www.fairmont.com/pacific-rim-vancouver/dining/the-raw-bar/ Twitter: @FairmontPacific Advice: No reservations. I joined my friend Cookbook Author/Food Writer Bonnie Stern for lunch while she was visiting recently and had the Omakase tasting menu (Chefs choice) with dessert and…

CARTEMS DONUTERIE

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 534 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 708-0996 Web: www.cartems.com Twitter: @Cartemsdonuts Advice: Never share these donuts. You can get boxes by the dozen. Donuts have always been the best friend to a cup of…

DAMSO MODERN KOREAN CUISINE

867 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 632-0022 Web: www.damso.ca Twitter: @DamsoRestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested. Exploring Korean cuisine has been of interest to me, I have had traditional dishes at other restaurants around, here the focus is on modern Korean and…

RAIN OR SHINE ICE CREAM

1926 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-7246 Web: http://rainorshineicecream.com/ Twitter: @rainorshineYVR Advice: Closed Monday’s. Visit on Tuesday’s for Taco Tuesday. Since I love ice cream, I am always looking to try the new scoop shops and I am also quite…

CAFFÉ CITTADELLA

2310 Ash Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-5909 Web: http://www.caffecittadella.com/ Twitter: @caffecittadella Advice: Make sure you have your coffee to stay that way you get a chocolate on the side. I have fond memories of a café I used to visit years ago…

KINGSTON TAPHOUSE AND GRILLE

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 755 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-7011 Web: http://kingstontaphouse.com/ Twitter: @TheKingstonPub Advice: Reservations suggested on game nights. This is one of those hidden gems known for its comfort food, spacious two level dining room, a full…

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