I live in a place surrounded by restaurants and cafes, which is glorious. I also sometimes work odd hours so decide randomly to dine out on a Thursday morning or super late on a Monday which means I go alone.
I actually love it.
Company is great but occasionally it’s nice to read a paper, stare at my phone or off into the distance without feeling rude. It’s kind of a controversial topic and there’s a surprising amount of articles on the subject; tips for dining out alone (?!) and recommendations for good solo dining spots. Who’d have the topic would inspire so much literature…
One of my recent midweek brunches took place at Three Bags Full in Abbotsford, which is a stupidly short walk for me.
I had the ricotta hotcake with orange infused marscapone, pears, strawberries, lemon verbena and crystallized white chocolate. It was insanely good.
But huge. I didn’t stand a chance of finishing. I guess that’s when it’s good to have company with a big appetite.
A few nights later I ducked out for another solo dining session. This time for dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant. I slurped away at my noodle soup while scrolling through instagram. So indulgent. Do you dine alone?