Eating alone shouldn’t be a nerve-racking thought, with fears of staring, head turns and looks of pity. We can admit there are some restaurants that might not give off the acceptable eating alone vibe, however there are more and more popping up with the perfect setting and atmosphere for feeling comfortable with yourself and enjoying a nice meal out.

Eighty/Twenty Food

Popular Braddon Café, Eighty/Twenty Food is a great place to stop by for a coffee or wholesome meal during your lunch break. Priding itself on clean, simple foods that taste great, they invite diners of one with their long tables not only to fit different groups but also groups of one, with its easy-going carefree atmosphere. Set yourself up on one of these long benches that will make you feel not quite so uncomfortably alone while dining alone.


Prop yourself up at the bar of stylish Asian style restaurant Akiba and feel no fears of staring as the bustling restaurant’s low lighting, music and amazing dishes keeps groups entertained. Watch on as the talented bartenders mix up heavenly cocktails and sample a beautiful array of their flavourful dishes.


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Joe’s Bar

Situated next to busy restaurant, Agostini’s, Joe’s bar is a great place to dine if you’re looking for a simple pasta and glass of wine on a weeknight to satisfy you after a long day at work. With a more relaxed, intimate setting it is a great place for single diners, attracting only small groups.

Bar Rochford

Tuck yourself away in a hidden corner or at the bar of Bar Rochford and sample a few of their amazing selection of wines as you sit comfortably amongst their stylish setting, fitted out with hung photographs, decorative wine bottles and records.


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Lonsdale Street Roasters

Lonsdale Street Roasters is the perfect destination to get grab a coffee, some breakfast and get comfy as you read the paper or a good book in one of their couches. The upstairs area on a sunny day is also perfect to look out onto the beautiful green, tall standing trees that line Lonsdale Street.


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