Can I have a table for one, please?
The idea of dining alone at a crowded restaurant sounds like a daunting ordeal to go through, especially when you’ve never done it before. It’s the social stigma and stares from other diners that make the experience a tough one, but you shouldn’t have to feel intimidated at all.
Eating alone is becoming more common nowadays. After all, why deprive yourself of some good food just because your friends couldn’t find the time for a meal? As an experienced solo diner, I can attest that eating alone has helped me become more confident and learn to love myself more.
Being alone doesn’t mean you’re lonely and have nobody; it gives you the opportunity to experience some solitude. In fact, studies suggest that having some me-time can be really helpful for your mental health, and it’ll also help you make healthier food choices.
When it comes to dining solo for the very first time, try baby steps by opting for restaurants and cafes with communal tables, individual set meals or bar seating to ease yourself into the experience.
Toss away all the ‘what ifs’ you have in mind and check out these restaurants and cafes in town that are great for diners to indulge in their food alone.