RESTAURANTS & FOOD TOURS

My food tour experiences:

  • Seattle Bite Food Tour - a American Food Tour in Seattle, OR taking you to different places around the famous Pike Place Market (see my post)

A list of restaurants I enjoyed on my travels:

Australia

  • Tea Cozy (Sydney) - This is an adorable little loose leaf tea and freshly baked scones place in the middle of Sydney's The Rock area, near the famous bridge (check out my post)

Canada (British Columbia)

  • Butchart Garden Afternoon Tea at the Dining Room (Victora, BC) - if you like afternoon tea, this is the place to go in Victoria... there may be more expansive or fancy ones (like at the Fairmont Hotel), but this place has really nice snacks (my favorite was the battenberg cake (with marzipan) and a fantastic view over the gardens (check out my post)
  • Irish Times Pub (Victoria, BC) - great atmosphere, nice beer on tap, good to watch the soccer world cup :)
  • Red Fish Blue Fish (Victora, BC) - outdoor waterfront eatery on the wooden pier in Victoria's harbor, food is prepared in a little shack (actually it is a container), line might be long as it is really good food and an attraction
  • Sticky Wicket Pub (Victoria, BC) - it's called an entertainment center, it is a really noble looking bar/pub with lots of good beer on tap, a little pricy
 

Europe

Austria (Salzburg)

  • Balkan Grill (Salzburg) -  a little food stand in a side alley of the famous "Getreidegasse" in Salzburg, the historical Old Town part. The sausages here (basically fancy hot dogs) came with fresh onions, parsley and a mix of spices (including some curry) that made it taste really unique and delicious.
  • Espresso Fabrizi (Salzburg) - We got an insider tip on where to find the best Salzburger nockerl, at this little café, hidden away in a side alley of the "Getreidegasse", away from the touristic area.
  • Resch & Lieblich (Salzburg) - A small rustic style pub with authentic and affordable Austrian fare, really recommendable, not at all touristic. Food was delicious. Nice outdoor seating, but the indoors have a really great atmosphere as well.

Belgium

  • De Lokeend (Antwerp) - a nice old-style, familiar restaurant located in the middle of old town. You can only dine here with a group/event reservation. One little highlight is the winter garden to start the dinner (check out my post).

Czech Republic (Prague)

  • BeBob Lobby Bar (Prague) - fantastic drinks, really creative and unique, the Alchemist was my favorite with smoking dry ice (check out my post for pictures) 
  • Joy Burger (Prague) - nice little diner, but they went the extra mile with their food... not just simple burges, but also alagator burgers, not just salads, but marinated beet root with caramalized goat cheese... (check out my post)
  • Medieval Tavern (Prague) - original name "U krále Brabantského", fantastic rustical atmosphere, one room in the basement had skulls hanging on the ceiling, they also offered medieval themed dinner experiences (check out my post)
  • Pivovar Narodni (Prague) - a surprise find, a brewery with really good food (check out my post)
  • Strahov Monastary Brewery (Prague) - an insider's tip, nicely located and super good food, especially the beer gulash (check out my post)

France (Paris)

Germany (Berlin, Tübingen)

  • AM to PM (Berlin) - cocktail bar in Berlin's Mitte (downtown), outdoor seating with cute little wicker swinging chairs, it's also a club with DJ but the inside never really interested me
  • Ampelmann (Berlin) - very touristic restaurant and beach bar, nice location at Berlin's Spree with view of the museeum island, a little pricy
  • Anna Blume (Berlin) - a nice little coffee shop in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin. They have fresh German style cakes and "Torten" and a huge selection of lose tea. Also, they have special etagere breakfasts (see also my post)
  • Café Butter (Berlin) - a corner café with nice outdoor seating, good quiter location in Prenzlauer Berg, on the weekend they have a huge all you can eat buffett, they also have a really good tea selection (see also my post)
  • Café Godot (Berlin) - a small café place in Prenzlauer Berg at the touristic Kastanienallee (see my post)
  • Kreuzburger (Berlin) - also very delicious vegetarian burgers...
  • Marubi Ramen (Berlin) - small restaurants with really good dumplings (check out my post)
  • Massai (Berlin) - this place is kind of an adventour, a little pricy and not too authentic, but really fun (check out my post)
  • Mirchi (Berlin) - Singapore Style Kitchen (check out my post)
  • Restorani Tbilisi (Berlin) - Serving Georgian cuisine, best to experience in a group with appetizer place, a nice selection of entrées and a dessert plate (check out my post)
  • Tamra's (Berlin) - Arabian food, small, authentic place, good cous cous dishes (check out my post)
  • Van Anh (Berlin) - vietnamese food in Prenzlauer Berg with great outdoor seating 
  • Wilde Matilde (Berlin) - an event restaurant, patisserie, cocktail bar and cabarat in a unique setting. The brunch includes some nice colorful three tiered candy and fruit étageres (check out my post).
  • Zuckerfee (Berlin) - nice little breakfast place, food is served on etagerés, different international options with typical German, French, English, American breakfast dishes (check out my post)
  • Zum Dritten Mann (Berlin) - Austrian kitchen, good breakfast options (check out my post)
  • Maharani (Bremen) - A typical Indian restaurant with very flavorful dishes, especially the Thali lunch options are a great deal.
  • Park Restaurant at the Dorint Park Hotel (Bremen) - This is the Hotel Restaurant with tasty dishes and very fancy dessert options (check out my post)
  • Africa B&R (Tübingen) - good Ethiopian food and combination platters
  • Bierkeller (Tübingen) - student pub in the basement, with nice program such as pub quizzes
  • El Chico (Tübingen) - Mexican food at a nice location with outdoor seating and view of the Neckar
  • Istanbul (Tübingen) - small little oriental restaurant with good lunch options, good location
  • Neckarmüller (Tübingen) - a nice local brewery in Tübingen with summertime beer garden area, directly located at the Neckar, with delicious local food specialities such as "Käsespätzle", "Maultaschen" and "Flammkuchen"
  • Saint & Scholars (Tübingen) - nice little Irish Pub
  • Wurstküche (Tübingen) - good Swabian food

Ireland

  • Brother Hubbard (Dublin) - a nice litte brunch café with Middle Eastern cuisine (see my post
  • J.W. Sweetman (Dublin) - nice craft beer brewery with cute beer flights and amazing food and live music on the south bank of the liffy (see my post)
  • The Porterhouse (Dublin) - pub serving craft beer and flights and also good food (see my post)
  • P.Mac's (Dublin) - craft beer pub and good atmosphere (see my post)
  • The Temple Bar (Dublin) - the iconic Irish Pub in the riverside neighborhood in Dublin, always very vibrant and with life music (see my post)
  • Cupán Tea (Galway) - a quaint little café and tea shop, serving and selling a large variety of interesting tea blends (check out my post).
  • The Daíl Bar (Galway) - the famous historical pub in Galway with several bars on two floors, very good food (see my post)
  • The Front Door (Galway) - historical pub in the Latin Quarter, nice interior with five rooms on two floors, decent pub grub (see my post)
  • Quay Street Kitchen (Galway) - little restaurant within the Latin Quarter with great food and dessert (see my post)
  • The Skeff Bar (Galway) - very nice pub and hotel right at the Eyre Square in Galway, many rooms and bars on two floor with live music each night (see my post)
  • Tigh Neachtain's (Galway) - nice all-wood pub with lots of little niches and nooks, serves great local food (see my post)
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Poland (Breslau)

  • Piwnica Świdnicka (Breslau) - oldest restaurant in the world, basement restaurant of the old town hall, very equisite and affordable food (check out my post)

Switzerland (Zurich)

  • Les Gourmandises de Miyuko (Zurich) - My friend Lisa took me to this very cute little brunch/afternoon tea place, called a "Teestuebli, Cafe, Tortenparadies". They serve it on a three tier etagere which makes it look very European and English style. They have brunch, afternoon tea or princess "Torten" options. It was adorable (see also my post)

United Kingdom

  • Brown's Brasserie (London) - It is a chain restaurant and it is a little bit fancier. The food is really good, especially the Sunday Roast (see also my post). 
  • Kensington Townhouse (London) - 
  • Park Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel (London) - A very fancy place, great atmosphere and a very recommendable high-level afternoon tea (see also my post).
  • Hula Juice Café (Edinburgh) - A nice breakfast/lunch café with outdoor seating on Victoria Street (see also my post)
  • Deacon Brody's Tavern (Edinburgh) - A UK style pub, two stories high, the bar downstairs and the restaurant upstairs. Very tasty food (see also my post)
  • Dishoom (Edinburgh) - Best UK style Indian food, Bombian street style. Was highly recommended from several sides and delivered. But beware of long wait times at dinner times (see also my post)
  • The Royal Mile Tavern (Edinburgh) - The famous tavern on the Royal Mile with life music in the evening (see my post).

Mexico

  • La Natura Restaurant (Cancun) - This was one of my food highlights in Mexico and it was a surprise. We actually wanted to get crepes for breakfast and my boyfriend found this place on yelp. Though this place did not serve crepes, it was very cute, with little palm trees, outdoor seating and very delicious and fresh food. They pressed the juice right there and they had everything on the menu from light continental breakfast and croissants to mexican plates. We liked it so much that we went there again the next day.
  • La Chaya Maya (Mérida) - insider tip, great little restaurant where tortiallas were handmade by older women sitting at the window, place was full with locals, authentic Yucatan food
  • Itzaes Restaurant at Hotel Villas Arqueologicas Chichen Itza (Chichen Itza) - the hotel is right there at the Chichen Itza ruin, the rooms were really cute, and the restaurant offered outdoor seating at the pool, nice atmosphere for a romantic date

USA

Florida (Orlando, Tallahassee)

  • Boma - Flavors of Africa (Orlando) - one of the hotel restaurants in Disney World, really cute atmosphere and decorations, huge brunch and dinner buffet selection with some authentic African dishes (see my breakfast buffet post and my dinner buffet post)
  • Garden View Tea Room (Orlando) - located at the elegant Grand Floridian Resort Hotel of Walt Disney World, it offers a nice Victorian themed afternoon tea (see also my post)
  • Garden View Café (Orlando) - also located at the Grand Floridian Resort Hotel, this café offers nice breakfast options with decadent eggs benedicts (see my post)
  • Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar (Orlando) - an Indiana Jones' themed bar with lots of cute details, very nice atmosphere, with a great patio, food was delicious as well (see my post)
  • Olivia`s Café (Orlando) - a cute little brunch place with outdoor seating at Disney's Old Key West Resort (see my post
  • T-Rex's Café (Orlando) - food and drinks were delicious, but that is not all, the atmosphere of being in a prehistoric dinosaur land was fun, especially with the special effects (similar to "Rainforest Cafe", see also my post)
  • The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater (Orlando) - at Disney's Holloywood Studios in Disneyworld. You eat in a car-shaped booth under the stars and watch old classic cartoons and movie commercials. Impressive was the Sci-Fi specialty shake: a coconut cream pie milk shake!
  • The Three Broomsticks (Orlando) - at Hoagsmeade in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the "Islands of Adventure", really cute and authentic atmosphere and rustic tavern food with Butterbeer and pumpkin juice (see also my post)
  • Trader Sam's Grog Grotto (Orlando) - a whimsical tropical tiki bar with interactive cocktails and fun bartenders (see also my post)
  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse (Tallahassee) - a fun place to get good pulled pork with delicious sides (check out my post)
  • Canopy Road Café (Tallahassee) - very nice breakfast place with skillet dishes and nice french toast creations (see my post)
  • Food Truck Thursday (Tallahassee) - a picnic style dinner at Lake Ella with food from internationally inspired food trucks (see my post
  • Front Porch (Tallahassee) - if you ever want to feast on an entire fish, this is the place to go to... (see also my post) UPDATE 1-21-17: unfortunately this place has closed down...
  • Keke's Breakfast Café (Tallahassee) - This is a cute little breakfast place. One of their specialties are the stuffed french toasts (see my post)
  • Level 8 Lounge at Hotel Duval (Tallahassee) - a fancy rooftop bar with nice cocktails and a great view over the city (check out my post)
  • Maple Street Biscuits (Tallahassee) - This is a nice little biscuit & gravy place that serve next to the traditional dishes also very creative biscuits with a southern twist (see my post)
  • Melting Pot (Tallahassee) - It's a chain and they also have locations in Portland (OR), this was the first time I tried it, only for dessert, but I was blown away from their Flaming Turtle... (check out my post)
  • Osaka Steakhouse (Tallahassee) - a fantastic food experience, cook prepares food right there in front of you on a grill... there will be some fire... (check my post
  • Poof Brewing Co. (Tallahassee) - Proof being the local microbrewery, they are having a nice little beergarden with taproom and brewery offering a huge varitey of craft beer and flights (see my post)
  • Sugar Rush (Tallahassee) - A milkshake dream comes true... add toppings such as jumbo marshmellows, cupcakes or birthday cakes (see my post)
  • Uptown Café (Tallahassee) - a nice breakfast place with outdoor seating, they are famous for their apricot glazed smoked salmon (check out my post)

New Mexico (Albuquerque)

Oregon (Portland)

  • Bartini - a huge selection of different martinis, good happy hour, place also offers good fancy high-level snacks, the place is connected to next door's urban fondue and they also offer  those fondue experiences
  • Bazi Bierbrasserie - a nice pub with outdoor seating (see also my post)  --- update 6/2018: They merged with the Thirsty Monk.
  • Cadilac Café - great american atmosphere (Diner style) and fancy breakfasts
  • Chez Machin - crepes place on Hawthorne, with mini Eifel Tower on top 
  • El Cubo de Cubra - just a small place on Hawthorne that offers deliciuos Cuban food, the bowls with fried plataines are just delicious (see also my post)
  • Emame's Ethiopian Cuisine - food cart with the best Ethiopian food, slow cooked
  • Hawthorne Hophouse - nice taproom with local brews but also delicious food on Hawthorne
  • Horse Brass Pub - a great pub, good to watch some soccer games or to just hang out with friends for a game night 
  • La Petite Provence - cute little french breakfast place (especially the one on Division, check out my post)
  • Le Bistro Montage - a creole restaurant with the best vegetarian jambalaya and gumbo, the oyster shots and alligator dishes are pretty good as well (check out my post for some similar gumbo)
  • Marrakesh - A moroccan restaurant, they do not just serve delicious excotic food, it's also an adventure to eat there. First, you will not use cutlery but your hands. Second, you will sit on the floor (or low pillows) and third, there is the entertainment of a belly dancer. I also would suggest to opt for one of the "Feast" menus that come with authentic appetizers, salad, lots of entree options and desserts. 
  • McMenamins - Bagdad Theater & Pub - I love McMenamins, it is an Oregon chain but they use all those nice historical buildings (schools, barns, theaters) for their pubs, they are brewing their own beer and have a nice selection, they also combine their pubs with hotels and living room style theathers where they serve beer... the Bagdad Theater & Pub is a nice pub and movie theater in Portland's Hawthorne district
  • McMenamins - Blue Moon Tavern & Grill - nice little pub in Portland's Northwest district, good atmosphere, you can also play pool, shuffleboard and pinball
  • McMenamins - Kennedy School - this used to be a school in Northeast Portland, now it is a hotel with a bar and a living room style movie theater where you can also drink bear and eat pizza (the pizza with ham and pineapple is really good), very nice atmosphere, there even is a soaking pool on the roof top
  • McMenamins - Rock Creek Tavern - this tavern used to be a barn and still looks like one, it has a huge nice outdoor patio, if you like whiskey this is the place to go, they have a huge selection and whiskey flights
  • Muu-Muu'slittle bar in Portland's NW district, good for a late night stop by, nice atmosphere, good drinks and snacks (see my post)
  • North 45 Pub - a little fancy bar with a backyard patio, nice food, the Mac & Cheese is delicious (see my post)
  • Papa Haydn - nice little famous dessert place in Portland's 23rd district, good for a romantic date
  • PBJs Grilled Gourmet Sandwiches - this is a food cart on Hawthorne, they have a lot of different sweet and savory PB&J options. I was sceptical at the beginning as some of the savory options sounded very unique, but it just tasted delicious UPDATE 1-2017: unfortuanetly they closed down
  • Pinestate Bisquits - I am not a big fan of the plain biscuits and gravy, but this place offers such a huge variety on bisquits that even I found something delicious
  • Porque no?great selection on different little tacos
  • Portland Cider House - A great place to try out cider. They offer a huge variaty and flights (see my post)
  • Ranger Station - A great neighborhood bar to end the evening with life music (see also my post)
  • Screen Door - good breakfast place, waffles and chicken taste amazing (I never thought I would say that...)
  • Shanghai Tunnel Bar - a nice little underground bar in Old Town Portland with some history behing it... (see my post)
  • Slappy Cakes - a breakfast place where you have your own pancake grill in the middle of the table
  • Stepping Stone Café - nice breakfast place in Portland's NW, they are famous for their Mancakes (super huge pancakes)
  • Tasty N Sonsfancy popular breakfast place, huge line on the weekend, nice dishes, when I ate there they had a bowl with kimchi, rice and fried egg (they don't seem to have that anymore, but they have something similar, the shakshuka that sounds good...)
  • The Hazel Tea Room - a very cute little breakfast place with more out of the ordinary food options (skillets, crostinits, etc), but I am also a very big fan of tea rooms (see also my post)
  • The Mellow Mushroom - Everytime I go there, I feel like I am on vacation... It is a chain restaurant, but there is only one on the Pacific Northwest. They have great exotic pizzas and nice cocktails with tiny little coconuts in there :) UPDATE 5-1-14: Unfortunately they closed their location in Portland, but you might be able to experience them on the East Coast.
  • Vivace  - a nice little crepes place  in Portland's NW 23rd district
  • Voodoo Doghnuts - nice selection of interesting doghnut choices, highly recommendable for a late night out snack (see my post)
  • Zach's Shack - a laid-back bar with patio where you can play ping-pong, they have a nice selection on different kinds of hot dogs

Washington (San Juan Island, Seattle)

  • Cynthia's Bistro (San Juan) - insider's tip from locals, nice breakfast place (see my post)
  • Lime Kiln Café (San Juan) - a nice little café on Roche Harbor (see my post)
  • Madrona Bar and Grill (San Juan) - nice waterfront location, good food and drink options, especially the Pig War Martini, the Salmon Tacos and the Shanghai Street Noddles (see my post)
  • McMillin's Fine Dining (San Juan) - this is really fine dining, but sitting at the bar with a fantastic view is really nice, you can get similar dishes/drinks that at the Madrona but they do look fancier up there ;) (see my post)
  • Rocky Bay Café (San Juan) - great traditional breakfast place in Friday Harbor, they got everything there...
  • The Bean Café (San Juan) - best little café place to hang out and eat your morning everything bagel in Friday Harbor, staff is chilled and make you feel very welcome, lunch sandwiches taste really good, and they always have free wifi, even after they close you can sit outside and use it (see my post)
  • Café Presse (Seattle) - nice little cafe place in Capitol Hill, I did not try the food but it sounded tasty, the atmosphere was great and they showed the soccer world cup :)
  • Crab Pot (Seattle)- adventurous seafood feast (see also my post on a similar inspired crab pot)
  • Lola's (Seattle) - best fresh made doughnut holes with mascarpone cream and pear jam (see also my post)
  • Pike Place Chowder (Seattle)- best Clam Chowder and Salmon Bisques ever, and very cute location in an alley (see also my post)
  • The Stumbling Monk (Seattle) - a little pub in Capital Hill, nice beer and booths

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