Traveling alone can be relatively refreshing. However, one of the drawbacks about solo traveling includes having to sit at a pub or restaurant and partake in the awkward moment of dining alone. Such an experience can get a tad bit uneasy especially when you have onlookers assuming that you’ve been either stood-up, or something tragic like that.
Fear not, all you lonely diners. The Eenmaal in Amsterdam is a place for those, looking for a “table-for-one.” This pop-up eatery is (supposedly) the first of its kind catering solely to lone diners. Unlike your standard run-of-the-mill restaurant, the Eenmaal –fittingly translated as ‘one-time’ or ‘one-meal,’ in Dutch- only has single-seat dining tables available for their patrons.
The belief here is that eating alone, is a great way to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and disconnect temporarily from the digital world. They wholeheartedly embrace this belief by not including Wi-Fi in their facilities, but rather, encouraging patrons to bring a book or magazine to further unplug.
Despite having to dine alone, the café is not stingy on their portions. For under $50, foodies can enjoy a four-course meal. What a deal!