Just because the square footage may be minimal, doesn’t mean a restaurant’s food can’t have big flavors. Bigger is not always better, and when it comes to a restaurant with room for two, an intimate setting sounds pretty nice.
By Annelise McAuliffe
Just because the square footage may be minimal, doesn’t mean a restaurant’s food can’t have big flavors. Bigger is not always better, and when it comes to a restaurant with room for two, an intimate setting sounds pretty nice. Some of these restaurants earned their place on this list by having the least amount of space and others for their minimal seats. Check out ten of the tiniest eateries dotting the globe today as chefs cook up a storm in the smallest nooks.
Fan’er: Beijing, China
The name means cool or handsome and this small station proves that you don’t have to be big to be either one of those things. At 23 square feet, the eatery has one stool, a chair for a customer, a freezer, fryer, a comfortable spot…for one. Their menu includes items such as hamburgers, soup, snacks, and milkshakes to accompany their “Will all shake for milkshake sign!”
Fan’er. Daily 11am-8pm.
31 Dongsi Liutiao, Dongcheng District
139 1157 6548
Solo Per Due: Vacone, Italy
Taking just two people at a time at their single table, this restaurant is not so much small as it is exclusive. Housed in the lavish remains of a Roman Villa, the restaurant advertises the fact that there will be no obnoxious waiting as all their attention will be placed on you, the only customer.
SOLO PER DUE ®
Via Villa di Orazio 2
02040 Vacone (RI)
Tel.: 0746 676873
Kuappi: Iislami port, Finland
Located near the water and only open in the summer months, Kuappi has only 25 square feet to its name. With a small terrace and full bar, the area can accommodate two individuals to dine along with a couple servers. Most of the food is prepared nearby at a larger restaurant.
Mr. Pollo: San Francisco
With an hours long line on most days, this casual joint can serve up to fifteen at a time, but packed tight. Come here for fun, inventive American-Latino cuisine or dive into their impressive five-course menu for only $15.
2823 Mission St,
San Francisco, CA 94110
é by José Andrés: Las Vegas, Nevada
An exclusive restaurant tucked inside another establishment, this eight-seat bar surrounds a private kitchen for an intimate foodie experience. The secluded setting allows the chefs to play around with fun Spanish fare while the diners get to taste an exciting tasting menu. Guests who do schedule a coveted reservation actually receive a golden ticket congratulation them on their good fortune.
é by José Andrés
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Holzknechthütte: National Park Nockberge, Austria
Located on a secluded plateau overlooking the valley below, the Almdorf Seinerzeit is home to what they say is the smallest restaurant in the world. The Holzknechthütte serves Carinthian-style prepared for a couple of people by the chef, right in front of you. Located in an old lumberjack hut, the small space with take you back a century to a time of burly men and fire-cooked food.
Verdens Mindste Kaffebar: Copenhagen, Denmark
Boasting to be the smallest coffee bar, this small cup of joe can hold about two individuals at a time. The small space also has delicious cakes and retro candy that are perfect for taking to-go, too.
Tullinsgade 1, 1618 København V, Denmark
Phone:+45 26 15 01 86
The Squeeze-In: Sunbury PA
A hole-in-the-wall restaurant with just four stools requiring slim customers on each, just as the name implies. Serving their famous hot dogs with a variety of toppings, The Squeeze-In has become a local favorite that show their love by forming long lines. At least a hot dog is easy to eat while standing.
448 1/2 Market Street
Sunbury, PA 17801