It’s a fair hike for business travellers staying in the CBD, but this neighbourhood eatery is Abbotsford at its best. And with 10" pizzas specifically made for one, Rita’s is the perfect place for solo diners who want a break from the city. Grab a seat at the bar and dig into a zucchini, mint and white anchovy pizza, or opt for a more traditional pie, like the famous Bingo Bango. Rather skip the slice? With everything from wagyu Bolognese to bug tail linguine made for one, top notch Italian is no longer just for date nights.
A brunching institution come Saturday and Sunday, this trendy cafe and coffee roaster is surprisingly tranquil during the week, when the suburb’s locals opt for breakfast on the go. And while many cafes are reluctant to share their Wi-Fi password, Industry Beans obliges with pleasure. Grab a spot on the long communal table, snag the coveted window seat or find a corner in the leafy outdoor garden, then get stuck into their inventive menu. From coffee braised short ribs with black rice and bean shoots to smashed avocado with green tea salt and goats curd, Industry Beans is where food meets function.