The Virtual Connoisseur – SLB13 Exhibit


We are back at it again to celebrate Second Life’s ® 13th Birthday Celebration, and this time, I am taking you on a whirlwind tour of my top picks for Virtual Restaurants!

Adventures in SL Dining! Okay so its not a very sexy tagline, but I concur, there is a sense of adventure in finding the perfect spot to enjoy company! The Virtual restaurant, cafe, coffeehouse ‘communities’ are alive and well in Second Life®.

They are a great alternative to the  nightclub scene, encourage and foster community involvement on a smaller scale with  level of intimacy of your choosing. With your permission, we present The Virtual Connoisseur’s Top Picks for SL Dining!

Bella Bistro 

  • No reservations needed
  • Stylish, modern decor and interior
  • You can grill at the table!

Brunel Hall Restaurant and Hotel

  • No reservations needed
  • Classic interior with a hint of Neo-Victorian themes spread throughout
  • Part of New Babbage Community
  • Open Bar!

Ravenscroft Alpine Restaurant

  • Location, location, location!
  • Cozy interior and the views are magnificent

Rosewood Cafe 

  • Close knit community feel
  • Never, ever, ever closes
  • Located at the beautiful Fleeting Heart region
  • Pictures, take LOTS of pictures!

The Pen – Beatnik Hangout

  • Very much like the cafes here in Seattle, the vibe, the decor, and live events if you’re lucky
  • Part of The Bay Community
  • No reservations needed… come on now.

Empire Paradise

  • FREE BUNS, the edible kind.. no the really edible kind.
  • Homey interior, very realistic in that, there is a rice cooker sitting on the stove. Like mine, in my real home. That’s a plus.
  • Lots to explore in this region, so do take a friend.

To fully experience my exhibit, here are a few things you can do:

1. Ambient and Sounds should be enabled (How to –

2. Set your Windlight Settings to Coastal Sunset (How to-

3. If you are able to, set graphics slider to Best or above (Ultra)

4. Grab and Go! There is an ice cream stand, a snowcone stand and watermelon for the taking and sharing! Or have a seat, and rest your pixelated tootsies.

5. We are located on the Spectacular region, just blocks away from 1920’s Berlin Exhibit and the Firestorm Exhibit!

6. My co-builder this year is Manis Lane, who provided the seating and table arrangements as well as the international flags that are represented. Manis Lane is the owner/author of ‘Our Everyday’ Fashion and Home/Garden Blog.

7. Radio Streaming provided by Vipera Radio, the Official Radio station of Club Vipera in Second Life®. “Events Daily 5pm, 7pm, 9pm & 11pm (afterparty)! Escape to Vipera!”
Visit their exhibit @ Spellbound here!

8. Take snapshots and send them to me via Email! You can view them below ❤

The Virtual Connoisseur is also on the Destination Guide! There you will find what you need in order to teleport in world. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

The Virtual Connoisseur on SL Destination Guide