If you dream of a busy caf? when you sit alone at a table, this indicates a feeling of “being lonely in a crowd,” of alienation from the world around you.
If you’re with a group of friends, however, support of all kinds is available from people who care for you.
If the caf? is chic and nicely decorated, your world is pretty much in order, but if it’s a shabby place, both your spirits and your life circumstances could use a lift, and you may need to seek it outside your usual domain... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream that you are in a fast food restaurant suggests you are feeling overwhelmed by choices that you need to make in your life. This dream can also mean you are seeking emotional nourishment outside of your family or regular group of friends.... My Dream Interpretation
1- Dreaming of a restaurant or cafe suggests a need for company. We may be fearful of being alone, but equally be afraid of allowing someone to delve too far into our private space. This public space allows for contact but, at the same time, we can control our own level of intimacy.
2- Any place connected with food is to do with our need for emotional sustenance. There is feedback to be received from eating in a public place. Our social needs our met. We mav be conscious of the need for a ‘relationship’ with the place we arc eating at, as much as with the person with whom we are eating.
3- Spiritually a restaurant symbolises our need to belong to a group of people who all have the same habits and perhaps a diversity of beliefs.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Eating in a restaurant may point to concerns about being nurtured in a social situation. Being in a restaurant and waiting for hours to be served may come as a response to a frustrating experience around getting your emotional needs met.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Sitting in a restaurant: be honest, aren’t your favorite habits getting just a bit out of hand? What drives you out of the house? Seeing a restaurant: you will get together again with a good friend. Eating in a restaurant: you want more social contact, entertainment, and “food for the soul/’ See Cafe.
Depth Psychology: The dream indicates your need for company. You want more human contact and diversion. Do vou need a break?... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are in a restaurant symbolizes your current state, particularly of your being. It suggests that you are feeling engulfed by a long list of choices and decisions you have to make. Alternatively, it suggests a preference to seek emotional assistance from people outside your present social circle.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a restaurant represent the need to feed your soul, to be refueled and energized. Because restaurants serve you, this dream denotes a desire to receive. Restaurants also depict the fact that you are at choice in the matter of your life, with regards to the information you want to take in, and the kinds of relationships you want to be in. Consider the type of restaurant this is and what kind of food is being served. See Menu.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are in a restaurant suggests you are feeling overwhelmed by choices that you need to make in your life. This dream can also mean you are seeking emotional nourishment outside of your family or regular group of friends.... My Dream Interpretation
This is a dream of contrast in meaning which relates to your personal circumstances.
If the restaurant was, by your standards, very posh and/ or ostentatious, it is a warning that temporary reverses or a sudden extra demand on your resources will entail a need to economize; if the restaurant was of the type you would normally patronize, it signifies pleasant social activities connected with business; but if the restaurant was in the cheap, greasy-spoon category or a counter cafe kind, you can expect an increase in your income soon.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A dream that takes place in a restaurant has the theme of self-care and the celebration of abundance. Any image that concerns itself with food connects to nurturance. This especially applies to a restaurant, as the ritual of being waited on and served is also a form of self-care.
The expense of eating out is always going to be higher than that associated with preparing something at home.
The quality of your meal connects with both abundance and the ability to discern excellence.
A fine meal could reveal that you are indeed being careful to ensure that your life provides for your needs in a way that reflects a consciousness of deserving abundance. However, a dream in which you are served unacceptable food indicates that there is something out of balance in this area.
If the dream includes something as severe as food poisoning, you may want to examine your attitudes more closely.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The nourishment is provided, but payment is needed. The type of restaurant is important. In a fast-food restaurant or cafeteria, the dreamer is required to do much to help; in an elegant setting, the basic needs are provided but more is expected in return.... The Element Encyclopedia
Eating out in restaurants is often part of a couple’s courting rituals, so dream meals that are cozy and enjoyable reflect good social relationships, and, if you were enjoying an intimate meal for two, your desire for an intimate relationship.
If the person you were dining with is someone you know, this suggests your desire to get closer to them, sexually, emotionally or intellectually. Further clues are hidden in the dream scenario. What kind of food were you eating? If you were eating oysters and sucking fruit, this may denote a desire for a sexual relationship but if you felt your tongue tingle in your mouth, this may suggest a need for verbal or intellectual stimulation.
Your dream dining experience will reveal not only the quality of your physical diet, but also the kinds of beliefs, behavior and attitudes with which you fill your life. What kind of restaurant are you in? Is it humble, exotic, shabby or expensive? Have you chosen to eat in a down-to-earth cafeteria, canteen or café? Or have you decided to eat on the go and grab a takeaway because you are in a hurry? What is the service like in the restaurant and is the quality of the food good? All this will speak volumes about the way you live your life at the current time.
Being turned away from a restaurant suggests frustration and disappointment, as well as a sense of social isolation. To dream that someone clears away the food before you have finished eating indicates problems and issues concerning those who may be dependent upon you in some way.
If you see yourself in the role of a waiter or waitress, the quality of service you provide may express concern about the way you relate to people outside your family circle; you may have a tendency, for example, of being overfamiliar, efficient, clumsy or polite.
If you see yourself in the role of restaurant critic, this will usually symbolize yourself criticizing the quality of what you fill your life with. To dream of studying the menu could indicate various options in waking life. Were you confused or decisive in your dream menu choice, as this may refer to your waking attitude to a decision you need to make?... The Element Encyclopedia