I recently attended the opening party for Dalina in the Fairview neighborhood on the corner of Broadway and Oak.
The new restaurant, and the original DALINA location in Chinatown, will be featuring grab-and-go meals and snack-packs, with dozens of freshly prepared meals including salads, sandwiches, wraps, and pastries, on offer. In addition to the artisanal coffee DALINA has become famous for, featured drink additions will include Superfood Smoothies and Hoochy Booch Kombucha on tap.
Guests enjoyed a variety of canapes, sandwiches, salads and more savouries, along with some house-made Lemon Brulee tarts, cookies, and loaves, plus vegan donuts from Dip Donuts and more. There were also a variety of drinks served which included wine, beer, cocktails and coffees.
All dishes are being created by DALINA executive chef Simona Bonelli, who brings her blend of healthy, innovative, and authentic fare to this new take-away menu. Aside from the baked goods, drinks, and coffees, most menu items will run between $10 to $15 and will come in compostable packaging. In addition to the in-house menu selection, DALINA is also offering catering services and weekday office delivery.
The new 900 square foot Broadway location, with seating for 35, was designed by Andrea Greenway Interior Design, the same team behind DALINA’s Instagram-worthy Chinatown cafe. The new space features white tile, white oak, concrete, stainless steel, and marble. Round globe lighting fixtures and tall marble standing tables are a nod to European cafes, while the worn leather benches are perfect for those looking to settle in.
Broadway DALINA will be open Monday to Friday 6:30 am to 6:30 pm and Weekends 7 pm to 5 pm.
Dalina is located at 992 West Broadway in Vancouver.
By: Richard Wolak