No tricks, just oodles of treats on the Main Line this fall, from dessert at Delice et Chocolat to booze-free delights at Wallace Dry Goods to cute sports merch at the Dimes Club. Happy fall, neighbor!
• Bonjour, Delice et Chocolat
Finished dinner and craving something sweet? Head on over to Delice et Chocolat! The beloved French bakery café will open a second location in downtown Wayne this fall, next to Dunkin’. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the café will stay open until 10:00 PM to satisfy your sweet tooth.
During the day, customers can choose from Delice’s robust menu of French favs, from specialty croissants to quiches and paninis to macarons. Owners and brothers Joseph and Antoine Amrani opened their original outpost six years ago in Ardmore, where they quickly built a cult following. The French natives boast decades of culinary and restaurant experience between them and are thrilled to offer a more convenient location for their Wayne customers, as well as those further west. Hopefully the brothers can win over fans of nearby Aux Petites Delices, which announced plans to close at the end of year.
Delice et Chocolate will open at 112 E. Lancaster Avenue in November. Hours TBA.
• Cheers to Choices!
There’s been an explosion in the boozeless beverage market, and Ardmore’s Wallace Dry Goods is here for it.
Whether you’re sober curious, sober some of the time or a longtime abstainer, you’ll find something sophisticated and delicious to sip here. One thing you won’t find? Judgement. An Ardmore native, owner Robin Cummiskey is just happy you found her shop (no explanation required!), which is a relief given the complicated relationship many people have with alcohol. (The shop’s motto is “Cheers to Choices!”).
Once it opens later this fall, Wallace Dry Goods will stock a variety of boozeless refreshments—many low-sugar or sugar-free—along with barware and whimsical accessories. The shop will also feature a tasting bar for mocktail samplings and training sessions for local bartenders and restauranteurs. In the meantime, you can check out the Wallace Dry Goods pop-up shop at The Living Room.
Wallace Dry Goods will open at 1 W. Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore later this fall. Hours TBA.
• Worth the Wait
Following a multi-million dollar renovation, McCaffrey’s Food Markets has (finally!) taken over the old Acme in Gladwyne Village. This is the eighth location for the family-owned chain, which specializes in prepared foods and takeout, fresh produce, meat, international cheeses, custom cakes and floral arrangements. Staffed with a team of culinary experts, the 25,000-square foot market also houses a gourmet sandwich station, coffee bar, hundreds of craft beers and ample indoor seating to take it all in.
McCaffrey’s is located at 1025 Youngs Ford Road in Gladwyne. Hours are 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily.
• More Room At the Table
Wayne’s highly acclaimed At the Table has a larger footprint and a liquor license to boot! Compared to its previous location that featured seating for just 24, the new space—just two blocks west—accommodates 100 guests plus an oyster bar, outdoor patio and expanded kitchen. The sleek coastal décor is a nod to the owners’ favorite oceanside restaurants.
One thing that hasn’t gone anywhere is the eatery’s popular six-course tasting menu, which changes biweekly. The first menu in the new location starred wild mushroom toast, squid ink pasta with crab, pan-seared scallops, foie gras, A5 myazaki wagyu and lavender crème brûlée. Yum!
Guests are still invited to BYOB, though the drinks menu is sure to tempt with its rotating selection of craft beers and interesting cocktails.
At the Table is located at 118 W. Lancaster Avenue in Wayne. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
• The Dimes Club
Just one year after debuting their Philly sports-themed apparel line on Etsy, Delco moms and besties Meg McKernan and Maggie Dortone are opening a brick-and-mortar spot in Ardmore.
Known for their trendy, affordable merch, the pair found success early, especially after debuting a “dancing on my own” sweatshirt during the Phillies’ Red October season. Word quickly spread, and The Dimes Club sold 500 sweatshirts within a few weeks.
A physical storefront felt like a logical next step, so McKernan and Dortone joined forces with their friend Theresa Brady, a life coach and owner of Brady’s Bwellness, to purchase the Dimes Club building. The trio transformed the space (an old podiatrist office) into a sleek and sophisticated boutique stocked with sweatshirts, t-shirts and hats.
And about that name? “The Dimes Club” is a reminder that you (yes, you!) are always a 10/10.
The Dimes Club is located at 694 Pont Reading Road in Ardmore. Hours are 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Wednesday thought Friday and 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturdays.
• Mediterranean Mecca in Paoli
A Mediterranean market-café is coming to Paoli. Taking over the old Studio H Salon in Paoli Plaza, Café Pom will offer authentic Armenian, Eastern European and Middle Eastern prepared foods and specialty items—including sand-brewed Armenian coffee—plus some family recipes from Pom owners Anita and Tory Torcomian of Broomall thrown in for good measure. Along with table seating, the café will boast a private events space for up to 50.
The owners hope to be up and running by late October.
Café Pom will open at 19 Paoli Plaza in Paoli. Hours are TBA.
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