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By Andrea Swayne
The Richey family, owners of WhataDish Café, celebrated expanding their hours to include dinner service on Thursday through Saturday nights with a Dana Point Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and open house event last month.
Hours of operation are Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and bakery (kitchen closes at 3 p.m.). Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. for breakfast, lunch, bakery and dinner. Kitchen closes at 9 p.m. Happy Hour, Thursday through Sunday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The new menu carries on the family’s tradition of offering a fresh fusion of seasonal, organic and sustainable food that has earned them a loyal following.
Menu items include gourmet flatbreads created with artisan dough and savory toppings like Rogue River bleu cheese, blackened filet tips and heirloom tomatoes; main dishes featuring fresh chicken, seafood, beef and lamb; and small plates from coconut shrimp lollipops with Thai sweet chili sauce to shrimp and scallop ceviche shooters in a cilantro coconut cream, along with beer, wine and cocktails.
Reservations are accepted, up to one month in advance, for parties of 10 or more. The café, with its beautiful outdoor dining area, is also available for private parties of up to 120 guests.
WhataDish Cafe is located at 24921 Dana Point Harbor Drive, B100 in Dana Point. For more information or reservations call 949.276.4884.