You can’t always get what you want.
Sometimes you get much, much more.
That’s what happened to Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner, the two ladies behind Dimes.
“We just wanted to open a tiny neighborhood café with nice juice, healthy breakfasts and food that we loved for lunch!” exclaims De Sousa.
Somehow their nugget of a dream has blossomed into a spot that’s an all-day anchor for the downtown neighborhood, and a gleaming beacon for anyone interested in eating food that is as wellness-focused as it is delicious and stylishly-presented.
Tuck into an antioxidant-packed acai bowl with kale, ginger, lime, hempseeds and honey ($8.50) over breakfast.
Wide lunchtime salad bowls are heaped with the best of what’s at the Union Square Farmer’s market, like kale, wild mushroom, snowpeas and buckwheat served with an herbed yogurt dressing ($13). “Going to the market is like a date for Alissa and her dog,” De Sousa says with a gentle laugh.
Walk down quiet Division Street any night of the week and you’ll notice the slender restaurant glowing from within–dinner service was recently added due to rampant customer demand.
Come dinner, candlelight flickers over the décor of pottery and succulents, and diners split vegetable crudité with a kale cloumage (a cross between cottage cheese and yogurt) and platters of Moroccan-style chickpea stew with lamb sourced from Pennsylvania and cilantro yogurt.
Get in soon to be one of the lucky 20 that the restaurant has room for at once.
49 Canal St.