An afternoon to remember at Dolci Cafe 

Dolci Café's culinary delights

Ever since my husband and I discovered Dolci Café, it’s become our favourite neighbourhood local. We look forward to going there because we are always so warmly welcomed by owners Clayton and Jacqui that we feel part of the Dolci family.

We were extremely proud to have been invited – last Saturday – to the launch of Dolci’s rebranded look and introduction to the media.

The atmosphere that was artfully created for the event represented  the roots of the café. There was a three-piece band that greeted you as you walked in –  very reminiscent of a piazza somewhere in the middle of Italy and not suburban Johannesburg.

Platters of antipasti and their piéce de résistance – trained pastry chef Jacqui’s baked masterpieces – were artfully place around the restaurant as tempting delights for people to sample.

Adding to the Itslian flavour,  Lanique – which is a premium liqueur spirit – came on board and offered guests the chance to sample their unique drink over crushed ice or as part of a champagne cocktail.

In Italian there is a saying: fare la Bella figura. There is no direct translation in English that adequately captures the meaning of this phrase. To describe the concept,  when people are described as being in this state of mind, they sit and be at a place, enjoying the  vibe and atmosphere, not really doing much and enjoying each other’s company. This is exactly the vibe of Dolci Café.

So come and fare la bella figura at Dolci Café – I promise you’ll keep coming back for more!