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Dale's passion for açai bowls began on a surfing trip to Hawaii in early 2014. In the heart of the North Shore, he encountered a flavour that would forever change his health journey.

"I had never tasted anything like it before, I liked it so much I went back to get another one straight away!” Little did he know that his tropical excursion would spark the inception of Adelaide's very first açai bowl store, Bomdia Bowls Açai Bar.

Dale’s newfound love for açai was more than just a holiday treat. It became a cornerstone of his health-conscious lifestyle. "I had dietary intolerances and was eliminating dairy, gluten, and refined sugars," Dale shares, “The açai bowl fit my health needs with its dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free qualities.”

Upon returning to Glenelg, he saw a unique opportunity to introduce açai bowls to South Australia. He opened his store on Moseley Street, just a stone's throw from the iconic Glenelg Beach. Over the years, Bomdia Bowls has earned a special place in the hearts of locals.

When I first opened in 2014, the first two or three months were hard, but word of mouth about açai helped get the word out

Dale recalls, "We quickly became a hit once people discovered us, but people still ask what açai is.” He's eager to educate his customers about the berry's origins, explaining, "açai is a berry grown from a palm tree native to the rainforests of the Amazon. The berries are harvested, then made into a pulp, and frozen. We blend it with fresh fruit, creating a nutrient-packed treat. We don’t reconstitute our açai from dehydrated powder pulp like other açai on the market that can come out of a soft serve machine."

Q&A with Dale

Best-selling menu items

  • Bomdia Good Day Bowl: Traditional style açai blended topped with granola, banana, and strawberries.
  • PB Bowl: Made with homemade peanut butter, coconut, banana, rice milk and dates topped with granola, banana, strawberries and crushed peanuts.
  • Avo on Toast: Gluten-free chia Vienna bread, avocado, baby spinach, lemon, olive oil, Himalayan rock salt and herbs.


  • Berry Jam Smoothie: A delicious fruity smoothie with açai, banana, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.
  • Iced Latte: Customised with your choice of milk.
  • The PB Smoothie: A creamy and satisfying choice with peanut butter, banana, coconut, vanilla protein, dates and coco nectar.