A "ride-thru" restaurant for cyclists will open up on Pandora Avenue this spring (Colin Smith Photography)

Drivers can keep their drive-thrus – this upcoming Victoria restaurant promises a new alternative for bikers!

Set to open up in mid-March, Dobosala’s Cantina offers fresh Indo-Pacific cuisine and a special ride-thru window for bikers traversing the new Pandora Avenue bike lanes.

So anyone on two wheels – or on foot – will be able to place their order at one window, and then pick up food at another.

Delicious food and a healthy philosophy

This unique idea was inspired by one man’s desire to promote a biker-friendly environment and embrace the city of Victoria’s decision to implement Pandora avenue’s new cycling infrastructure.

We spoke to chef and owner Kunal Ghose about his new restaurant idea: “It’s essentially my favourite things to eat, kinda reworked – I’m trying to keep it as local and Canadian as possible.”

Ghose also founded popular Victorian seafood staples Redfish Bluefish and Fishhook – but this restaurant promises to be a little different.

Fun and fresh vibes

While Ghose’s one-of-a-kind bike-thru option makes Dobosala’s Cantina stand out even before its grand opening, the restaurant itself will seat 46, have a full bar and a fun and fresh atmosphere.

The menu will feature some of the chef’s favourite cuisines from around the Pacific Rim with injections of Indian flavours as well.

Ghose expects the restaurant to be ready for its first guests in mid-March – and we can’t wait to be there!