My first visit to Angel Cafe was for Mochi's after-dinner birthday cake. I liked the look of the place and was curious about their food. We were meeting our friend Dewly for dinner and didn't want more Thai (too much of a good thing can be a bad thing) so we opted for this instead.
The Angel Cafe has an expansive dining area that manages to feel like a lounge rather than restaurant. It's got a dark decor but doesn't feel too awkwardly romantic for casual dinners.
The menu contains some cafe usuals as well as more substantial mains.
I ordered a flat white to start the night. It was a decent coffee.
Smoked salmon wrap - smoked salmon, mesculin lettuce, grated carrot, roasted capsicum, danish fetta, poached asparagus and aioli
Mochi chose the salmon wrap as her main. She made a special request for replacing the aioli with avocado and they accommodated well. Apparently the salmon wrap was quite good and though we couldn't finish off all the wedges, the few I nibbled on were crunchy.
Pythagorean pocket - a puff pastry triangle pocketed with sun-dried tomato, fetta cheese, roasted capsicum, olives, shallots, spanish onion, cheese and spinach, served with a fresh garden salad and guacamole
I picked something called the Pythagorean pocket. I didn't really know what to expect but was surprised when my plate was brought out. It was much bigger than whatever it was I had in mind. The triangle is basically a puff pastry filled with a mixture of feta and roast veggies.
The filling is delicious and goes perfectly with the pastry, even more so with the accompanying guacamole. I thought I wouldn't be able to finish the whole thing but I polished it off because it was just so yum.
Tuscan stack - zucchini, baby spinach and avocado stack with mushroom and chicken breast, served on a bed of relish and finished with a light tuscan sauce
Dewly ordered the tuscan stack, something else I was considering. It comprised of a pile of seared chicken and roast veggies. The serving size wasn't as tremendous as the other 2 but I guess that's a good thing if you're portion-conscious.
I was feeling quite full around now and guilty to be eating so much on a non-weekend night, with no special occasion to justify it. Nonetheless, when Mochi got up to order cake, I followed suit.
She picked a raspberry gateau. It was tall with 3 layers and a white chocolate ganache. Tasted alright but nothing spectacular.
I got the gluten-free chocolate cake. It wasn't served warm, which is a shame, but the density was good and the cake wasn't too sweet.
My favorite was Dewly's blueberry almond cake. It was lighter-tasting than the others, both in terms of flavor/sweetness/richness and texture.
The Angel Cafe had a decent selection of menu items. We had good experience with the food we ordered and the service and atmosphere were all pleasant. I have a feeling this is going to be one of our regulars.