Directly across from the upper level baking area was the entrance of the cafe. Much larger than I would have ever expected, the cafe consisted of a wide display case and front counter (for takeout orders), extremely spacious seating area, and a third baking area towards the back. Couches, booths, vivid pink tables, and smaller wooden tables were distributed throughout the area allowed for the comfortable accommodation of parties of all sizes.
In this particular circumstance, it was the placement of a waffle cookie with cake slices, the straw coverings on iced beverages (no unhygienic Green Grotto business here!), the careful removal of crumbs from the plate, and making sure that the cakes were served with the corresponding sauces (chocolate for chocolate; matcha for matcha).
The Matcha version was grassy with a hint of bitterness, emitting a strong appeal to new green tea fans and matcha masters alike. Chocolate was silky smooth and decidedly decadent, but void of the head-shaking guilt associated with The Cheesecake Factory's high-calorie creations. The two featured thin, solid crusts in ideal proportions to the remainder of the dessert.
And to be frank, I was rather impressed with my glass of Iced Houjicha. Although it didn't retain the same deep roasted flavour as Tsujiri, the tea had evidently been roasted to grant a subtle edge to the drink.
The Angel Cafe accepts credit!!!
The revolution has began. In addition to cash and debit, Uncle Tetsu's newest foray into Downtown Yonge also allows customers to pay with credit cards. Huzzah!!!
We later made our way westward, towards Kensington Market in hopes of walking off the scrumptious afternoon snack before dinnertime.
Neither of us found ourselves leaning towards mochi ice cream, thus we didn't flag her down to order. Though, it would have been appreciated to re-confirm with us before sliding us the bill.
The Downtown journey concluded on Queen St. W, with my friend requesting a Lemongrass Tofu Banh Mi from Banh Mi Boys, as she claimed the spiciness of the ramen had induced increased metabolism.