Downtown Brunch Spot: French Food at Angelique CafeMay 28 2010 · 2 comments · Brunch, Cafe, Downtown LA, French, Sandwiches, Uncategorized
If you haven’t been, you’ve probably seen it–it’s that place that sits on that island where Main and Spring Street become one. It’s a cozy little restaurant with a big menu that includes most of the Frenchie stuff you’d want: lots of different croissants, crepes, ratatouille, escargot and a few duck dishes.
Josh got the Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche, which was very good. The goat cheese made it light and the crust was nice and flaky, so it didn’t give you that ton-of-bricks feeling that plagues many quiche-eating experiences. And since they make them in-house, it was also really fresh.
I started with some soup. Of course they have the ubiquitous French Onion, but I’m obsessed with finding the perfect Tomato Basil, so I tried that. Is it perfect? Not quite, but it’s very delicious. I just prefer mine with a little cream. I did like the slight sweetness and the chunkiness because I like when my tomato soup is actually made with real tomatoes. Instead of that glorified ketchup that’s served in a lot of restaurants.
I also had the Smoked Salmon Sandwich. I enjoyed the simplicity of it–salmon, french bread, a little mayo and dijon mustard. Perfect. It should be noted that they also serve Croque Madame/Monsieur, which is what I really wanted, but I was trying to be good. Next time, however, I will indulge.
I can promise you that.
p.s. Their website is out of commission, which I hope doesn’t mean anything. You can see the full menu on the Zagat site.