Words: Catherine Hughes. Pictures: Adam Hunter.
The talk of the street - the street in question being Bishopthorpe Road - is today’s much anticipated opening of Bishy Road’s latest eatery The Angel on the Green.
Located within the premises of bike shop Cycle Heaven, the Angel - a café bar and pizzeria - offers up a range of home-cooked food, divine hand-stretched pizzas and cakes (all also available in child-friendly mini portions), as well as a great selection of real ales from within the CAMRA LocAle area.
The Angel’s concept has been dreamt up and executed by the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists: a food-loving team of twelve or so local entrepreneurs whose varied range of backgrounds and skills have guided the project’s direction. Their shared passion for great food and drink shapes their ethos.
Member Katie Greenbrown explains, “While welcoming customers from far and wide, we’re all about keeping it local. Our design and fit-out was all done by local people with tools and hardware sourced from Pexton’s, just opposite. The visuals on the wall have all been contributed by local people and we source all our beer from within a 20 mile radius. We’re keen for it to be local hub but not a clique and to help strengthen and cement the sense of community in the area.”
If its homely interior, decorated by local artist Jo Walton is anything to go by - think vintage mirrors, scrubbed wood, reclaimed bistro style wood chairs and upcycled armchairs set against a backdrop of warm gold tones – then the Angel’s frothy coffees, cakes, pizzas and unique range of vegan dishes, all cooked and prepared by Duncan and Emma of Café 68, should see it become one of Bishy Road’s much loved, firm favourites.
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