It's an art gallery, it's a restaurant. When Keith Pierce originally leased the building on Nine Mile, he used it as a studio. In a former life, it was an office and garage. Pierce, who lived in Europe for five years and studied cooking in Italy and France, says he always knew he would open a restaurant. The office space became a gallery, and when he began to renovate the garage, Angel’s Café emerged.
Originally it was called Angel's Garage Café, "but no one got it," Pierce laughs. Now that Ferndale has spiffed up that portion of Nine Mile with wide brick sidewalks and lots of park benches and potted flowers (and a plethora of new restaurants), Angel's has a prime location.
Selected hot dishes have been added to the café's original soup and sandwich menu (although it is still limited to five sandwich selections).
Specials on both nights we visited were ravioli with a choice of exotic fillings (portabello mushrooms, snow crab, three-cheese), as well as a choice of sauces. Another special was three-berry soup, a cold sweet soup served in a beautiful teacup. It hit the spot on a hot day.