Angelica’s Bistro: Redwood City, California

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you mixed an antique store with a restaurant with live music with two passionately in love folks? No? Well, I bet you’re wondering now. The answer is: Angelica’s Bistro in Redwood City, California. And this bistro is just as I described it.

Mirrors and dresses and silverware older than you and your parents combined decorate the walls, each with its own price tag, as you dine. The food is all a creation of Angelica–whose family owned restaurants throughout Arizona before she moved on to California with her husband; a U.K. transplant. And it is delicious. The vegetarian crepe melted in my mouth and was followed by a chocolate-liquor dessert that nearly knocked me off of my feet–literally. (YOU try running a few miles after one of them and then get back to me).

From tango to tea parties to opera and piano performances on a 1920’s Steinway, Angelica’s Bistro is what happens when an antique appraiser meets a foodie and they elope their dreams–alongside each other. It’s a gourmet flea market. It’s a delicious restaurant hidden in a garage sale. It’s a way to shop vintage and eat simultaneously without having to be on Ebay or Etsy. Who would have thought.

By: Elizabeth Seward

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