[Seoul] You may have seen this cake boutique café popping up in several areas in Seoul, and its characteristic white interior with a touch of glamour makes it attractive to the Instagram-generation.
The movie Charlie’s Angels inspired the distinctive name of the café.
Billy Angel Cake Company first started in July 2012 with the sole purpose to serve a cake whipped with love, using quality ingredients at an affordable price.
All of their cakes and desserts said to be free of artificial coloring, flavour, and preservatives.
As I usually hang out around the Myeongdong area, heading to this the Myeongdong branch is a convenient way to rest the legs after shopping for facial products (not all mine). Plus, it opens up to 11pm at night.
At Billy Angel Cake Company, they combine delicious desserts with contemporary décor – an almost all white and pastel interior, touches of rose gold, a chandelier here and there, and marble tables.
So as to give customers an unforgettable and ‘heavenly’ experience. You do get that angelic feel here.
When you walk in the shop, you would be faced with display after display of cakes, so much so that you would be inclined to order more than you originally intended to.
Their top 5 best-selling signature cakes, includes Carrot Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Maximum Chocolate Cake, Galaxy Cake and Milk Cake.
Each slice is priced about 6,000 to 7,800 Won (SGD7.05 – 9.15), not considered cheap especially when there are many coffee chain stores selling cakes at a more affordable pricing.
Even though the Carrot Cake (7,200 Won, SGD8.45) looked like it has been left in the refrigerated display for a while, it turned out to be surprisingly moist enough.
The proportion of the cream cheese and nutted sponge layer was quite balanced, overall not too sweet. Perhaps it was short of the finesse one would expect to come with this price tag.
The Earl Grey Cake topped with coconut flakes was not bad too in terms its fluffiness and sweetness level, but would be better with more pronounced tea flavour.
While their cakes are generally more pretty than delicious – especially the Galaxy Cake, what they can offer is a huge offering and sweet treats till very late at night.
Billy Angel Cake Company
16, Myeongdong 7-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04534, South Korea
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
Flagship: Billy Angel Building 210, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Gangnam Tower, Billy Angel 358, Gangnam dong Road 104 Seoul