First Minister Carwyn Jones visited Portmeirion on Thursday 29th
May to officially open Caffi'r Angel during a series of visits in
Gwynedd. Caffi'r Angel has been backed by the Welsh Government's
Tourism Investement Support Scheme, and has created 5 full time
Angel has a daily selection of gelato ice cream available, which
are all freshly made on the premises using only locally produced
milk and cream supplied by South Caernarfon Creameries.
The First Minister said 'As well as stunning scenery and
excellent facilities, North Wales also has a wealth of good quality
local produce which provides a boost for the local economy and
attracts visitors to the area.
The gelateria Caffi'r Angel is an excellent added attraction to
Portmeirion and I am pleased that the Welsh Government was able to
support it through the Tourism Investment Support Scheme creating
five five jobs directly related to the production of the gelato. It
is also supporting local producers by sourcing milk and cream from
the nearby South Caernarfon Creameries.'
During his visit to Caffi'r Angel the First Minister tried his
hand at producing some gelato, using Penderyn Welsh Whisky and
You can also try Portmeirion Ice Cream in Porthamdog, with a
traditional Ice Cream cart offering a range of flavours daily at
the Portmeirion Cafe in Porthmadog
A taste of Italy in Wales
Portmeirion opened its first authentic Italian style
gelateria on Friday 11th April.
Caffi'r Angel has a daily selection of gelato ice cream
available, all freshly made on the premises using only locally
produced milk and cream supplied by South
The development was made possible through Visit Wales's Tourism Investment Support Scheme and has led
to the creation of five full time jobs directly related to gelato
production started on 11th April 2014 and this has introduce the
authentic taste of Italian gelato to Portmeirion, a perfect match
for the Italianate ambience of the village.
The gelato is served on sugar waffle cones using the traditional
spatula to shape the gelato in true Italian style.
Gelato is churned at a slower speed than ice cream creating a
denser product because not so much air is whipped into the
It also has a lower fat content than ice cream and doesn't coat
the mouth in the same way so the flavours are more intense.
Caffi'r Angel takes its name from the Angel cottage in which it
is situated. This was the first cottage to be built by Clough
Williams-Ellis at Portmeirion soon after he acquired the site in
The bookshop that previously occupied the site has been
relocated across the street in the Arches building.
In addition to freshly made gelato Caffi'r Angel has an espresso
bar with pastries, cakes and gateaux and is fully licensed,
offering a range of Italian wines and Prosecco all by the
The interiors design is by Sian Llywelyn. Benchmark
Furniture made the leather upholstered banquettes and stools
and the polished steel framed mirror panels. The colour sheme is
white, polished steel and mint green with floors of dark riven
Meirionethshire slate. All the production equipment was
supplied by Carpigiani, the world's leading
manufacturer of gelato equipment. The service counters and
back bar were made by Counterfit Ltd.
A carrettino or mobile gelato cart has been imported from Italy
to create a gelato bar on the Salutation terrace.
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