PLAINVILLE – Native New Yorkers and best friends Paulette Castro and Yudith Castaneda have brought a unique cafe to town, Angel’s Fix, which opened at 111 New Britain Ave. in January.
“We just want to offer food that people normally would love, but with a healthy twist,” Castro said.
The Angel’s Fix menu includes a variety of coffees, shakes, booster teas, bubble teas, protein donuts and waffles, and more.
Castro and Castaneda's new venture was inspired by Citylife Nutrition in Amityville, New York.
“We just wanted to branch out with that same idea,” Castro said. “We didn’t see any similar places like this around here in Plainville.”
“We’re just happy to be here,” she added.
Before bringing Angel’s Fix to Connecticut, Castro and Castaneda, who are both 20, considered setting up shop in New Jersey or New York.
The young business owners found the Plainville location this past November, and Angel’s Fix opened its doors on Jan. 8.
“We want to offer a healthy hangout spot,” Castro said. “In the future, I’d like to have a club-like vibe with mocktails and a safe place for adults.
“Alcohol doesn’t do anything for you in the long run, and affects your health ... [W]e want to provide a healthier alternative.”
As for the name – Angel’s Fix – Castro said it's a play on words. A "fix" can be something that people require to feel good, and the word "angel" has many positive conations, of course.
Therefore, an angel’s fix would just have to be great.
Angel’s Fix, 111 New Britain Ave., is open Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday through Sunday 2 to 10 p.m.