Thursday, 23 February 2012

A review of Foxcroft and Ginger

42-43 Boxpark, Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 (main cafe 3 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DR)

Finally made it to Boxpark on Saturday, despite only living 20 minutes down the road. The concept of a ‘pop up mall’ made from shipping containers certainly got my geographical juices running (I did a whole module on the geographies of fashion at uni...) but their promise of ‘a unique mix of international fashion and lifestyle brands’ rather put me off if I’m honest. With disappointingly few retailers I’d actually buy from, the galleries and cafes are pretty much the only thing that actually caught my interest.

Having heard about Foxcroft & Ginger and dribbled over their website, I was rather chuffed to find they have a pop up at Boxpark so I didn’t have to hotfoot it over to Soho to check them out. Arriving just as a torrential downpour hit London, my sister and I were rather pleased to surrender ourselves to an hour in their cosy, woodshed-like installation.

We were greeted as soon as we came through the door and, expressing our intention to shelter from the rain, were taken to a table and given menus.  There’s plenty of seating for a little place, although if you’re sat in the corridor rather than against the wall you do have to give in to people brushing past you every few minutes (adds to the charm...). 
I had a latte and THE MOST AMAZING apple cinnamon bun I have ever eaten. It was literally sex on a plate (as I promptly tweeted). They make all their breads, pastries and jams themselves which is pretty impressive and I can’t think of a better place for afternoon tea on a rainy day.

Their coffee is usually Monmouth, but I did spy some bags of Climpson & Sons beans which is actually my preferred roaster. It was tasty and well poured either way. My sister had an Americano which came in a cute cup and saucer:

And there was ample supply of minted water when our coffees had dried up but the weather hadn’t.

They also do a full brunch menu and some bigger meals including lamb shoulder and triple cooked chips – I’ll definitely be hitting up their Soho HQ sooner rather than later!

Foxcroft & Ginger are on Twitter, Facebook and have a website.

1 comment:

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