Restaurant Review – Foxcroft & Ginger, Whitechapel, London

Last Friday was Good Friday, so Minx and I went for brunch at the newly opened Foxcroft & Ginger in Whitechapel. The hip new café is just as quirky as the site in Soho, with a relaxed vibe and very lovely, helpful staff.

Selection of baked goods, Foxcroft & Ginger

Minx had pancakes with banana and a hot chocolate and I had eggs and avocado which i washed down with orange juice and some really good coffee. They have a great selection of coffee flavours and even offer some seasonal beans; all brewed with purified water which results in a very smooth, clean taste.

Smoked Salmon on Sour Dough with Avocado, Tomato, Red Onion and Herbs, Foxcroft & Ginger

After our ‘savoury’ course, we shared a gluten-free ‘Blood Orange and Chocolate Ganache’ cake. Nothing like a bit of decadence to kick-start a bank holiday weekend!

brownies

Foxcroft & Ginger is a gorgeous little gem and you can feel the love that goes into everything they serve. The café itself is full of lots of little vintage touches; the mismatched crockery and Lebanese Cedar wood table tops add to the authentic homely atmosphere. It felt very cosy and charming and I suspect many will easily while away whole afternoons, daydreaming, gossiping and eating probably, even more cake.

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Not content with being just a café, Foxcroft & Ginger also boasts an excellent bakery which offers all sorts of hand-made baked goods. They have a specialist range of delicious cakes and unique sourdough bread – based on a secret family formula, so I’m told!.

Foxcroft & Ginger 1 We just couldn’t help ourselves, and as it was nearly Easter, we decided it was perfectly acceptable to indulge in some more yummy nibbles, and took a chocolate truffle cake bar and a hot cross bun away with us. After all those tasty treats, we might have to rename the day to ‘Goodies’ Friday instead!

www.foxcroftandginger.com

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