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!


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.

Foxcroft & Ginger 5

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!

Square Meal

This entry was posted in Restaurant and hotel reviews. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply