Seedy Soho seems to be a thing of the past these days. Berwick Street, with its market, cloth stores and sex shops, has had a bit of rejuvenation recently. While the market is still there, it’s now selling artisan breads and wraps. Some of the sex shops have been closed down and the unit on the end of the block has been transformed into a comic store and café – Foxcroft & Ginger. A small café just down the street from one of the original antipodean invasions cafes, Flat White, it is based over two levels and has over the past few years established itself as one of the top cafes in the centre.
Coffee – 5/5
Using both Has Bean and Caravan coffees, this is an excellent cup. Very tasty and smooth, with nutty flavours and little bitterness. The light dusting on the top is actually welcomed for once, adding flavours of cinnamon and winter spices to the mix.
Atmosphere – 4/5
Really nice little café, offering a bit of style on the formerly grubby Berwick Street. It is a little too small but there are nice touches like the vaulting horse. Would be happy to sit at the window here and watch the strange Soho world go by.
Food – 4/4
Good selection on the menu including home-made pizzas, baked goods and a pretty large Brunch menu.
Service – 1/3
Slow, very slow. I waited around 15 minutes from ordering to getting my coffee. It wasn’t that busy either.
Extras – 1/3
Sells some coffee paraphernalia and is open late selling alcohol.
Summary – 15/20
A great little café serving a good menu, booze and an excellent cup of coffee. Let down slightly by its slow service.
3 Berwick Street,