Whitechapel Road and its continuation Mile End Road got a good scrubbing up for the 2012 Olypmic Games, and this all-day café and bakery in the old Wickhams Department Store is a sign that the trendies are moving in. As with the original Berwick Street branch, all bread, cakes and pastries are baked on site and available to take away; the sourdough appears in many of the innovative breakfast dishes (served till 4pm at weekends), such as 63C slow-poached eggs on toast, french toast with mascarpone, walnuts and banana, or spiced aubergine with labneh, halloumi and mushrooms.
The area’s young creatives clearly love F & G, as even on our early days visit it was packed with laptop-tappers, lazy brunchers and solo coffee sippers (the smooth pour-over filter is worth the wait). The raw industrial stylings no doubt help, as does the lure of a couple of Camden Brewery beers on tap, wines by the glass and thin-crusted pizzas in the evenings – those bread ovens are put to good use.
|Venue name:||Foxcroft & Ginger||Contact:|
68 Mile End Rd
|Transport:||Stepney Green tube.|
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3.2 / 5
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This place is awful. The food was terrible, poached eggs came on muffins that were so hard they were entirely inedible. The knife could not cut through the bread. The food overall had a very strange taste and most of it was cold and overly sweet. The customer service was abysmal, the waiter said the bread was meant to be that way and when the manager came over when we were dissatisfied he told me to stop talking and explained how toasting bread works. A really unpleasant experience. Would not recommend to anyone.
It is the go to place. And its a 'local' not a tourist shop. I have to admit in feeling protective of this place because the the gentrification of the local area is not bad in reference to this cafe; Pour over coffee, eggs with Kusundi and sour dough bread? And that's just breakfast.
I have been to the fox and ginger once for dinner and it was great. The pizza's where amazing, the coffee was perfect and the cakes tasted so good. I thought the cider was a little over priced. But other than that I strongly recommend it.
Strongly recommend to AVOID this place. Amazing place in the area are "tap coffee" and Flat white"This place is completely spoiled by the appalling customer service, not only in once but two visits, we received a terrible service. Order incorrectly taken each time, by less than welcoming staff, with no customer service skills at all. The (allegedly) manager was rude and very unfriendly from the minute we entered on both occasions, it seemed like we bothered him by giving him extra work to do by just turning up into his shop. No need to say that as soon that we mentioned we had not order the coffee we were served that he stormed back upstairs to deliver another drink saying he "was finally glad this time we were happy about the order" and a facial expression full of arrogance and anger.