I love finding new cafés and bakeries to add to my list of favourite places to visit, and living in London, there seems to be a never-ending stream of places to discover.
A couple of days ago, my friend Matt emailed me some photos of delicious looking cakes and sandwiches from his phone while he was out for lunch. I immediately emailed back saying I’d meet him there the next day!
Luckily I work an 8 minute brisk walk from Soho so yesterday I practically skipped to Foxcroft & Ginger on Berwick Street, in the heart of Soho. When I walked in, I was met with a beautiful array of cakes, tarts, muffins, brownies, corn fritters, French toast sandwiches and filled rolls. No contest, the ham and cheese French toast won hands down.
Matt and I thankfully got a table downstairs so we were able to escape from the bitterly cold wind that hit you every time the door opened. I didn’t fancy sitting at the window.
The décor is exactly my style – mismatched, antique furniture, with a chilled out basement feel to it. There were even a couple of gymnastic vault horses like the ones I used to struggle with in school. They looked a bit difficult to eat off though.
Five minutes after sitting down, Matt and I were presented with our French toast served on wooden chopping boards and drizzled with honey. Wow, it tasted incredible. Nice big hunks of ham, melted cheese and what tasted like egg soaked brioche, were complimented beautifully with the sweet honey.
I was nicely full afterwards so decided against buying something sweet to take back to the office, plus I reckon I maxed out on calories with my French toast. Seeing as this week was supposed to be a ‘healthy’ week, I’ve failed miserably. Maybe next week….
Saying that, I am definitely heading back to Foxcroft & Ginger to try out their amazing looking brownies. I am on a constant quest to find the perfect brownie and theirs looked pretty impressive.
I’ll be sure to keep you updated!
Foxcroft & Ginger, 3 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DR
Tel: 020 7287 5890