Foxcroft & Ginger @ Berwick Street, SOHO

今年初めにオープンした、ソーホーのBerwick Streetにあるカフェ、Foxcroft & Ginger(フォックスクロフト&ジンジャー)。ソーホーのど真ん中で野菜やフルーツなどを売る屋台の並ぶ一角にある。

コンクリートの天井や壁、むき出しのパイプや電線など、薄暗い倉庫のような建物を、木のテーブルや椅子、茶色や白のレンガ壁で中和し、温かみを出している。外から見ると狭く感じるけれど、地下にもスペースがあり、モダンな家具と使い古されたソファが混在、壁にはどーんとユニオン・ジャックが飾られている。でも地下はちょっと暗い感じなので、私は1階の方が好きだな。木の丸椅子は座り心地があんまり良くないけれど。

カウンターには毎日手作りされるサンドイッチやケーキが並び、朝はイングリッシュ・マフィンエッグ・ベネディクト、クロワッサンなどのブランチメニュー、そしてランチタイムはサンドイッチやサラダなどがいただける。この日は、サラダがたっぷり挟まったチョリソのサンドイッチ。いい具合にトーストされたFlour Station Breadsのパンに新鮮な材料が相まって美味しい。そして温めて出してくれるバナナケーキも、懐かしい味で和む。お皿代わりの木のトレーや、をいれたアンティークのカップも、レトロなインテリアと良くあっている。評判の高いMonmouth Coffee Companyの豆を使って、シアトルのメーカーSynessoの手作りのコーヒー・マシンでいれた、フラット・ホワイト(Flat White過去エントリー参照)もいける。

Foxcroft & Ginger is a café on Berwick Street, opened early this year. It is located in the area where vendors selling fruits & veg etc in the middle of SOHO.

The industrial harsh looking building with concrete walls and ceilings and exposed pipes and cables, is compensated by warm wood tables and chairs as well as brown brick and white tile walls. The space looks small from outside, but there is also underground seating area, decorated with both modern furniture and well-used sofas, and the wall is covered with a large Union Jack flag. It is a bit dark downstairs and I prefer sunnier upstairs, though small white wooden stool is not quite comfortable, and hurt my butt after a while.

Daily hand-prepared fresh food and cakes are showcased at the counter, and there are Brunch menu such as English muffins and Eggs Benedict in the morning and sandwiches and salads for lunch time. We got a sandwich filled with chorizo and generous salad leaves – it was a great combination with nicely toasted ciabatta bread from Flour Station Breads and fresh ingredients. I also love their banana cake served warm. A wooden board for food and an antique cup for coffee are perfect choice for this retro style café. Finishing Flat White, made with hand built Synesso Coffeee Machine from Seattle, using famous Monmouth Coffee beans, was very good as well.

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7 responses to “Foxcroft & Ginger @ Berwick Street, SOHO

  1. everydaylifestyle

    Now there is also at Boxpark in Shoreditch :-)

  2. wow ! it looks gorgeous ! i’ll be sure to go there one day :)

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  6. everydaylifestyle

    Thanks for your comment! Foxcroft & Ginger is great, and my partner M really likes the place.

    I saw your blog – your photos are very good and I really feel your passion for food!! I will definitely check out your blog every now and then ;-)

  7. Great review and pictures, this places makes some seriously good coffees and sarnies!

    Luiz @ The London Foodie

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