Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Foxcroft & Ginger

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I've got a cracking recommendation for you today. Nothing complicated, nothing "art nouveaux" and all that fancy smancy stuff. No, I've got a damn good tasty Brunch option for you instead.

And let's be honest, which do you really prefer?

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Jacket: Day birger et mikkelsen c/o Repertoire* // Tshirt: Matalan (Mens) // Leggings: Zara // Nike WMNS Dunk Sky Hi Liquid Gold

I don't often do casual wear, but some days you roll out of bed, a tiny bit Hangry (angry with hunger) and you just need some bruch. Like now. 

Cue leggings, and a quirky tee. But come on now, its these absolute beasts that are the centre of attention. 

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I mean these beasts are truly amazing. Nike Dunk Sky Hi “Liquid Gold”. Liquid gold! You could only buy them in this one boutique in NY a while back, but I'll be the first to admit I'm a lucky lady, as the boyfriend may have bought me a pair. If I'm somewhere where heels are just not appropriate, these are on my feet. They also make me the most flashy person in my local Sainsburys when I call in for a pint of milk.

You can noly buy them on Ebay now, however here are some gorgeous alternatives: Ash Bowie Gold // Michael Kors Helen Gold

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However it was time to put these babys to use and get walking into Foxcroft & Ginger.

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Situated in the heart of Soho, near the Wahaca, it’s a rough and ready kind of place. Exposed brick, reclaimed wood, and with exposed cabling as decoration.  

They have an extensive menu of classic brunch items, with a twist, as well as a counter full of freshly baked cakes and pastries that I swear they waft the scent over to tempt me to sin. 

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But first up on the agenda is always a drink. Usually I’m a black coffee kind of gal. But I was swayed by the promise of hot chocolate with secret spices.

Traditional hot, comforting chocolate with a hint of a kick to it; It was pretty good.

Cold drinks are served in cute milk bottles too.

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Oh go on then, more drinks were ordered before we'd even looked at the menu. The waitress must have hated us, for the amount of times "5 more minutes" was said.

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Eventually we got down to business and ordered.

Nessa plumped for smoked salmon, avocado and rocket on freshly made sourdough toast with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

I eye balled the salmon. It did look damn fine. Did I make a mistake? Was I going to get food envy?

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No. No I was not. Arriving was my ham and cheese french toast. Oh boy, if there was ever a use of the word food porn, it would be right now.

That oozing cheese, so filthy.

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Multiple pictures were obviously required of the french toast. It was too good not too. It was just too damn tasty. I call it the money shot.

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Now I'll be honest, I made a slight greedy mistake. In my head, I pictured a dainty piece of French toast with ham and cheese on top. Thinking this, I thought, hmm it could really benefit from a bit of salty bacon to take away the sweetness.

So yes, I ordered a side of bacon.

And no, it was definitely not needed with that hunk of a mound! (FYI, it was still devoured)

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Me and Nessa have know each other for 5 years now. In those 5 years we’ve barely been apart. First, 2 years of university, then by chance we found ourselves both living in Ealing on our internships, purely by coincidence. Then 1 more year of uni and now, we probably see each other once every 2 weeks. Yet, I bet you girls can relate, we still can talk for hours and hours and hours. I don’t know how we find enough stuff to talk about.

So by this point we had been there fore about 2 and a half hours I kind you not, and yet, we still had so much more to discuss. So what was the logical step next? Coffee and cake of course!

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Oh who am I kidding, it was another one of those hot chocolates.

In an effort to burn off those cheeky cakes, after 3 hours, we left the poor staff at Foxcroft & Ginger and headed for Oxford Street. Full and very happy, we knew dinner was going to be underwhelming after this delicious feast.

Foxcroft & Ginger
3 Berwick St
London 
W1F 0DR
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9 comments

  1. I just ate my lunch and now I'm hungry again haha! That place looks amazing, the food and the branding is beautiful too! Also obsessed with those gold trainers..

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  2. That toastie looks insane! And love your jacket from your recent post styled like this too - it looks great :)

    Rosie xx

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  3. Haha I love that you stayed for so long and ordered cake! I do that all the time! Glad you ate the extra bacon too ;)

    Also I love those shoes. Do they have a hidden heel in them?

    Katie <3

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  4. I haven't been to the Soho one but their Whitechapel one is just around the corner from me and they do definitely do a good brunch. I've never been in the evening for pizza and wine yet but I do need to at some point. Next time I'm trying the French toast!

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  5. those beasts are just mindblowing
    and so much yummy food, i am tempted
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  6. Great casual wear especially your gold beasts that are really so pretty. Love the photos here too. I have enjoyed reading your post.

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  7. I've been in there for a coffee...such a lovely little hidden gem, and the smoked salmon looks awesome!
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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  8. OMG the food looks incredible, gosh I'm getting hungry now haha. Love the sneakers by the way!


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  9. Your blog is so lovely and these photos are ace xx


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