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Yes, we're trading through Mother's day weekend and YES - bookings are recommended for both Saturday and Sunday!
WHAT'S NEW AT FOXY?
Well.. for starters NEW head chef Daniel Jesser brings a wealth of experience to what he does, including considerable stints at Monsalvat, and Seville Estate Winery, in the Yarra Valley
So we're looking forward to a revised menu to reflect the changing of the seasons, and daily changing breakfast and luch specials are already having a big impact
Also, we've been featuring a few guest espresso blends, as well as a bunch of new single origin coffees!
And a new aircon unit means that we're super chilled most of the time - which is a great way to beat the heat this summer!
And check out our latest contribution to our coffee menu:
a 'Magic Johnston' - which consists of a 3/4 length flat white made from speciality single origin coffee featuring concentrated flavours, less milk, and showcasing our amazing coffee!
Yes we're open seven days from 7.30am and we're taking bookings for groups of four adults or more - and we've g ot plenty of parking available just across the road opposite the train tracks - we also have free wireless internet!!!
Additional Newsflash - guess which cafe rates an amazing 4.5 out of a total possible five beans in the Melbourne Coffee Review 2013 hardback edition!
News Flash: Foxy Brown is rated in Melbourne's top 300 cafes according to the hardback edition of The Age Newspaper's Good Cafe Guide as of 23/06/2012 !
And if you haven't done so already check out our new Sweet Maria's Coffee blend - its a gorgeous combination of Nicaragua Monterrey, PNG Sigri, and Brazil Lambardi coffees - and its drinking like a dream!
Also be sure to check out our new(ish) and recently revised menu tab at the top of this page - as it takes you through to links to our menu's including our super duper coffee menu - and they'll all current and up to date!
And dont forget our free wireless internet!
Its official - Foxy Brown is rated in Melbourne Top 100 coffee destinations according to The Age Newspaper's special coffee feature in The Age on 23/02/2012!!!!
Stop the press: Foxy is now offering cold drip filtered coffee prepared to exacting standards over an eight hour slow infusion process!
Here's an example of the finished product packaged and ready for take-home or consumption off premise
Cold filter coffee (depending upon how it is made) retains lovely oils and concentrated sweetness but eliminates acidity and other harsh components delivering a wickedly devilishly tasty brew which is oily, complex, sweet, and 'sticky,' with fortified wine and Pedro Ximenez-like characters
It's now on the menu and served over ice for 'dine in' consumption - or you can grab a bottle from our drinks fridge to takeaway and imbibe at your leisure - we also offer a $0.50 refund on the returned bottle for take-away cold filter bottles to encourage recycling
Our packaged cold drip filter coffee is mostly processed over night, then packaged fresh daily - and as a natural product with nothing artificial added is ideally designed for same day consumption, and should be continuously refrigerated and served cold, either over ice or, if you prefer, straight from the bottle
It will however continue to improve over time and is generally at it's best one to three days post-production, but will keep in the fridge for up to a week (if you can resist the temptation that long!) with little noticeable deterioration of flavour
As a long, slow infusion process, and contains approximately the equivalent caffeine of one and a half espresso shots in a single 45ml serve - which is why we recommend slow imbibing as opposed to rapid consumption, and the caffeine content appears to be taken up by the body in a more gentle fashion over a longer period of time - providing a pleasant 'buzzing' sensation for approx 3 to 4 hours!
Which is why we dont recommend this product for anyone 16 yrs of age and under, or anyone with a caffeine intolerance - speaking from personal experience, however, I have found that the caffeine uptake from cold drip filter coffee, especially if imbibed slowly over say a 30 minute period (which is very easy to do if served over ice as the flavours are so concentrated that you really need time to savour the flavours)
Be sure also to check out the following available by pour-over and or as espresso based coffees
Mexico San Cristobel Terruno pure washed aribica (pulped natural now also available)
Honduras Fernández Cup of Excellence Lt 15
and there's still a little bit of the El Salvador Adia Battle Selection - strictly limited and arguably one of the finest coffees you will ever taste!
Ok so it's the new year already - how did that happen?
We're back in full swing here at Foxy - as no doubt you are as well - and we've been busy behind the scenes fine tuning and refining what we do and scouring the globe to bring you the best seasonally harvested coffee that we can find!
Expect also to see more daily specials on the menu board and in the cabinet as well
As expected our organic burgers - organic beef burgers, marinated tofu burgers, free range chicken burger, and haloumi burger - all lovingly prepared on Dench soughdough rolls - are taking off in a major way, and are just the thing for an afternoon snack or a takeaway meal (available till 4pm)
And our all day breakfast menu (till 3pm that is) featuring Frank's organic eggs, and free range bacon, among other things, is as popular as ever, and runs alongside our more savoury items, such as soup, salad, zucchini fritters, and panini
Coffee and cake are available till 5pm daily
In fact coffee forms a integral part of our offerings here at Foxy Brown - as on any given day we'll probably be running with several espresso blends, as well as a bunch of single estate coffees - AND filter coffee, which is roasted specifically for our unique Clever Coffee Dripper application, and then ground to order and individually hand crafted.
For the uninitiated filter (or pour-over coffee as it is often referred to) uses (in our case) a paper filter to trap oils and acidity, and to allow the coffee to brew for a predetermined interval - which brings out and captures the aroma and unique characteristics of the coffee's origins
Each cup is different and (hopefully) an unexpected pleasure - which in no way detracts from our excellent espresso-based offerings, but which offers welcome respite for those who, like me, suffer from 'palate fatigue' from drinking too much 'regular' coffee!
And with triple sized filter baskets and a double ristretto base standard for every espresso-based coffee that we make - our coffee packs a pleasurable punch, providing added bang for your buck!
And Jonsey's locally sourced unhomoginised Jersey milk (produced hormone and chemical free) completes the picture - providing unsurpassed creaminess in every cup
And being located off the beaten track doesn't hurt either, positioned as we are opposite the train tracks on South Crescent, Westgarth (ok... some folks refer to it as Northcote, but what would they know?) - exactly half way between Dennis and Westgarth train stations on the Hurstbridge line
With plenty of parking available, we welcome little ones and have been listed in Melbourne's top ten family friendly cafes two years running!
And yes we have a change table and an enclosed rear courtyard (weather permitting) which is just the thing for the rug rats to run around in
And did I mention that we have free wireless internet?
So we look forward to seeing you soon at Brown Town for some awesome tunes, and yummy food, and coffee so good that you'll be willing to cross town for it!