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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York

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Before reading this post, please note that, in accordance with the FTC guidelines, I must disclose that I was contacted directly by the restaurant or a PR and that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own!

I got invited to review the Little Fox Cafe, located near Chinatown. I was very excited to go there because, looking for their menu on the internet, I discovered that they have an artist, Mike Breach, making portraits on latte and there are some incredible photos on their facebook pages (the Jean Simmons portrait is awesome)! Unfortunately, Mike Breach is only present on Wednesdays and it is not possible for me to go there on those days. Interestingly, few weeks ago, my sister Corinne told me that she heard on the French TV about a cafe in New York making portraits in latte, but she could not remember the name! That was probably this place that was also featured on Good Morning America.
image of Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York

I was also excited because I love coffee: I drink coffee and I bleed coffee and a place that has a sign like the one above is on the right track!

The place is small but I truly appreciated that there were not too many tables as a lot of cafes are trying to maximize the space to the point where it becomes uncomfortable!
image of Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York

It definitely had a rustic feel with its 18th Century Church pews and shelves from the recently demolished Kenmare hotel. Apparently, the name comes from one of the original owner who comes from England (they have lots of foxes there) and looking at the decoration, I would think there is a British touch to it!

We are greeted by WC:
Image of WC Bevan at Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York
We talked a bit and I learnt that he is an artist who travels the world to do murals. In fact, the Little Fox Cafe has a room downstairs that they are planning to open to display Art and organize parties at some point. Because Little Fox Cafe is like Jekyl and Hyde: cafe during the day and bar at night! You can get a hint looking at the beer on tap they serve! But know that beer is not the only beverage they serve on tap: there is also iced coffee that was perfect on this hot day!
Image of iced coffee on tap at Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York

I also tried their espresso that I found good but a bit too bitter:
Image of espresso at Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York

But I think my favorite was the latte! Latte is made with espresso and steamed milk. This one is probably one of the best I ever had: it was so creamy! And the best of all is that WC was able to draw little characters on it as shown below:


Step 1 - make the latte:
Image of portrait on latte at Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York

Step 2 - draw with a thin wooden stick
image of portrait on latte at Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York

Step 3 - Et Voila!
image of portrait on latte at Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York

Or:
image of portrait on latte at Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York

That started to be interesting when I drank some of it!
image of portrait on latte at Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York

They typically do it if they see that people are not in a hurry and I guess if they have time!

Food wise, they have quite few interesting items: cookies, brownies, croissants, pecan bars...coming from different suppliers such as Ceci Cela Patisserie for the croissants or a guy named Andy for cookies!
Image of Pecan bars at Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York

I asked WC which item was the most popular and it was the croissant with nutella that I decided to try:
Image of nutella croissant at Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York

They cut the croissant in two, put a generous amount of nutella on one side, close and grill it like a panini sandwich!
image of nutella croissant at Little Fox Cafe in Chinatown, NYC, New York

It was delicious! A bit crunchy, with the fantastic taste of the warm nutella pairing well with the flakey and buttery croissant!

It was very good and if you decide to go there, do not miss the latte and nutella croissant!

Enjoy (I did)!

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