On a lazy Sunday recently I had breakfast with a friend at Foxy Brown Espresso on South Crescent, Northcote. We both had the ‘Harlem shuffle’ – poached eggs on toast with bacon, potatoes, mushrooms and rocket. It was good, but not outstanding, and the coffee is above average.
The service, however, was vague and erratic. The staff were friendly and well meaning, but coffee orders took a long time to appear, and we were asked by several staff if we had ordered food and / or coffee while we were there. The intentions were good, even if the communication between staff was not.
Without any immediate competition, Foxy Brown is probably going to do well, but unless I hear that the service has improved I don’t think I will be returning soon.