Although it sounds like a basement jazz club in the backstreets of New York, Foxy Brown’s is actually an excellent coffee shop and cafe in the Cotswolds. It’s in the popular village of Broadway, and is highly recommended whether you’re looking for a quick drink, lunch or a sweet treat. If you’re looking for a quaint tea room in one of the ancient golden-coloured stone cottages of the village High Street, Foxy Brown’s is not the place for you – it’s part of the modern retail and catering development off the High Street, but in my experience it beats the more “olde worlde” places in Broadway for choice, quality, service and value.
The menu has plenty of choices whatever time of day you come, from traditional breakfasts to lunches to afternoon tea. The lunch menu includes a range of tasty pies and pasties and I think they are the biggest pasties I’ve ever seen, just the thing to give you the energy for walking, cycling or sightseeing in the surrounding area. In the afternoons, you can get everything from the very traditional cream tea of scones, jam and clotted cream to home made biscuits, cookies and cakes to more traditional English dessert options like bread and butter pudding and apple pie. On our last visit people in our group had chocolate sponge cakes covered in chocolate icing and topped with flakes, French fancies and apple pie with cream – all delicious and plentiful. Both the coffee and tea served are excellent, with the “tea for one” having enough for nearly three cups.
If you’re in Broadway and looking for a great place to eat and drink, take a few steps away from the High Street and check out Foxy Brown’s. You will not be disappointed.