BY CAROLYN ONOFREY
Little Fox has the cool kind of Nolita vibe that one would expect from a cafe in, well, Nolita. It doesn’t try too hard – the interior is minimalist yet homey and reclaimed wood from the recently demolished Kenmare Hotel comprises the, rather excessive, all-wood interior which may be why that although this spot hasn’t been open for a year yet, it feels lived in – tried and true. A counter chock-full of baked goods and a few taps (one even has their signature cold-brewed coffee flowing from it!) welcomes and entices, while the chalkboard menu and cardboard cutouts on the wall let you know just what you’re in for – all the cafe basics: lattes, cappuccinos and teas, croissants and muffins, and a selection of salads and sandwiches for lunch. Wine and beer are also available all day at Little Fox.
Stop by Wednesdays from 9:30-1:30 and watch latte artist Mike Breach create some pretty amazing art… in your latte. Mike will “paint” your portrait in your latte foam, a feat so amazing that you won’t even want to drink it once he’s done.
My latte at Little Fox did not have my portrait in it, but alas was a solid latte nonetheless. And my everything bagel with cream cheese, although decidedly not adventurous, came delightfully grilled instead of toasted and was all I could have hoped for in a bagel; salty, nutty, creamy… and slightly charred.
Aside from the likenesses drawn in latte foam, you’ll also get some interesting characters who frequent Little Fox. The Nolita address has young up and coming entrepreneurs, DJs, actors, and the like filtering in and out of their neighborhood spot ensuring some supreme people watching at any time of the day.