Fox in the Snow Cafe, much like their food, is lukewarm. I liked it, but didn’t love it.
Fox in the Snow Cafe is located in Italian Village in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The unmarked building, besides the fox logo, is a green hue that doesn’t look like a coffee shop from the outside.
Inside, it has the feel of Northstar Cafe, allowing visitors to see the inside or “the making of” the food and drink behind a glass wall when you walk through the doors.
The space itself is very beautiful, flowing with natural light. As my friend Eddie and I walked in the shop, we got a couple stares and it was sort-of a walk up to find the register. I almost felt like hipsters were judging me as I was approaching the counter.
The menu is up on the wall and it was very aesthetically pleasing- chalkboard style. Credit Card purchases are taken on an iPad and I signed my signature with my index finger. I ordered the latte- $4 and the Egg Sandwich- $6
The latte wasn’t piping hot, as I was easily able to drink it all in under 5 minutes. I prefer the lukewarm temperature but my friend prefers hot+steamy coffee, so he was fairly disappointed.
The egg sandwich was sort of expensive for me. It was also lukewarm but I was hungry and ate my half (Eddie and I split it). I enjoyed it, but wished it would have come with a chip or side as a combination just because it was expensive (for a college student).
At each table or (in our case, couple of seats at the bar) there was a clear water jug for our water drinking pleasures. Perhaps it was just me, but I feel like the cashier should have shown us where the cups to drink the water/napkins and other goods were… If Eddie hadn’t of found them, I would have been waterless and lacking utensils.
We also shared one of their doughnuts, which was my favorite item of the meal. It was absolutely delicious. It was covered in sugar and oh my gosh… nomnom.
After we ate, Eddie and I quickly left because the environment wasn’t super comfortable. We were sitting at a bar facing the “foodmaking” and that was all the view we got because the shop was so busy. Perhaps if we would have sat at a table near the coffee-making action we would have had a better experience.
As we exited, we snapped a few pictures with the famed fox. I really liked this idea for a business… especially in the age of Instagram. People want to go to the cafe to try the coffee and take a picture with the fox as a memory… or, at least, that’s what I did.
Overall, I would go back for a doughnut and to try a different coffee on a less busy day. It is a little bit of a drive and it’s in an odd location with minimal amount of parking.
My recommendation: go to take a cool, artsy picture and feel like a hipster for 30 minutes (or feel like you’re being judged by one) and try their doughnut. +Don’t go on a weekend.
Enjoy your week, peachesss! – Jordan