First Look: Fox in the Snow Café in Italian Village
The Fox in the Snow Café hosted a soft opening this past weekend at 1031 North Fourth Street in the heart of Italian Village. Owners Jeff Excell and Lauren Culley said that the friends-and-family event went well, and that they ended up selling out of everything early. They owners took yesterday off to recoup and opened this morning at 7am as their official first day in business.
“We got some of the kinks worked out, and now we need to find out what our regular weekly customer traffic flow will be like,” said Excell. “We were surprised to see our coffee and pastry sales split almost perfectly down the middle 50/50.”
Excell says that the business is in the process of applying for a beer and wine license to serve evening customers looking for more than just coffee, and may add a lunch sandwich offering to the menu if customers ask for it.
“We’re still in our experimental phase, so we’ll remove things that people don’t like and add more things that they’re asking for,” he added. “But we’ve got a great staff and the coffee community has been really supportive, so we’re excited to be open.”
Fox in the Snow Café is currently open 7am to 5pm, Tuesday through Friday and 8am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
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All photos by Walker Evans.