A Colourful Cosmopolitan Cafe in Woodstock
Captain Kirnis, with its old pirate ship, has been replaced by The Fox Hole, offering a slightly different vibe in Woodstock. The Fox Hole still uses Captain Kirnis Coffee, but the vibe is more cosmopolitan with plenty colours filling the floor.
It’s a dark organic roast that one would imagine a pirate traveling across the Indian Ocean with. A coffee roasted dark enough to keep both the Captain and the coffee fresh along the treacherous seas. The dark roast I had was from Honduras, but they’ve also got other beans and blends on the menu. These include a medium roasted blend from Tanzania, Honduras and Brazil and various others.
It’s a breakfast all day kind of joint with healthy eating at the core of their philosophy. Some of the stand outs on the breakfast menu include their Buckwheat Pancakes and the Red Shakshuka. It’s two poached eggs and various taste bud tantalizers served on Yemeni flatbread with an Israeli salad on the side. They’ve also got a changing lunch special menu and various toasties if you’re just looking for a quick bite.
The vibe inside is full of fun, with colours and painting filling the room with various flavours. The paintings on the wall speak to travel, adventure and just general fun. It makes you feel like you’re in a foreign country until you gaze out the window and spot Devil’s Peak. They’ve got seats alongside the window if you’re alone and feel like getting involved with the Woodstock street atmosphere. Inside they’ve got bigger tables perfect for friends and families, between 2 and 6 people.
The music that blasts in the background will take you back to the 80s and 90s. The best example of this would be the iconic “I’m gonna be (500 Miles)” that makes you hum along to the song. The restaurant is just one of the spots in the building, with the Attic Collectibles and The Hive filling the space. The traffic outside is quite loud but after sitting inside for a while, it begins to blend into the background.
It’s located on 357 Albert Road in Woodstock. If you’re looking for something healthy and wholesome, we’d definitely recommend it.
Writer: Sebastian Daniels
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