Written By Guest Writer Folks / Reporter Dec 16, 2011 Brunch at The Blue Fox SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestRosamunde Harcourt (2nd right) & staff at the Blue Fox. Photo by Deanna LadretEveryone loves a trusty brunch spot, where the eggs are always served just the way you like them, the ‘fresh fruit plate’ is actually fresh and where all your frustration from wardrobe indecision or the lineup at the door disappears with the first sip of hot coffee. Where, like a compass, the friendly servers and brightly decorated walls cheerily nudge you away from early-morning cynicism (or is it just a hangover?) and align you towards another good day. Located on Fort Street’s 900 block – part of the newly minted Mosaic Village – The Blue Fox Cafe has been nourishing downtown dwellers for twenty years. Its longevity and unwavering popularity is a significant feat for any restaurant, especially in Victoria. It’s been hard work, admits owner Rosamunde Harcourt, who arrived at the cafe for our chat after a last minute potato-run to the Saanich Peninsula. Harcourt opened the Blue Fox when she was 28 years old, before brunching came into vogue. “People didn’t used to go out for breakfast,” she recalls. “Now, of course, it’s caught on.” Caught on, indeed. The Blue Fox blazed the trail for dozens of other brunch restaurants across town, many of which now echo the cafe’s overflowing wait list and jam-packed attendance every weekend. The Blue Fox has kept up its mainstay reputation through a commitment to quality ingredients like local free range eggs, Bond Bond’s Bakery toast, and made-from-scratch sauces and jams. A little shtick never hurts either, as fans of the Blue Fox salt & pepper shaker display can appreciate. According to Harcourt, people now bring their unusual or decorative shaker sets to add to the cafe’s collection, which lines the shelves in front of the kitchen window. When people start bringing their belongings to your restaurant as gifts, you know you’ve made it. The Blue Fox919 Fort Street250-380-1683 breakfastbrunchcafesExceptional Eats Reader AwardsFolksVictoria SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Victoria August 30, 2019 Mary Ploegsma—The Tattoo Series I It was an unforgettable afternoon. Mary Ploegsma served us David’s Tea’s vanilla chai with sweet local strawberries and chocolate biscuits. The ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Comments are closed.