Burrowed away amidst the bustle of Broadmead, the Crazy Fox is a refreshingly independent high-street coffee den (think Central Perk with less Gunter and more Gert Lush). You'll notice the glow from its low-hanging filament bulbs and soviet-era lampshades as you pass the edge of The Arcade, and get drawn closer by an eclectic city centre crowd buzzing away behind beautiful floor-to-ceiling pane-glass windows.
Inside, it's well set for "grab and go" and attracts an understandably brisk caffeinated lunch cohort (Mr Fox's pantry of homemade wraps, sandwiches and "little bites" rarely stays full for long). We'd recommend opting for a slightly slower paced visit, though. Pull up a window stool and partake in prime people-watching, or add a drop of wanderlust to your coffee by gazing at two floors of fine animal themed art.
Crazy Fox's excellent food is lovingly made in their attic kitchen (the cakes, traybakes and slices are notoriously gooey and dangerously moreish) and owner Charlie and his team of Baristas serve a brilliant bean. There's no pretence or jargon here, just passion for great espresso-based creations (and sometimes the odd alcohol-infused treat!). They've even partnered with Roasted Rituals to develop their own signature self-titled coffee blend, so you'll be assured of a cup as fantastic as Mr Fox himself every time you pop by.