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Fox Hollow Opens on Route 40

New coffee shop also has a drive-through.

Fox Hollow is not your average coffee shop. In fact, it is an expresso bar.

The beans are a blend from seven countries, roasted each week on Monday off-site, then brought to Fox Hollow, where staff grinds, presses and brews them.

“People know everything is definitely fresh,” co-owner Dave Knee told Patch.

The drink menu is extensive, with customer favorites so far including snow fox latte and caramel machiatto. Seasonal selections are available too, like pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin cheesecake latte and pumpkin pie latte. Come the holidays, peppermint and eggnog lattes will be added.

Knee, who relocated from New Jersey to open Fox Hollow in late September, is a sous chef by trade specializing in sauces, soups and sautee. His paninis have been the biggest hit at Fox Hollow, as well as his soups.

“I’m going to have to start making double,” Knee said. In the three weeks since opening, he’s made chicken noodle, minestrone and Italian wedding soup that have all sold out. Soon, he will make chili as well.

There are breakfast and lunch items on the menu, from bagels and muffins to salads and sandwiches, which are served all day. Knee, who is in the process of getting his marinara sauce patented, also changes his specials menu daily, with two dishes and a soup. 

Fox Hollow has a drive-through window and several tables for sit-down dining. There is wireless in the café offered free to those with Xfinity accounts.

“People are saying, ‘Oh wow, you have wifi?’ And they go right back out to their car and get the computer,” Knee said.

In addition to the newly opened Fox Hollow off Route 40, there are two others—one in North East and another in Elkton—but Knee said it is by no means a franchise.

“It’s a mom-and-pop shop," Knee said. He and his co-owner are the two full-time staff at Fox Hollow, and they have one part-time helper.

“Hopefully, its going to be a hit" in Havre de Grace, Knee said. "I think it will be once people get to know we’re here."

Fox Hollow is at 2107 Pulaski Hwy. in Havre de Grace. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. Hours vary on weekends.

Katie October 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM
I saw Fox Hollow but thought it was only a drive in. Nice plug for them, I'll def be stopping in now that I know whats in there~
Wendy McNally October 12, 2012 at 07:27 PM
"eapresso"
Linda Hoffecker October 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM
What is it near? I go to HDG to my boat but don't know the numbers on Pulaski Hwy.. I know where the Bayou is located, also the West Marine store.. And, McDonald's. Thanks
Barbara October 13, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Linda, continue up Rt. 40, go past Bulle Rock and enter the Swan Harbor shopping center on the right. It is tucked in the right-hand corner next to the Verizon store.
Bernice P October 14, 2012 at 02:34 AM
The second I walked in the door, I was greeted with smiles and a how are you. You don't expect this kind of friendliness in a coffee shop. The food is wonderful and Dave and Charles are friendly and offer a wonderful experience that I plan on continuing to have. I wish them the best of luck on this shop and look forward to many, many more visits. Welcome to Harve de Grace!!! All I can say is WOW, what a place!!!
Brian Ferri October 14, 2012 at 11:32 AM
A group of us who live in downtown HdG have been there several times and it is by far the best coffee shop around. It has become our regular morning hangout. Staff are great coffee excellent and the bagels are the best.

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