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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Café
“Situated on the cosmopolitan Cowley Road along with a vast array of restaurants of all cuisines, something for everyone. Short walk from bus stop at St Clements. Lively nights and busy days. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
“I like this little museum, it has a nice cafe and if you find tricky to understand modern art look at their website what's on page and join one off their talks or tours. I find they really interesting”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Laid-back cafe/bar with leather sofas and terrace garden, plus a blackboard menu and cocktails.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Store
“This is a drive away but on route to the M40 London bound. Located in headington, this serves an excellent brunch with locally sourced ingredients. its sister pub (also serving brunch) is located in Wolvercote - a 15/20 min drive in the other direction.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“A super friendly, laid back vegan and vegetarian cafe serving delicious breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices for great sized portions. Take away options available. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The Folly restaurant occupies a unique riverside position in the heart of Oxford, a stones throw from the Westgate centre but beside the beauty of the River Thames. Our restaurant provides simply served, excellently cooked dishes crafted from the freshest seasonal ingredients. The restaurant's terrace floats on the waters of the River Thames as she runs gently under Folly Bridge. Inside we give a warm welcome throughout the year and offer relaxed drinks and dining from Sunday lunch to Saturday cocktails and everything in between.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cinema
“A super smart cinema that is located at the top of the Westgate shopping centre, which can be found at the end of Queens Street. It has a lovely bar downstairs and you can also order nice food to eat during the film/movie. The seats are very comfortable - you can push them back to recline. Enjoy! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Good place for scones, cream and jam. Also does nice simple lunch. Sometimes large groups of tourists arrive and take ALL the tables. Beware.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“If you take the time to look through the history books, you will find that The Grand Café as it is now, stands on the precise site that housed the very first Coffee House in England. According to a number of trustworthy sources, including Samuel Pepys, a Jewish entrepreneur named Jacob established the first English coffee house in 1650. A direct quote from ‘The Life and Times of Anthony Wood, Antiquary of Oxford 1632-1695″:- “This year [1651] Jacob the Jew opened a coffey house at the Angel in the parish of S. Peter, in the East Oxon ; and there it was by some, who delighted in noveltie, drank. When he left Oxon, he sold it in Old Southampton buildings in Holborne neare London, and was living in 1671.” I’m sure that if Jacob returned today, he would be proud to see what has become of the place. From humble beginnings, The Grand Café is now regarded by many as a true Oxford institution and above all – a purveyor of a darn good cup of coffee.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Store
“A local ice cream parlour another Oxford Institution it has some sister parlours around Oxford, George and Danvers and George and Davis. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Store
“Best cakes in Oxford (shire!) Ginormous, cater for vegan and gluten free as well. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Its friendly, with locally sourced food and a lovely conservatory out back. Great place to meet and/or chill”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Great for picking up some yummy croissants, the also do the best hot cross buns as Easter!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Coffee and wifi - useful for a non-chain independent coffee and a place to work catchup on social media;-) ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“Highly recomended reasonbly priced 'French' Bicycle Cafe. Serving superb breakfasts and lunch, or even just stop by for amazing coffee. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Laid-back espresso bar serving fresh roast coffee, sweet pastries and ciabatta sandwiches”
  • 8 locals recommend