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Zappi's Bike Cafe

29-32 St Michael's Street | OX1 2EB, Oxford, England
+44 7964241212
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Ranked #17 of 489 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $9
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Café
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Oxfords only bike shop cafe!! Incorporated upstairs in the showroom of Bike Zone on St Michaels Street in the heart of Oxford. We specialise in hand crafted coffee with stunning latte art. We're doing our best to rid Oxford of substandard coffee, come give us a go!!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Went to Zappi's Bike Café with my partner for lunch. Although it was very busy we found a quiet corner to perch and enjoy a hot chocolate and homemade cake. The service was excellent and atmosphere great.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It's not every day you go into a cycle shop, or a cycle shop café. But a terrific laid-back, quirky different experience. As an irregular cyclist I say "Don't miss this!"

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Seriously. Lovely coffee, very well made, whether its the UE house roast or the rotating guest blends (which is what I tend to go for). The staff are friendly the cake tasty, I love their toasty menu (New Yorker's my favourite). And it's all reasonably priced!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Love the atmosphere and vibe. The food is good, although a little on the pricy side (for those on a student budget - £4.50 for tea and toast!) but I would pay the extra for the interesting location and friendly staff! Love love love the idea of having a cafe in a bike shop.

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Reigate, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Staying in a hotel in the same street, and with a love of all things two wheeled our eyes were drawn to this little cafe above its associated bike shop. Our Zappi's breakfast bap, flat white and toast really hit the spot before a day walking, and I loved the attitude of the friendly staff, when on requesting hot milk... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a great place for coffee. However, recommending it as a restaurant would be at best a joke. OK for a toastie. Cheap sweet snacks. Good service - that is about it. If you are a bike fanatic you could always have a go at one but they are better used as a vehicle - not recommended as food.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Popped in on a Sunday morning to check the stock of bike tops for my wife. As the café was open, I treated myself to a coffee and a nata (a Portuguese custard tart of extremely attractive proportions). Whilst the coffee was of excellent flavour, the nata was (to speak in Great British Bake-off terms) of a soggy bottom nature.... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Have visited Oxford three years in a row on our narrowboat. Zappi's used to be in Jericho where we moor up but has moved into the centre. So we followed it! Great coffee, yummy chocolate Brownies and friendly staff. We enjoy it so much that we drove from our home in Gloucester one day just to visit. See you again... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We adore Zappi's. The coffee is the best in Oxford. The food is terrific, with their various cakes and the bonus Portuguese treats bringing us in here a lot... toasties yummy and absolutely nothing at all but great things to say about the food & beverages! The staff is mainly very friendly and helpful. Here's our one exception and for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I came here today in a quest to explore the area and find good coffee - it certainly did not disappoint! My soya latte was a great price (£2.10) and the guy who served me was really lovely and friendly (he asked me about my visit to Oxford Uni etc). The only thing that could have made the stop any... More

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Additional Information about Zappi's Bike Cafe

Address: 29-32 St Michael's Street | OX1 2EB, Oxford, England
Phone Number: +44 7964241212
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 9
Cuisine: Bakery, Café

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