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Zappi's Bike Cafe

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29-32 St Michael's Street | OX1 2EB, Oxford, England
+44 7964 241212
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Description: Oxfords only bike shop cafe!! Incorporated upstairs in the showroom of...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for cyclists

This combines fantastic Italian coffee, made properly, with good cafe food in a surrounding of bikes. It is quirky but with the limited space you are encouraged to share tables with strangers and almost forced to have a conversation - so typically un British and very Italian ! I love going here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This combines fantastic Italian coffee, made properly, with good cafe food in a surrounding of bikes. It is quirky but with the limited space you are encouraged to share tables with strangers and almost forced to have a conversation - so typically un British and very Italian ! I love going here whenever I am fortunate enough to be in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was our first visit and we found the staff friendly, the coffee spot on, and the prices stress-free for those on a student budget. Just out of the main shopping area, we managed to get the last table despite it being peak lunch time at the weekend. The cafe itself is conjoined with the bike shop, making for an... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wanted to visit from previous reviews but never had time Quirky but cool good coffee not too expensive and food was good Prompt service and friendly

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Hidden away above and part of a bike shop. Nice for a coffee and a sandwich. Not much seating and some people blocked seats, working on their laptops with a glass of free water from the jug which seemed a bit off given the lack of space. Service was a bit slow but it was a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Can... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've been to Zappi's several times and it's always a treat. Great coffee and the toasted banana bread is delicious. Only downside is it can be difficult to get a seat as it's getting too popular!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I read good reviews for this cafe so decided to take a visit when I went to Oxford recently. It wasn't the easiest cafe to find but I loved the unique location! The staff were very friendly, and recommended the guest blend for my espresso macchiato; which was full of flavour and body and just all round brilliant!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place is a hidden gem tucked away in the back of the first floor of a bike shop. Really lovely folks serving up thoughtfully-prepared, proper coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Amazing customer service with employees who are super nice and genuinely interested in making your day brighter! Great bread - banana and the lemon cake especially! Love the friendly community atmosphere! What a great little spot!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I went for a coffee because I read it was really nice but I was disappointed. It was not as good as I thought and the place is so tiny it gets very crowded especially when there are children all over the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Always busy, worth the wait for the cakes and the coffee so if you're a cyclist like me, the cakes are a welcome piece of sustainance to take in. Lemon drizzle is a fave of mine..you wont be disappointed.

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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 7964 241212
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: Cafe

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29-32 St Michael's Street | OX1 2EB, Oxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 7964 241212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 9
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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!!
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

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