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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 #18 of 485 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
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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92% Recommend
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Service is perfect. Coffee is divine. This place is a rare gem amongst the Starbucks of this world. Forza Zappi's Cafe. Must visit if in Oxford.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

St Aldates Staff team live off their coffee. I would highly recommend the Flat White. They seem to hire a lot of people called Dave. I wish that they would expand as it gets fully very easy.

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a coffee shop over an excellent bike shop in the center of Oxford - its very friendly, very popular and full of cycling memorabilia - its got real character. The coffee is particularly good, the cakes look and taste homemade and you get a generous portion and the service is excellent. Thoroughly recommended and you don't need to... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our friends are regulars at this bustling coffee house upstairs from the bike shop in downtown Oxford. Friendly service, really good coffee and hot drinks. Be sure to give it a try when in Oxford.

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Wilmington, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Not sure you would easily find Zappis, tucked away on a side street on downtown Oxford. Great little trendy coffee shop where the owners are very personable and really know their coffee. In particular, the espresso was excellent with several to choose from. Also had a tasty cheese and tomato toast sandwich.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

When arriving at Zappi's bike cafe I instantly felt intimidated.The cafe was really busy and we didn't get a table.However, we still ordered a cappuccino relying on the possibility someone would move.After waiting 10 minutes to get the coffee which is quite some time as competitors take a mere 1 minute we found that nobody had moved.Staff didn't say sorry... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Found this Cafe tucked away on the to floor of a bike shop via the Trip Advisor App. Very busy when we arrived which is always a good sign. Coffee was superb, as was the Coffee Art :-) If you need a pits stop whilst exploring the town, head here.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We are keen cyclists with a tandem that we explore lots of Oxfordshire on. This time we were on foot but seeing a bike cafe we had to give it a go and weren't disappointed. Great coffee, cake selection tempted us despite only just eating! Also a great bike shop and a clientele that clearly were regulars. As we will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Went into Oxford armed with a mental list from TA of "cafes" hoping for breakfast other than the ubiquitous wrap. Spotted Zappi's up a side street off a side street near the Westgate Shopping Centre. Zappi's is quirky to say the least. It is upstairs to the rear of what can only be described as a bicycle Emporium. The bikes... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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118 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

SImply put, the best coffee I have had in Oxford (...and I have been here going on five years). I will definitely make Zappi's a regular stop.

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