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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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8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch
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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  • 3
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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
Best Coffee in Central Oxford

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Alton L
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Dining on a budget
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Loved the atmosphere and loved the coffee - the best we've had in Oxford so far! I had a cappuccino which was nice and foamy, something rare for independent coffee shops. My girlfriend had an iced latte which was absolutely delicious - just the right balance of strong espresso and milk. Zappi's has a very homey, light and airy feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Simply the best coffee in Oxford. Great service from the two Dans. Plenty of choice in cakes and treats as well as sandwiches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I go to Zappi's quite often for a reliable cup of coffee. I must say Zappi's does the best coffee! Consistent quality and efficient service. I usually order a flat white - the milk is nicely frothed and the coffee they use is of high quality. You can't really fault Zappi's on what they do best. Their mocha is one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It was through other people that I became acquainted with Zappi's bike Cafe, a tiny coffee bar tucked away in the top corner of a (quite good!) bicycle shop, just off the very central cornmarket street. Bike's aside, the coffee is very good, and also well presented (with missing-bean-style-esque patterns on the lattes, perfect for all devoted instagrammers... ahem.) Obviously,... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This cafe is not far from Cornmarket, one of the main pedestrianized thoroughfares in Oxford. As it's name implies, the cafe is associated with a bicycle shop. Like me, if you are not interested in bicycles, it makes no difference, you go up a flight of stairs and you are in the cafe! [The flight of stairs makes it inaccessible... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Zappi's is like a token you pass to share joy. If you like bicycles, you'll find quite extraordinary ones to look at and if you want to escape the brouhaha of Cornmarket Street, you'll be able to indulge in a comforting cup of coffee in a laid-back and trendy atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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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