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Rick's Cafe

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Coffee Shop, French
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90 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
1865427845
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 30
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    Very good
  • 6
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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
Most recent review
Slow service for lunch

Soup was good but took at least 20 minutes for small portion to be reheated accompanied with a disappointing "plastic" white roll. Not good value .

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Salisbury
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Salisbury
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Soup was good but took at least 20 minutes for small portion to be reheated accompanied with a disappointing "plastic" white roll. Not good value .

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Having moved to the area, I thought it best to search around for quirky, quality independent coffee shops. Suffice to say that the search ended far sooner as soon as I discovered Rick's. An idyllic cafe oozing quality & quirkiness in equal measure. A delicious French toast with fruit, syrup and other delightful treats was a mere £2.80 and if... More 

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Oxfordshire
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Quirky mix of low tables, sofas, dining tables and bar-like tables. Quite crowded at lunchtime, not helped by a few people who seemed happy to just sip coffee and use the wifi. However, we found a small table and ordered savoury crepes which were excellent. Would visit again if in the area and wanting lunch or a snack/drink.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

They do a great breakfast menu to takeaway or eat in, including a great 'Graduate' brunchwhich consisting of what I believe are locally sorces sausages and caramelised onions, yum. The smoothies also seem to have your five a day in one drink and are good value. I like to eat in when I have the time since the place is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had breakfast and lunch here and we're very satisfied with both . The French toast was great for breakfast and we had a toastie for lunch which was quite good. Definitely a convenient place to stop by for a bite anytime . Very laid back chill atmosphere.

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oxford UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

very friendly, unpretentious and relaxed coffee shop. They have delicious sandwiches and crepes. For sandwiches, check also the menus, not just the board. If you have a sweet tooth, they also do amazing French patisserie.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

So pleased to have discovered this place. The coffee is nicer than any I've had from nearby coffee shops, and cheaper than most too! The staff are friendly, and they play decent music in there. Oh, and they do the best scrambled eggs ever. This place wins all round :-)

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It is pretty hard to find nice coffee in Oxford but I found at this place an amazing one, the breakfast is very good value and the macaroons are awesome! Despite of living in West Oxford this is still my coffee place.

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Erlangen, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Apart from the great coffee we also enjoy the milk shakes (raspberry!) and the food, e.g. the English breakfast with hummus. The place stands out on a road full of nice independent cafés.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

So far the best espresso I found on Cowley Rd! Also good is that they give you a double for 1.50. In comparison, the Truck Store/Keen Bean and the Quarterhorse serve you a single shot of absolutely sour mud for two pounds. For me, the argument ends there. Otherwise also a nice atmosphere, good jazzy playlist that changes often, lunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 1865427845

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, French

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