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Rick's Cafe

90 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
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Ranked #87 of 493 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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54 reviews 54 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I come here purely for the chai lattes. Rich, creamy and delicious and beautifully presented every time. Beats the poor attempts of Costa and Starbucks hands down and only two pounds for a large one! Chilled venue and service with a smile.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I had a cappuccino and croissant there and found them delicious. I really enjoyed the fact that several newspapers are available for the public. Music inside a bit too loud and outdated, but it didn't bother me.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is the favourite cafe of one of my friends so I tried it out the other day. I'm not really sure why she likes it so much! Perfectly good coffee and tea but not extraordinary. It does open late, though, and I didn't try the cake. Maybe that would sway me towards a '4'.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Fortunately (judging on previous reviews!) we had really excellent service at Rick's. We ordered 2 veggie breakfasts plus 1 tea (with soya milk) and 1 mocha (50p extra). Everything was delivered swiftly, and it was really excellent value. A real haven on a very wet miserable day. I also discovered humous with baked beans combo - revelation!

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

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