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Rick's Cafe

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90 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
1865427845
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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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
Lovely place that reminded me of the cafe in the Friends series

I love this place. I walked passed it a few times and it looked so nice already with its big windows and comfortable seating area. It made me think a bit of the cafe in the Friends series. When I went there, the men behind the bar suggested I would take a Tea Latte and it was really good -... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Lynn Z
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Tiel, The Netherlands
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Tiel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I love this place. I walked passed it a few times and it looked so nice already with its big windows and comfortable seating area. It made me think a bit of the cafe in the Friends series. When I went there, the men behind the bar suggested I would take a Tea Latte and it was really good -... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I started my DPhil programme the year that Ricks opened and saw how it changed over time - I don' know the owner but he's a pretty clever guy who knew how to build a place with its own atmosphere from the scratch (and Cowley is a place which is pretty crowded with great places already so making it here... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good coffee, great snacks, terrific atmosphere, solid wi-fi - but the staff really make it! Helpful, understanding, enthusiastic and really friendly; it's a great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lovely atmosphere and well trained staff means a lot, but it's a kitchen what makes this place really great. Starting from toasties, salads and full English breakfast to my favourite crêpes! Not to mention the best coffee in the city.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Just wandering Cowley Road and decided (out of MANY restaurants) to try Rick's. Bustling behind the counter the workers are friendly and helpful. You can tell it is important to them that the food is tasty and beautifully presented. I had a breakfast sandwich and my husband full English. Coffee was good--tea from a bag but good quality. We will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Every so often you come across a little jewel and Ricks Cafe is that. Close enough to the centre of Oxford by far enough away to be a bit exclusive. The food was lovely and the coffee was really nice. Liked the pussy cat design on top. And the service was really friendly and quick. I would definitely recommend.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Currently my favorite breakfast/brunch cafe in Oxford. They have a good breakfast menu and the atmosphere is great. Great place to sit, have a coffee and watch the world go by.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We discovered this place while strolling around Cowley Road and what a lovely discovery that was. It has a wonderful Parisian cafe feel to it. There is a massive window here which may as well function as a door. Anyway, we had to place our order at the till and the staff brought our coffees and a mediterranean quiche soon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Had a lovely time at Ricks cafe. The coffee is good and the atmosphere is relaxing. The staff were very helpful and pleasant

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Beautiful idea to transform part of bicycle garage into cafe. Fantastick design, great service and beautiful waitresses. Great windows makes this place full of light even when there is dusk outside. As biggest part of recommendation is probably fact that they are still packed

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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: French, Cafe

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