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Rick's Cafe

90 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
44-865- 273837
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Ranked #118 of 483 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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77% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Rick's used to be a lovely place to come and relax over a coffee and a lovely pastry. The service has been a bit patchy at times before (20 minutes for a latte?), but it was a nice change from the chains. What's happened?! The place has a dark, cramped feel now, seems chaotically run, and the flat white wasn't... More

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Rick's a nice, relaxed people watching spot. Free wifi, friendly staff, a great selection of tea and coffee. The patisserie is wonderful- the macarons are great. If you want a larger selection of cakes/patisserie to take away, try chateaux gateaux on St Clement's as they supply Rick's. All in all an unpretentious friendly spot for a quiet coffee or an... More

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Durgapur, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This place became like a second home for me and my friends. Most of our evenings were spent here, drinking coffee and working on our dissertations. You should definitely go there. The cookies and croissants are a must try. But more than the food, go there for the coffee and the ambiance. you won't be disappointed :)

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Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

It's not like it is a bad place... coffee was actually quite good. But 30 minutes for an espresso? Really? It wasn't even that busy... they didn't even bother bringing it at my table or apologising? reading the rest of the comments I understand it's not just me. I won't be coming back.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Hard to find decent macarons in oxford but this place has them. I wont have to wait till I go to Laduree anymore. My girlfriend will be delighted! Wide variety and tasty too.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We got here during a busy period at lunchtime, so expected to wait a while, but half an hour later there was no sign of our order (two identical sandwiches) so we went to ask, and the staff had forgotten about it. We were reassured that it'd appear soon. Several orders of people who arrived after us were fulfilled in... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
1,082 helpful votes 1,082 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My 5 star review is solely based on their macrons, as that's all I've tasted so far. I bought 7 different macrons today, and each of them were as delicious as the last, even the coffee one, and I hate coffee! I can't believe that they're only £1 each! They are on the same standard as Laudree, definitely! I will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I've always believed with the big chains you lose some of that customer service. The staff are warm and friendly. They really put an effort in making your drinks. I'm a big fan of their Mocha.

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