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Rick's Cafe

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

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  • 7
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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 coffee shop

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
BGP27
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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UK
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My friends and I went here for breakfast. One friend had scrambled eggs, beans, and toast; the other had the full English; I went for French toast with fruit. On the plus side, the portions were very good, and reasonably priced (especially for Oxford), and made of good quality ingredients. I very much enjoyed my French toast. On the downside,... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. The cafe was heaving, and the line up to order was long. However, the food was great, the hot chocolate excellent and the cappuccino delicious! I would come here again for sure, but maybe at a time when it was a bit less busy/noisy (bit I'm not sure if thats ever the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This place is Great, Breakfast is excellent and always well prepared, The atmosphere is lively yet relaxing and the Wifi always works! What more do you need!

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Salisbury
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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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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, Coffee Shop

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