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Throwing Buns

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Market Place, Abingdon, England
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice buy expensive

I went into throwing buns to get a snack and it cost me £8.00 for a coffee and a bite to eat. Not a meal, but a quick heated sarnie. Too expensive in my view.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
John M
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I usually go to Costa when I have errands to run in Abingdon but fancied something different and popped in here with my three year old son a few weeks ago. I was so pleasantly surprised. The sandwiches and cakes are lovely and the place is very cosy with a relaxing atmosphere. Best of all, the staff were so lovely... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I went into throwing buns to get a snack and it cost me £8.00 for a coffee and a bite to eat. Not a meal, but a quick heated sarnie. Too expensive in my view.

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Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Really don't get why people go to Costa when you can go somewhere like Throwing Buns, freshly made food, and a good choice of drinks. Quirky decor with a local feel, pleasant and quick service. I try and pop in here every couple of weeks and it never disappoints.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Took one bite of my croissant and left the rest, it must have been 3 days old at least. They didn't warm it up, provide cutlery or napkin or any condiments, just a stale croissant dumped on a plate. Tea was fine but the service was super slow and staff had to be chased for sugar. Go anywhere else.

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Throwing_Buns, Owner at Throwing Buns, responded to this review

Hi, Ariel. Thanks for your feedback. Firstly, allow me to apologise for your experience. It is not usual for us to offer poor service and for that, I apologise. However, I have to correct your assertion that the croissant was stale. They are made daily, by a master baker in the town and bought each morning, as we sell out... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Popped in here as it's a nice looking cafe in the centre of Abingdon, so good if you want to sit outside on the square. I thought the furniture at the back was a bit clunky and oversized for the space and could have been more minimalistic, allowing more space for clients, but still, it was a nice environment with... More 

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Throwing_Buns, Owner at Throwing Buns, responded to this review

Hi, Rebecca. Thanks for your review. I am sorry that you didn't have the best experience in the shop and I agree that there is nothing worse than not getting value for money. We do normally exceed expectation and give value for money, with most complaints being that there is too much. This comes down to quality control and training,... More 

Abingdon, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

good service and good food really a locals place. no rush to get people out Coffee good staff helpful

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Throwing_Buns, Owner at Throwing Buns, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Liz. Much appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice coffee, huge portion of good bacon & beans. Staff were friendly & brought out a bowl of water for our dog without being asked.

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Throwing_Buns, Owner at Throwing Buns, responded to this review

Thanks, Alison. Your feedback is very welcome and look forward to seeing you next time, with furry friend too. More 

London, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a fantastic place to grab a coffee with friends after a browse round the Abingdon shops. It's fun interior and relaxed atmosphere makes you feel at ease instantly. Although I haven't ever had food here, I recommend the smoothies and coffee. It's nothing super special but just a great place to be part of.

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Throwing_Buns, Owner at Throwing Buns, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, Mireille. Look forward to seeing you back with us soon. More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Spending an hour or so in Abingdon waiting for the rain to abate, popped in to Throwing Buns. Coffee, cappucino and an apple juice nicely served and not expensive. Staff were very polite and personable

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Throwing_Buns, Owner at Throwing Buns, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, Dave. Hope to see you again soon and hopefully in better weather. More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is a gem of a place. Lots of cafes are 'tucked away' and this can mean that they tend to darkness and dinge. Throwing Buns is quite 'tucked away' (near the big building on stilts) but it's light and airy without being over-bright and has a comfortable feel. Find a table and then send your appointed orderer to the... More 

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Throwing_Buns, Owner at Throwing Buns, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, John. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Place, Abingdon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Abingdon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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