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Throwing Buns

Coffee Shop
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Market Place, Abingdon, England
Today
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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A sandwich shop

Given its location this place should be superb . I have used it a couple of times but find the freshness of the bread to be a bit hit and miss .... When fresh the sandwiches are great .... When it's not fresh I would recommend greggs !

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
coughandcath
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Oxford, United Kingdom
via mobile
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
England
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We cycled from oxford to Abingdon and stopped here for tea. They took our orders at the table adding things that were not even on the menu so we totally felt special and they catered for a gluten free person too! This place is an absolute gem. The sandwiches were yum, especially the salmon and cream cheese, the cake was... More 

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dublin
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Popped in here on a Sunday a few weeks back at about 2pm (open until 4pm) for a quick bite. When I arrived the place was a bit of a mess and I couldn't find a clean table to sit at so had to take a dirty one. I studied the menu for a little bit and then was about... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely love this little gem, food is gorgeous and staff are brilliant really friendly and helpful. Great place to go for tea and lunch I just love it. Go go go here when your in abingdon

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My daughter and I were due to go to another café in Abingdon for a belated mothers day treat but they said 3.20pm was too late for them to do two afternoon teas because they closed at 4pm so we tried Throwing Buns. I am so glad we did as they could not do enough for us. My daughter didn't... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Popped in for a snack and drink. First thing woman serving said was we close at 4, we're not doing food, it was 3.15pm. We opted for a piece of cake and some tea, which was ok. More customers came in, and they had the same welcome. The toilet was pretty grubby too. We won't be going back to Throwing... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love this place it's the best coffee in Abingdon I know that because I love coffee the sandwiches are great and filling and the staff are friendly go here with friends or on your own for lunch

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bourne end
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Called in for coffee and a cake. Slow service by four unsupervised youngsters who, God bless them, did not have a clue. Needs a good clean from top to bottom and uncovered food moved away from the toilet door to avoid cross icontamination.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have lived in abingdon for years and didn't know this little place existed! We popped on for lunch and to get out of the rain! Fast and very friendly service. Although there is not a huge amount of choice (mainly toadies/sandwiches/soup of the day etc) this is a coffee shop rather than a restaurant. Food was freshly prepared. Coffe... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Given its location this place should be superb . I have used it a couple of times but find the freshness of the bread to be a bit hit and miss .... When fresh the sandwiches are great .... When it's not fresh I would recommend greggs !

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Nice little coffee shop, decor attractive, quite cramped. Called in for lunch, had a look at the menu...sandwich, baguette, toastie, wrap.....and that's it. Thought I must have missed a bit of menu or a specials board that would have soup or a jacket spud, usual cafe fodder, so asked at the counter. Not very friendly staff member in formed me... 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: Coffee Shop
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?