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Throwing Buns

Market Place, Abingdon, England
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Ranked #39 of 72 Restaurants in Abingdon
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Aug 21, 2014
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English first
Oxon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Three of us have been today for coffee. Ordered and paid and waited at least 15 mins for 3 coffees. 4 members of staff and only 1 seemed to be working as the other 3 enjoying a good chat. Got very sick of waiting but once the coffees arrived it was delicious.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lovely food and drinks, space limited especially with buggies or children so can get cramped. Ideal when quieter but it is popular so these times are rare.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Food is average but it is a nice place and the service is good. Probably the desserts are better than the lunches.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Throwing Buns staff are friendly, helpful and hardworking. Cappucino decaf is served, a nice treat for an afternoon break. And check out the Carrot cake, too!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Great place to meet for lunch, in the centre of Abingdon. Good selection of food on the board behind the counter. I will be back!!!!

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I called here some months ago and there was a tempting display of food, but when I visited in March 2014 there was very little on offer at lunchtime. There was no menu on display; the disabled lift which allows you to descend was switched off, so we had to negotiate the stairs to find the café occupied by the... More

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Natal, RN
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

On entering Buns... the Saturday girls were too busy gossiping to acknowledge new customers. Table was covered with crumbs. Out of five quiches on the menu only one (and literally just one solitary) quiche was available at 1pm on a Saturday lunchtime. Asked for it to be heated, but it was served cold in the middle. Quiche itself was highlight... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Very cosy, with the option of outdoor seating in the summer. The lunch/ light bites on offer are delicious and well prepared. The staff are friendly and service is fast. Its a great place to have a good chat and a giggle with friends.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Popped into Abingdon hoping for a late brunch with girlfriend. Throwing Buns definitely didn't disappoint. I had their breakfast which was excellent. Great staff too and buzzing atmosphere. Go and enjoy.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

As Throwing Buns was closed, we tried their annex in the basement of the museum. Lovely coffee, with a smaller range of food and cakes. Lovely atmosphere and building, will certainly return as better than the big chains. We were there so long we even got to try some local teas as well, from Jericho teas, The Oxford tea was... More

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