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Throwing Buns

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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

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  • 13
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Didn't want our custom

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Tony S
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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
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197 reviews 197 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

good food and tea, I liked the kettle pots lol, sevice I think could be better, certainly found the prices was more expensive, but I will go there again, still was very plesant

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Oxon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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?