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Throwing Buns

Market Place, Abingdon, England
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Ranked #35 of 72 restaurants in Abingdon
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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English first
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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Fort William, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

An excellent location and a quirky enough little place. The food is good if lacking a little imagination. There does not appear to be any leadership or direction for the (young) members of staff. As a result there is a lack of the customer service or organisation required to run such a business. The cups and tea pots are rarely... More

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Oxford, England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Quirky, good interesting coffee and tea selection. Free wifi. Nice to see this space being used, but stairs to get down to the cafe could be difficult for some. The toilets are on this level and are clean. Not a huge choice of cakes, but much would have been forgiven if there had been a warmer welcome. The girl serving... More

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