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3 Buttermarket St, Thame OX9 3EW, England
01844 212266
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Find another cafe despite its central position!

It looks welcoming but service is slow, slow, slow. Cup had a crack in it. Worst jacket potato I have eaten. The position in the main street is convenient but I wonder who the owner is to let the young staff dawdle about, seemingly not knowing what's on the menu - or caring very much. Don't go... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Mary s
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It looks welcoming but service is slow, slow, slow. Cup had a crack in it. Worst jacket potato I have eaten. The position in the main street is convenient but I wonder who the owner is to let the young staff dawdle about, seemingly not knowing what's on the menu - or caring very much. Don't go there!

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Buckinghamshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Used to visit regularly about 20 years ago, but haven't been impressed on more recent visits. Thought I would give it a go today and was very unimpressed. The place was tired and shabby. We sat and waited for our order to be taken (after commenting on how expensive it seemed) and watched various waitresses walk past us repeatedly without... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Used to go here regularly with little ones or friends for a simple, unrushed, friendly, basic lunch or afternoon snack break; used to call it 'the frog cafe' since the previous owner had a 'thing' for frogs (ceramic statuettes etc around the walls on shelves); it had character; what cafe tries to sell 'paintings' or handicraft 'items' (?!) off their... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place has a reputation for driving people away by ignoring them. Today, they more than excelled in this!

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Thame, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I've been here a few times over the years, and it's the worst cafe in Thame. It takes ages just to order anything, the service is pretty much non existent. The food is so-so, it would be OK if they charged greasy spoon prices, but it's actually more expensive than most other places in town.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Overpriced, very bland. Not much home cooking. Shabby inside and the staff cannot be bothered. Much better places to eat for this price. It needs to go on one of the make over programmes. It would not take much to change it.

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We decided to try the Coffee House for a quick bite to eat when visiting Thame for the weekend. When we entered we were impressed by the amount of staff but sadly were ignored by all. We opted for a table with the least amount of un-cleared cutlery and waited and waited, every single member of staff looked straight ahead... More 

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South Oxon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place is annoyingly uninspiring. It is in a great location but lacks imagination both in food and decor. It's a shame as it could be so much better. I had a pasty which was average at best. I can't even remember what the others had, says it all really. We left full up but uninspired, the cakes weren't bad... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went in the Coffee House after a long absence. The absence was due to the fact the over the Winter, I've walked in and straight back out again many times as the place was too cold, due to the heating being "broken". Or perhaps it's just turned off to save costs? Now the Spring is here, I thought I'd give... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Old fashioned cafe which serves good quality food at reasonable prices. Service a little slow but its nice not to have to rush sometimes

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Address: 3 Buttermarket St, Thame OX9 3EW, England
Phone Number: 01844 212266
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Thame
Cuisine: British

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  • Address: 3 Buttermarket St, Thame OX9 3EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Thame
  • Phone Number: 01844 212266

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  • Cuisine: British

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