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The Coffee House

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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
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    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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aylesbury
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I used to love it here and it was always where i took friends and family, I havent been to Thame in a while so i was looking forward to going....well what can i say!!!! We waited a while to be served although there were staff available. We both eventually ordered scrambled egg on toast...it came with half the toast... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Used to be reasonable,so we gave the place another chance after our last dissapointing visit..its still aufull! Staff useless. Food expensive and terrible. Shop,tables,menus.grubby. watied 45 minuites for a sandwich,we left before the food arrived. There were more staff than customers in at the time. Sorry but if this was my business I would keep a closer eye on how... More 

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Thame, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

nice quality food and afternoon teas are to die for. chocolate cake good to take home just take a container to carry them in.

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This place needs to have Gordon Ramsey come in a shake it up. It's the worst place in Thame, food is so bad direct from 3443 I expect and not sure they even have a chef in there. It's dated, clueless and out of touch. Needs to close and have someone take over and run it properly. Avoid this place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Dirty, slow and bad food! Don't go there. The menus are all tatty, I had pate which was a funny colour and tasted awful! My son has chicken nuggets which were dried up and he refused to eat them. Trust me go somewhere else.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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