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Rick's Cafe

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88-90 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
+44 1865 427845
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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London, UK
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's always a pleasure to drop in at Rick's. I usually have one of the excellent smoothies with a fun sandwich but today I tried the traditional English breakfast. Pleasantly surprised by the gentle tweak of this classic. Poached eggs, cucumber, herbs in the baked beans. Excellent. Good value and Good music.

Thank tadpole43
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing selection of the best toasted baguettes I have ever tasted! 18 varieties, big whole meal baguettes stuffed with loads of different fillings. I had grilled vegetables, mozzarella, pesto, olives tomatoes and lettuce. Really nice atmosphere and good background music. Lovely cafe :)

Thank Zippythailand1
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love going to Rick's. Coffee is perfect. Vegan breakfast is tasty. Warm atmosphere. Would come here to work every day if I could.

Thank Purrpl3
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to visit my friend in Oxford and she suggested we go here for brunch. I couldn't find much of the menu online so was a little dubious. We went there this morning and the girl serving us was lovely, I asked to switch out the veggie breakfast egg for hash browns and she immediately asked if I wanted... More 

Thank Beth J
Poitiers, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The coffee's offer was dull until Rick's arrival. Since then, we have the best coffee around town. Should I mention the high quality service? If you were still not convinced, have a try.

Thank andyhkwok
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

The place was packed on a Saturday, and despite the busy-ness the staff were very friendly and all smiles, which was great. They had so many menus: a crepe menu (sweet and savoury), toasted sandwiches, brunch-themed toasted brioche sandwiches, classic brunch options, and brunch-themed French toast (there may have been another!). There is also a display full of cakes and... More 

Thank Bourdain_ftw
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

If you're a coffee gourmet like me you will love this place. Don't miss their crêpes, the savoury ones are made with buckwheat flour so they are not only delicious but also healthy. Staff is always very friendly and this place simply invites you to slow down for a moment, you will never feel rushed - a real jewel in... More 

Thank askawild
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Informal with a chilled buzz - delicious food and great coffee too. Filled Crepes are a great feature too. Youthful atmosphere, a favourite place for a weekend breakfast outing.

Thank Stephen P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Friendly staff and free Wi-Fi. Expect good food - not haute cuisine - its a café! It does what it says on the tin! If you can pick up the courage - ask for a 'French Kiss'. They won't throw you out as its a very tasty sandwich!

Thank Stephen M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Fits in nicely with the ambience of Cowley Road - relaxed, easy, informal, not too shiny, friendly, nice coffee and eggs for breakfast, people reading/ chatting and not feeling hassled or taken for granted in a corporate chain sort of way.

Thank David G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88-90 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 427845

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?