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“Delicious locally-produced food - far from the tourist crowds” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Woca Cafe - CLOSED

Woca Cafe
Price range: $4 - $7
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Description: A fantastic location, a friendly space, free WIFI and great food.* Pick up a latte and croissant on your way to work* Indulge in home-made cakes* Meet your friends for lunch: hearty stews, tasty soups, superfood salads are all made in our brand new kitchen* Unwind with a pot of loose-leaf tea or recharge with a cup of wood roasted coffee* Bring the children for a snack after a run-around in the playground* Enjoy our special Saturday free range brunch bap
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Delicious locally-produced food - far from the tourist crowds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Good places to eat in Oxford either get overrun by tourists or students, or both if you're unlucky. This place gets neither, but only because of its location up the Botley Road - despite being just a 10 minute walk from Oxford railway station going west and having free wifi.

The tourists and the students can manage but the locals love Woca, so called because it's in the West Oxford Community Centre on Botley Park, just west of the allotments. Don't be fooled - it's a proper cafe, with seriously good food of unusually high quality. The cakes in particular are fabulous, but the lunch menu is varied and tasty. And it sells the best coffee for miles.

Woca appears to be involved in locavore initiatives - it has a "cakes for veg" scheme where it takes vegetables from nearby allotment owners in exchange for its cakes. Everybody wins.

It's also a great place for kids at the weekend because it's next door to a children's playground, vast park, tennis courts, basketball court, football pitch... they run around while you have coffee on the terrace. And there always appears to be a children's menu for lunch.

In short, it's a friendly and relaxed place, quiet during the day. To complain that Woca's closed on Sundays is to be quibbling - just be glad it's there the other six days of the week.

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