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.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.