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“Lovely Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Grand Cafe

The Grand Cafe
Ranked #7 of 35 Coffee & Tea in Oxford
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

The setting is lovely, feels really special. Well priced and a great menu. Would be a fun place for cocktails in the evening too.

Visited January 2013
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“GREAT decor; overpriced food= "average" rating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

The Grand Cafe is a lovely place to BE in, but it is overpriced by about a third. Service is friendly and good and their food is decent, but you pay too much for what you get. This is a shame because it is a beautiful place in a super location.

  • Visited January 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“A pleasant experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

We've been here several times and visited 3 times during our recent stay. To be honest some of the poor reviews do not meet with our experience. The coffee was very good; cakes excellent; and the breakfasts, although on the slightly expensive side were also good, especially the rye bread. Service was very good and all in all this is a good place to visit for coffee, cakes and even breakfast.

  • Visited February 2013
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“dissapointed with interior décor , toilets , and menu’s”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

We visited the grand café in oxford on 5/02/13 and were disappointed
With the interior décor , toilets , and menu’s .
The outside is very grand and looks inviting so we went in for a coffee
The waitress showed us to a table , the table was once varnished and now is down to the bear wood
Which now looks shabby , we were given Menus which are laminated , they were dirty and very , very “dog eared “ at all corners ,not what I would have expected in a seemingly high class café .
I mentioned the menus to the waitress and she said they were getting some new ones .
Where we sat you could see the walls looked dirty and in need of a lick of paint , the toilet smelt of urine , the toilet seats made of wood were down to the bear wood and looked very unhygienic .
The waitress was pleasant , coffee was very good ,but a little pricey .
Shame this historic coffee house was let down by a few simple issues .

  • Visited February 2013
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Been here lots of times, normally as a treat and never been disappointed. Beautifully decorated, but sometimes have to wait for a table as only a small place. Been for afternoon tea as well as just going in for a cocktail. Would recommend :)

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