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110 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RQ, England
+44 1865 794604
10:00 - 18:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a great cafe especially for vegetarians. The food is always delicious, with massive portions and a really relaxed atmosphere inside. The coffee is great and they have a good selection of cakes available.

Thank ox87
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I Generally like the magic cafe, it is a relief from the overly hip cafe down the road. Today I had a takeaway curry. It was all pretty average with a LOT of rice and not much of the curries. Really grumpy staff!

Thank emmafranceswebb
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A vegetarian/vegan menu which changes daily. This is one of my favourite places to go with my toddler - neither of us veggie/vegan but the food is great. As it is all cooked fresh and out on a serving counter there is no waiting; perfect for a fidgety toddler and a hungry Mummy. Plenty of high chairs, toys and books... More 

Thank FlaspyFlamptons
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Magic Cafe is at the heart of what makes East Oxford a wonderful place to live. Atmosphere is friendly - especially for young children. Food is extremely wholesome and excellent value. Wifi is good if you want to work here. Great coffee and cake if that is all you want. Noticeboard to tell you what's on around the area.... More 

Thank Richard P
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I went with a friend to The Magic Cafe yesterday, the food was basic but tasty and good value.I would recommend this cafe. It would be good to know if the food is local and organic?

1 Thank Mala M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

The magic cafe has that 'living room' appeal, making you feel comfortable and cared for from the moment you walk in. It's truly local, with a bulletin board of things to do and goings on around the city, and the food is all freshly prepared and always delicious. Go when you need some tlc!

Thank pippiitz
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This is one of my favourite cafes in Oxford. The price and quality of food is extremely good and the coffee is ok. It is not pretentious and over the top like other cafes in the area, and provides a very friendly atmosphere

Thank Annie W
Oxford, UK
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187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Always keen to find vegan options in Oxford was keen to visit and try what they had to offer. I found the interiors a little scruffy, tables need a clean and overall it was shabby. My friend had the pasta bake, cold and pretty tasteless to be honest. I had the cake and frankly it had no flavour and the... More 

2 Thank Brid1
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Loved the soup, salads, and veg lasagna. The myriad of flavors was overwhelming. One downside is they can run out of food fairly quickly so get there early. I'm guessing this is a symptom of the quality and demand for the product they are making. I will accept those consequences.

1 Thank grusk1991
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2015

eXcellent Vegan Cafe - Went to Oxford for a day trip and discovered this place. Loved absolutely everything about it. Great atmosphere, alternatively simplistic and fantastic food. Wish you every success Magic Cafe.

1 Thank Surfinglongboar... c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 794604

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