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Rick's Cafe

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88-90 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
+44 1865 427845
08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 22:00
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful staff/good vibe, one of my fav cafes to chill, brunch and work. Very welcoming attitude towards a diverse clientele.

Thank miriyama
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

VFM, buzzing with atmosphere, Ricks Cafe on Cowley is a must on a trip to Oxford. Their baristas create the best flat whites.

Thank Mina5655
Budapest, Hungary
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and brother in law of mine before we got into a friendly beer that we can take in the evening. We ordered two flat white coffee. The coffee did not like the sight has since sat on top of the foam creama was dark. It was concluded that dark roasted coffee beans was made of. And I do... More 

Thank Miscatosca
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite coffee in the world. The espresso is delicious, strong, amazing. My favorite is their regular cappuccino with an extra shot.

Thank Maren M
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an evening meeting here with a friend. Lovely atmosphere, and a mix of students and locals. Good service from the staff, and in the evening the unsold pastries are cheap so I had a couple for sustenance.

Thank GreyWelshWolf
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Busy cafe with a cosy atmosphere. This is where I experienced my first Dirty Chai, a chai latte with a shot of espresso. It was delicious and the milk was steamed just right. Good value for money and an interesting menu which I unfortunately didn't have the time to explore. Nice place to relax and chat with friends.

Thank Z_J_K_123
Bicester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I have to say the Maccarons Fantastic , Coffee not that great, a Flat white should be a Flat white not a Coffee with milk!!!!!!! take heed Next block up, its a Coffee shop hidden away, not telling you which as that would be unfair on the Review, but they have a Barrista there that Knows how to make GGGrRRREEEAATTT... More 

Thank aaronbeattie3
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Met up with daughter at Uni for family breakfast. Quick service, very good hot breakfasts. Lovely coffee. Daughter had a fabulous banana crepe. Nice relaxed place.

Thank Stuart S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

French toast with spinach and cherry tomatoes was great as was the dirty chai with soy. Good options, comfy couch seating, chill music, nice girls behind counter. My mom said she the coffee was the best she's had in Oxford yet. We'd come back. 👍

Thank Samantha M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews on trip advisor, me and my husband decided to go Ricks cafe for some hot drinks and dessert before ending our day out in oxford. The waiter did not know what was suitable for vegetarians and what wasn't, the cappuccino I ordered came in a small cup and was very strong, the crepe came with chocolate... More 

Thank Saffiyah_x

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 22:00
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?