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Browns Cafe

Avenue 4, Covered Market, Oxford, England
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Avenue 4, Covered Market, Oxford, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try the Portuguese specialities. Very tasty and economical. Specially the pastries. Friendly staff. Would return for sure.

Thank Traveler4Fun_99
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Located in the covered market, it is basically 1 step up from fast food; however, we were very pleased both with the service and meal. DW ordered at the counter and as she uses stick the very pleasant chap insisted on carrying the tray to...More

Thank Gla_Rangers
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I think some reviewers unfairly expect a little too much of Browns missing the point of what it actually is. Brown's doesn't set out to provide fine dining or the quintessential afternoon tea. What it does do, extremely well, is provide quick tasty meals in...More

Thank yirg
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Passing this traditional cafe in the historic indoor market we called in for an early lunch. Saw their well cooked and presented breakfasts being served and with a very friendly young man taking our order it looked very promising. We ordered a toasted sandwich each...More

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Average afternoon tea at Brown's. The finger sandwiches were not very tasty and the selection of cakes on the stand was poor. Time to find a new afternoon tea destination in Oxford.

Thank Buggy1967
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a traditional market cafe and they serve an excellent breakfast, which is why we return year after year. Fast and friendly service. Great coffee and a good fry up with quality ingredients that are well cooked. Can't ask for more than that.

Thank Stuart01160
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I'm quite surprised by all the good reviews for this place. This was the worst afternoon tea I've had during my three week holiday in the UK. People recommended the apple pie, but I found it very dry and bland. I couldn't even get myself...More

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Cheap and cheerful. Usually busy . Popped in for a breakfast and coffee. Quick cheerful service. Food hot and edible. Decor could do with an update but many visit here while in the market

Thank waddesdon1964
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Browns at noon. Service friendly, not quick, but we were not in a rush. Children had hot chocolate with a straw which they enjoyed, I had a decent coffee. We chose two all day full breakfasts and one burger and chips. Big portions,...More

Thank Reeroo1
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We like Brown's for quick early-morning cuppas, lazy breakfasts and snacks/haerty meals at any time. Their coffee is good: their hot-chocolate is satisfyingly chocolatey. What's particularly good here? We love their Portuguese specialties, especially their "natas" (pasteis de nata - Portuguese custard tarts) and queijadas...More

Thank hello_boing
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue 4, Covered Market, Oxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
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