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Rick's Cafe

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88-90 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
+44 1865 427845
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08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 22:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was searching for a place offering vegan options where I could have something quick for lunch. My girlfriend and I had two teas and veggie sandwiches to eat in, and quite enjoyed both the lunch and the overall atmosphere. The prices are pretty high for what you get... but I think this is just Oxford, after all.

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Thank Nirvana8517
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coffee is good, but not fantastic! Croissants are at 50p after 4pm which is really value! Atmosphere is nice but can get a bit crowded. The free wifi is only for an hour per user, after which you will need to request for another password for another hour.

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Thank Shermaine Y
London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's always a pleasure to drop in at Rick's. I usually have one of the excellent smoothies with a fun sandwich but today I tried the traditional English breakfast. Pleasantly surprised by the gentle tweak of this classic. Poached eggs, cucumber, herbs in the baked beans. Excellent. Good value and Good music.

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Thank tadpole43
London, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing selection of the best toasted baguettes I have ever tasted! 18 varieties, big whole meal baguettes stuffed with loads of different fillings. I had grilled vegetables, mozzarella, pesto, olives tomatoes and lettuce. Really nice atmosphere and good background music. Lovely cafe :)

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Thank Zippythailand1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Love going to Rick's. Coffee is perfect. Vegan breakfast is tasty. Warm atmosphere. Would come here to work every day if I could.

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Thank Purrpl3
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I came to visit my friend in Oxford and she suggested we go here for brunch. I couldn't find much of the menu online so was a little dubious. We went there this morning and the girl serving us was lovely, I asked to switch out the veggie breakfast egg for hash browns and she immediately asked if I wanted... More 

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Thank Beth J
Poitiers, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The coffee's offer was dull until Rick's arrival. Since then, we have the best coffee around town. Should I mention the high quality service? If you were still not convinced, have a try.

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Thank andyhkwok
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The place was packed on a Saturday, and despite the busy-ness the staff were very friendly and all smiles, which was great. They had so many menus: a crepe menu (sweet and savoury), toasted sandwiches, brunch-themed toasted brioche sandwiches, classic brunch options, and brunch-themed French toast (there may have been another!). There is also a display full of cakes and... More 

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Thank Bourdain_ftw
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you're a coffee gourmet like me you will love this place. Don't miss their crêpes, the savoury ones are made with buckwheat flour so they are not only delicious but also healthy. Staff is always very friendly and this place simply invites you to slow down for a moment, you will never feel rushed - a real jewel in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Informal with a chilled buzz - delicious food and great coffee too. Filled Crepes are a great feature too. Youthful atmosphere, a favourite place for a weekend breakfast outing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?