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Vaults & Garden Cafe

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Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
+44 1865 279112
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I consider myself a scone expert and the one I had here today was delicious . Coffee was also excellent and although we didn't have lunch the food looked tasty . All fresh and homemade jams. Would highly recommend and would visit again for the scones alone. Very busy which says a lot and worth the short wait.

Thank katie26
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pretty coffee shop , garden was glorious in the first real sunny day of spring. Opposite the Radcliffe camera so great view too. A little expensive £3.50 for a cake or scone but they were delicious. Anyone with auditory hypersensitivity would struggle in the vaulted room which is very noisy. Inside tables are in long trestles so this may... More 

Thank LillHotchkiss
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we first went here by chance one day while visiting our daughter who is studying at Oxford and have returned many times since and always surprised at the quality of the food being served in such a small cozy place adjoined to the church! You are greeted by the wonderful aromas of cakes and a stunning historical room dating back... More 

Thank 806giles
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited a couple of weeks ago before going to a Sunday morning concert . Lovely breakfast , great service and value . Fresh ingredients . Happy to recommend

Thank coughandcath
Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful find, hidden in a square in Oxford, away from the High Street. We visited on a glorious spring day and enjoyed sitting outside, however once the sun is gone and the shade hits, the outdoor area is very chilly (offering blankets would be a nice touch) The coffee was one of the best I've had since arriving... More 

Thank aussiemama
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times. The cafe is very cozy and it's perfect to sit outside in the garden on a sunny day. Would recommend the scones. Delicious food.

Thank KarinGran
Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here twice for breakfast and enjoyed it very much. The architecture is inspiring. The tea was very good as was the bread and jam. come early to avoid the crowds!

Thank Olga J
Aix-en-Provence, France
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Too much noise! What a pity in a such charming place... Why this music so loud? Why this music so loud, too loud, at 9:30a.m. Not very smart. Really I don't understant. I have spend a bad time. How read? How have a real discussion? Silent and quiet could be wonderful and lot of people are looking after it! Unfortunatly,... More 

Thank annesophiemonod
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I popped in for a quick coffee before attending a funeral in the church. Despite it being just before noon the service wasn't too slow and I was greeted by a smile. It was lovely to be able to sit out in the sun away from the noise of the cafe. However, the coffee, an Americano, was quite insipid and... More 

Thank Wendyloued
William P, Owner at Vaults & Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Wendy Thanks for your comment We have been using a new roast actually as a test....Which we had decided was not suitable also the grind/brew ratio has been variable and possibly not monitored, I'm sorry you had a bad coffee, we have now moved back to our regular roast. A medium roast from El Salvador, shade grown and organic. If... More 

Monmouth, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is the freshly made food interesting, tasty and excellent value the service is friendly and atmosphere is delightful. The chefs here can make a piece of bread with vegetables taste unbelievably good. I want to cook like you guys!

Thank Elizabeth W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cafe, British, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 279112

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