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Zappi's Bike Cafe - CLOSED

29-32 St. Michaels Street | Ox1 2eb, Oxford OX1 2DR, England
+44 7964 241212
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
3 Nov 2016
“Great coffee”
20 May 2016
“Great breakfast”
Restaurant Hours Closed
29-32 St. Michaels Street | Ox1 2eb, Oxford OX1 2DR, England
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

I had coffee and cake here the other day. This is one of the few places in Oxford that can make a good coffee. My flat white and ginger cake were excellent. I have returned for coffee several times this week and will certainly be...More

Thank adamweb22
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Zappi,s is now called the Handle bar and has doubled in size still with a cycling theme. We popped in for breakfast and I can see why it is so popular, the food was not the average breakfast fare, alternative and a really refreshing change....More

Thank DB779648
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Came for coffee and ended up having lunch. Bean burger was delicious and great for veggies and vegans. Coffee here is great too. Nice local independent - loved the fact they were trying to stop people making camp on tables before they had ordered!

1  Thank TravellingChooser
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Shame on me and all parts of me for not discovering this sooner. Apparently it’s been there for five years and I only wandered down their street late yesterday afternoon and heard the happiness bounding out of the first floor windows. It serves great coffee,...More

2  Thank agentcatfish
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This was a super venue for coffee, and super good simple cakes and etc's, and importantly, good service and a friendly chat. Now, what happened? Indifferent service, gone is the friendly banter that was sweeter than sugar. Still looks good, but the atmosphere has shifted...More

5  Thank visitor582016
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Drinks were average, cakes were not unpleasant. All in all a perfectly nice cafe. Unfortunately the manager is completely ill suited to any role involving customer service, and accused us of not paying the tab upon our leaving. After we explained the situation, instead of...More

5  Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I had been meaning to go to Zappi's for a long time, it having recommended in the past. When I first got there, I was pleasantly surprised by the coffee, and the cakes were received. At the time, I asked the manager to open a...More

6  Thank Jonny T
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Only a stones throw away from corn market but easily one of the best cafés in Oxford (which is saying something), this place feels pleasantly tucked away. It has been renamed The Handlebar Café but remains a delightful place to meet friends and taste some...More

4  Thank Mazarello
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had some very nice coffee and cake. No complaints to be made about that. However, whilst eating these my bf got his laptop out to check work emails. As soon as he got it out, a guy, who I presume was...More

5  Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 1 April 2016

The Handlebar wants to have it both ways but it can't. They want to cater to students only in the mornings and afternoons, with their decent (overpriced) lattes and decent space with windows, but then kick them out so that wealthy clients and tourists can...More

2  Thank ps375
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$3 - US$5
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-32 St. Michaels Street | Ox1 2eb, Oxford OX1 2DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 7964 241212
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Oxfords only bike shop cafe!! Incorporated upstairs in the showroom of Bike Zone on St Michaels Street in the heart of Oxford. We specialise in hand crafted coffee with stunning latte art. We're doing our best to rid Oxford of substandard coffee, come give us a go!!
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