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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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Bicester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for reading and studying. Amazing coffee and crepes. Music is always good. Friendly staff. Best veggie breakfast probably ever.

1 Thank Alex C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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.

Thank Nirvana8517
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

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.

Thank Shermaine Y
London, UK
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

1 Thank tadpole43
London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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 :)

Thank Zippythailand1
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Purrpl3

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?