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Queen’s Lane Coffee House

Queens Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR, England
+44 1865 240082
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“turkish coffee” (10 reviews)
“panini” (13 reviews)
“pecan pie” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Queens Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Apparently, the oldest coffee house in the city and it is quaint inside. We were disappointed however by the quality of the cooked breakfast, which we had been looking forward to so much. Hopefully, we were just unlucky.

Thank Seasonedtraveller142
Reviewed yesterday

My cousins came to town soon after our arrival. We asked for three lattes. The coffee seemed to be dark with a little foam on arrival. Its flavor was characterized by dark roasted beans. It was bad for me, it was just the category I...More

Thank Miscatosca
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint old English coffee house, decent coffee and service. I had a small English breakfast with gluten free bread (brownie points for that). The eggs were very fluffy, good sausage, the g. F. Bread had a thick crust making it hard to cut and too...More

Thank underthebluesky92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were vacationing in Oxford and looked at other places for dinner, they were either too expensive or too busy. We thought we will try Queen's Lane Coffee House - their food were good! Decent decor and service were good. They had good varieties on...More

Thank mm2006Ontario
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We liked the idea of using this coffer house because of its age . The service was ok, friendly but not quick. No one explained that you were served at the table but had to.pay at the bar.the toilet were terrible. Only one each for...More

1  Thank Jacqui E
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I prefer this coffee house to the more expensive Grand Café opposite. It claims to be very old, but inside it's just a decent care - good service, decent food (liked the Turkish pizza) and fair value. Not bas at all.

Thank BrushM
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This coffee house has been one of the comfort staples of my life in Oxford over the last 11years as has it's sister restaurant in Headington, Cafe Bonjour. We stopped by today for a quick spot of lunch and were promptly shown to a table...More

Thank nursess79
Aylin M, Owner at Queen’s Lane Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review! (I thought I'd just better point out for trip advisor readers, that Cafe Bonjour in Headington is not run by us any more).

Reviewed 8 September 2017

This coffee shop was in the right place at the right time ... I particularly enjoyed breakfast and pastries. It's particularly helpful that there are electric sockets all round the room and free Internet available!!

Thank Tagpinasao
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Today I went to this restaurant to have a coffee before going work. I asked for a Flat white, the waitress offered me a sit to wait for my order. When she brought me the coffee, it was completely disgusting, was not creamy at all,...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 September 2017

HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE: If you ever want to experience an attack from a manager of this place, you are welcome to stop by! I have stopped at this place with my two kids and friends to have a quick lunch. Being a foreigner and a...More

2  Thank 448svetlanas
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

We serve hundreds of customers every week, taking great pride in the relationships build with our customers so we are truly sorry to read about your experience. UK Tax laws almost always result in eat-in and take-away food being priced differently. All cafes, coffee shops...More

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2 October 2017|
Response from Andrea M | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Queens Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 240082
  • E-mail
Queen's Lane Coffee House is located on the High Street in Oxford. It is reputed to be the oldest continually used coffee house in Europe, opened in 1648. We are open 7 days a week from 7.30am to 8pm. We serve delicious meals, snacks, hot and cold drinks and are licensed to serve alcohol. We also have a wide range of cakes and sweet treats. Our menu includes traditional English dishes such as fish and chips, Pie and Mash and sausages. We also offer visitors lighter meals, panninis, salads and and Mediterranean treats including falafels and kofte. Our menu includes vegetarian and Halal dishes. We will also do our best to help with dietary restrictions.
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