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Queen’s Lane Coffee House

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$$ - $$$
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Queens Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR, England
08:30 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 20:30
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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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253 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for afternoon tea rather than the coffee, and it was a nice rest with good food. A bit noisy and crowded, so the service was a little slow, but not bad. It took them a while to arrange payment by credit card, though.

Thank Lipadad
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely lunch meal, more than enough food on the plate! The Turkish red wine was surprisingly nice as was the banana milk drink. The coffee, however, (for the oldest coffee house in England!) was a bit disappointing.

Thank Bernarda R
Bicester, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited one Saturday afternoon. It was packed. We managed to find a table but waited quite a while to be served. The coffee was not memorable but the pecan pie was very good.

Thank Claire O
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is supposedly the oldest coffee house in England. Unfortunately not much of a nice and unique atmosphere is left. Coffe is being served in mugs you would expect at Starbucks, but not in a place with that much history. Not much to see here, more like your average coffee place.

Thank Thomas Z
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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288 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

You can have an excellent and large breakfast here, and appreciate the bustle of the High St outside. The service is good, the food tasy, and you are in the midst of the colleges, next to Queens and opposite Univ. The Ruskin and also the neo-palladian building 'Schools'

Thank Helen K
Bicester, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Four of us stopped for coffee - without food - and were pleased with the products and service. All four drinks - hot chocolate, flat white, latte and cinnamon coffee were good and good sized.

Thank Dave G
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The coffee is very good. Fresh and aromatic.The food is on the expensive side but tasty. Worth a visit.

Thank odisseas
Hemingford Grey, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely food and coffee at reasonable prices. As well as very friendly service. All in a historic setting.

Thank Kitfer
Accra, Ghana
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Since we were in Oxford for a walkabout sightseeing day we wanted to have a snack and a coffee somewhere that at least looked traditional . We came across this cafe and it fitted the bill . Service was not too quick but it was friendly and we weren't disappointed by the drinks or the bites . There were quite... More 

Thank Frank R
Singapore, Singapore
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The locals I met at Magdelen College told me to try this place out for afternoon tea, so I googled it and saw recent reviews about this place on tripadvisor saying that service was poor and the food average. I also saw some people comment that it was as good as ever (since this is one of the oldest cafes... More 

Thank yangstravels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Queens Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 01865240082

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