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Queen’s Lane Coffee House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Queens Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR, England
07:30 - 20:30
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Sun 08:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 20:30
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just for a coffee, but was enough to like this place and the service. Would come back for a meal for sure as the location and atmosphere will suit all ages!

Thank IloveHeatherbell
Cunter, Switzerland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in there on 5 February 2016 to order a panini. As things transpired, I ended up with merely a warm baguette, but we'll get onto that later. I was pleased with the filling options available (I got chicken, hummus, cheddar and spinach) but not with how these options ramped up the price and I ended up paying £4.95... More 

Thank theako
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this coffee house, quite by accident, while walking along Queens Lane. The interior is quite modern looking - one would hardly think it dates back to the 1600s. The service is excellent and we enjoyed a very good cup of coffee.

Thank mike934
Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The oldest coffeehouse in Europe!!! The pesto chicken wrap with cheese is outstanding. Good service, free Wi-Fi and you can have a nice plate and a good cup of coffee for less than £10 if you choose wisely.

Thank Adrian S
London, United Kingdom
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302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a light lunch. The choice of food is fairly broad and titled towards Mediterranean/Turkish. The sandwiches were nice and the baklava was even better.

Thank Danrzr
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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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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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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

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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, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?