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The Coffee House

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3 Buttermarket, Thame OX9 3EW, England
+44 1844 212266
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Oxford, UK
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I accidentally found myself back here for lunch with the children. (I'd vowed never to return after poor service and disappointing food the first time, but didn't realise it was the same place until I sat down and started the interminable wait to be served. Again.) There are a selection of sandwiches - none very inspiring. Coffee was nice. The... More 

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Thank LKStockley
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We used to visit regularly and was so disappointed to find it in such a state. Went for sandwiches, received a stale baguette, very wet prawns (the kind that drip a milky discharge all over your plate when you take a bite) cheep old sliced bread on the club sandwich and served with tragic looking side salads. The staff have... More 

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Thank Adrian O
Oxford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We popped in for a light lunch and from the time we got through the door, it was chaos. If he'd been on his own, my husband would have walked out, but I thought we ought to see how things progressed. Firstly, we sat down, only to be told the table was reserved, only there was no notice was on... More 

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Thank Alison F
Thame
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I meet friends during the day for a snack or lunch. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food well prepared. The is a good variety on the menu.

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Thank Janice F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in ..good service,friendly atmosphere,well priced,lovely coffee,so relaxed we left without paying....but when we realised we went back...and we all had a laugh about it.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely lunch for a reasonable price. Busy, but popular for a reason 😊 if one must find critics, my ordered items came a little drop by drop, 10 minutes between a cup of coffee and the slice of cake I ordered. Still more positive experience!

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Thank Marika F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Went in on the Sunday , was busy but got served a large well cooked breakfast .. very tasty and well priced .. will be back

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Thank Sharon M
High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, good coffee and very good scones, slightly dense but a great taste. I can't comment on the rest of the menu as I only popped in for a coffee

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Thank Andrew_J_Craig
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

What fantastic little place feels homely, friendly staff and lovely food , would recommend anyone anytime.

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Thank Kennedy N
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Use this place weekly. Has gone through numerous management changes. Present very courteous and prompt. Not a gourmet restaurant but good basic menu and well cooked. Recommend. Not too pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Buttermarket, Thame OX9 3EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Thame
  • Phone Number: +44 1844 212266

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