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Rick's Cafe

88-90 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
+44 1865 458108
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“french toast” (14 reviews)
“crepes” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
88-90 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great coffee and light buttery pain au raisin for me while my husband enjoyed the full English breakfast. It was a very busy Saturday morning so there was a short wait for his breakfast to arrive. We returned on Monday for morning coffee and cake...More

Thank reemchris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for lunch during a break from my lectures and the tasty sandwiches made me forget about all the Uni stress! Nice dessert options as well! Will definitely come back to try the breakfast!

Thank oliestrella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to experience arctic temperatures in the heart of oxford, this is where to be. Polar bears subjected to the loss of their precious habitat due to the warming climate have started to reside here Not to be missed!

Thank Mizu M
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Went there today for breakfast, I ordered strawberry French toast with strawberries and strawberry syrup. What I got was strawberry/banana toast with maple syrup. I honestly don’t understand how could this happen because the lady double checked our order. Luckily the toast was good so...More

Thank pavlinka2392
Reviewed 8 October 2018

There was not much cafes and restaurants opened, so Rick's Cafe was the only option. To my surprise, the food was great - the cafe is busy and noisy, but if you want to try a traditional English breakfast (vegetarian and vegan options available), this...More

Thank leuveen
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We needed a quick take away breakfast fix - and Ricks cafe were super accommodating! We chose a Zeus and a Magdelan breakfast bun. We requested no additional trimmings (so no chips or salad), as we needed to eat on the run. And we ordered...More

1  Thank SonyaMuller
Reviewed 11 July 2018

super foods, great prices, nice staff, tasteful and also good for vegans. Finally something in OXF for the special ones

Thank Marica S
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The coffee and food was a reasonable price. The cafe was clean and well run. We had a standard breakfast, which consisted of a lot of tomato and some of what you might expect: beans, sausage, egg, toast etc. The experience was fine, but I...More

Thank Streetstray
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Ricks has become one of the most popular cafes on the Cowley Road, so it is often packed. A lot of students come here to study and it is also good for brunch. They do breakfasts, sandwiches, crepes, and cakes. The coffee is good. It's...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 28 March 2018

One of my favourite east Oxford haunts. Lovely staff, good coffee, and a great atmosphere. I just wish fewer people knew about it (the place can get stupidly crowded at peak times), and that they'd bring back their sandwich menu; I miss the Green Lantern...More

Thank Farradane
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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 458108
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