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PAUL Oxford

138 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DN, England
+44 1865 200686
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“baguette” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (18 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 19:00 Hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
138 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is no ambience to speak of. We tried the croque florentine and the toasted mozarella sandwich - both were horrible. The hot chocolate was actually lukewarm, sweet, melted chocolate. Also, if you eat in, the prices are higher than what is mentioned on the...More

Thank ShoaibShawoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Paul both in the High street and in the Westgate centre. I love the goats cheese and walnut toastie also had a couple of amazing macaroons. Next time I will try something else. Love it here great quality and nice staff.

Thank JanetK829
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Stopped by for a quick coffee. Coffee nice, had an almond croissant which was very good. As soon as I finished the croissant, a member of staff came and whipped the plate away! There were only two other people in the shop, so I guess...More

Thank Susan0075
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We came for morning coffee and cake The place has a limited or maybe very limited number of tables. The upstairs table are isolated and has not caricature. Looks like a dining area in Macdonalds The coffee was ok the croissants were dry and not...More

Thank uriisme
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Posh cakes perfect for afternoon tea but at very reasonable prices. Good disabled access. Clean modern toilets. Also fresh French bread and filled rolls.

Thank DRW44
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Our pastries and coffees were great. Sadly, our table and all empty tables surrounding ours, were full of dirty cutlery; and to our surprise, no one has bothered to clean them up so we had to clean up our table ourselves (sic!). Shame.

Thank milady126
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I had a coffee and my wife a hot chocolate. We also chose a couple of pastries and the bill came to £11 which we thought was steep. When we sat at the table my wifes chocolate was all gritty and not pleasant at all...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Went in as a couple visiting Oxford on a busy Monday afternoon. Very few customers. Dark tables and chairs with a totally drab appearance inside. Very unwelcoming first impression. Nothing on the tables to even make them look more welcoming. Hence to say after looking...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

On a family trip to oxford we decided to have a sit and people watch for a while. Excellent location with a great breeze when sat upstairs. The pistachio croissant was beautiful and just what we needed. Vast choice

Thank Blueeyes2007
Reviewed 22 May 2018

In my book the Paul Chain command a lot of respect.They can be relied upon to produce proper continental standard Bread & I often buy bread here. Superior to almost all other bread offered in Oxford.In fact its the only show in town unless you...More

3  Thank lazenlondonuk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 18:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 High Street, Oxford OX1 4DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 200686
PAUL's bakery and café in Oxford is located in the High Street, right in the heart of this elegant university city of dreaming spires. A short walk from Christchurch, Lincoln College, Oriel College, Corpus Christi College, The Radcliffe Camera and many other points of interest, PAUL is a great place to go when visiting the city. A bustling bakery downstairs with café seating upstairs, we offer a warm French welcome to tourist, town and gown alike. Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, established in the 13th century. No doubt many a French scholar has strolled through the medieval town centre where our bakery and café is situated, or admired the stunning architecture of its 38 colleges. Today's university students can enjoy a 15% discount at PAUL in Oxford on presentation of a valid NUS card. Oxford's historic city centre is small enough to explore on foot, and the PAUL Bakery and Café is conveniently located in the High Street, close to the junction with Cornmarket, St. Aldates and Queen Street. Offering our full range of freshly baked breads, sandwiches, pastries and fine patisserie, PAUL is happy to be providing the services of an authentic, French community bakery and café to the people of Oxford and its visitors. Our closest station is Oxford (national rail). 36 seats are available. No disabled access. Wifi available.
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