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The Coffee House

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3 Buttermarket, Thame OX9 3EW, England
+44 1844 212266
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I occasionally visit Thame from High Wycombe as I love this little town and I had been doing a charity flag day earlier. I have made several visits to this coffee shop over the years and three times since new owners took over. I particularly liked the "olde worlde cottagy" atmosphere. When they first opened, I thought this was just... More 

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1 Thank b0bcharles
Kettering, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Woeful - Awful Bank Holiday Sunday Morning - Not Busy - and they still couldn't get my order right - even after taking it twice..10 mins apart... Not much to ask, is it? - Sausage Sandwich on Brown - with a cup of coffee? Twenty mins later - people who arrived after me having received their order before me -... More 

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1 Thank Sardo_Numsy
Exmouth
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had the pleasure of having lunch at this restaurant, the food was really enjoyable, not a complaint, but the plate was overflowing with food, just too much (lol) The manager, Patrick made sure we were well looked after, the staff were excellent, very efficient and pleasant. the restaurants decor had a theme of a French bistro... More 

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Thank jimmyD-S11
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Thame every so often and usually stop for lunch. We had been here before and food wasn't that good. So gave it another try. Served by a nice young lady although we were only acknowledged by one other member of staff. We had baguette's. Not good! Stale bread and my prawns were tasteless. My partner had a chicken... More 

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Thank Kitchenclock
Oxford, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Getting grubbier. Cakes now very factory made. What a sad demise. People on the next table were eating scampi and chips and the portions were tiny. Staff were lovely but all very young and lacking in guidance/experience. Management need to take a firm hold on standards.

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1 Thank Childwrangler
Bicester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Popped in for a quick cuppa and cake. Cafe was busy but found a table and served by a very pleasant lady.Order taken but had to wait 15 / 20 minutes. Refreshments arrived cakes were very pleasant not too rich, beverages were hot. All reasonably priced and represented good value for money. Food being served to other customers looked pretty... More 

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Thank JWP531
Oxford, UK
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 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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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Alison F
Thame
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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?