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“Cookies. Coffee. Coolness. 😎”

GAIL's Bakery Summertown
Ranked #4 of 10 Bakeries in Oxford
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The place is a no-nonsense area. Hipster vibe without being dingy. Their coolness lies on their being nothing fancy. Outright well-prepared coffee or teas with a fantastic array of sweets for everyone. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Perfect place if you’d want to read a book or if you’d want to hang out with friends. Perfect also if you need to grab a bite before or after class.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

...and yes, they are terrific. This cafe offers a big range crusty flakey sticky wonderful pastries, excellent cakes. Good chunky toast. I had breakfast here several times during a stay in Oxford, but went off it when I needed a second coffee one morning. 4 quid - twice - that's £8 for two small cups of pretty ordinary coffee. They do what the English always do with flat whites - put in a double shot to compensate for lack of flavour. The art of the flat white is not the quantity but the quality of the coffee beans, and attention to flavour in the techniques of making it. The double shot flat white is a recipe for instant headaches. This is the kind of place that should get it right.
Don't know the lunch menu here, but had lunch in a London branch where they did very good soup and super fresh deli savouries

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very good cafe with tasty food and good service. The rear garden is also a very pleasant environment. My only criticism is that all this comes at a relatively high price.

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Fabulous artisan bakery, perfect for a delicious lunch. The scrambled egg and smoked salmon on Russian rye sourdough was exceptional

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Popped in there this morning (Summertown, not Little Clarenden St). Lovely selection of pastries etc but disappointed that a regular cappuccino and pastry was 90p dearer (and no better) than a large cappuccino and pastry from Taylors almost next door. Wanted to give it a "good" rating but apparently there is nothing between average and very good on TA?!!

Thank MrFixit52
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