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51A Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1HP, England
+44 1865 791906
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My girlfriend and I sometimes go to this little cafe' to have some infusion and vegan snacks. I find it quite enjoyable, even though atmosphere and character lack a bit. Let me suggest you to try their falafels, and coconut treats.

Thank Nirvana8517
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious home-cooked Greek food, ideal for an informal lunch or breakfast stop. Also a deli stop for key Mediterranean ingredients if you want to cook at home. Love it.

Thank Stephen P
Level Contributor
88 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

I loved the food here. It is tasty but also healthy and reasonably priced. I had rice aubergines, moussaka, feta pastry. Everything was also gluten free...I could not believe how good it was. I can not wait to go back and try more.

Thank lauritaox82
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Finally some proper food here in UK....enough with the fish & chips and all the fried, oily , meaty stuff covered in heavy sauces.... Clean tastes, good materials, nice recipes and fairly priced! Lovely tastes of Greece. Only "complaint", add some slices of bread in the deliveroo app. You can't have taramosalata or feta stuffed red pepers in oil and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We're regular visitors and felt it was time to acknowledge the quality of this lovely cafe and deli. The food is home made and is so tasty and authentic. Try the sweet potato and feta pie and just about any of the cakes - the sugar free muffins and quinoa cookies are wholesome and tasty. The coffee is good and... More 

Thank M0nB1
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Studying for grad degree in Oxford and live down in Cowley. I've been to Meli a handful of times and decided that I had to give recognition where it's due. Their soups are just so humble, hearty, and delicious. Pop in and out quick and get a cheap cup of some of the best soup I've ever had.

Thank grusk1991
oxford UK
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

A lovely little Deli that make their own food and sell various Greek delicacies. Well worth a visit, if only for their home made hummus.

Thank AandM2008
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Went there for lunch and had the vegetarian lunch option and the cake. This is really solid stuff, and for less than ten pounds you could do a lot worse

Thank dragonfire0815
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

As its name indicates (Meli means honey in Greek), they have authentic Greek honey. All my honey are bought from them. They are better quality than those from supermarkets and are with similar price, if it is better. Both the wife and the husband are good cook. I like the Greek pastry with pumpkin or spinach. The vegetable stews are... More 

Thank holiday0202
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

I live in Melbourne, Australia (the third biggest Greek city in the world!) so eat a lot of Greek food. Meli is simply the best... fresh and tasty, delicious well presented food presented with great service and atmosphere, sums it up. The spanakopita and moussaka are to die for and the Greek and Mediterranean salads fantastic. If you can fit... More 

Thank Richard C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Cafe, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51A Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 791906

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