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PRICE RANGE
£2 - £30
CUISINES
Lebanese, Moroccan, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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0.4 miles from Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Sponsored by: The Olive Branch Cafe & Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Highly recommended!
1. Highly recommended!
"Fantastic food and excellent service"
RJ-9161
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2. Friendly classy little place
2. Friendly classy little place
"so lovely we nearly ended up staying all day! "
davechapman
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3. Amazing staff and amazing food
3. Amazing staff and amazing food
"The lovely Italian man who runs this place is an absolute gem"
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Reviewed yesterday

Delicious food especially the shakshuka and the Rayans breakfast. A great place for breakfast right outside Oxford station.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 December 2022

I ordered a chicken salad plate. The meat was so tender and delicious. The service was wonderful and I would highly recommend going here.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really good food - I had the Shakshuka and it’s pretty big for the price! The staff are lovely and service was quick! Nice, calm and comfortable environment.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent food, we were given complimentary hummous which was the best I've had and we had the tagines. Delicious and authentic! We called from the station and asked if they'd accommodate us with our luggage and they were happy to oblige. Service was friendly and...we will definitely return.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The cafe was relaxing and pleasing to the eye! The staff were welcoming and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious! Will be coming back for more!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely breakfast. Mrs H enjoyed her veggie breakfast. But the Shakshuka. Incredible. Beautifully put together and seriously tasty. Thanks.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I popped in for dinner after a long shift at work. Last time I had a chicken tagine was when I went backpacking in Marrocco a few years back. These guys did a great job 👌 the service was friendly. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service .it was one of the best dining experience.very good portions and affordable prices . I would highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast was fantastic. Service was great and the restaurant itself is just a nice place to be. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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TheOlive BranchCafe, Owner at The Olive Branch Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the positive feedback!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely relaxed dinner at this restaurant. Food was really impressive and the service friendly, not at all stuffy just perfect in my opinions. The restaurant has a light and airy atmosphere. All three courses that we ate were equally tasty(especially the Meat...ball tagline )and we enjoyed their very tasty coffees and baklava. Highly recommend if you are in Oxford.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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TheOlive BranchCafe, Owner at The Olive Branch Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to submit us such a lovely review. we shall pass your feedback to our chef :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chilled cafe with good brunch options at a reasonable price. We enjoyed Avo, Salmon & Eggs plus Shakshuka with Feta. All very good.

Date of visit: April 2024
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TheOlive BranchCafe, Owner at The Olive Branch Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Rick for your feedback. Shakshuka is indeed one of our best sellers. We hope you'll come back soon for more ;)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for my birthday weekend, in the hotel above the Cafe! the breakfast and dinner was delicious, the coffee too.. The staff were very helpful and friendly.. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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TheOlive BranchCafe, Owner at The Olive Branch Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Teddy, Happy belated birthday and thanks very much for your feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite cafés! I live a 30 min drive away and travel into Oxford especially to come here. I often bring my laptop and do a number of hours of work. The atmosphere is really calm and positive - fantastic bossa...nova covers of all the classic songs! My go-to for breakfast is the feta shakshuka. Hands-down one of the best things I've ever eaten - there's a reason I keep ordering the same :D It's right by the train station as well, so fab if you're killing time before travel. I can't recommend this café enough! Really wonderful staff :)More

Date of visit: March 2024
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TheOlive BranchCafe, Owner at The Olive Branch Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ela, You're a star! Thank you ever so much for your positive feedback. It means a lot to us, especially as we take a lot of pride in our service and work. Have a great day!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Portions that will fill you up with tasty food. I would recommend to anyone looking for a nice family dinner out in Oxford.

Date of visit: March 2024
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TheOlive BranchCafe, Owner at The Olive Branch Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recomendations ! It means the world to us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great coffee. And a fantastic lunch - we had the vegetarian platter - great value and delicious. Highly recommended; we will come back!

Date of visit: March 2024
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TheOlive BranchCafe, Owner at The Olive Branch Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendations. It means a lot to us, as a small independent business.

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The Olive Branch Café & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5