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Whenever I'm in Oxford I always stop by here for a cuppa. Staff friendly and perfect place to enjoy tea and books. But I went there last week to discover that the cakes have been substantially reduced in size (by50% ?) but it is still...More
In certain areas of Oxford there are loads of coffee shops and then all of a sudden you can't find any! Cafe W overlooks a lovely square and seems to be near where a lot of the tourist trips start from. It's nothing special though...More
I love cafés in bookshops, they have such a nice, pleasant and cozy milieu. However you're lucky if you can find a table to sit down here. If you can, you're one of the lucky ones as it full of students all the time who...More
Well located on the second floor of Waterstones book shop, this place has great views if you can sit close to the windows. A lot of people use the tables for study, or look through books from the shop. I had a very good flat...More
The perfect retreat for any stranded soul left to wander when their spouse is out shopping - great snacks and good quality coffee (which is a bonus) ... can get a bit crowded and a fight with the laptop brigade - yet, not a bad...More
Located at what some people may consider to be the symbolic heart of the city – the intersection of Broad Street and the Cornmarket – Waterstones occupies a central position in Oxford. Principally a large, interesting and well-stocked bookstore in a listed building, there’s also...More
Not a pleasant experience - limited food choice, dirty tables, only 2 chairs free as the majority was taken up with students using the Free Wifi - One wonders how Waterstones can continue to function as a library with free wifi? rather than a cafe??...More
I was thrilled to see a cafe in a bookshop: exactly what I like. The experience was most disappointing.
I approached the counter and ordered a tea. I asked about food as I could not see a menu and was told ‘the sandwiches are over...More
What appeared to be a simply café in a library turned out to be my favourite place to spend my afternoon studying in Oxford.
Situated in the heart of the city center, on the second floor of Waterstone Bookstore, not only does this lovely café...More