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Cafe W


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Reviewed 3 November 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mrs W
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank lBohemianl
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 29 April 2018

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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank MortimerLake
Reviewed 30 March 2018

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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 24 February 2018

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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank DaisySorbet
Reviewed 4 January 2018

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

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Fairly-Careful
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We only had a short amount of time, so it was a bonus to find this cafe, and that it was quiet at lunchtime! toasted sandwiches and coffee were enjoyed, and the cakes looked good too.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank horseymum_11
Reviewed 13 December 2017

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

Date of visit: December 2017
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