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Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

What a difference to the rest of the local establishments. This is a great friendly cafe. The drinks are lovely and the staff so nice. Would love to return.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023 via mobile

Lovely place, a complete break from the rest of the high street. All the staff/volunteers are lovely, especially Harriett!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Harriet Spencer, General Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2023

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. ☺️☺️ We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 14 January 2023 via mobile

Always walked passed this cafe and today we decided to pop in for breakfast. Pancakes syrup and bacon with a mocha. Absolutely fantastic. Service is really good and staff really friendly. There are games and books out so you can take your time and entertain...kids if they are with you. Much better than the Costa just down the road. The price is also really good and not being a chain it’s supporting a local church.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Harriet S, General Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2023

Hi Larigos, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. So glad you decided to come in. We're looking forward to serving you again soon. Many thanks!!

Reviewed 27 October 2022

I've come in here for brunch a couple of times with friends when visiting the area. The food is good quality and the portion sizes are great for the price you pay; very good value.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Harriet S, General Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2023

Hi Dave. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. Look forward to serving you again soon. Many thanks. :)

Reviewed 5 September 2022

Gave staff my coffee card with free coffee, they hole Punched the card then seems they forgot and asked me to pay which I had no problem with. They realised they made a mistake then said oh don’t worry. When they slid my coffee on...the table and called me over they where in an off mood staring at me aggressively like I was to be rid of like a thief in a store. I still said nothing but sensed I was being belittled and gave then a stare back and they sarcastically said “thank you” Took this behaviour of theirs to management and he gaslit me saying “what is an aggressive stare anyway, what does that mean”. I explained it was uncomfortable and he still acted confused. either they are working on a commission for coffees which is slave labour or they lack any emotional maturity, both the young 20 year old staff and the manager. Never going back and taking all of level 5 of my building with me.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Harriet S, General Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2022

Hello. We aren’t sure that this is us as some of this information doesn’t match with us. But please do pop in and we’d love to chat some more. (58 High Street, Erdington)

Reviewed 24 August 2021

I decided to pop in to Oikos for a quick drink and had the chai latte. Utterly delicious and piping hot. I could easily become addicted. Service was quick and friendly and the café feels very Covid safe and has a lovely relaxed vibe.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Harriet S, General Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2021

Hi Magda, thanks so much for your lovely review. :) So glad you enjoyed your visit. And the chai latte - we're totally biased, but it is so good isn't it. :D Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 September 2020

I visited Oikos today on the recommendation of a fellow foodie and coffee addict. I loved everything about it. From the warm welcome the staff and owner Ben are passionate about what they do. The menu included panninis toasted sandwiches etc and specials during the...week. We tried several dishes I can highly recommend the toasted mozzerarella sun dried tomato pesto fresh spinach with a salad garnish. The freshly ground coffee was sublime we tried flat white and latte. It has a lovely ambience and it has a community ethos. There is art work by local artists a room for hire for community groups, Everything about is special we are def going back I would recommend this place to anybody.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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harriets917, General Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2020

Anne - what a lovely review to read. Thank you! :D We're so glad your friend recommended us, and that you enjoyed your visit. It's always so encouraging to hear that our love for what we do comes across. The mozzarella & sun-dried tomato sandwich...More

Reviewed 17 August 2020 via mobile

Been here a few times. The staff are so efficient and really helpful. Food has always arrived really fast and is reasonably priced. The Chorizo chicken pesto pizza is to die for! They also offer a range of gluten free cakes. They're also doing an...awesome job of keeping stuff clean during covid. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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harriets917, General Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2020

Thank you so much for your review Ellie! So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. That pizza is soooo good isn't it! (We may be slightly biased!) See you again soon. :D

Reviewed 16 July 2020 via mobile

Have been in this cafe a few times. Its part of a community project but you would be forgiven thinking it was a professional outfit. The decor is the brick and mortar with exposed wiring beloved of the independent ‘we have just opened we havn’t...finished decorating’ look of late noughties, but the truth of the matter they been here a number of years and its obvious why. Good coffee, wonderful cakes and relaxed family friendly atmosphere combine to make possibly the most interesting cafe on the Erdington high street. Recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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harriets917, General Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2020

Muchysock! What a top dollar review -thank you. Love the description of the decor especially. :D We are loving being back open again after lockdown - hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 March 2020

I went out today to find some excellent coffee, as I needed something to pick me up given how difficult it has been working from home all week. As a bonus I order a homemade, fresh toastie with tuna, cheese, onion, gherkins and sweet chilli...sauce. It came served with fresh salad (in a balsamic dressing) and some salty crisps. OUTSTANDING value for money! The coffee I ordered also had the best latte art I've seen in a long time, it had a heart in the middle that was surrounded by a pattern like flames - very impressive. In conclusion - having lived in the area for 8 years now I can safely say there is no better place for coffee and/or a fresh, good value lunch... You'd have to go into the city centre to find competition with 5 miles! Also - I enjoyed that I was sitting on a pew rather than a regular bench, it feels rustic and hip which probably makes it the nicest spot on Erdington high street!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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harriets917, General Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2020

James - what a thoroughly and glowing review. Thank you so much for taking the time to put together such a lovely and descriptive write up. We love it! We are back open and loving serving Erdington again. Do pop in to say hey. :)

Reviewed 13 January 2020

My first visit, it's very pleasant with very clean surroundings. Staff was plentiful. I requested one cup of tea and one cup of hot water. I was not impressed at having to pay the same price for a cup of hot water as a tea.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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harriets917, General Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2020

Hi Sandra, Thank you for leaving us a review. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed. There are many costs involved in providing hospitality, the ingredients are just one. A cup of hot water will have cost price that is not all that...More

Reviewed 11 January 2020 via mobile

Visited here this morning with the partner, both enjoyed the drinks and food. Excellent service despite being busy. Relaxed atmosphere for all ages.

Date of visit: January 2020
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harriets917, General Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2020

Thanks for your lovely review Zac. Hope you're doing well. We're back open again 9am-4pm - pop back and say hey. :D

Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

Visited here recently and was not disappointed. Plenty of options for vegetarians, and the food was really tasty! The staff were all lovely and I have nothing but good things to say about this cafe. Will definitely return!

Date of visit: August 2019
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HarrietS403, Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019

Thank you for such a lovely review. :D So glad you enjoyed your visit. Do come and visit us soon. :)

Reviewed 14 April 2019

Located on the end of the high street this cafe offers very friendly service and reasonable prices. The selectin of food is not that wide but everything that is offered is fresh and very tasty. Love the little touches like putting a little short bread...biscuit on the side of your coffee. There are a variety of table sizes to accommodate and very family friendly. It is open Mon - Sat and many of the staff are on an exchange programme from the USA.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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HarrietS403, Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2019

Thank you so much Eva for taking the time to review the café. So glad you're enjoying the café, and especially the little things that can make such a difference to the experience! Hope to see you soon. :)

Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

Friendly staff good food exceptional service and a welcoming atmosphere what more would anyone want.

Date of visit: April 2019
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HarrietS403, Manager at OIKOS Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2019

Hi Steve, Thanks for your lovely review of the café. So glad you're enjoying spending time here. Hope to see you over Easter! :)

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4