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US$3 - US$7
Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 22 October 2020

There was a lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and even an art gallery. Will visit again if we get the chance.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 28 December 2019

Friendly atmosphere. We really enjoyed the coffee and cake, especially the chocolate and courgette cake. They serve a limited but adequate range of other drinks and food. Dogs not allowed inside, but they are outside, where there are a few tables. We walk our dog...on this lovely site, annual permit available for a fee from the office.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

Great cafe, friendly atmosphere easy to park. Hot and cold snacks, tasty coffee, separate children's play room with tables for the parents and grandparents. Perfect place for a casual unhurried snack or lunch

Date of visit: October 2019
Ovalcafe, Manager at The Oval Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2019

Thanks for stopping by Bryan! We always love first-time guests! Say "hi" next time you come in.

Reviewed 16 October 2019

Nice family friendly cafe, friendly staff. Good coffee and good food. Lovely outdoor seating and surrounding area.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 17 August 2019

I took my elderly parents for coffee and cake. As my mum needs a wheel chair the parking was great. Set in a nice open area unfortunately it was not good weather and there were a lot of groups with young children. The noise mad...it hard to have a conversation. The coffee was nice but not the selection of cakes I had read about. Worth trying again great for families.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Ovalcafe, Team Member at The Oval Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2019

Thanks for visiting us, Ann. We're glad you found us. Thanks for letting us know about the noise level. Though we try and provide a corner for kids to play in, it is not a "kid's room" though some may treat it like that. It...More

Reviewed 11 April 2019 via mobile

Gorgeous cafe, perfect for relaxing or, in my case, to work. Will be recommending to friends and family. Brilliant ambiance, decorated beautifully and the coffee was lovely. Playlist tops it off. Great resources, such as good wifi and lots of power sockets! 10/10

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

So I frequent this when I think to because I sometimes walk the dog in the woods at the oval without having paid for the dog permit. Friendly staff. Free wifi. Fee parking. Little kinda crèche bit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

There is such a wonderful atmosphere as soon as you enter the room. The staff are very welcoming and have great customer service, there's a great area for children to play and is a beautiful place to bring friends and family. It also has a...beautiful rustic theme.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Came in with the young ones , really nice for them to ride bikes and play around and nice cafe with good choice of snacks.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Just lovely , nothing else to say a super friendly and always a lovely choice of cakes on offer , great setting for children and families to spend a chilled out afternoon.

Date of visit: August 2018
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The Oval Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5