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Throwing Buns

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small cafe in a lovely position in the centre of town. Toasties were lovely, good hot chocolate, friendly and attentive staff. Much better atmosphere than Costa or Starbucks.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Guaranteed a friendly welcome and if the sun is shining, there's no better place to sit and watch the world go by whilst having a cup of tea.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 25 October 2021

When travelling down the A34 I detoured into Abingdon for a coffee and cake stop. I found 'Throwing Buns' and got a Latte and Banana Cake to go and it was fabulous coffee and nice cake. They had plenty of tray bake cakes to choose...from and the interior decor was great, a shame I was taking mine 'To Go'. Staff were friendly and prices reasonable. There's outside seating as well which would be great on a nice day to sit and sip coffee, nibble cake and watch the world go by. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 13 March 2021

Great service and coffee from the team, every time at Throwing Buns!! I go there at least twice a year for my Latte fix. Thoroughly recommended 👍

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 11 February 2021

I went to throwing buns for the first time last week and have been going back every day since. service is amazing, staff are super friendly and welcoming and the bubble tea is super tasty. 10/10 would recommend to all family and friends. would give...more stars if i could!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 22 January 2021 via mobile

Very lovely afternoon tea for two. Large selection of sandwiches and cakes which all tasted fab. Will be recommending to family and friends.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 9 December 2020

Had a lovely panini and iced coffee here. Excellent service by a lovely waitress named Lisa. Will return

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 23 November 2020 via mobile

Really nice local cafe, great coffee and hot chocolate. Always happy to support local small businesses.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

We have recently moved to Abingdon and wanted to find a local coffee shops (that wasn’t a large chain), we found this little gem on Sunday morning. The coffee is delicious! Dog friendly and breakfast was lovely. Staff are very friendly and cannot wait to...return!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020

Beautiful outside seating, nice simple menu, delicious huge milkshake and lovely freshly cooked panini. Service was quick and easy and well organised. Mmm Thankyou!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Throwing Buns

Yes, Throwing Buns offers takeaway services.

Yes, Throwing Buns is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Throwing Buns is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5