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Excelsior cafe
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Came out for breakfast after staying in a local hostel for the night, first place we stumbled upon. Why we didnt walk out when we walked in I'll never know!! It was dirty...everywhere from the floor to the waiters waistcoat(which was also falling appart). The decor has never been updated...which isn't necessarily a bad thing but it needs to be maintained. We only ordered a couple of English breakfasts so not exactly fine cuisine but the entire dish was questionable especially the bacon which tasted like it was steamed!
There are some quirky features such as the espresso machine and till but the customers who came in when we were there made it seem like a scene from the league of gentlemen!

Give it a miss unless you enjoy the bizzare

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Thank Mcshef
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Best greek coffee in oxford.. the only greek coffee in oxford!!

Thank matsy c
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

Food was ok, little pricey,. The waiter in his red jacket attentive and the till amazing... weird clientelle though.

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Thank womblefur
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

If this review were just for the coffee - it would be off the scale with stars! The Excelsior has been run by a Greek Cypriot for about 50 years and is an old fashioned greasy spoon cafe. the Excelsior is well known in the Cowley Road for being a bolt hole for academics and Those with mental health issues.

If you want the anodyne security of the chain coffee stops - this cafe is not your bag. Probably the most eclectic clientele on the planet - and definately the best coffee.

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Thank FlowerOxford
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Love this place its a little piece of local history.
The coffee is the best in Oxford. Food is always freshly prepared and customers always interesting

Thank pancho1967
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