Harden's survey result
“A great Oxford institution” set in the “fifteenth-century vaults of the university church” – this ethical and organic café makes an “excellent stop-off point during a busy day in Oxford” – whether you’re shopping or studying texts next door in the Bodleian Library. “Superb coffee, decent food and a very civilised atmosphere, despite sometimes being crowded”.
“A great location in central Oxford” is a unique selling point of this quirky café – part of the University church on the High, with a medieval vaulted interior, and gorgeous outside seating in the churchyard. “The choice of fare is limited” (breakfasts; plus simple dishes such as curry, tagine, and soup) but adequately nourishes its clientele of students, clerics and tourists.
In the University’s Old Congregation House, this “beautiful medieval room, brimming with students, churchy types and visitors”, offers a “uniquely Oxford experience”. A “very informal self-service” set-up, it revolves around “ample well-cooked dishesb using seasonal and organic ingredients”.
A “cheap ’n’ cheerful place milling with tourists and students”, and set in the chapter house of a 14th-century church with a garden; it’s “self-service only” and there’s a “modest choice, but you will find plenty to appeal” – just “get there early to grab a seat!”
University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Radcliffe Sq, Oxford, OX1 4AH
|Monday||8 am‑5:30 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am‑5:30 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am‑5:30 pm|
|Thursday||8 am‑5:30 pm|
|Friday||8 am‑5:30 pm|
|Saturday||8 am‑5:30 pm|
|Sunday||8 am‑5:30 pm|