Coffee: The Grand Cafe, High Street – Oxford

As the absolute coffee lovers we are, we couldn’t help but notice that The Grand Cafe was mentioned on the city sightseeing tour bus as we went around. Why was this mentioned you ask? Well, The Grand Cafe stands on the site of the oldest coffee house in England, according to Samuel Pepys’ diary in 1650.

The Grand Cafe can be found along ‘The High’ surrounded by some of the many iconic buildings in Oxford, which makes it the perfect coffee spot for tourists and shoppers.

Fraise Tarte – A sweet sponge base with a touch of almond creme, mousseline and filled with fresh strawberries – £6.50

After visiting some of the typical touristy stuff, we thought we’d grab a little pick me up of coffee and cake before catching our train at 7.29. We had plenty of time, so we took our time to admire the building and it’s history.

You can tell that this cafe strives on their service, as our waitress took our order very quickly and was very patient with my indecisive self.

Latte – £3.25 / Cappuccino – £2.75

We really love the little details, from the typography on the mugs to the fact on the plates. There is this cute tea pot that is attached with rope hanging from the wall, to the door, so when one opens the door, the tea pot raises up towards the ceiling and drops lower when the door closes.

We’d love to come back again one day and have afternoon tea, as we all know we do love our afternoon teas and we couldn’t miss our on having it in this historic building.

“What ever you do, don’t leave Oxford without visiting The Grand Cafe”

Food: ★★★★

Coffee: ★★★★

Customer service: ★★★★

Atmosphere: ★★★★


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  1. abbeylouisarose
    October 16, 2016 / 9:58 am

    Can you believe that I've lived in Oxford for 3 years and I've never been into the Grand Cafe? 😱 A friend and I have decided to go there for afternoon tea when he next visits me though, so I shall soon experience it! That Fraise Tarte looks too good to miss! ❤️Abbey 👑 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      October 16, 2016 / 7:14 pm

      What!? How have you not? But I guess it's easy to miss things when you live there – there's so many places I have yet to visit in London and I've lived here my whole life! We plan on coming back for the museums and for afternoon tea too! Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  2. kayleigh Zara
    October 16, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    This looks amazing! Oxford is literally a small bus ride away from me so I might go there soon as that coffee looks amazing X

    • Food & Baker
      October 16, 2016 / 7:15 pm

      Lucky! Oxford is so cute, we're hoping to come back sometime soon and fulfil your recommendations too, as we missed out on the museums.Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  3. Francesca Nelson
    October 18, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Awwh this place sounds so lovely!! I love little cafes and places to eat as you can tell haha! I also love strawberry tarts and these ones looks amazing!

    • Food & Baker
      October 19, 2016 / 10:39 am

      Little cafes are just the best to spend you time in, especially this one with it's history!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

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