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”
Customer service: ★★★★
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