Oxford Cafés – Our Four Faves

March 3, 2017 - 3 minutes read

The café scene in Oxford is always buzzing during the summer – particularly for students. With such a diverse range of food and beverages appealing to almost all tastes and dietary needs, it’s no wonder that Oxford’s cafés are so impressive! Whether you’re meeting friends for brunch or want a quiet environment to study, we’ve chosen four of our Summer School favourites that we think you will love!

Organic Deli Café

Organic Deli CafeThis café is perfect for our vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and healthy food lovers! Making a positive contribution to Oxfordshire’s healthy and locally sourced food scene, the Organic Deli café has an amazing selection of artisan foods, from hot delicious breakfasts to yummy chocolate vegan brownies! With a cosy atmosphere to sit back and relax, a quiet environment to help you focus on your academic work and friendly staff to serve you, this is cute little place that will not disappoint.


Turl Street Kitchen

Turl Street KitchenAnother fantastic café that is popular amongst students is the Turl Street Kitchen. A social enterprise supporting student charity Student Hubs, it is situated at the heart of the city and adored for its British food. Mealtime menu choices change seasonally ensuring varied, fresh delicious food all year round! With a relaxed atmosphere, comfy sofas and Wi-Fi, this was a popular location for last year’s Summer School tutorials, and promises to be a firm favourite this year too.


Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant and CaféAshmolean Restaurant and Cafe

If you fancy a break from the Egyptian mummies or the European art collection, take a detour to the Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant that serves delicious European dishes and afternoon tea like no other!  The rooftop area is perfect to experience the British summer in style, with deck chairs and stunning views of the city. And, if you can’t get enough of history, take a look at our history course.

Vaults and Garden

Vaults and GardenOxford is known internationally for its history and architecture – and this café is one of the city’s hidden gems. Once the University’s Old Congregation House in 1320, it’s still retained its beautiful historic architecture and arch windows. Coupled with the delicious seasonal and organic menu that this café has to offer, it was also voted the most sustainable café in Oxfordshire – making it a eco-friendly (and tummy-friendly) spot!



For a chance to visit these wonderful cafés in Oxford this summer, apply now for OISS 2017!

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