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Vaults & Garden Cafe

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Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
+44 1865 279112
08:00 - 18:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a location this cafe is set in, nestled into the cathedral looking out onto the historic Bodleian Library. Food isn't fresh, thats the only downer, but coffee and the setting is ideal.

Thank Zoe B
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Same British fare done well. Cooked food a bit slow to come. Good coffee. Long tables don't seem to encourage people to mingle and chat - everyone looking at their phones.

Thank VL2017Apr
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a gluten-free diner, two vegetarians, a 4-year old, and two of us were carnivores. The restaurant made us all happy with delicious food. It couldn't have been better.

Thank rdwarriorcal
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great location amidst the colleges and libraries and churches - Very good coffees and honestly the best Full English I've had here (the beans are homecooked large beans, not canned small beans, so if you prefer the can, you'll disagree with me). Charming, very, very reasonably priced, and delicious. I'll stop here every visit!

Thank j0ahnak
Bicester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is absolutely fabulous, we waited for about 15 minutes to get in at lunchtime but as it is in such a lovely position, standing in the sunshine looking at the rooftops of old Oxford there was no problem. The menu on offer was very interesting, all tasty dishes at such a reasonable price for a good plate of... More 

Thank bethwatt
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being so closevto the Bodleian Library is a good place have a delicious Scone (loved the one with fruit) and a Capuccino. Inside the vaulted ceiling, outside the Radcliff Square so either place you will surely enjoy the view!

Thank Elsa H
Allison Park
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90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had breakfasts of tea, scones, jam and clotted cream there, but they were very good and the lunch menu was inviting.

Thank Schoffpa
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for a cuppa and piece of cake. Visit here when we make a pilgrimage to Oxford. They serve breakfast and hot, hearty lunch meals also but we have never eaten here...yet!

Thank KLC_8
Orlando, FL
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237 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you opt to sit inside or out amongst the garden (in the shadow of the Radcliffe Camera), you are in for spectacular views. The trays alone are gorgeous. The menu is rather hearty - we enjoyed salmon & eggs with coffee and a pot of tea. Gluten free options available. Being in the heart of Oxford, this spot is... More 

Thank Sharpeipup
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would eat here again, very popular so might be best to avoid peak times. Had a lovely broccoli soup and a lovely fruit scone with jam and cream yum!

Thank Jae2jules

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cafe, British, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Radcliffe Square | High Street, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 279112

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?