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220 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UQ, England
+44 1865 201212
17:00 - 01:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there with a friend and we had several cocktails and a shisha. During happy hour you can get professionally made cocktails for only £4. We also had a massive shisha for £8. There is seating inside and outside and the atmosphere is relaxed with music in the background and couches. If you are around you should definitely go... More 

Thank jnadiah
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Baba is always cheap, even if you miss happy hour. However, the music is way too loud - so it's not ideal if you want to talk (as you will be yelling). Staff are friendly, and the place looks nice - it also has a garden.

Thank Gry b
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I really enjoy every time I'm going to Cafe Baba! They do a large menu of cocktails, awesome taste and better price. One of the few places in Oxford that you can have the best quality drinks for less money than other places, and trust me I know what I'm talking about, I don't miss a weekend out :) Cafe... More 

Thank Calyma M
Logrono, Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I love going to cafe Baba, the cocktails taste great and are good priced (£4). There is a very friendly atmosphere and the service is spot on. They also play nice Mediterranean-Latin music on the speakers :)

Thank alejandrocuencam
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I went to Cafe Baba as I was staying near Cowley Road for a couple of days and it was recommended by my host. When I arrived there were no other customers. This became all the more surprising when you consider than you can get 4 delicious tapas courses and pita bread for £5. Also there were 2 for 1... More 

Thank Joshua O
Thame, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We popped in for a quick drink, attracted by the strange wooden door, on entering it was like a souk, very cool, lightly lit and very atmospheric. The bar tenders were knowledgeable, polite and good at their trade. Wish we had more time there, the front of house very extremely charming and deserves to do well.

Thank Reg H
London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Good value tasty drinks, that actually taste like cocktails! Kasbah influenced place. Could do with some feng shui, as toilets could do with being relocated and some of the seats face walls/ mirrors that we all said we didn't like. Great place to spend first few hours of your evening. Have a small garden out back for the smokers /... More 

Thank TravellingChooser
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place, great service from friendly Italian barman, made even better by the price, £6 for two cocktails! Would recommend it to any traveller visiting the Cowley road.

Thank Etak1981
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This place is absolutely amazing! The staff are brilliant, the cocktails are some of the best that I have seen. The music and the atmosphere is so chilled and makes you feel really upbeat! If your a Shisha person then I recommend the Mint and Lemon, its great! I can definitely say that I am a new customer for life!!!... More 

Thank Wesley3154
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Great place; the bar staff are always welcoming, the drinks are good and last time we went people started dancing to the salsa music - it was a great atmosphere! We go here for most of my friends' birthdays

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 201212

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