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Autumn is the best season for café-hopping! With limited edition coffee flavours, comforting hot chocolates and a tempting array of flavourful treats to tuck into, you can get in the mood for cosy season with a trip to one of Oxford’s many delightful autumnal café spots.

There’s plenty of places to choose from, with cool independent vendors that offer a relaxing and laid back environment to chill after a long walk, settle down to read a good book, or crack on with some work if you’re travelling for work or study.

Keep reading to discover our top picks in the city!

The Handlebar

You don’t have to travel far to find great cafes in Oxford! The Handlebar Café is right on our street, so you’re moments away from delicious food and great drinks.

Their menu changes each season, so you know you’re getting fresh ingredients and something a little different each time. Their large brunch menu offers something for every taste, with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options too!

Fancy heading out later on? They also have an evening menu! Filled with more filling food options, and a great selection of cocktails, your perfect evening starts just down the road from us.

Find out more here.

Art Café

Art lovers, we have the place for you. Art Café on Bonn Square supports local artists, with a range of art available to view and purchase within the café. Enjoy a cup of coffee and soak up the inspiring surroundings.

The café pride themselves on being fresh, homemade, and healthy, with all their sandwiches made fresh in the shop. Plus, most of their meat and cheeses come from local suppliers in the Covered Market just down the road!

You’ll also find a large variety of free range, organic, gluten free and vegan products – so everyone can find something tasty to enjoy.

Find out more here.

Society Café 

Another gem on our street! Society Café is a lovely independent specialty coffee shop, so you know you’re in amazing hands if you’re a coffee lover.

If coffee isn’t your thing you can still find things to suit your taste, like their incredible range of loose-leaf tea or bespoke hot chocolates. Perfect for a chilly autumn afternoon!

Find out more here.

The Jericho Cafe

Step into the trendy neighbourhood of Jericho and pay a visit to The Jericho Café. This family-fun business is a well-known spot in Oxford, and for good reason!

Their award-winning brunch has received high praise from locals and media, and is all made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. They find their inspiration from France, Turkey and North Africa, as well as traditional English classics, making it a real fusion of flavour. 

Make sure you stop off for a drink after you’re done exploring Jericho!

Find out more here.


Cafes don’t get much cuter than this! Barefoot has everything you need for the perfect autumnal café trip. Beautiful decor, a cosy atmosphere, and delicious homemade cakes that will leave your mouth watering are all on the checklist.

They have two locations you can visit, with their main café located in Jericho and a smaller venue situated in North Parade. It’s well worth a visit to both locations for a different variety of baked goods, you don’t want to miss out on any of these tempting treats!

Find out more here.

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