The site of the first coffee house in England (according to Samuel Pepys’ Diary, 1650): The Grand Café has now become an Oxford institution. During the day serving lunch, cream teas and high teas all perfectly at home in the opulence of the marble-pillared, historic gold-leafed building.

In the evening, this stunning historic café is available for Private Hire [min. 20 persons]

The Grand Café is very easy to find – on ‘The High’ right in the heart of Oxford,  just moments away from the iconic Bodleian Library and Magdalen College and stands on the site of the oldest coffee house in England – read more about The Grand Café’s history click here

We are open 7 days a week and though we are unable to reserve tables, we always strive to seat our customers within a few minutes except at busy times.

No Illusions


Just Sheer Grandeur


Enjoy a little opulent serenity

Come inside and try one of our legendary Cream Teas

or perhaps sample one of our exceptional cups of coffee.

What ever you do, don’t leave Oxford without visiting The Grand Café

Private Hire


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