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Oxford is a city known for its rich history and prestigious academic environment, but the city has much more for you to experience than that! You can enjoy a day out in Oxford city centre walking among the historic and beautiful buildings while absorbing some culture. To do that, you should have the best breakfast in Oxford to start your day, here are six suggestions from us:


sourdough and eggs

Opera Cafe

With its flavourful food and first-rate ambience, Opera Cafe is an Oxford gem. With a cosy locale radiating happiness, freshly made bread and an exciting breakfast menu, your day in Oxford city centre has a perfect start already. Choose from a selection of delicious toasties on home-baked sourdough, eggs done your way, pastries or choose one of the Mediterranean inspired foods offered at Opera Cafe. We recommend a Moroccan Egg Wrap and some mint tea for a refreshing start to your day.


The Handle Bar

Want to relax in a cosy and stylish atmosphere to start your day? The Handle Bar is the perfect Oxford city centre location for you. It is tucked away above a bicycle shop by the Ashmolean Museum, providing tranquillity. With options for vegetarian and vegan breakfasts, as well as gluten free options, we’re sure you will enjoy your breakfast here. Why not sit down and get the Fava Toast Black Eyed Beans, or a Coconut Pancake Stack to start your day?


pancake breakfast

Happy Friday Kitchen

For all your plant based breakfast needs, Happy Friday Kitchen provides delicious vegan and vegetarian breakfast options. Located by Oxford city centre you can sit down in the relaxed cafe and enjoy the California inspired atmosphere. You should get a tasty Breakfast Burrito or some deliciously Fluffy American Pancakes with your friends to get a great start to your day.


Za’atar Bake

Located right by Oxford city centre, Za’atar Bake is a restaurant serving delicious Middle Eastern food. Described by many as a must when visiting Oxford, it is busy but well worth the visit to have a taste from their all day breakfast menu. What about Shakshuka, or maybe some eggs and courgette to start your day off right?


Vaults & Garden

With its vaulted ceiling Vaults & Garden is a unique Oxford location that you need to try for breakfast. Located near the universities in Oxford city centre it is a favourite among academics and visitors alike. You can choose to sit inside under the vaulted ceiling, or outside in the garden. Their Oxford Cheese Rarebit is fabled, and vegetarian and vegan breakfast options are of course also available at this unique spot.


vanbrugh breakfast hamper

Vanbrugh House Hotel

What better way to start your perfect day in Oxford city centre, than with a relaxed and energising breakfast in a boutique hotel? Join us at Vanbrugh House Hotel, where you can get a delicious breakfast hamper delivered right to your luxurious room. Just tell us the day before and you can get your selection of continental items delivered right at your doorstep to enjoy at your convenience.


There you have it, six delicious options for the best breakfast in Oxford. Lots of cosy spots around the city, and many vegetarian and vegan breakfast options. Everyone is sure to be able to enjoy their time in Oxford with our suggestions.
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