The Handle Bar Cafe & Kitchen

The Handle Bar Oxford

Shame on me and all parts of me for not discovering this sooner. Apparently it’s been there for five years and I only wandered down their street late yesterday afternoon and heard the happiness bounding out of the first floor windows.

It serves great coffee, food and booze – really – and they’d no doubt feature in the
What to do if you have only 24hrs (or 2hrs) in the Oxford edition of Wallpaper Guide.

It’s bright and light and warehousey, filled with chatter and old bikes hanging from the ceiling and some very friendly (but not in a creepy way) staff.

Imagine a little Berlin in your own backyard. Nice!

Upstairs at the Bike Zone
28-32 St Michael’s Street

(image sourced at google images)