Oxfordshire Indies Opening Indoors from 17th May
For the first time since Christmas, we will be allowed to meet in doors on Monday, and with this weather, it couldn’t come soon enough! We’re so looking forward to having a drink inside a pub, watching a film and heading back to some of our favourite indie cafes and restaurants.
If you too are dreaming of brunch in the warm and dry, or even heading to a hot yoga class, here’s our Independent Oxford inspiration for making the most of UK restrictions easing on Monday 17th May. >>
Part record store, part craft beer bottle shop. They carry a wide range of punk, emo, math rock, instrumental and alternative records alongside hundreds of lovely beers and soft drinks, all available to drink in or take away.
Enjoy a beer inside from Tuesday 18th May.
Coffeesmith’s little shop is in a beautiful 12th century building, slightly off the beaten track in the heart of Oxford, a perfect spot for coffee, cakes and pastries.
Enjoy a coffee in their Golden Cross cafe from Monday 17th May.
Colombia Coffee Roasters is a speciality, single-origin coffee roasters born and based in Oxford (UK).
Grab a coffee at their Summertown or Covered Market cafes.
Every Body Studio is a small, supportive, non judgmental space for movement classes in St Clements, Oxford. They specialise in Yoga, Pilates and Barre.
Studio classes start on Monday 17th May.
Conceived in 2012, Jericho Coffee Traders has evolved from the back of a Vespa tricycle into a roastery and a speciality espresso bar in the heart of Oxford.
Visit their High Street espresso bar, or Osney Mead roastery.
Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK’s most exciting and influential contemporary art organisations, renowned for a bold and progressive artistic programme that promotes diverse and unconventional viewpoints from around the world.
The gallery, shop & cafe open on 21st May.
Paul has hosted over 3,300 guests since converting his charming childhood home into a guest house in 2009. He delivers a warm, personalised service, modern business amenities and the highest housekeeping standards – all in a Carbon-Positive environment where comfort is key.
Sandy’s Piano & Wine Bar
Sandy’s Piano & Wine Bar focus on quality wines and cocktails, along with live music every night.
Open from Tuesday 18th May. Book online.
Society Café are an independent speciality coffee shop in the heart of Oxford city centre. Their focus is on making great coffee sourced directly from the best coffee producing farms in the world and roasted by the best roasters in the world.
Visit their St Michael’s Street cafe.
Inspired by their time in New Zealand, owners and chefs, Phoebe and Tom created The Edge Eatery to share their love of cooking and foodie ideas with their community.
Reopening on Monday 17th May. Call 07983930662 to book your table.
Restaurant, bar and gallery, The Jam Factory has become a safe haven for the food lovers and art enthusiasts of Oxford. Located just a stone’s throw from Oxford train station, bus station, city centre shops, The Saïd Business School and Oxford’s dreaming spires.
Reopening on Wednesday 19th May. Book a table on 01865 244 613.
Whether it’s excellent coffee you want, a full English breakfast, a light healthy lunch, tea and a (large!) slice of home-made cake, or a full evening meal after a film at the independent cinema across the street- they’ve got it covered.
Open for indoor and outdoor dining from Monday 17th May.
The Market Cellar Door is a tiny ‘Hybrid’ wine shop and wine bar in Oxford’s Covered Market. They sell over 200 wines from around the world, including organic, low intervention and English wines, alongside the classics.
Enjoy a drink in The Covered Market!
The Missing Bean was founded by Ori and Vicky in 2009 to establish a speciality coffee scene in the heart of Oxford.
Check out their Turl Street cafe, Magdalen Road roastery, and soon to open Abingdon and Banbury cafes.
The Ultimate Picture Palace is Oxford’s oldest and only independent cinema. The cinema is run by a small team of film fanatics who pick the programme, screening only the best mainstream, indie, foreign-language, and documentary films, alongside a regular season of classics.
Waste2Taste offer a bespoke catering service with a vision towards a vibrant, healthy and sustainable food culture, committed to packaging and food waste cuts.
The Cafe at Ark T is open from Tuesday 18th May.
Often rated #1 for coffee and tea in Oxford by TripAdvisor, 70,000 customers each year visit the Yellow Submarine cafés because of the quality of the coffee & food.
Visit their cafes on Park End Street, or in Windrush Leisure Centre, Witney.