Welcome to the Ox In A Box Food Awards 2022 and here is our Best Cafe category listed in alphabetical order. Support them by voting for your favourite!

The awards will be held in Spring 2022, sponsored by Goldstar Recruitment and Thomas Franks, and attended by Raymond Blanc. The top three nominations from each category will be invited to the glittering ceremony where the winners will be announced.

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  1. Colombia Coffee Roasters, Summertown – a real community hub, this corner coffee shop is always packed and during the pandemic began selling everything from fruit and veg to Christmas trees. But mostly its customers flock for its 100% arabica coffee from the family farm in, yup you’ve guessed it, Colombia. VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h
Columbia Coffee

2) Edge Eatery, Witney – What started as a pop-up became so successful that Tom Pickett and Phoebe Hall opened their own cafe for their street food style food and delicious cocktails in 2020. And with friend and general manager Will Morris now on board, Witney has welcomed them with open arms. VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h

The Edge Eatery

3) Farm and Table, Wykham Park – an impressive and innovative conversion of one of the barns at Wykham Park Farm, and a wonderfully welcoming and delicious offering from Pawel Walkiewicz means that this rural cafe definitely deserves a place in our nominations. VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h

The Farm and Table interior

4) Flo’s, East Oxford – Community based and welcoming people from all walks of life, from mothers and babies to refugees, the elderly and families, the cafe here aims to offer affordable, welcoming, healthy and globally reflective food and beverages. VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h

The outdoor space at Flo’s in East Oxford

5) Green Routes, East Oxford – Vegan and veggie heaven arrived on Magdalen Road with its East London influenced fast food and was an instant success with fans flocking from far and wide for their sloppy joes, brunches and fine coffee. An important addition to Oxford’s burgeoning plant-based scene. VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h

Pancakes at Green Routes Cafe

6) Handlebar Cafe and Kitchen, Oxford – Funky, light, fun, with great, vibey food that caters for everyone, this former bicycle shop serves breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners with ingredients carefully sourced from independent suppliers around Oxford. Always a treat. VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h


7) Jericho Cafe, Jericho – everyone’s favourite neighbourhood cafe, from pop-ups to donuts, lunch, brunch and tea, the indoor and new outdoor space is always busy with a faithful crowd. VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h

The Jericho Cafe

8) Milkshed, Weston On The Green – who doesn’t love Lucie Ellis’ gorgeous cafe and its Cornish style food? You can’t book and it’s understandably always popular. From chowder to pancakes, giant sandwiches to ice cream and the occasional pop-up supper, still at the top of its game. VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h

The new Milkshed picnic

9) Stansfield and Hoole, Bicester – Nestled in the Market Square, the perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy a range of barista coffee, tea, cold drinks, breakfast, lunch, delicious cake and cream teas this is a real labour of love from owners Tim and David who took their coffee van around the neighbouring villages during lockdown. And with new plans in the pipeline in 2021 watch this space! VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h

Stansfield & Hoole

10) Wandering Kitchen, Berinsfield – Enjoyed by wild swimmers, sailors, water skiiers, locals, sailors and inflatable fans, this waterside cafe is all things to all people and enormously dedicated. The pandemic has been tough but they have adapted and come put stronger VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h/

The Wandering Kitchen

11) Waste2Taste, Cowley – this community café at the Ark T Centre in Cowley is run by the wonderfully cheerful, energetic, inspired and hard-working duo Sandra Ruge and Marie Lehri who provide affordable, ethical, healthy and sustainable food, while also committing to reducing food waste. Oh and their cooking is top notch! VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h

Sandra and Marie run Waste2Taste at the Ark-T Centre in Cowley

12) Waterfront Cafe, Benson – come rain or shine, this waterside cafe is always ready to keep you fed dan watered. Positively thriving in lockdown, it’s adaptable indoor/outdoor space came in very handy. Fun, friendly and family orientated. VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h

The Waterfront cafe in Benson

13) Worton Kitchen Garden Cafe, Cassington – This charming, eccentric, seasonal and home-produce based Farm Shop and Cafe are open all year round on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Often combined with talks, concerts, tastings the menu here changes every week so it’s always a surprise. VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h


14) Yellow Submarine – Oxford and Witney – Run by the award-winning Oxfordshire charity that believes people with learning disabilities and autism deserve to live life to the full. These thriving cafes run in-house traineeship programs to provide employment and independence for their trainees. Not that you need an excuse to pop in for their delicious sandwiches, cakes, biscuit and coffee, but it helps! VOTE HERE:https://surveyhero.com/c/tycfau4h

Essi Pentti, Charlotte Renard and Sophie Williamson at Yellow Submarine in Park End Street, Oxford

To find out more about the food awards, sponsored by Goldstar Recruitment and Thomas Franks, click here : https://www.oxinabox.co.uk/the-ox-in-a-box-food-awards-returns-with-raymond-blanc-to-recognise-oxfordshires-incredible-hospitality-industry-get-voting/ and keep voting every day for all 12 categories!

You can vote once in each category!