6 reviews of Tick Tock Cafe in English
The Tick Tock is a lovely place if you want to have a relaxed breakfast and a coffee with friends. There isn't much seating, but the atmosphere is warm and inviting.
The food is all freshly cooked and of good quality. I can especially vouch for their full-English breakfasts. Plus the service is friendly.
It isn't cheap, but compared to prices elsewhere in Oxford, it is very reasonable. I would recommend this cafe.
Perfectly nice café on Cowley Road, with a lovely little theme of lots of clocks. Not a huge amount of space in the café, which is a bit of a shame - everything is pretty public.
The food is reasonable but not great value - for this price I would expect better food. It's above greasy spoon price but not quality.
I agree with other reviewers that this is probably one of the most reasonably priced places in Oxford, which says a lot about this city, rather than the overall standards of catering or hospitality. I had scrambled egg on toast and it was basically just a small pile of scramble (with little or no seasoning) resting on a small puddle of tepid water, so I had to ask for another plate just to avoid the toasts getting soggy too. The butter was too cold which made it difficult to spread and in my opinion the toasts should arrive buttered and the scramble on top rather than deconstructed, but it's difficult to complain too much for under £3. Coffee was decent if a little watery with a cup filled to the brim, so that the waitress spilt quite a lot of it in the saucer, with no apologies or the offer of a serviette or of another saucer. An overwhelmingly underwhelming experience that you would for the most part only get in a caf in the British isles, rather than anywhere else in the rest of Europe.
The Tick Tock Café is probably the cheapest place in Oxford to get a filling breakfast and a cup of coffee, and it isn’t half bad. There are several substantial meal options for under £3 (they do a very fine fried egg baguette), and the coffee is surprisingly good. The walls are indeed covered in clocks displaying the time in different countries, although disappointingly the clocks don’t particularly relate to the countries they represent (a trick missed there, I feel). Last time I went the service was a bit slow, but the staff were very apologetic and the food, when it arrived, was fine.
this is our new saturday morning local, great food, the staff are very friendly, and it is very comfortable. we have had both their ciabattas, and their olympia breakfast, and both were great. i highly recommend this place. always a pleasure.
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