Historical version 5 of Queen's Lane Coffee House
Queen's Lane Coffee House claims to be one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, personally I find this very doubtful although it may have a legitimate claim to be the oldest coffee house in the UK, and very probably is the oldest coffee house in Oxford. The shop is located facing High Street, sandwiched between [Queen's College]? and [St. Edmund's Hall]?. They have recently expanded their premises into the shop next door. As yet, I'm not convinced whether this has effected the claustrophobic charm of the original layout.
The coffee is very nice and reasonably priced - a must for fans of independent coffee shops. The select of food is very nice with the usual baguettes, panini and salads. The breakfast menu is also very good and reasonlably priced. More tempting is the selection of cakes. I always found it a very tempting stop when I lived in the east of Oxford, but a central location it might be a little bit on the distant side to walk just for a coffee.