image for Cafe item typeBodleian Café


Sit in the majestic atrium of the Weston Library at Oxford University and you are surrounded by over 12 million books, lining the endless shelves of one of the world’s oldest libraries.

You might soak up some of the vast reservoir of knowledge, or at least ponder the meaning of life, the universe and everything as you enjoy your coffee and cake.

The café is located close to the exhibition galleries of the Bodleian Libraries and a stone’s throw from the Old Library’s historic buildings and quadrangle. It’s a truly inspiring place.

The café offers a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, hot dishes, cakes and pastries and - of course - our award winning coffee.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 16:30
Sat: 9:00 – 16:30
Sun: 11:00 – 16:30
Bank holidays: 10:00 – 16:30


Juan Chamorro

01865 277247


Weston Library,
Broad Street,




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Map reference: SP 515064  Lat: 51.75397 Long: -1.25491


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed