The Handle Bar Cafe & Kitchen


Amidst the hustle and bustle of Oxford’s City Centre, tucked away above a bicycle shop, incredible food, coffee and a rare slice of tranquility can be found in The Handle Bar Cafe and Kitchen. 

Enjoy breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners that have been made with love, with ingredients carefully sourced from independent suppliers while you sit in the bright, airy, relaxed space overlooking St Michael's Street.



Our menu changes with the seasons and we work with a handful of local suppliers to ensure that all of our food and drink is ethically sourced. Coffee beans are supplied by our friends at the Missing Bean and our fridges are stocked with local craft beers. Enjoy a drink in the café or downstairs in Le Bar.

We cater for meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike. You will always find a gluten-free option on our menus and if you have any other dietary requirements, just tell our staff. 




"Sitting back, watching the animated, chattering, eating, enthusiastic clientele I wondered why there aren’t more places like this in Oxford. Or perhaps The Handle Bar is just bucking the trend and this is a glimpse of the future."

— oxford mail


Contact Us


Service hours

Breakfast: Monday to Saturday from 8am and Weekends from 9am

Brunch and Lunch: Every day from 12noon to 2.30pm and to 3pm on Weekends

Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday from 5.30pm to 9.30pm

 Address: 28-32 St Michael Street, OX1 2EB, Oxford

Phone: 01865 251 315




Everything that we serve is made from scratch. We buy all our meat and fish from carefully selected local producers, to ensure welfare & sustainability. Most of our vegetarian dishes can be vegan friendly. If you have any other dietary requirements or allergies tell our staff. Daily specials are available.

(VG) = Vegan, (V) = Vegetarian, (GF) = Gluten Free