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oxpete
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The Oxford legend that is 'The Excelcior Cafe' in Cowley Road is to close after 53 years - the last (and best) of a string of excellent Oxford greasy spoon cafes to have closed over the past few years.

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/...oth_and_stir/?ref=mr

My own local favourite local, the St.Giles Cafe, where I was a weekly regular for over ten years, closed on Christmas Eve 2012. Its been replaced by just what Oxford needs - yet another bloody overpriced French bistro!! I suspect The Excelcior, sat where it is in that uber-trendy but cholesterol-intolerant part of town, will soon go the same way.

Does anyone else miss these cafes?

Can anyone name some that are worth the journey?

I'll name:

The Excelcior, 250 Cowley Road, Oxford

Pete's Eats, 40 High Street, Llanberis, Gwynedd

Feed Cafe, 7 The Arches, The Hard, Portsmouth



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I'm not really a regular visitor to cafes but I've always found the blue and white cafe on the A20 south of Ashford to be very good


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In London it has to be the Regency Cafe near Westminster. From the outside decor to the freshly cooked and not too greasy food, the orange juice sold in a pint milk bottle and finally the server "decibel Doris!"
We had some great Friday morning project meetings in there Smile


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Corner Cafe in Hinckley, a meeting place for a good few before the bus journey to home games!.An absolute classic establishment which i miss loads, there's nothing in Leicester anywhere near as good


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In Dunfermline it has to be Giacomo's in Cross Wynd, a proper old style cafe that has stood the test of time and is invariably busy.


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In Leicester, Choice Cafe on the A426 not far from the football ground is a classic greasey spoon with decent food.

Details if anyone needs them;

Choice Cafe, 266 Aylestone Rd, Leicester LE2 7QT



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Every few years a 'Truckstop Guide' is published which shows where all the decent cafes are on the trunk road network.

My favourite, by a very long way, is the Stibbington Diner situated on the A1 southbound just past the A47 junction.


CND67
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Not many left in Rugby these day but one which has hung on and is worth a visit is the Woodside Cafe, 8 Wood St, Rugby CV21 2NS. Its in the general direction of the town centre from the railway station.

Also here's a website for those people that need a fix of bacon and egg when they are out and about;

http://www.ifancyafryup.co.uk/cafes



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Just a couple more classic cafes from places I have resided in and frequented;

Newport (South Wales) - Sadly the cafe I was going to suggest has shut down and is now a house, which is the whole point of this thread I suppose. Sad times, they made the best sausage and egg sandwiches ever!

Coventry - The Crescent Cafe, Jubilee Crescent, Coventry, CV6 3ES

This Coventry cafe is a classic cafe in the North of Coventry, highly recommended!



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Visited the Woodside cafe in Rugby while I waited for a lift from Rugby station on saturday.
Just 5 mins walk from the station.
Had a cup of tea for 60p v good value and the food menu looked good.
Will return for a meal another time.


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Ah at last an extremely worthwhile and interesting thread.

Locally, between Swindon and Calne (at Lyneham) you have "Piggy's" which is highly recommended. I also like the one in the Market Place in Devizes (Little House of Coffee). In Chippenham, Jollys is good.

If you are in London, opposite Marylebone station there is a superb Italian run Greasy Spoon which has won many awards. There is also one on the North side corner of Euston Rd up the top of the steps from Euston Square Tube.

There are quite a lot that I use, I will try and rememebr to update this when I do!



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The Shiraz cafe, bang in the centre of Liverpool on Williamson Square. Sounds like a kebab shop but it's a proper cafe that is becoming renowned amongst locals for its all day breakfasts. Big portions and tastes superb. Within 5 minutes of Lime St station and several GBG entries too..


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Talking of piggy's there is a greasy spoon with a name just like that on the right hand side of the line just before entering Wolverhampton station coming from Bham, it looks great and one of these days i'll get round to trying the place out.

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Just had word from a chap in Crewe that it's called Greedy Pig Cafe, and the brekkie menu is worth a lookSly


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wishmaster3211
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One I haven't been to in years but used to go often when i lived in Swindon: Greasy Joes in Cirencester! Its behind the McDonalds off the roundabout on the ring road.



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One I haven't been to in years but used to go often when i lived in Swindon: Greasy Joes in Cirencester! Its behind the McDonalds off the roundabout on the ring road.




And I hope that is the only time that word will appear in a thread about proper cafesWink


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Sadly Greasy Joe's closed in May. http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/...reasy_Joe_s/?ref=rss



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Sad news indeed...



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Not a greasy spoon at all, but a proper cafe/coffee shop..
Anyone heading to Meridian VP would find the Old Cottage Cafe in Charlton Park worth a visit. A real gem, serving a wide selection of freshly made sandwiches, soup, and home made cakes, with a large mug of tea just £1. It is very welcoming and cosy, a fine place! Smile



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I remember stopping at the transport caff on the old A74 at Metal Bridge on the England/Scotland border - long before the motorway was built.

Our daughter, aged about 5, took a look around inside and asked a little too loudly "Is this a poor people's cafe?"


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Was over in East London yesterday morning which gave me a chance to visit a cafe that has been on my to do list for a while.

E.Pellicci on Bethnal Green Rd.

The place oozes atmosphere and class! It was very busy as I expected with a few tourists but staff were brilliant and find you somewhere to sit pretty quickly without rushing those eating. Food was excellent although the chips didn't quite reach the standard of the Regency cafe in Pimlico! The waiter was trying to convince me to get a slice of Jam Roly Poly after my brekkie - Maybe another day Tongue


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When you say 'proper cafes'...... French waiters in black with white aprons? Table service? Croissants? Plat du jour? Wink


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Pie and mash still poplar in east end



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Liquor ?




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Seems like there's been a little bit of a renaissance of pie and mash shops. A few have opened around London in the past couple of years.


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There is a super café in the centre of Cardigan. Stellas serves breakfasts from large to quite enormous. Under £10 for a wonderful experience.

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