Hi everyone, we have some sad news to share with you…

It is with a heavy heart that Cafe Kraken will be closing its doors at the end of this month (October 2022). We set out to create a space for our community to use as safe, relaxing sanctuary to spend time with themselves or loved ones. We believe we succeeded in doing this across all generations of friends and families in the Cowley area.

Unfortunately, due to the high inflation this year, interest rate rises and large increases in energy bills, the cost-of-living crisis has impacted our customers as well as ourselves. The number of customers coming in has dropped by 40% in the last few months and our costs have more than doubled. This regrettably has meant that it is no longer financially sustainable to keep the café open. We would like to say a big thank you to our customers and the community for making the café the special environment it clearly is. We’d also like to extend our gratitude to our wonderful suppliers (most of whom are independent local businesses too). We’d love the chance to see as many of you as we can this weekend and next week, we’re still serving our food menu with toasties, a new breakfast wrap, delicious coffee, creamy hot chocolates and plenty more. Thank you all.

Opening hours:
Wednesday - Friday 8:00 - 16:30
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 - 16:30
Last day: Sunday the 30th October

Oxford's First
Ecocentric Café

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Wednesday-Sunday 8.00am-4.30pm

Welcome to Café Kraken, your local, friendly café.

We are a plant-based café serving delicious vegetarian and vegan food and fantastic coffee.

We try to support local Oxforshire based businesses to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible.

Our café features acoustic glass windows to silence the local hubbub and a natural moss ceiling to soak up excess noise, an oasis of calm from the outside world.

We monitor and honestly report our wastage, source as many local and sustainable ingredients for all our products. In continuity with our ethics, we try to make the majority of our products on site such as our beloved vegan garlic mayo or our hummus for example.

This allows us to take a look into all aspects of menu creation, not just ingredients but the entire process, which can be streamlined effectively to make sure our menu is as eco-centric as possible.

Available for order in store or delivery.

Awesome Coffee

Our expert baristas will make your favourite coffee using beans from Newground Coffee, ethically sourced and expertly roasted in Oxford. Of course, you can enjoy one of our finest leaf teas from Teasup, a small UK-based speciality Tea supplier.

We offer a wide range of milk for our coffee such as cow’s milk, oat, soy or coconut milk.

Fantastic Foods

We have developed our tasty plant-based meals and have plenty of Vegan options. We make everything to order at the café. You can quickly adapt every menu item to your specific dietary requirement.

So if you need breakfast, lunch or just a coffee and a cake, you will always find something you love at Café Kraken.

Cyclist Cafe

Our Founder Gope is a cycling fanatic, so it won’t surprise you that we love cyclists. Café Kraken is the perfect spot to take a break when cycling around Oxford, touring through the Thames Valley or out with your cycling club.

Please let us know if your peloton plans to stop by, and we will make sure we are ready to serve you quickly.

Dog-Friendly Café

Your furry friend is welcome to join you at Café Kraken as we welcome dogs with their well-behaved owners.

Our Café For
Your Community

In a time of digital anonymity, we love to see our customers and have a good chat! We'll always try to put a name to a face if we can, so don't be shy.

Sometimes, all you need is a friendly face to lift your day, and if you're getting a coffee or tasty slice of cake at the same time, what could be better?

Simply amazing food - beautifully put together with fresh ingredients. Staff are lovely as well, very easy to talk to and very friendly.

"Bright, clean and new spacious space. Nice latte. Courteous and friendly staff."

"Great first visit to Café Kraken, a lovely place with fab decor and a good menu for vegetarians and vegans."