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I had been told this place was good and was quite happy to be taken there. Especially after my coffee experience the previous day (nasty).
This place has a great atmosphere. Upon walking in I knew the coffee was going to be good. It was packed out and smelt great!
My... Read more
Following some really bad reviews here I decided to check the place again as I haven't been here fir a while. I believe it really depends on who is behind the counter as out of 8 flat whites 2 were ok, 5 were very good and only 1 was really bad! But as I approach the guys and complain they... Read more
Great coffee, great atmosphere
i went to the missing bean for the first time a couple of weeks after they'd opened, being quite enthusiastic about the prospect of having a decent espresso bar in oxford. first visit was a little disappointing: the espresso was under-extracted, microfoam was just about acceptable but the milk had... Read more
The owner really should be around more here. There's a clear difference when he's not - some young kids working there can be rude, shockingly careless with making coffee, and generally just disappointing. This used to be a great place, now the golden days are gone, it seems. Sad.
There are three key ingredients to a successful, inviting independent coffee shop.
1) This is, of course, the most important factor- the coffee. I have been consistently disappointed by the quality of the coffee. At its best it's ok, but I've had some shockers here. It's as if someone... Read more
The coffee here is generally good, the house roast has a strong & nutty / earthy flavour which is a welcome alternative to the offerings from the big coffee chains.
It is small / cosy and popular with the students who reside in and around Turl Street, not a problem and makes for a... Read more
1 Long Black, 1 Latte
Set in a nice quiet street The Missing Bean is a vibrant coffee shop with silky, smooth and very tasty coffee.
The atmosphere is unique thanks to the groups of students that gather there.
It is very busy all day long and sometimes it could be very difficult to get a table,... Read more