Tantalise your taste buds at Fortitude Valley’s Cafe Oxford

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Detail from Boys of Summer by Dan Web and baked goods from Cafe Oxford.

Looking to enjoy your coffee with a treat bursting with flavour and freshness? Then you can’t go past Cafe Oxford tucked in the base of Oxford Tower on Water Street, Fortitude Valley. Peter Cadden at Cafe Oxford makes a specialty of tasty treats, baked on-premise and fresh from the oven. And right now, you can also check out the exhibition Boys of Summer by Dan Webb.


Cafe Oxford offers a mouth-watering range of baked goods. On any given day, that might include Smoked Salmon and Spinach Pie, Lemonade Scones and varied tantalising Danishes. Also, a particular favourite — fresh-baked Banana Loaf topped with melted butter and honey.

Peter said the ever-changing menu of baked goods brought customers back time and time again. The Cafe opened not long before the pandemic hit and Peter quickly adapted to the changed circumstances. In addition to the regular inhouse dining, he offers take-away and caters for both outside catering and tailored functions at the Cafe.

With indoor and outdoor dining options at Cafe Oxford, it has proved a popular spot for locals to catch up with friends over coffee. And bring the entire family. Cafe Oxford is dog friendly. There might even be some special doggy treats available so Fido doesn’t feel excluded.

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Boys of Summer

Currently decorating the walls of Cafe Oxford is the artwork of Dan Webb. Dan’s new series of oils on canvas is called Boys of Summer. All the paintings are available for purchase. As Dan said, “My ‘Boys of Summer’ are now well hung and for sale in my favouritist little inner Brisbane cafe.”

Cafe Oxford. 338 Water St, Fortitude Valley.

Open Monday to Friday from 6.30 am until 3 pm and also Saturday mornings from 7 am until 12 pm.

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From the exhibition Boys of Summer by Dan Webb.

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