Torino Lounge, Bicester│Review

I was out in Bicester this morning and as I was working through my “to do” list I spotted a new cafe bar on the main shopping street - Sheep Street. I wasn’t in a rush, and the weather was awful, so I decided to pop in to shelter from the torrential rain.

Drizzly Wednesday in May at Torino Lounge, Bicester 
First impressions of Torino Lounge were great. I think it helped that it was so quiet, but there were plenty of tables and lots of space around them (always handy with a pushchair), and the staff member on the door was very friendly.

I chose a table, and after a quick look at the menu decided I’d have a spot of brunch. All tables are numbered, you order at the bar, and everything is brought to your table. I had a lovely chat with the man who served me at the bar, and he told me it was their first day - which I hadn’t realised. That meant the doors had only been open about 30 minutes when I arrived.

There were plenty of high chairs available, and lots of colouring books, crayons, pencils and games boxes for kids, family’s or even just groups.

Selection of colouring and games at Torino Lounge, Bicester
Food wise I just went for some toast for my son (choice of white or brown bread; butter, jam or marmalade) and I went for a bacon butty (choice of white or brown bread; streaky or back bacon; you can also add an egg) and a Flat White. I loved the fact that there were choices available, even around such a simple order. There’s a water station on the bar so we just grabbed a couple of glasses from there. The food arrived quickly and it was good - I mean, it was toast and a bacon sandwich so not much room for error!

I instantly loved the interior of the Lounge and it just had a really nice vibe. The food and coffee was good. The staff were all so friendly, helpful and accommodating. There were highchairs available and a spacious baby changing area. It can be quite difficult to find family friendly cafes and restaurants so I am very happy to have discovered Torino Lounge. I really hope this place does well and I'll definitely be back. Thumbs up all round. 

Torino Lounge
30 Sheep Street
OX26 6LG

Sun - Weds 9am - 11pm
Thurs - Sat 9am - 12am