The Changing Room is now closed but pop into our Cafe for FREE Story Bites sessions Tues-Fri 10:30-11:30

The Story Café

The Story Museum is Oxford’s first Happy Café – click here to find out more

Step off the street and into a story in our friendly story café, offering a peaceful oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city. While away a pleasant hour in our café with a range of freshly-prepared food to suit all appetites and browse our quirky shop for story-inspired gifts galore for ages 0-99.

And while our Museum exhibitions and installations are closed for an exciting new redevelopment we’ve got lots of FREE drop-in story fun happening in the cafe with Story Bites every Tuesday-Friday from 10:30-11:30, Fabled Fibres for knitters and crafters every Tuesday from 12:00-14:00 and our regular Writers Cafe every Friday from 14:00-17:00.

Our café serves a full menu of tempting dishes, including scrumptious soups and sandwiches, scintillating salads and a children’s menu. We have a wide range of gluten-free and vegan options and our soup is always dairy and gluten free. With hot and cold drinks and a mouth-watering array of freshly-baked cakes and biscuits, we’ve got plenty for very hungry caterpillars and any tigers who’d like to come to tea!

Family-friendly facilities include:

  • Child-friendly café menu/options
  • Highchairs
  • Unisex Baby Changing facilities
  • Shop selling children’s books and toys/puzzles/games
  • Ability to heat baby milk

Sample menu

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Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday & Monday: Closed