THE BARN : 01832 273310 | BOXWOOD : 01832 270200

The Boxwood Café

Opening Hours

Monday 9 – 4:30
Tuesday 9 – 4:30
Wednesday 9 – 4:30
Thursday 9 – 4:30
Friday 9 – 4:30
Saturday 9 – 4:30
Sunday 10 – 3:30

The kitchen closes 30 minutes earlier for food orders


The Café will be open throughout for drinks and cakes, but please click here for full details if you’re planning a trip to us during August 2022

Telephone: 01832 270200

Welcome to The Boxwood Café

First opening its doors in May 2019, The Boxwood Café is part of The Barn Garden Centre in Oundle. Our purpose designed and built Café offers both indoor and outdoor dining with views over the plants and displays in the Garden Centre. We have a mixture of tables for dining as well as a comfy sofa, cushions and tub chairs for laid back coffee and catch up with friends. Outside on our patio, we have plenty of room for al fresco dining.

We’re open 7 days a week serving breakfast daily until 11:30am and lunch from 11:45. Our everchanging seasonal Specials Board complementing our menu has fast become a real hit with our customers. We offer an Afternoon Tea that can pre-booked to enjoy for a special occasion or just to spoil yourself.

As well as breakfast and lunches, we also offer a wide range of cakes, traybakes and desserts to accompany your fresh coffee or tea, including our homemade fruit or cheese scones and Brenda’s famous Cheesecake made from scratch by Brenda in our kitchen. We always have Gluten Free and Vegan sweet options available. No time to dine or need a coffee on the go? Not a problem as we can offer our food and drink as a takeaway.

As a family run independent business, we have searched for similar local businesses to source our food and drink from. H Johnson & Sons Butchers in Thrapston provide our sausages, bacon and meat. Our coffee is supplied by Select Coffee Services, a family run firm based in Peterborough with over 30 years experience.

Easily found between Oundle and Barnwell, just off the A605, we have ample free parking and are accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. We aim to provide a welcoming and relaxed place to enjoy good food, good coffee and good company. Our Boxwood team very much look forward to welcoming you, be it for a weekday lunch, weekend brunch or just a much longed for catch up with friends over coffee and cake. We are child friendly with highchairs, baby changing facilities and a children’s menu. We also welcome well behaved dogs on leads.

Gift Vouchers are available to buy in person from the Café. For frequent visitors, ask for one of our Loyalty Cards. As a ‘thank you’, get a drink on us once your card is full.

We are dog friendly! Well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome both in the Garden Centre and The Boxwood Café. Water bowls are dotted around the outside of the Café. We politely ask you to clean up after your dog  – if you have not got a poo bag at hand, ask a member of staff.

Table Reservations

If you would like to book a table, please phone us on 01832 270200 during our opening hours to check availability. Tables can only be booked in person or over the phone. Reservations cannot be made via E-mail or social media messages as these channels are not continually manned. We can only reserve tables for a maximum of 6 people. Thank you for your understanding.


Call us on 01832 270200 to reserve a table


The Boxwood Cafe


Sarah Brabrook-Norman Beck Dixon

Fantastic food in the cafe, great service in the shop. Buy all my plants there!!

Michelle Groom

Highly recommended for a lovely lunch. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
The garden centre is well stocked and staff are very knowledgable and helpful. We will definitely be back soon for another visit!

Vania Reid

Fantastic service during the Covid-19 lockdown – so much better than large companies who have a lot more resources. I won’t buy from anyone else again.
Thank you!

Mel Lee

I have just been to The Barn Garden Center Boxwood Cafe for afternoon tea to celebrate a friends 60 th birthday. The food was fabulous, tasty, varied & just enough to take home a goody bag. Do go and discover for yourself.

Sharon Greenwood

Excellent service, delicious food. Feel very safe with the measures they’ve implemented with track and trace.

Richard & Julie Long

Visited today 15/5 first visit, had a great time. We were greeted by a very cheerful young lady who was organising the entrance! She made us feel welcome from the start a great thing for any business particularly at the present time!! We were given a disinfected trolley and off we went all staff very helpful throughout and hence we spent lots!!! Will return and use “the barn from now on!!! What a joy!!! All the best Richard & Julie long.

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