the setting

The Waterfront Café is situated in the heart of rural Oxfordshire, perched on the banks of the River Thames at Benson. The idyllic setting makes it a perfect place to watch the stunning sunsets over the river with a glass of wine. 

bring the outside in

Our veranda now has glass walls, so you can enjoy the view of the Thames without having to brace the elements. Try it out next time you pop in - Dogs welcome.

by road

Just off the A4074 half way between Oxford and Reading, north of the small town of Wallingford. The café is situated on the banks of the Thames in the village of Benson.

by boat

The café is just half a mile north of Benson lock. Mooring is available on the riverbank outside. 

Opening Times

Summer hours 

Summer: April - September

Monday 8.00am - 5.30pm

Tuesday - Saturday


8.00am - 10.00pm

8.00am. - 9.30pm


Winter Hours 

October - March



Tuesday - Sunday                                


8.00am - 5.30pm

8.00am - 5.30pm



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