In a break from climbing pix, I have decided to break down and share some Oxford places I love. Will not share my real secrets, just places I find nice. Recently the Turl Street Kitchen has caught my fancy. Long I lamented Oxford’s lack of a non-pub/non-club/non-restaurant open past, say, 7pm. I mean seriously, this had to have been the largest university town lacking a sprawling, painfully hip, coffee joint open past midnight. Simply put: a place to loiter. Though the Kitchen does food (good, seasonal, and local with a big side of pretense) and has a bar, it fills this niche nicely. Free wifi, long hours, good tea, multiple seating areas (tables, bar, living room), and killer location have made it a part of my Oxford life rather quickly. Doesn’t hurt that they do White Horse Ales.