Naomi’s Café Bar – Welcome to Banbury’s Honesty Café

Naomi’s Café Bar – Art & More.

Naomi Cafe Bar: a creative space in Banbury

Welcome to Naomi’s Café Bar. We are a creative space, art gallery, performance space café bar and venue, located in Banbury, Oxfordshire. We are a few minutes walk from the train and bus, a stone’s throw from Banbury Town Hall, and we are on the Oxford Canal.

We believe in the ‘Pay It Forward’ concept, and we support a host of Banbury community-based events, activities and organisations. Read more about our journey over on the blog.

We operate a donation based system where you get to choose how much, and what you give for food and drink, according to what you think your experience was worth.

In 2015 Naomi’s Café Bar featured on BBC South Today and ITV Meridian news channels, thanks to our unique honesty payment system. The report went a little bit viral on social media channels following the broadcast ramping up over 30000 views!

We are proud of our community approach to doing business and excited to be working with the local and regional artists and community members on exhibits, projects and workshops that are close to their hearts.

Pay it Forward

Everything from food to beer, cocktails and even some of our art work comes with a polite request to donate an amount that you think is fair, that makes you feel good, that supports the community you’re a part of. Our customers and artists pool their vision and drive, to make the world a better place in which to grow and experience life!

Naomi’s Café Bar started life as an blog that tracked the journey through the mind-boggling complexities of starting a business, and the emotional experience of opting to follow one’s heart, rather than one’s head. The startling result came when the media picked up on the idea and spread the message far and wide.


If you visit us (or even just visit our website) we hope that you will take away our unique worldview: that your vision for the world is not only possible, it is already happening! That you count, and that you can make a difference.

At Naomi’s you will meet people who uplift and inspire you. We aim to foster a sense of connection. We hope that by coming here, you will learn to let go and follow your creative heart’s desire. Go easy on yourself. Give yourself the time and space you need to grow at your own pace.

Naomi’s Café Bar has not yet arrived at its final destination: the journey continues, and you are part of it. We are enjoying the ride and each day we are here is a blessing.

Join the conversation: in the café, or over on our Social Media channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn


We are proud to be a part of the Banbury Old Town Association