SHOPPERS will need to save up their dough as an upmarket Danish bakery chain is to open a new cafe at Oxford's Westgate Centre.

Ole & Steen is occupying a unit with an entrance on Castle Street and is expected to open at the end of the next month or in early September.

The chain has branches across the capital and Oxford is its first branch outside London.

Its first bakery in the capital opened in Haymarket at the end of 2016.

A statement on the chain's website said: "Since opening at Christmas 2016, Ole & Steen's first bakery outside of Denmark has proven to be a huge hit with Londoners and visitors from all over the world.

"With a fully working bakery at its heart, you can see our bakers hard at work baking fresh pastries and breads still warm when they reach our beautiful glass counter.

"Located on busy Haymarket within seconds of Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, the flagship store is open from early morning to late at night and is constantly bustling with happy customers trying to make that very difficult decision about what hand-made, pastry, cakes or breads they should be eating in or taking away.

"Our baristas are constantly making our single estate coffee, whilst our super-friendly knowledgeable staff are serving cold pressed juices, smashed avocado and eggs, artisan sandwich baguettes and premium salads.

"We also serve wine and beer, mouth-watering flavoured focaccia, amazing flatbreads, warming stews, cheese and meat plates for a relaxed evening crowd."

There are also Ole & Steen bakeries in Richmond, Canary Wharf, Bedford Avenue, Victoria, Wigmore Street, Westfield and High Street Kensington.

The chain sells a wide range of different pastries and cakes but the produce does not come cheap - a loaf of carrot rye bread will cost £4.70.

A member of staff at the Richmond store said: "We are looking forward to opening at the Westgate Centre in Oxford - it's our first bakery outside London - we have been told the Oxford branch could open by mid-August."

The unit at the Westgate has a mezzanine floor.

Contractors fitting out the unit said they expected it to open early in September.

A worker said: "There has been a slight delay with the shop front so it looks like it will be September."

The £440m Westgate Centre opened on October 24 but not all the units were occupied when it launched.