OXFORD's Green Lord Mayor has cut the ribbon at the reopening of a vegetarian cafe.

Lord Mayor Craig Simmons reopened Magic Cafe on Magdalen Road, Cowley on Saturday, September 12.

After cutting the ribbon while wearing a purple facemask, Mr Simmons described the cafe as ‘a long-standing independent business that has been feeding East Oxford’s mind, body and soul with vegetarian food for decades’.

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Owners Jahan Rahman and Deki Dakar said they were 'thrilled to welcome back the Magic Cafe family and community' in a statement.

Mr Simmons started to attend face-to-face mayoral events again in August as lockdown eased, with the first being a ceremony to remember the 75th anniversary since the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.