About Oxford Exchange
Expect an unsurpassed dining experience at Oxford Exchange. Our kitchen offers simple yet perfectly executed meals that feature local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Fresh seasonal foods are prepared daily.
We believe that the real benefits come from sharing the simple pleasures of everyday living. Oxford Exchange attempts to promote open and civil conversations, the exploration of literature, the benefits of shared meals and drinks, curated retail products, and a home for business.
Humility, exploration, curation, and fellowship are our values. Democratic, civil, provocative, relevant, and creative are our standards.
Contemporary American, Organic, Afternoon Tea
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast | Mon - Fri: 7:30a - 10:30a
Lunch | Mon - Fri: 11:00a - 3:00p
Lite Fare | Mon - Fri: 3:00p - 5:30p
Afternoon Tea : Fri - Sun: 3:00p - 5:00p
South Hyde Park Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please view our events calendar for entertainment updated monthly! oxfordexchange.com/events
For questions regarding catering, please contact Director of Food and Beverage, Vance Key, at email@example.com or 813.253.0222 ext. 109.
There is extensive street parking along Grand Central Ave, as well as behind Prestige on Grand Central and Cedar Ave (Lot C).
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer private dining and special events outside of regular business hours. Please contact Sarah Fairbairn for all special events 813-253-0222 then press 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For large reservations to the restaurant during business hours, please contact the restaurant's main line. 813-253-0222
Oxford Exchange Ratings and Reviews
This is one of my favorites in Tampa for ...
This is one of my favorites in Tampa for me and my daughters! My lovely daughter-in-love was in town visiting while her husband (my son) is deployed serving our country. She had never been to OE so I set up reservations and requested a table by the fountain. We were escorted promptly to our table right by the fountain. (Yay!) We had brunch drinks, breakfast, and coffee! It was ALL delightful and tasty! Our waiter was very prompt and attentive! We purchased gifts which were beautifully packaged and also bought delicious tea in adorable little tins! It was a wonderful day and my daughter loved her first experience at Oxford Exchange!! OE isn't a 'quiet little romantic' place... it's a bustling, energetic, eclectic, GEM in Tampa!! :o) Love it!
Oxford Exchange is a beautiful restauran ...
Oxford Exchange is a beautiful restaurant, with lovely food and beverage options, as well as a well-curated gift and curio shop, book shop, and eyeglass shop, however...
The service is significantly lacking--servers are slow to greet you, show no initiative (read: common sense) to bring items of necessity without you asking (hello cream and sugar for coffee and hot tea), and are extremely slow bringing those items once you've asked (consistently 15-20 minutes from when you ask until you receive the said cream, sugar, butter, ketchup, etc.), not to mention excessively slow to bring your check.
Additionally, the tabletops, accoutrements on the tables (i.e. salt and pepper shakers, flower vases, etc.) and menus, feel dirty and used. I always hope for a fresh, unstained menu, and a clean, crumbless, smudgless/sticky-free table, but am consistently disappointed.
For me, these two issues seriously detract from the overall experience the Oxford Exchange is trying to provide. From the hoity toity attitude their staff exudes, to the price they are trying to command, they could stand to improve.
The food was spectacular especially for ...
The food was spectacular especially for a breakfast meal. We shared the pancakes and the omelet. The cinnamon pancakes were fluffy and tasty, covered with syrup and candied pecans. The syrup allotment was stingy . The omelet was cooked to perfection boasting a rich goat cheese filling and crispy but cooked vegetables. The rye toast was nondescript and cold, however . The coffee, Buddy Brew blend, was tasty and rich. The service was okay. She seemed busy and rushed us a bit. We were seated on the deck which was so loud, the meal was not enjoyable and exhausting. The sun glare was unmanageable. My guest had to put on sunglasses and turn to sit sideways. It was expensive! Two breakfast entrees with two cups of coffee and the bill was $44.00.
ANOTHER FUN AND YUMMY TAMPA RESTAURANT N ...
ANOTHER FUN AND YUMMY TAMPA RESTAURANT
Nestled on a small Hyde Park Street, Oxford Exchange is full of surprises. Whether you enter through the Warby Parker eyeglass store or the café/tea area, you are in for a big treat. We were seated immediately in this hustle bustle, great vibe restaurant. Hospitality was at its best, as was the service. Vinny was pleasant, kind, efficient and on point throughout the entire meal. The food was absolutely delicious. We shared the fried avocado wedges serves on a flavorful aioli, which could have had a bit more of a bite to it, for my taste. Then I enjoyed the black bean burger served with an overly generous portion of sweet potato fries. The serving was huge, too much really, but the quality of the food was impeccable. My husband had the lighter dish, a chicken paillard over a bed of nicely dressed greens.
My only disappointment was when I asked to see the dinner menu and found out that Oxford Exchange is only open for breakfast and lunch!!!
I had not been to Oxford Exchange before ...
I had not been to Oxford Exchange before, but had heard lots of rave reviews. It's a lovely space and well appointed. The atrium dining room was really pretty, but we were beaten up by the sun for our entire meal. I had the Seasonal Chopped salad, which was fine. I don't know which of the ingredients would have pushed the price to $17. My guest had the Club sandwich and sweet potato fries. Both looked delicious! The server's attention was minimal, which was initially not a problem since it was a business lunch, but contributed to the one-course meal becoming a 90-minute lunch. Perhaps another time for a leisurely brunch in clothes appropriate to sweat in.
Yes, I would recommend it to a friend ju ...
Yes, I would recommend it to a friend just to have the experience of being in a place like that. Loved the building.
The price is high for what you get. My food was extremely salty, couldn't eat it. My server was never around. She took forever to take my order. Very noisy. My neighbors next table complaining about the same. Even though I had reservations I had to wait for another 20 minutes. I don't think I would go back, it is not worth it.
I have had a few previous visits to Oxf ...
I have had a few previous visits to Oxford Exchange, and really enjoyed each. This visit, however, was outstanding!! We were lucky to be seated in a very comfortable area and our server was incredible!! She is amongst the best I ever experienced. The other waitstaff was also wonderful: very unusual for such a busy restaurant.
The brunch menu was quite large- something for every taste, and our choices were over the top !! The monkey bread French toast was magnificent to view, totally decadent!! The spinach, feta omelet was scrumptious, as well. With freshly brewed exotic tea, this meal was amongst the best I've had for some time--anywhere!!
Had the afternoon tea for daughter's bir ...
Had the afternoon tea for daughter's birthday. The tea for two (outside seating which was nice) consisted of a few tiny sandwiches (delicious, wish there had been more) and several cloyingly sweet cakes. Varieties of teas was nice but we couldn't eat the food after a while, became sickeningly sweet. Staff promised to do something special for birthday then forgot. Was not worth the high price.
Always amazing. Wait staff so knowledgea ...
Always amazing. Wait staff so knowledgeable and attentive. Food is creative and always very flavorful. Great dining room. Beautiful white brick,glass covered patio area feels like Charleston. Perfect for any occasion.
Great place for lunch business meeting. ...
Great place for lunch business meeting. Just know that it is an open restaurant so it's very loud. Not the place for private conversations but great for all else. There are dozens of people having business networking meetings over lunch.
Unlike OE, asked for iced drinks - deliv ...
Unlike OE, asked for iced drinks - delivered Hot. Waiters delivered food we did not order and puzzled by our reply " we did not order that". Lengthy said to get the lunch we ordered. We will continue to visit. We won't tell anyone about this unusual confused staff.
Enjoyed brunch with a few friends and we ...
Enjoyed brunch with a few friends and we all enjoyed our food, conversation and the setting. I have been multiple times, but some of my friends had never been. They are ready to go back at any time. I would recommend Oxford Exchange to anyone!
My daughter loved her club sandwich, but ...
My daughter loved her club sandwich, but my omelet was undercooked in the center. The ambiance and service were great, but the noise level was very high because of the acoustics of the room. I would return because of the trendy atmosphere of the whole place, but I would try something else from the menu. I would even go just for coffee and dessert.
We've been many times and it always come ...
We've been many times and it always comes up good, we are enjoying the new pancakes they are a great addition. OX has been a regular Saturday morning spot with us and will stay that way. Lunch is good as is afternoon tea, we are fans of OX in case that's not obvious.
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