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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.
Tampa, FL 33606
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.
On Grand Central Avenue there is ample street parking, as well as Lot C, a parking lot exclusively for Oxford Exchange customers. We also have permission to use the parking lot attached to the First Church of Christ Scientist on Grand Central Ave.
Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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
Love this place for breakfast/brunch Please note--they must have changed their policy for walk-in seating--the manager goes only by open table reservations and was VERY rude about it. I was able to place my reservation and get a table within 30mins. Just make sure you have a reservation. Also--several of our friends also know that manager is not kind to deal with!! That is NOT a good thing when a manager is known to not be easy to deal with!!
The Oxford Exchange has grown from a trendy new "it" spot to settling into a familiar favorite favorite for breakfast with family and friends. 5 stars on everything, but be advised that prices tend to skew a little toward the high side, which is why we generally only meet there for breakfast ($58 for 3 people, 2 waters, one tea).
I love this place! Not only do they have a fantastic brunch with so many tasty options, but the decor is so beautiful. We celebrated my husband's birthday and had a great experience. The waitstaff was attentive and efficient. You could spend a couple hours looking at the art, browsing books, gifts and eclectic items. Get the daily scone with their house made jam. You won't be disappointed.
Great menu, especially if you prefer gluten free as there are options here. Several iced tea flavored choices which I ordered the mango tea with the chicken salad sandwich with sweet potato fries. Wait staff very attentive (thanks "Allie" (sp?) and menu knowledgeable. I did have to send sweet potato fries back as they were covered with salt. Overall value is good. Noise level is VERY high and I would not recommend this place if you are at a business lunch (my purpose so watch the person's lips who is talking carefully) -- as Open Table seated us near the open view kitchen. If you attending with friends, family for a casual dining experience, you should be fine. I will likely return yet probably not for a business lunch.
Upscale cafe menu and excellent tea/coffee selections. Lively spot to have lunch with friends
and to browse the bookstore and gift shops. Service is very good overall. Not the place for quiet conversation. A bit pricey, but food is delicious and fresh so worth the trip.
The food was delish. The ambience was great. Our waitress was good. But our first impression made by the hostess stand they was a complete let down! Stoic faces, not pleasant at all! This gave off a really bad vibe! We had a reservation and they said it was running on time yet we were seated 15mins after! Not to mention we were 30mins early and informed them of that and all they said was ok. Not alright maybe we can get you in earlier or any other explanation. We felt very unimportant. Other then that everything else was fine.
First time visit and we were not disappointed. Went for Sunday brunch. The smoked salmon was excellent. Had no idea what a caper berry was before this (expected capers) but they were a wonderful green surprise atop picketed fennel and most delicate salmon and bagel. A thorough tea selection provides very good options. Service was quite good in a busy time.
Do not be put off by all the noise complaints. A very old building with lots of character. Great visuals, food, retail store, coffee cafe, places too sit and relax. Not too loud that noise prohibits conversation.
Looking forward to our next visit for brunch to try another menu item and also another visit for lunch or dinner!
My only complaint was that they wouldn't cook the salmon for my salad medium rare...something I've never encountered before, and I eat a lot of salmon. They said they were concerned about bacteria not being fully killed, but I think that they should have more confidence in the quality of their fish...or not have it on the menu as a choice.
The tea room was a lot louder than expected; everything echoes off the glass ceiling. The tea was wonderful and the food was delicious. I went with my boyfriend, my best friend, and her boyfriend for my birthday. My best friend and her date don't drink tea, and the waitress made excellent suggestions for substitutions off the tea menu. They had a mango tea-lemonade mix and some tea latte that tasted like bananas foster. So if you don't like tea, you can still experience afternoon tea.
Also, my best friend is vegetarian. We didn't think to mention this to the waitress because tea usually comes with plenty of vegetarian food already - the usual cucumber sandwiches, egg salad, scones, desserts, etc. However, this tea came with three meat sandwiches (chicken salad, egg salad with prosciutto, and a fig and a different cured pork product - I don't remember what it was) and one fruit sandwich. I realize it's our fault for not speaking up, but I was disappointed in the sandwich selection. I'm not a huge fan of pork myself. The scones were amazing! The clotted cream and jam they had to go with them were phenomenal, and this tray was definitely the best part. The desserts were good- very standard cookie selection.
I don't think I'll be going back for tea anytime soon. I prefer a quieter tea room. We're probably going to try the brunch menu though.
What the heck is with the noise level? I thought I was in a high school cafeteria!! I had a table for 2 and booked a brunch and would have loved to have had the quality conversation we needed but could not even hear across our table. Group beside us was as loud as a football game and entire restaurant at an obnoxious noise level. A restaurant with that type of noise level totally brings down its class and charm. Will never go again on a Sunday. Not relaxing or enjoyable to not be able to even have a conversation without screaming and to leave with a headache. Tone it down and class it up!!
This was a "mini-birthday" surprise for my husband. Both of us had wanted to dine at Oxford Exchange and a Sunday brunch for his birthday seemed the perfect occasion. We were not disappointed (although the noise level can be high). First, we were seated immediately in a booth (table wobbles need to be checked out). Next, our server, Bianca, arrived promptly and, throughout the meal provided excellent service, including knowledge about some of the edible "decorations" included with a menu item, e.g., the caper buds that graced my smoked salmon on a bagel with cream cheese and pickled onions, which were delicious. Lastly, the food is creative and prepared very well. We ordered two small plates as appetizers, the fried Brussels sprouts and the fried avocado slices (Bianca forewarned us about the size of the Brussels sprouts order, half of which went home in a box). My husband had the ricotta pancakes(Bianca added a lighted birthday candle when she brought the dish to him) and I had the already mentioned smoked salmon on a bagel. Every dish was a treat for the palate. In our perspective, that is high praise.
This is one of my favorite spots to have breakfast, brunch, or lunch. I love to bring guests here because of the ambiance. However, during my last visit, one of my guests found a long piece of hair in her Salmon Benedict. Thankfully, our server was sweet, apologetic, and got a hot new plate in a matter of minutes. I'll continue to dine here, I just hope their experience was not marred from that once incident.
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