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Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
We believe that real benefits come from sharing the simple pleasures of every day 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 provides a home for business.
$2 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe, Contemporary
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My friend and I enjoyed an amazing breakfast here on our last day in Tampa. Everything about it was great! The food was really yummy. I thought the breakfast burrito was a bit too big and kind of wish I had ordered the fish version...but in the end, my tastebuds were satisfied. I also HIGHLY enjoyed my matcha latte. We wanted to have a cinnamon roll to split for dessert but we’re too full afterward. The decor was amazing, the gift shop was lovely and super fun and I got some great books from the book shop in front. All the staff were extremely professional and well trained. It was a good experience on all accounts and I wished I lived in Tampa so I could enjoy it on a regular basis! We arrived early-ish, before 9:30, and didnt have a problem getting seated.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Randomly dropped in after seeing some nice reviews while on vacation. The environment was super cool, the bookstore was awesome. Food was even better. Our server was really sweet, I wish I’d gotten his name. He looked so happy to be there, had a little...jump in his step. I wish we had one back home, such an adorable little place!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 4, 2021

New to the area and was looking for cool, fun place for brunch & Oxford Exchange delivered. When you walk into this beautiful building there is a Warby Parker on the right & a book store on the left, as you proceed into the building...there is so much to take in. We arrived early so we enjoyed ourselves at the Champagne bar with a delicious Mimosa and a spicy ( requested ) Bloody Mary. we were seated right on time & everyone that works at Oxford couldn't be more pleasant and helpful , food & service was excellent and we defiantly return , the brunch is perfect for 2 , family of groups ...More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 15, 2021

What a perfect place for brunch. We could not fault the food, service or the ambience. Whilst my wife and daughter had the salmon bagels, I had the omelette. The restaurant was nicely busy without being crowded but it's popularity can be seen by the...fact that by booking this morning (Wednesday) we only had a choice of 2 reservations. Julian G thanks for the perfect service.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 24, 2021

While waiting for our afternoon showing at the Cine Bistro (Tampa) we decided to have a look in the area for something that served “tapas”. With quite a few good eateries in the area, we decided on the Oxford Exchange based on the fact that...it was the closest door to us when the “regular” afternoon rainstorm decided to begin pouring water from what was moments earlier, a bright blue sky! Walking into the restaurant, I thought I was in the wrong place and had happened into a bookstore of sorts until the smell of lunch wafted my way and I saw the seating area just off to the left. The hostess was quick to seat us and a few tasty items on the champagne menu caught our eye immediately. With pre-lunch drinks settled we decided not to over-order, I tend to forget how big portions are in many places in the USA and focus on delighting our tastebuds with various “tapas” and of course the required sandwich for me. A lovely young lady by the name of Allyssa took our order and gave us some great suggestions on tea (for our daughter) and was actually helped with the choice of; the amazing Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwich; A Tomato Prosciutto flatbread with a side of Mac-n-Cheese and a Grilled Chicken Paillard. With the first bite, I was convinced, that mother nature had pushed un into this restaurant on purpose with the unexpected shower. The food was absolutely perfect with a touch of delicious sprinkled on the side. Alyssa coaxed us into trying desert, remember I did not want to overeat, so I passed on that but my daughter decided on a Chocolate Chip Cookie with a warm glass of milk. Ahhh… how that cookie brought back memories of times past... yes I ended up having some also, I know, I know... but it was so worth it! Oxford Exchange has definitely made it to our must go back to restaurants in Tampa and next time to further explore the champagne bar with time and calories to spare. Until next time! With love from Haiti.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 16, 2021 via mobile

We tried lunch here and oh my, it was delicious. We tried the seasonal salad and loved the sweet balance of the fresh dates ... the salad was awesome! We also had the whipped feta with warm grilled naan bread and it was addicting! We...waited about 15 min since we were in main lunch time but once seated the service was very pleasant and fast. Definitely need a return trip !!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 12, 2021

I have been here a few times at different days and the times of the day; very noisy you cannot hold any kind of conversation, cannot even hear the waiter/waitress. Been there for brunch on 10th of August, ordered French Toast cinnamon swirl sourdough, fresh...berries, maple syrup. I really do believe they run out of "eggs" for French Toast that day. There was zero egg on my French Toast, not just little, absolutely none! It was basically a toasted cinnamon bread. Next day, I made my own French Toast at home, as it should be, by dipping the slices into the mixed eggs. You cannot call it "French Toast" if there is no egg involved.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 29, 2021

Took my out-of-state family members to this eatery and we were blown away. The omelet was fluffy and flavorful. Try the whipping feta to expand your pallet...it was a pleasant surprise. I don't care for the potatoes; it was more crisp than potatoes

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 19, 2021

Delicious brunch. Wide selection. Nice ambiance. Must make reservations weeks in advance. Ideal party venues.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed July 4, 2021

We went to the Oxford Exchange this morning on the 4th of July for a great breakfast. We always enjoy the food and the atmosphere as it is more spacious and airy than many other restaurants. The best part of this morning was Jessica Christopher...who even though she was not our waitress was kind and attentive enough to clear the table so we could finish our meal. AmyMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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October 27, 2018|
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Response from Shelley B | Reviewed this property |
The price depends on what you order. It is not a buffet or fixed price.
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Mike_Macrone | Reviewed this property |
Parking can definitely be difficult. You can either park on the street out front, or on one of the side streets. If you still can't find parking, there is a UTampa lot that allows you to park in about a block away
February 12, 2018|
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Response from Mike_Macrone | Reviewed this property |
They have a smaller menu, as others have mentioned, but definitely have vegetarian options. I would check out the menu online though.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oxford Exchange

Yes, Oxford Exchange offers takeout services.

Oxford Exchange is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5