Oxford Exchange

4.8 based on 1485 reviews
Cuisine Type Afternoon Tea
Price Range $30 and under
Neighborhood University of Tampa

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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.
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Cuisines Afternoon Tea, Contemporary American, Organic
Dining Style Casual Elegant
Phone Number +1 813 253 0222
Website oxfordexchange.com
Dress Code Smart Casual
Payment Options AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef Richard Anderson
Location 420 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
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  1. Lunch
  2. Dinner
  3. Brunch

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4.8
Excellent
Based on 1,485 reviews
Noise Level
Moderate
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.8
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The garden area is a wonderful place to take guests that are visiting. The food is very good and the wait staff is attentive. The prices are good as well....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed the steak sandwich and flatbread. Delicious! Great place for lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in the Tampa Bay area for ambiance and overall all 'good vibe' get together. It's bright and airy, with architectural eye candy every where. The food was prepared to perfection and the service was prompt, courteous and unobtrusive. I highly recommend making time to visit Oxford Exchange if you haven't been.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, really upbeat service. Fun place for family and friends

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Birthday with family

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love going to Oxford Exchange! The food is amazing and the ambient is phenomenal. I really like that they have little personal touches everywhere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brought our daughter for lunch. She visiting from New England. We think OE charming and great food. Loved the palm tree inside!! I was worried about parking, but a spot was waiting for us.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful ambience with natural light and a very diverse menu with plenty of options for everyone.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful setting. great breakfast selections. hip and busy Loved it

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is right across from UT, which is perfect when my family is in town visiting me at school. I took my grandma and mom here and they adored it! It's a very unique restaurant. I would definitely recommend the coffees and teas. So eclectic!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Found this place by seeing it on the food channel. They were reviewing the best restaurants with great brunches. I went for lunch i was so pleased. I will return again and again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

So many things to love...great service...wonderful food...super interesting venue...I'm a big fan!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A highlight of my trip to Tampa. I spent an afternoon here and came back for breakfast a second time. So beautiful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love spending every Sunday here for lunch. The food is delicious and the staff is amazing!! Everyone there is so pleasant to be around and we can't get enough of their yummy chicken burger...it is definitely our favorite! We always recommend it to everyone we know :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice location, good food, good service...liked menu options, liked book store, coffee shop atmosphere. Very nice.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Your hostess greeters were so snotty. The three of them acted like they were on some sort of club. Almost felt they were laughing and wispering at people trying to get a table. We did not have a reservation but when I went on to open table there was one at 1230. We were there at 1215. They. Said it would be 115. Really?? I made the reservation and made us still wait 20 more mins. Don't think I want to deal with young snooty girls.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Kevin our server was excellent. He recommended great breakfast dishes. Food was excellent!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Oxford exchange for lunch and really enjoyed the food. The breakfast experience was unfortunately much different. Our server was rude (huge change from the awesome guy we had for lunch!) I went with 2 friends and we all ordered something different. I ordered the apple pancakes which were drenched in syrup. I like a lot of syrup but even for me this was overkill (like soup on the plate). The pancakes were soggy from all of the syrup and after a few bites were just sickening sweet. My friend ordered the French toast which had a caramel 'drizzle'. The drizzle was not a 'drizzle' it was also like soup on the plate. After a few bites she also called it quits. Our other friend was smart and went with the 'simple sandwich' which she enjoyed. We ended up leaving and going to a different restaurant since we were still hungry. I would advise to get any dressings, syrups, 'drizzle' on the side - but probably stick with the non-sweet options.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's a fun atmosphere and an interesting decor, with a solid, tasty menu

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I fell in love even more with this place after I got to actually eat here. Definitely make reservations but if you do it's so worth it, we were seated with an awesome view out of the window with a view of downtown Tampa and University of Tampa. I loved it so much. I have only come here a couple of times to grab coffee and stuff but we actually tried the restaraunt this time. It was amazing down to the food, the atmosphere and the service. One of the most unique places in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful venue, great service, and good food. We enjoyed afternoon tea in the atrium for our anniversary, which was very enjoyable. We will definitely return to try other dishes.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was awesome! I just wished the tea experience was available during the week no just weekends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my 1st visit and hopefully not the last! The atmosphere was nice, food was incredible, and our server was very attentive. If I had one complain it would be the noise level.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience every time! Will return without a doubt.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had the omlette with smoked salmon...Very delicious. The potatoes were tasty, however, had too much salt added.\nMy wife & our friend had the chicken burgers of which they had multiple accolades.\n\n...have already recommended to numerous friends & family.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My fiancé and I came for lunch. It was our first visit to OE. I was blown away when I checked it out online. \nWe had a great time looking through all of the books and gifts. I will be returning soon for an afternoon tea with my sisters.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food has great proportions! We come here for brunch about once a month and LOVE the food, decor, and ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was packed but the service and food were wonderful as always!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another great brunch! Love the food and love the service. Always a great experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We visited Oxford Exchange after getting off a cruise in Tampa. Very close to the port, great food and service, and outstanding coffee drinks! They were also super flexible when two of the party cancelled, and we were 45 minutes late due to unforeseen delays at the port while disembarking! We would definitely return for the food, ambiance and service. Only issue - getting through to them on the phone was a chore! We were originally scheduled to be 9, but when we dropped to 6, we were able to make the reservation on Open Table! Beyond that, we played phone tag for days...but it turned out to be a moot point since we reserved online!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always impeccable service and wonderful food at the Oxford Exchange.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a very pleasant brunch here on a rainy Saturday afternoon. What most impressed me was that we were running late for our reservation, but were still seated promptly, even though the restaurant was very busy. Make a reservation - you won't regret it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the fresh breakfast selections. The teas are delicious and a great compliment to the food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

OE never disappoints. Always good food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome place

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the ambiance of the place. The food isn't too amazing and not the best value, but it was a great local for a nice galentines day brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was amazing and once we were seated the service was great. Also, the restaurant/building was very instagramable. Only complaint was how rude the host was.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Four people in a booth was very crowded. The base of the table made it difficult to get in and out. This restaurant has a lovely outdoor feel room that is more spacious. We were not seated there and had no option but to take what was offered. Food is always good and the server should have told the guest at our table that the pancake portion was large enough to share with four people we had a reservation made weeks ago but will specify seating next time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had the most delightful Brunch in the Courtyard It was beautiful and the food was well prepared and plated beautifully. Hope to go back the next time I'm in Tampa

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

With a larger group and a baby and they always do a great job!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Try the tomato bisque. Now that was an excellent starter. The main was chicken burger which was ssoooo good.Bot mention the service fast and helpful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As a Worker in the hospitality industry for 15 years \nI set my expectations on service, experience & food quality high. However the staff at Oxford Exchange rose to the occasion and impress my friends & I greatly. I will recommend it to all my friends and coworkers.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Expensive food but big portions and the ambience is everything!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love oxford exchange. I sat outside for the first time this time, but I prefer inside because its much quieter .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is a gem. Very proficient wait staff is super for recommendations, and is very available without hovering. The food is excellent, especially breakfast/brunch items we've sampled. Additional bonuses are nearby parking, the UT for post-meal strolling, and the tea/coffee bar and shopping at OE. Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My absolute favorite! The food was amazing and service was impeccable! Couldn't have asked for a better experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time visitor to Oxford Exchange. Wait staff was amazing, food was amazing, coffee and tea was amazing. I can't wait to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service were exceptional. Sat near open kitchen. Loved watching everyone work together on both sides of the counter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and atmosphere was amazing!! Had the monkey bread french toast and eggs benedict. Will def be going back!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a great place! Service and food were both excellent!! Again!! Lol

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my favorite places. About an hour away but always worth the drive. We often buy several plates and all share because it's all so delicious and impossible to choose just one!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Over fussed food served cold and devoid of flavor (for all that) by vapid, apathetic servers out of an expensive and limited menu.\nThe only reason to frequent this place is the great setting, which just for coffee or tea is truly endearing - BUT - the condescending attitudes of staff and poor flavor of high-priced food is disgraceful, and it's inconsistent with the stated values of the endeavor.\n\nVERY disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is such a unique restaurant. Great food, outstanding coffee and good staff. I recommend a reservation on the weekend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

There is nowhere in Tampa Bay quite like Oxford Exchange. Though it's a bit of a pricey venue in terms of cost, it's well worth the ambiance and general atmosphere. The table dining service is always worth it and the food has always been good. Staff are extremely kind and helpful. OE is absolutely a splurge for the average person but it's one I can't stop making!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went to the Oxford Exchange this past weekend with the women in my family to have the afternoon tea. Everyone in the group was very pleased with the selection of teas, tea sandwiches, scones, and sweets presented. The building is gorgeous and has a wonderful atmosphere. We will definitely be back1

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for Sunday brunch before seeing Wicked matinee at the Straz. Great food great ambiance and great time all together.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our first time there, and lived up to our expectations very nice eclectic gathering of people café restaurant bookstore and gift store will definitely be going back with friends

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was very yummy with good portions! Buddy brew coffee was to die for.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had the high tea. It was elegant. The sandwiches and sweets were all very good. Service was attentive. A wonderful selections of teas. \nIf you want the high tea and book on-line make sure you put on the comments that you are booking for the high tea - if you just make reservations they will assume you just want lunch and there is no place to designate except in the comments section.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful place. More of a feast for the eyes than belly. The outing to OE is an experience in every way. However, it is so very noisy

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a good atmosphere!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, service and location as always.\nI highly recommend it for Sunday brunch

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun atmosphere! Food was unique, tasty and had a healthy inspirations on everyday foods! :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service is always great! My salad with fresh goat cheese and dates was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very pleased with the quality of food\nWell presented\nTemperature was right\nService was good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my favorite brunch places in Tampa. Very comfortable and trendy, excellent menu, great service, neat shops. You MUST make a reservation in advance or you'll wait up to 2 hrs for a table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

An absolute gem and MUST have when considering dining options in South Tampa... whether for business, personal, or Sunday brunch - GREAT FOOD and PLEASANT Dining Experience with wonderful UNIQUE menu items sure to satisfy! On Sunday was a little loud for brunch business but during the week meetings have not been an issue... I think it was just the weekend crowd.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always very good and consistent. Servers are very well trained.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great brunch as always! Our waitress was really nice and helpful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Restaurant is beautiful. Food and service was amazing. Portions are large. We will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a brunch date with my husband. Got the perfect table by the window and a very pleasant and knowledgeable waiter and wait staff. Everything we ordered from mimosas to dessert was delicious and perfectly prepared. Lots of choices and lots of flavors. Its a beautiful restaurant as well. We love coming here when we are in town. Can't wait to come back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

MY boyfriend and I made a reservation in advance for seating in the outdoor/atrium greenhouse looking area on Open Table before flying into Tampa from Philly. We got perfect seating 15 minutes before our reservation was scheduled for and the food/drinks/atmosphere was phenomenal! Can't recommend this place enough. It was a combination of everything we love all in one place. Beautifully designed and decorated. I would go back in a heartbeat for another Saturday brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place but the noise was quite loud. You need something installed to absorb sound - too many hard surfaces.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for Saturday breakfast with relatives visiting from out of town. Oxford Exchange is a fun and interesting place and the restaurant itself is great. Wonderful food and service. Only drawback is the noise level due to the nature of the building acoustics. But this is a fun place to visit and we had a great time. Our server was excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

it's a wonderful room(s), but the tables are packed so tightly together and all of the building interior surfaces are hard that the noise level is utterly unacceptable. there is no way to speak with someone at your own table. it is impossible to have an adult conversation in this place. although the physical surroundings are interesting, it is simply not worth the lousy experience due to the extreme noise. DONT GO

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was average and for the price we expected the food to be much better. My chopped salad was a plate full of lettuce with almost nothing else in it. When we pointed this out to our waiter he apologized and brought out a plate with dates and cheese . When you pay $17.00 for a salad it would be nice if it were served with a roll or some sort of crackers or something with it. The atmosphere was terrible. It was a ladies luncheon and it was so extremely loud in there that not only could we not hear each other but three of us had a headache by the time we left. The only good really good thing about our lunch was that our waiter was very pleasant and very accommodating.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I enjoyed my lunch, but it was very noisy and even though the lunch crowd was gone, the service was verrrry slow!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ambiance and a great vibe at the same time! Always a wonderful experience not just a meal!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've eaten there a few times before and it's never been disappointing. The food and service is always exceptional. I've referred many people there

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My first time for breakfast! Great as lunch has always been.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a wonderful lunch. The The mahi tacos are great!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good overall but I feel the quality has diminished in the last 12 months.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was amazing and the server was on point. I went there originally for afternoon tea with my mom to celebrate my pregnancy. I found out afternoon teas was only certain days of the week which was not stated online and let my server know I was a little disappointed. She told her manager and they felt bad, so they gave us complimentary desserts. They were to die for. So even though I went in for one type of experience, the new outcome was still outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food here is merely okay. For the price, I'd really rather go someplace else. I enjoy looking at the books for sale, but the restaurant is not one I'd ever choose myself. \n\nI had a not quite hot enough tomato bisque with bleu cheese that was good, would have been very good if hot; plus a grilled cheese with ham sandwich that was just okay. I prefer my grilled cheese, to be honest. The Moroccan Mint iced tea was good, and my dining companion enjoyed her flatbread.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love going to the Oxford Exchange because of the beauty & atmosphere. The old-world feel is relaxing, yet the place is energetic. The food is always good - expect to paying higher than normal for a lunch - but you're getting an experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We made reservations for 2:15PM and waited for about 20 minutes to be seated. It seems that Sundays is always very busy. Service was great and the food was served very quickly and it was delicious. The noise level was a little bit above my liking but not to the point that you could not have a conversation. In all our experience at the OE has always been great.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Oxford Exchange has always impressed but this experience was sub-par to say the least. (NOTE: The kitchen should be excluded from this review because the food was fantastic.) Service, on the other hand, would make the owner cringe; the waitress clearly ignored our table the entire visit. I'd return for another meal but it would be a shame to see O.E. fall because a careless and amateur waitstaff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such a cool environment with unique menu options. One of my favorite lunch spots.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really enjoyed the seasonal chopped salad. It had lots of interesting flavors- goat cheese, dates, pepitas, and was a nice, even overly-generous portion. The iced teas was obviously freshly brewed and high quality. The service was polite and professional. All in all, a very nice business lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

very nice atmosphere, love oxford so much. its a usual in our family

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

So delicious! A friend recommended and we all thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. Great coffee, mimosas, etc. too. A little expensive but worth it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Too loud for comfortable conversation in the dining room. \n Otherwise, wonderful! Perfect service & delicious food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent as always, but the 40 min wait was a disappointment. Reservation was for 1:30 ... we were seated at 2:10. And on weekends, one should be prepared for a full house and a very high level of noise in both dining areas.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always enjoy coming to OE. Food is always great and service is usually spot on. I schedule as many business lunches and meetings here that I can.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

OE is a great place with a great atmosphere. I love the menu which is varied and the Mango Melange tea from the tea bar is my absolute favorite. I thoroughly enjoy Oxford Exchange.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our lunch at Oxford Exchange was wonderful. The service was impeccable and fun. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. I'd recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants a special treat.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not bad but in my opinion, overpriced. Too busy to be that expensive. You are seated very close to one another which I felt ruined the whole 'local coffee shop' theme. Food was good, and obviously fresh but expensive. 15 dollars for 'a burger with a toasted bun and some OE sauce (tastes just like chick fil a sauce). However, the place is beautiful and had bathroom attendants and books to read and lots to see. If you are there to spend a few hours it would make it much more worth the money.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really enjoy the Oxford Exchange. I have been going since it opened. I love the food and the service is excellent. However, EVERY time I have a negative experience with the front of the house. The hostesses never greet me with a smile or offer me any assistance. Then I sit down to my table and the wait staff is lovely. I do not understand the disconnect. This last time, the attitude and overall rudeness of the hostesses nearly completely soured me on Oxford Exchange. So I would recommend it but I would warn people to not be put off by the front of the house bad attitude.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Tampa. I love the ambiance, the food and the store. My meals are always perfect!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love to take friends and family from out of town to Oxford Exchange. It's one of the most unique spots in town and there's so much to see, do, buy and taste! I love the book store, Warby Parker, coffee bar and gorgeous gift shop. The restaurant's solarium/garden room is so pretty! The food and service are great, too! I love the Turkey Burger.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Cuisine was delicious but quite noisy. Same as the previous visit. Requested a table in the atrium, both when I made the reservation and when we arrived. I had heard it was quieter. They weren't able to accommodate us there, however. I think the 3 of us would have enjoyed the experience more had we had a less noisy lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent Leo very consistent every time. North levels a little high in the courtyard.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome! Try the peach drink!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always fun to eat and shop. Excellent service and an eclectic menu. This was our first lunch. We both had Salads. Mine was smoked salmon which was awesome and hers was a grilled chicken arugula. Her arugula was not a peppery as we like but the chicken was tasty. I am sure we will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great serve and delicious food. Coffee was ok, but it was definitely nice to have a higher quality coffee option at brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great gluten free options. Gorgeous setting. Bit of a wait, so make reservations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great ambiance and great service from the serving, host, and kitchen teams!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was pricey, but delicious. Our server Nicolas was Very attentive

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the menu, always updating with seasonal items while retaining crowd favs

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I always love Oxford Exchange. It has amazing salads and I love the sweet potatoe fries! It is a little bit loud and hard to hear in the atrium, but other than that, it is an wonderful place to dine. I live in Lakeland and try to get there as often as I can. I am gluten-free and there are plenty of options for me. Serving sizes are very generous, too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

one of my favorite spots in tampa! delicious and beautiful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and atmosphere are wonderful!! The hostesses though are usually not very friendly or accommodating. We arrived earlier than our reservation and she just totally dismissed us. RUDENESS!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome service and food! Our server was attentive and polite. Our food came out in a timely manner and was delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Oxford Exchange is one of my favorite restaurants in Tampa. I've never been there except mid mornings on Sundays but have eaten both the brunch and lunch menu. Excellent. The service is exceptional and the food tastefully done. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occassion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have been wanting to try this place for about 6 months and finally had the opportunity. Food and service were outstanding, noise level a bit loud at lunch in the garden room.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Energy packed with locals, tourists and Buddy Brew. Good for breakfast or lunch. Browsing for quality souvenirs and books a must.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great time at OE with dining alone or with friends. I love the atmosphere!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was an enjoyable couple of hours browsing the couple of shops and enjoying brunch. Was especially pleased that via our Open Table request we asked for a quieter table due to my husband's hearing problems and they definitely catered to our need. We had excellent service and was thankful we had a reservation because they were extremely busy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome Brunch! So much fun and the food was amazing. Service was perfect. The roasted brussel sprout aps were so good even my son who never eats his veggies loved them.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every corner is worth capturing ... food and ambience was great ... left with a smile 😀

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great historic place with great amenities, bookstore, craft coffee and tea, unique gifts. The restaurant runs smooth. Good attention to detail and the food and service are excellent. A bit noisy due to the type of construction, but still a special place that everyone I bring here always enjoys it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent staff and great food. I always have a great experience for brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brest brunch spot in Tampa! Food was amazing with great assortment of choices ranging from typical brunch fare to special in-house made sausage. The interior design was eclectic and had a great upbeat vibe. Would definitely go back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Reservation made on OpenTable for 1:45 waited 20 min to be seated lots of open tables in view. When we checked in Hotess said they where getting our table ready!\n 20 min latter......

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a birthday celebration for our seventeen year old daughter. SInce we'd celebrated their sixteenth with you and they requested a repeat performance, you appear to be doing everything right. A most enjoyable late afternoon High Tea. Our server was an especially attentive and accommodating gentleman.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous as always! Frequent OE because it is my favorite! Love, love, love. Food is amazing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Literally could not believe how loud this place was. Unreal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went on a very busy day, and we were seated promptly and service was good. Food was unique and outstanding. Overall great experience and very creative atmosphere with the coffee bars and bookstore all in one area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food choices and food. Service is excellent and ambiance is high energy and sophisticated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice lunch with a friend who was in town for a convention. It was her first time at OE and she really enjoyed it! We both ordered the Seasonal Chopped Salad, substituting Chicken Salad for the chicken. It was delicious...very fresh, nice presentation! (we did ask for the dressing on the side, but it came on the salad. Our server offered to have them remade but we declined) Good service too. We walked across to explore UT and came back to enjoy a cup of coffee. It was a great afternoon dining and catching up with an old friend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Samantha was outstanding... our birthday celebration was wonderful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I absolutely love this place! The only recommendation I have is to add a few vegetarian meal choices :)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is awesome. I love the food and the atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was amazing. Service was good. Place is very chaotic. The dining room has a green house feel. Too much sun directly I. My eyes to come back for lunch. Would look at dinner based on the great food. More of a food court in the mall feel since most of the space is shops.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal! You definitely need a reservation because it gets packed. Wish they were open for dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Oxford Exchange's unique location and decor make this a favorite restaurant as both a neighborhood gem for the locals and visitors from out of town looking for a restaurant with both great ambiance and food. Trendy menu, special brewed teas and delightful coffee selection are what keeps us coming back. Even if you don't regularly eat a fried potato, you must try the seasoned sweet potato fries, they go with everything, right? All around great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A great Tampa spot at for foodies who want to be 'seen'. Eclectic and hip, and the food is good!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The waitress was in a bad mode and it effected the meal. The drinks were really bad, whisky sours with no sour mix , Bellini had no peach taste and the sangria was horrible. We sent back four different drinks. The food was mediocre and the waitress had no recommendations. The brunch fair was limited and the food was just OK.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I loved the vibe of the restaurant. The décor was beautiful and inviting. I enjoyed the French toast and would recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love to have breakfast at the Oxford Exchange when possible. My go-to is the super simple sandwich (on an everything bagel). My wife chooses something different each time, and I must say they've all been good choices. We've gone in the afternoon for the tea and snacks (I'm sure there's an official name for it, but it's basically tea and some scones and other appetizers)...it was good. Comes in a tall tree-like platter and you get a generous pot of tea. Honestly, the only drawback to Oxford Exchange is the wait; even with a reservation there's often a reasonable amount of time before you're seated. On the plus side, the lobby has a variety of interesting items to peruse which will help you kill the time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very excited Tampa has a place like this the Casper family grandkids did an outstanding job congratulations!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Oxford is a favorite of mine. This time I brought my kids ages 8 and 12 (they're kind of foodies, would not recommend for picky eaters). They loved everything about it. We sat at the tea bar before lunch and they got a flavored iced tea. My husband and I enjoyed trying new teas as well. I normally get a cappuccino so this was a fun change. Lunch was phenomenal. We all tried each other's entres. The burger was incredible and the BBQ chicken flat bread was everyone's fave. My husband loved his chopped salad. I will say I've had hit or miss service here but our service this time was amazing and the best I've had by far. I'm so glad my kids liked this place as much as I do so we can return for another family lunch .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the comfy chairs! Food is great! Service is phenomenal!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, amazing venue, but very noisy. Definitely a must-try if you have never been there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic food and very accommodating staff. The menu has several allergy friendly options - and the chef modified his pancake batter for my daughter (she has an egg allergy). Ask to be seated in the atrium.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took daughter for breakfast brunch. Flatbread and French toast were amazing. Some of the best I've had. Great atmosphere even on a rainy day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and experience! We loved it all! Great place! Sat in the atrium for lunch and loved the Buddy Brew coffee! The book area was nice. \n\nThe shopping selection was awesome but wayyyyyyy overpriced. The books and a lot of other items were really overpriced.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I am in love with the building...unfortunately the food doesn't live up to the décor & ambiance. Everything I tasted at Oxford Exchange (4th visit) are just plain or at best Ok.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I always love going to Oxford Exchange. It can be pricey and not close to where I live or work most days (I work remote most of the time and am in the office in Tampa 1/month) so I don't visit as often as I'd like. When I do make it, I've always enjoyed it. Also, I have to eat gluten and dairy free, and I'm vegetarian, so I like that I can find a few different options that are safe and tastey. Thank you Oxford Exchange!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Parents visiting from California

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service was awful. Very bad experience. We had the swordfish sandwich and the fish tasted old. Then we asked to exchange it with a burger and had to wait over 30 min. The waitress confused and brought only 1 burger instead of 2. Then we had to wait another 20 minutes for the 2nd burger. The meat was completely over cooked.\nNEVER AGAIN!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Afternoon mother/daughter date. The food and tea were delicious. Nice atmosphere and the server was wonderful. It was a bit crowded and loud otherwise it would have been perfect.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great aesthetics - perfect for getting cool Pics to post on social media! Food is good but nothing overly extraordinary. Coffee and tea selection is great and tastes good. It does get noisy, not a place for an intimate or romantic date but lots of fun for a girls lunch or celebration. I keep returning for the cool atmosphere, coffee, and tea!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous venue to celebrate our wedding anniversary with that of our daughter and son in laws upcoming first anniversary. Their wedding was held at the OE \nFood service ambiance wonderful

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic atmosphere, food and service. Our party of four has brunch on New Year's Day. The place was hopping and subsequently a bit noisy. Two of us had the London broil Benedict on airy biscuits with crispy fingerling potatoes. One had steak and fried eggs with the same addictive potatoes. The fourth had Bananas Foster French toast that we all swooned over. Our server Nicole was attentive and friendly. Of course the atmosphere and shopping were just icing on the cake. We live about an hour away but will definitely be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Oxfords impresses each and every time I go back. Favorite spot in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was my first visit and not my last. Food was amazing and service was great. Already wrote you guys a yelp review :) thanks!!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We wanted breakfast and expressed this to our waitress. She told us we were too late but we saw other people order after us and receive breakfast items. She told us she was holding our order because it wasn't quite time for lunch. She never offered us anything to drink - just gave us water when she first came to the table. She was very busy with other tables, but not us! Very poor service, very noisy. The only positive was we were seated prior to our reservation time. This was my husband's first visit - he said he'd never go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The menu for New Year's Eve breakfast was double the normal prices. I brought a friend from out of town and had a bit of sticker shock.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Oxford Exchange is great for brunch on weekends or lunch during the week. The food is fresh, organic and delicious. After your meal, shop the bookstore, read a good book, catch up on your emails while enjoying a cup of herbal tea or coffee comfortably seated in one of a number of inviting chairs or sofas. This is a unique venue that can be rented for private events in the evenings. I bring all our out of town visitors here and they all love the food and the venue. It is a favorite weekend brunch/lunch date for myself and my husband.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was nicely prepared and well served. I did not expect it to be quite so busy and therefore, quite so loud. Seems suited to a younger set, of which I am not a member.( I used to be, though!)\nI can picture my tea group loving to have lunch in the atrium area, so I will be back at some point.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I hate holiday menus

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The charm of Oxford Exchange pours into the restaurant. Great service, great food. The Florida Orange Blossom tea and brussell sprouts were delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very noisy-not what I call 'energetic '. Difficult to have a conversation. Food was good and so was the server.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The atmosphere in Oxford Exchange is unique and splendorous. For dinner, I had the organic fried chicken breast over mashed sweet potatoes and collard greens. The chicken was perfectly cooked and everything was deliciously seasoned. The only reason I gave four stars for service is because we had a new server in training. But overall, I will return to the palace that is Oxford Exchange!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lovely atmosphere with delicious food. We ate in the atrium and we found ourselves yelling at each other to talk but the menu had many delicious choices and we enjoyed the visit a great deal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Afternoon menu is different than the brunch menu\nLattes are delicious \nWe shared 5 entrees as serving size were adequate \nI was disappointed with the service from our waitress who was disinterested and probably exhausted at the end of the day

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had been to the restaurant before, which was the reason we selected it, to bring our oldest for brunch to celebrate her coming home for the holidays. I was concerned when I learned that my request for a table by the fountain was not noted, even though it was my only request in my reservation. Fortunately everything worked out, and were able to get the table desired. The food was delicious and we had a great family time. Afterward we had coffee and tea at the bar; even purchase a delicious blend for the season. I would recommend the location to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful food. Great service. Not a place for a quiet slow lunch. Noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Oxford is such a great place to meet friends for breakfast or lunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love dining here ! We drive all the way from Pinellas to eat here. Love it for a special lunch with my mom & daughter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such a fun atmosphere to have a nice lunch, will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've had been here several times for breakfast and lunch, I've always been impressed. The food is delicious with a good variety to choose from and the portions are very filling. The atmosphere is fun and interesting. There is much to see and a lot of unique experiences throughout the building. I highly recommend this place!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The most stunning part about the lunch experience was the scenery of the conservatory - the expansive feel and fountain contributes to a serene environment. Food was on the upper end of decent. Although I wish the cappuccino cup size was larger. Service was timely, but not spectacular.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Definitely worth the drive. Fun vibrant atmosphere. The Mahi tacos were perfectly flavored and the mimosas delightful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was amazing, almost as good as the food. The entire atmosphere of the restaurant was phenomenal. You felt like you were the most important person in the entire place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love this place! It's gorgeous, food is good, and service is excellent. We highly recommend it... go for it if you get the chance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Creative food in creative environment. Modern vibe. Book store, shop, bar, restaurant. Fun!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

OE is a special experience. It's a place you can go for a fowcial occasion but equally as nice for a drop in. Service is exceptional and the food is superb.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Too noisy!!! Need more fabric in the interior. \nToo much truffle oil - I could smell it walking in.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved this place! Great atmosphere and cool shop next door.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great. The atmosphere was amazing. The service could have been a little better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always delightful!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to meet friends. Good food ,shopping coffee all in one place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food & enjoyed the tea bar selections

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved it! The server was great, the food and the atmosphere was perfect!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious and it was a great brunch experience altogether.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

While its aesthetic is hipster chic to the extreme, Oxford Exchange is such a delightful place to visit. The food is always divine and the drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are scrumptious. The waiters are sincere, professional, and genuine. I love all the quirks of this restaurant. It can be a bit louder than I prefer but you can still hold a private conversation. There's so much to appreciate about this awesome place. It's perfect for people watching.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great and consistent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have always had a fabulous time at Oxford Exchange for special events with my family and friends. I love the location, atmosphere and food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As the subject implies... came from out of town... Open Table suggested the spot and voila... just a fabulous ambiance, food and service.\n\nKudos to the team

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The atmosphere/decor are really lovely. The afternoon tea was nice...a little heavy on the sweets and lacked in savory items. The tea itself was very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is my favorite restaurant. They show their character in little touches, like the glass carafes they serve water in, to the way they tuck the check in a book they lay on your table. The food is phenomenal, especially their Cole slaw or their house made condiments.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food, very enjoyable

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

When I made the reservation I noted that we would like to sit in the atrium, but that message didn't make it to the restaurant I guess because that wasn't available when we arrived, I didn't really care for the inside table we got because one of the seats faces the wall. That's just not my preference. The food is really good, service OK, the hot tea took a long time to arrive which the waitress told us was due to the tea-brewing staff. It is pretty noisy in there because it is so busy, but that was not a big deal. I had the chicken burger and sweet potato fries and both were really tasty and so big I took half home and they did provide nice take home boxes and bags which is appreciated. Overall a very nice lunch out with my best friend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you go for lunch the fried Brussels sprouts are a must. Definitely enough for a table of four. We shared the chicken burger and sweet potato fries, both of which were delicious. Our dessert was the warm gingerbread scone. This was a seasonal taste treat, served with clotted cream and raspberry jam. There are many things on the menu worth going back for another try.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fried egg on sourdough topped with arugala hard to eat. Couldn't cut with butter knife and too messy to pick up. Ended up just tearing off pieces of it. Made my mouth sore. Sourdough not best choice for this.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another great experience at Oxford Exchange. Arrived early and was seated within minutes. Delicious food and a fun place to shop and hang out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love going to the OE. It's one of my favorite lunch spots. The food was awesome as always. I had the chicken salad sandwich and fries. Yesterday I was meeting someone for lunch and we sat in the atrium and it was so loud I felt like I was yelling across the table. It's not that loud in the dining room, but it was annoying to yell through our whole lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love this place! I schedule brunch at Oxford Exchange whenever we have guests in town. Beautiful décor, food is good and the shops in the lobby are fun to browse. A place to see and be seen. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Consistently good, reasonably priced food and friendly service on all of my 3 visits. Add in the interesting shopping in the building and proximity to the Riverwalk and it all makes for a really nice few hours.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always reliable. Always a very pleasant time. Can be noisy but the food is good and interesting. Great wines!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is such a gem in downtown Tampa! The food is wonderful. You can come here just for coffee or tea. Be sure to leave time for shopping!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Easy driving access to restaurant and it offers great food, service and atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Cool building...great food...cool ambience! Interesting Tampa spot that I highly recommend! Also has a cute little shop!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always this place never disappoints. Great food, great service, and awesome atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always love the experience. Great flatbread, WOW! Lovely server too!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have eaten here several times with friends. This time was a disappointment mainly because of the service and presentation of the food. They have many servers but they are poorly managed, bordering on the chaotic. Example: Two busboys? crashed into each other while we were there and dropped food on the floor. They immediately disappeared without cleaning up the floor. My friend and I had to point the mess out to the waitress before someone slipped and fell. The salad I ordered was poorly presented and there were many wilted leafs in it. Masses of lettuce that seemed 'glued' together with too much dressing. I would have preferred a smaller helping with a nicer presentation and more delicate flavor. What a shame, it used to be an upscale restaurant with better food and service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to the Oxford Exchange 3 times now. The food is wonderful. The coffee and tea selection is extensive and the atmosphere is beautiful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always delightful. Our favorite Tampa lunch spot, by far. Try the fried avocado wedges!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great first time there. The only small issue was, our waitress was new and she forgot our appetizer so we cancelled it after we got our lunch, she also forgot to bring my wife's tea to go when she refilled it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We returned to the Oxford Exchange for lunch and shopping for holiday gifts. This was not our first lunch here, but it was the very best ever. Credit goes to our server, Kevin, who found a way to top every expectation we had. Question about a glass of wine? Kevin brought 2 bottles to the table for my wife and I to sample, then poured our selections. He was attentive all through lunch, in a nice way. Our sandwiches were so fresh and delicious. We both had sweet potato fries as side (they are crispy and just wonderful) and he provided some honey for dipping. Wow! After lunch, we enjoyed book and gift shopping in the stores under the same roof. Perfect lunch and perfect way to get a holiday attitude.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great and a consistent Institution of fine dining!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding and always consistent!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location for Sunday brunch with family and friends they even were able to accommodate our large party of 9...food is always great and fun ambiance

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was amazing and the service was great! I took my grandmother she absolutely loved it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a find! Great atmosphere, great service and tasty food. Was a nice spot to have a long lunch and enjoy a glass of wine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place\nFood and service always superior\nOne of Tampa's best

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took my cousin for a holiday outing. Perfect arrangements for a wheel-chair accessible table. So gracious. Great food options and combinations. Very creative. Service was exceptional!! You must go......really want to also try High Tea.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a delicious meal and a delightful atmosphere. \nAlso always (always) mediocre, hurried and flustered service level with very little personal attention and a very long wait time for checks (even with cash). This is not a one time occurrence; I've visited OE since they opened and always experience fair to poor service without exception. The atmosphere and food quality somewhat makes up for the poor service but I do wish they'd improve upon it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love the Oxford exchange. We were there for our firm Christmas luncheon, and also to celebrate one of our employees birthdays. We had the most impeccable service, this time being waited on by Tyler, who was definitely fabulous. He had his very own private book for us to sign, which was really sweet. We were seated in the atrium, and it was much quieter than the main dining room, but the noise level there is still pretty loud. Make sure if you go there, you try the fish tacos. Also, their team menu is amazing. And almost 4 dollars a glass for today, it needs to be amazing, but it actually is worth the price, as it is unique and fragrant and fresh. Athough slightly loud atmosphere, It's still worth checking out, as the food is delicious and it is quite a unique place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous as always!! Never disappoints!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic food in a lovely setting. Everything we had was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Oxford Exchange is my go to location for all day time meetings. I love the variety teas and the chicken burger with fresh jalapeños! Beautiful space and top notch service from all of the team members. #WellDone #CasperFamily

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Eva, our server, was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were seated in a very timely manner. Our server Nate was attentive but not pushy. Enjoyed the bookstore & the shop. Highly recommend for brunch!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Oxford Exchange is a prime example of a successful restaurant: lots of choices in both food, drink, and libation! The brunch/lunch menu is large, with something for every taste. The French toast and omelets are particular favorites. We enjoyed a mimosa and Bloody Mary , both nicely done. The service is extremely good, especially considering the packed house!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It took our server longer than usual to bring our drinks, and it was extremely loud in the restaurant. However, the taste and quality of the food plus the decor surpasses anything. Myself and those joining me enjoyed the place as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

very modern and trendy and great spot to catch up with my girlfriends!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the atmosphere and food at Oxford Exchange. We haven't branched out from egg-related breakfast fare other than a muffin. I wish there were more a la carte options. I asked to substitute potatoes for fruit. There was an up-charge.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great and so was the ambience\nWe ordered two cups of coffee and it was not served \nThe person taking care of the table never noticed it and was presented on the bill\nOnce we told her she apologized but should have take. Note if all the items were there on the table or not \nThis was not expected at a place like Oxford Exchange.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice atmosphere and great tea. The tea food items were okay but have had much better at other tea locations. Enjoyed going to the Oxford Exchange.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food . Chic .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, fast seating and food service. Best OE experience ever.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a marvelous meal! Eating at the Oxford Exchange is not just about the food- it's an experience no one should miss.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is awesome. The fried avocado is so delicious. The people who work there are great. We had Amber and she is terrific. Enjoy your food and the place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were seated in the atrium during lunch where the Sun was in the eyes of 2 of 4 diners for 2 hours. Food was good and service was excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is special not many venues have the quality as this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a third visit to Oxford Exchange. Very nice menu. I love the tea selection.The smoked salmon on an everything bagel is my favorite ... brussels sprouts are very tasty!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great. Eggs Benedict was great...also tried the lemon poppy pancakes...wow..not too sweet either.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Would like to hear piano music at least during Tea time on Sunday's. It would be more appropriate. The service and food were great! 2nd time for tea time and always wishing for piano music.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good food. The ambiance was very nice. Perfect place for a weekend brunch. The service was ok, wouldn't say it was the best.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ample portions, fresh ingredients, outstanding service, splendid setting. Loved it :) great for locals and out-of-town visitors alike- especially book, food, and coffee aficionados.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our party of six was seated timely (we had a reservation) at a large table on the airconditioned 'porch'. While beautiful and bright due to the glass ceiling, it was hard to converse with my lunch companions on the other side of the table. Lesson learned: if you want something intimate and quiet, make sure you say that when you make your reservation. As always, the food and service were great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the chicken burger but next time I'm definitely trying the French toast!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was good but they were late for our reservation then accused us of not showing up.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The tea, coffee and brunch options were amazing!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious. Definitely worth a visit when you are in the neighborhood.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took my daughter and her friends here. Great mom and daughter place. Very social, atmosphere was wonderful. Food was not all that great, was a little disappointed. Waiter was a little forgetful and busy. I am sure that is not always the case. Will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Oxford Exchange several times and have enjoyed it every time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was excellent and the food was very tasty. We had a great time getting together and it helped that our server was very attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great brunch menu that rotates, with several staples. Always delicious with courteous and knowledgeable service staff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Club sandwich is very good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food very interesting choices!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It took a very long time to receive our lunch order; however, we felt rushed once the food hit the table. Our server had zero personality and didn't refill drinks timely. Food was just ok. Tea at the tea bar after lunch was great. I still love the look of OE but it's getting harder to spend my money there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had the most adorable young lady wait on us, she helped us with food and tea selection and was thoughtful in checking in on our table. Tipped her really well because she was that good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Oxford Exchange was amaaazing!! I even want to go back to tampa just to go back there. The entire concept is innovative and concieved to perfection. Every detail is well thought of. The shop is very cool has lots of goodies you can look at while you're seated, the interior design is also incredible, the food was reaaallyy good and abundant and prices were really good. The entire experience is worth the trip. So if you're ever in tampa, it's a MUST GO!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a gorgeous space! Came here for brunch with some friends and had a lovely time. Eggs benedict was great and loved the peach apricot oolong tea.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hard to believe that this gem is in Tampa\na unique place that we wish was open for dinner\nFood is fresh and service is always excellent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best brunch in Tampa. It is a hipster cracker Barrell!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, we enjoyed another great brunch at Oxford Exchange. Perfect for any occasion really. Excellent service, atmosphere & food. A+

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service, ambiance and coffee are the best... at least with Buddy Brew you always know you will be getting amazing coffee.\nThe food can be a hit or miss... the burgers are nothing to brag about. The brunch / breakfast options are OK, pancakes are good (but those are hard to screw up honestly), the omelette was very simple (needed more salt, pepper...taste)... the bagel and lox was a little pitiful (will never order it again, rock hard bagel and very little smoke salmon, I could make a better one at home), The small plates are good but a little over priced for the size, but it is South Tampa after all, everything seems over priced around here.\nSeems more like a cool place for millennials and hipsters to congregate, chat, and have amazing coffee, rather than a place to get the best brunch / breakfast in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of my favorite places to visit and dine in Tampa, the decor is beautiful and elegant, the food is amazing and the shopping is fabulous!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience and great ambiance, food and service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is awesome! Fresh ingredients, some innovative combinations, and wonderful service in a great old building right across the street from the University of Tampa. There is both a coffee bar AND a tea bar, with a comfortable seating area in between. \nmake reservations for brunch on the weekends, though, because it is very popular!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, great service - very vibrant (aka noisy) but worth it. I generally don't like Brussels Sprouts, but their's are not only palatable, but really good. Roast turkey club was great. Wife's Monkey Bread French Toast was excellent. Big portions - nice presentation. Our waiter Sergio was efficient and polite. It was also fun just to walk around the eclectic shop, bookstore and building in general can understand why it is so highly rated.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The only reservation about the Ox is the noise level, which is painfully loud and makes conversation of any kind absolutely impossible. In that it is the perfect place for business breakfasts or lunches, this is especially unfortunate. Communication is impossible and sitting there staring at a business contact for the inability to converse is, per se, awkward.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've eaten here 3 or 4 times before, and always left unhappy. The service was usually pretty okay, but the food was disappointing every time. When a friend asked to meet us there this time, we were hesitant, but agreed to. This time, though, both the service and the food were better. So thumbs up to the folks that run the place for the improvement. I'll give it another try in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love Oxford Exchange! Only thing to complain about is price. My salad cost $18.00 for lunch!! to costly for lunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Thia is one of our favorite spots for lunch and weekend brunch, but on this trip we went for their Afternoon Tea. I'm sorry to say that we were disappointed with it. The scones were more like a cinnamon coffee cake with way too much sugar coating. We expected much better, especially for the high price. There was a very nice selection of sweets, though, and the ambiance can't be beat. We're still very happy with Oxford Exchange, we just know now not to go for the Tea.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made sure to get back to Oxford Exchange during my trip to Tampa this month because I had such a nice experience last time. I love the décor and bright welcoming atmosphere. It is a great place for coffee and well executed light fare. The gift shop and book store are also fun to browse. I will definitely be going back on future trips!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great all the way around.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The bookstore is very nice, but restaurant is just okay.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very lovely dining experience. Great ambiance, good food and good service. Will not disappoint.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food at OE is always delicious and the atmosphere is fun and vibrant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

OE is one of my favorite places in Tampa. The decor and ambiance is so gorgeous that it makes you feel like you are in Europe instead of Tampa. The food is delicious and the coffee and tea are always superb.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went there on a date with my boyfriend. It was his first time there. We both LOVED IT!!! The food was amazing and the atmosphere is so cool! I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Also, my cappuccino was perfect :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfection.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love love love Oxford Exchange!! It's a great gathering place for coffee/tea and brunch or creative lunch offerings!! Old building has such a great vibe!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a luncheon of 8 women. The food was excellent. The noise was too loud which made it difficult to hear across the table. Our waiter, Danny, was superb. Very attentive and when it came time for all the individual checks (with a couple of variations) he nailed it. Excellent service. All the staff was top notch. The gift shop was interesting and fun to peruse.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

While visiting Tampa for a meeting we ended up having Brunch at The Oxford Exchange.\n\nWhat a concept!! Shopping, dining, coffee & tea bar with the feel of being in someone's OLD Florida home. With the gas lamps and marble floors it's like stepping back in time! \nThe place was alive with a buzz (and I don't mean from the caffeine) and had an awesome energy as a gathering place. We enjoyed a fantastic brunch and the service from our waiter was exceptional; even though he was so busy! We never felt rushed and the menu selections are local - organic - super creative! My hubby recommends the 5 stack of Gingerbread pancakes and the eggs Benedict with bacon jam OUTSTANDING!\n\nIf you're looking for a great place to enjoy a meal or a coffee or just people watch this is your spot!\n\nWe will def drive 60 miles once a month to visit The Oxford Exchange!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have dined at OE several times, and this visit was just as tasty as the former ones, and our server, Adam, added an extra touch of special to this lunch. He was very attentive and very patient as my friend and I chatted and caught up on 'life.'\n\nShe enjoyed her salad that touted Kale and Adam was kind enough to send her home with some of the dressing in a souffle cup to enjoy her half a salad she was bringing home.\n\nI enjoyed every bite of the chicken salad of the day because Adam told me it was curry - 'his favorite.' I love curry items so I went with it. I was disappointed in the whole grain bread because it was a bit on the old side as far as hardness. I love the flavor of it - you could tell it was great quality. It just had worn out its welcome on the freshness side, and at the prices OE charges you should get FRESH beyond fresh!\n\nHard to hear my friend's soft spoken voice at times, but I LOVE the energy in the room every time I go so I would not change a thing on the acoustic/energy side.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, lively atmosphere, enjoy the variety of teas. The burgers are amazing! We really enjoy this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always great food and excellent service. You can't go wrong when dining at Oxford Exchange. It is such a unique venue. I love to add this to my favorites when visiting Tampa!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a place to try if in South Tampa. Food is good and service is great. A bit loud if for business but ambiance overall makes it worth a visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was very nice. Very bright. Food was good. And I thought very reasonable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous great atmosphere great food. BEST COFFEE EVER

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Oxford Exchange never disappoints. The portions are just the right size, the ingredients are fresh and healthy with a few decadent choices mixed into the menu. I love the coffee and tea drink choices. Thankful that reservations are available through OpenTable, highly recommend especially if a big group but even for a couple, as the wait times can be very long on the weekends and during peak times.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We quite enjoy the food choices at Oxford Exchange but you should make reservations. The wait when we arrived on this date for a party of 3 would have been 2 hours. The room is open and bright. If you are sitting in the middle of the room it seems a bit noisier than the perimeter or even the solarium area. They have some staples on the menu and some items change with season or such. Always a good experience and the food never disappoints.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We started with the brussels sprouts and fried avocado they were amazing. Additionally, we had the flat bread with prosciutto and the smoked salmon meal. Both were absolutely delicious. I highly recommend everything we had.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service but way too loud in the space to have a good conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had excellent service, especially noted as I had a picky eater (granddaughter) with me and she was accommodated and made to feel comfortable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great for a ladies brunch it gave us a chance to dress up and be super girlie. The food was delicious and the ambiance even better. We took our time and chatted and our server was great he never rushed us. After brunch we walked through the shops and took some great photos. I would definitely recommend this for a friends get together place!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Oxford Exchange has definitely filled a niche in Tampa. The restaurant serves a wides variety of food choices and the most incredible teas!! The retail space allows for interesting perusing either before or after your meal.. \nI am 'crazy' about the carrot cake tea- yes, carrot cake tea!! It has the most intoxicating aroma and an incredibly luscious flavor-no sugar or cream needed! As much as we go for the yummy brunch choices, it is really the tea that is the deciding factor as to where we dine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a lovely experience for my daughters birthday. Our waiter was good, but, not that friendly. He waited on us and took care of everything, but, it would have been nice if he had smiled at us and had a little more personality.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the atmosphere and decor! Food was amazing! Loved the kale scramble! Would definitely recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my favorite places to spend a day - wonderful meal, followed by shopping and book browsing, and capped off with a cappuccino. What better way to spend the day with my wife.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I would eat at Oxford every day if I could! When we are in Tampa during open hours, we will eat there. The only down side at all would be the noise level. It is always busy and it does make it hard to hear your meal mates.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Suggestion. Brussel sprouts aren't good at all. Too big and hard to eat. Didn't eat.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The waiter took our food before we were finished. No vegan options- unwilling to accommodate.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was really looking forward to going here. I saw nothing super special on the menu. My salad was good 'seasonal chopped' and plentiful. My guest chose the 'club' sandwich. The toast was cold but they brought her more. She said it was so so. Her sweet potatoe fries were spicy. They have lots of specialty teas, coffees and such. The building is beautiful and I bought a couple of gifts.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the atmosphere! Great food & service!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We made a reservation for 2:15 on Sunday. As we arrived we were told that we could not be seated in the courtyard- this limitation had not been disclosed to us. We were given a table in the middle of the room where it was impossible for our group of 5 to have a conversation due to very high noise level. We asked to be moved but the request was refused. My salmon salad nicoise was uninspired with an unattractive piece of fish slapped on top of some lettuce- the olives were the only thing with recognizable taste. One of my friends had the bagel with cream cheese/salmon - she was presented with a bagel already loaded with cream cheese and a bowl with chopped up smoked salmon. The wait for the food was 30 min- good thing we had champagne!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was outstanding and the servers took the time to answer all your questions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never disappointed with OE, great food, atmosphere and service

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent atmosphere and food. Basic breakfast sandwich looked ordinary but tasted wonderful. Bloody Mary (virgin) was great. \n\nDisappointed that the server didn't check on us. I never received an item I requested and think I saw the other customer eating my requested item. Food arrived in reverse order than promised. A check-in would have resolved things quickly. Not a deal breaker, just room for improvement.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were celebrating a birthday and anniversary with friends and they requested we go to Oxford Exchange for Sunday brunch. Everything was wonderful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good time for lunch....... but pumpkin over kill at this time of year. Not everyone loves pumpkins.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful atmosphere and the food was great. Worth the price.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quite noisy - even in the courtyard. Food not exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere!! Great food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were able to get the two seater table in the window in the gorgeous English wingback chairs. I absolutely loved it! Beautiful view and perfect place to sit for two people ;)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We eat around town and we find this restaurant to be excessively priced for the quality and quantity of food. It seems to compete in price with high end restaurants but the quality is never equal. The salmon was over cooked. The salad had very little to it. The chicken burger was dry and fries not crispy, as promised. On top of that, the waiting is too long. There is a reason we do not go for lunch.it has really declined. But when you see the majority are people not working and having a leisurely time, it makes sense. In the end, there are many places that want our business, but clearly not here. Too bad as it was once much better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything. We r regular customers

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the energy just walking into the OE. Great food. Exceptional employees. We feel welcomed to be back each visit. The front desk host , Steven, immaculately dressed, has a stressful position but consistently greets his customers with a welcome smile. Stevanie at the Tea Bar continues to amaze me with her upbeat attitude and memory of the last teas we ordered. We love the OE's employees, food and atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always enjoy the Oxford Exchange experience. Food is always spot on. They know what they do well, and just do it....Fresh and amazing with a nuance or two, always keeps me coming back for more. Split two dishes with a friend; the Eggs Benedict and French Toast with Nutella and strawberries. The nuance here was 'bacon jelly' on the egg dish. Well, I had never had bacon jelly, but as usual, it did not disappoint! I literally verbalized while chewing, 'I LOVE BACON JELLY!'

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Would highly recommend this restaurant. Food was excellent, service wonderful and menu options outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love this place! Always great service and excellent food and atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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. \n\nThe 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!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love it! It's a great place and the food was ver good. \nThanks!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Much delayed review, but went here with my guy for Valentine's Day brunch. It was our first time there and we were thoroughly impressed! Great food and atmosphere. A gem in the Tampa Bay area

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great time, and enjoyed our meals very much. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. Two of us has dietary restrictions, and they easily accommodated us by modifying our dish. The place is very loud, but it is full of character and charm, as well as added features like the coffee bar, gift shop and book store.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A wonderful Sunday brunch at Oxford Exchange. The space is large, but it doesn't feel too big. It was very busy on a Sunday morning. We sat in the very pretty courtyard. The servings are very big and the coffee is delicious. Stop at the tea bar for a macaron on your way out! After our delicious breakfast, we wandered around the other rooms to browse at the books and gift items. They even have a Warby Parker shop!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love going to the Oxford Exchange. The food is great, and its a fun place to go eat. I have never been unhappy with a meal there. With that being said, dinner for 3 with a tip was almost $100 and we weren't drinking alcohol. Its pricey. Nobody had anything special, we had tea to drink and the three people split one dessert. One of us had a salad and a tiny cup (very tiny) of delicious chicken chili. One of us had wanted the mahi tacos, and they were OUT OF THEM at noon on a Friday. Seems implausible, but true. The atmosphere is VERY LOUD and I found that I was hoarse after I left because the noise level was so loud in there that I had to scream to have a conversation. I always like visiting there because it is so unique and there are LOTS of people there to watch. Very interesting and different place to go and usually a very good menu but I think the prices are a little ridiculous.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lunch get-together with friends. On the pricey side but worth it. Excellent selection of creative and unusual choices. I had a roasted vegetable salad with chicken, which was wonderful. Their tea list is pages long! While you are waiting to be seated there are bookstores and gift shops to browse, and lots of comfortable casual seating after you leave the serving area, if you want to continue your meeting. I spent 3 hours there quite happily.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Menu was diverse and inviting. Portions were very satisfying. Hubby had a spinach salad with salmon that was lovely. My pumpkin pancakes were amazing. Just found the dining room noise level extremely high. Hard to talk to one another across the table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server was amazing. He was open in all of his suggestions and recommended delicious teas and food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fabulous good, great service and simply awesome atmosphere- we love this place and their delectable menu!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford Exchange is always a great place to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion. It has a unique atmosphere. Love sitting in the atrium. The crispy chick peas are a must!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing! Can't say enough great things.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server could have been a little more attentive and it was a tad bit too noisy for me...makes it difficult to carry a conversation. Otherwise, great tasting food and great energy in this little hot spot!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

small servings and overpriced. Yes, the environment is unique but very commercial feeling.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love this restaurant but was frustrated when I asked for more iced tea that it was another 3.75 I don't mind paying for something that I know I am purchasing but found this to be over the top and it was implied that this was the house iced green tea.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Such a great place to take anyone. It is like showing off the best of Tampa!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I go to OE frequently and this has never happened before. Our waitress/server kept taking everything off the table including our water glasses and napkins as she was rushing us to leave.\nIt was a horrible feeling and my friend was telling a horrible story and it was just rude!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

try the seasonal scone with cream and preserves. YUM!!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was ok, not the best or worst I have experienced. I made a reservation a week in advance and asked for a table outside. I got there about 45 min before to check on the reservation and they informed me they were right on time, which I completely understand. \n\nI went back at the time of my reservation and they seated me at a table next to the kitchen. I asked the waitress if we could get a table outside, like I had originally requested and she said it's not guaranteed when you reserve a table, and they have people waiting 30+ min for a table outside. \n\nMy question is, if I made a res a week in advance, and they could see that I requested a table outside, why couldn't they inform me when I checked the first time since I was there 45 min early. Also, you would think a week is enough time to put me on whatever list they were going from of people waiting to be seated outside. The hostess did not communicate the info to us very graciously at all, or make us feel better in the slightest bit. \n\nShe essentially said, 'This is the table you get, ok?'\n\nthis was my first time there, was not impressed

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful but not on a Sunday. Our service was very slow and our server was not attentive. I usually have great service but yesterday for Sunday brunch just wasn't at the same level I usually enjoy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing as always! Love, love OE!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My first visit to the Oxford Exchange and I now understand the hype. OE is where the young professionals lunch along side of a variety of ladies day out groups. Excellent wine list and a wonderful lunch menu. Two other notables: very noisy and service is laid back aka slow,

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a very enjoyable lunch to celebrate a friend's birthday and particularly the falafel salad.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was awesome! I would go again!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place rocks. A new favorite. Not only the taste, but the whole atmosphere is awesome. Tea shop, coffee shop, book shop and store all make this a place not to be missed. The kallettes are a don't miss!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is always a favorite place! The menu items are unique and delicious. The only complaint was with the check in. They didn't have our reservation and then were adamant that there wasn't any room, when in fact 1/2 the restaurant was empty. Once we produced the email we were seated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious food with a great ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Too loud. Ungodly loud. My chopped salad was adequate, but for 17 bucks it should've wowed me. Very basic and totally un-exciting. Bleh. Nothing wow about it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I adore this place! Always wonderful and always a hit with every member of the group.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service wasn't amusing but the food and environment were outstanding!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love this place the atmosphere is so good , the food is amazing I always get sweet potatoes fries and the chicken burger so good .. and if you are into to tea you will love it in there . You definitely need to try their tea lavender lemonade the best !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The menu has interesting items. Food was very good. Server was excellent. Noise level was louder than I like.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

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...\n\nThe 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. \n\nAdditionally, 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.\n\nFor 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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

AMAZING venue and wonderful ambiance. Went for afternoon tea and it was delightful (and delicious). Loved it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

ANOTHER FUN AND YUMMY TAMPA RESTAURANT\nNestled 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.\nMy only disappointment was when I asked to see the dinner menu and found out that Oxford Exchange is only open for breakfast and lunch!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The chicken sandwich was incredibly delicious. Everything was fresh, homemade, hot, and generally amazing. Wish I lived closer so I could go all the time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Superb lunch experience, one of the best in all of Tampa Bay - I had the chance to meet Blake and Allison the owners and creators of OE earlier in the day at the Circle of Influencer breakfast sponsored by Frontier Communications and the Tampa Chamber so I invited my wife to lunch. Excellent atmosphere, food and setting... big hit with Mary, it was her first time at OE!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautiful ambience and a convenient location for friends to gather for lunch. Food is just okay in my opinion.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a great place for ANY occasion. I have dined here at least six times. The one thing that stands out and is commented on every time is the noise level. I think if you know this ahead of time you won't be disappointed. Personally it doesn't bother me. But if high noise level is a deal breaker, then unfortunately I think you'd be happier somewhere else.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We all had salads or flatbread. All was very good! Noisy place, cannot really have a meeting. The overall building is outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Walking distance to the University of Tampa makes OE the perfect place for family and friends to treat their special student to a wonderful meal in a beautiful spot. Always make a reservation and you'll be seated promptly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Super fun environment and a super creative space! The service was excellent and the food came very fast and was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best cappuccino EVER! We were in Tampa for The University of Tampa's family weekend and my daughter who attends there absolutely loves OE. We love it now as well.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I made my reservation with the Oxford Exchange through Open Table, but when I got to the restaurant, they did not have my reservation in their system. I showed them my confirmation email but they made not effort to fix the problem. This was very frustrating seeing as I had taken the initiative to make a reservation before hand. I still like the restaurant and they have very good food, but on this occasion, their customer service was very disappointing.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have never been to this place so when it was recommended we jumped on the chance to go.\n\nWhile the restaurant was beautiful, the service and food left me flat and it's a place that I won't be going back to.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed lunch in the fountain room with beautiful skylights. The TeBella chai was amazing. Afterward we enjoyed shopping and seeing the unusual items in the store. So much fun!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A great place to meet a friend for lunch. They were very accommodating with special diet requests. We also enjoyed the ambiance and having comfy seating to just sit and chat after a delicious lunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was really good! \nThe only negative is that I ordered hot tea & my daughter ordered coffee b/4 we ever placed our food order. The food arrived & we were still sitting there with no coffee or tea. Finally they brought the coffee but still no tea.\nA few minutes later I had to ask for my tea.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I made a special point of telling hostess to tell my guest , whom I described, that I was already seated. Unfortunately, she did not and that delayed turning the table but server was superb. Realize it is very crowded at lunch. Lovely venue. Thank you.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was really excited to find someplace that does Afternoon Tea. The ambiance is amazing but there is a lot going on in this space. We had to ask 3 different people where we were to go for the afternoon tea. The service was great but I was a little underwhelmed by the pastries. It also would have been nice to get a rundown of what exactly we were eating. The food was simply placed down and the server walked away. I would give it another try but probably for the brunch and pass on the tea.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautiful time

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food,great people

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The lunch was well prepared, creative and tasty. The atmosphere was hectic. The wait staff seemed rushed to the point of inattentive service. Beverages were never refilled despite asking.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food, nice restaurant, but very noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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! \nVictoria

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

great Sunday breakfast with superb food, ambiance and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great environment and helpful staff. Food prices are a little too high - $16 for a club sandwich?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Only thing bad was the sausage(link).I would be happy to pay more for a higher quality meat. Other than that the place is great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, everything about the Oxford was perfect. My staff was so happy to enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Our waitress was great and the food was amazing. \nThank you for a great time!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place for a lunch date, but the noise level is too loud to make this an exceptional dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing restaurant. Loved the atmosphere and the brunch was out of this world. Loved the stores and the decor. The textures and colors on the walls were mesmerizing!! Will definitely return again and again!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Every experience I have here is lovely!\n\nLove to sit in the Atrium near the fountain.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been to the Oxford Exchange at least 10 times, and had invited another couple to join us who had never dined there. I specifically requested a table in the courtyard since it is a much nicer spot to sit than the main dining room. Not only were we not seated in the courtyard, but they seated our party directly in front of the kitchen, with a huge party of 14 behind us. Not exactly what I would think would be considered one of OE's better tables. While I understand that being seated in the courtyard isn't guaranteed, when I asked at the hostess stand to wait for a table, I was told it would be 45 minutes, which seemed unreasonable based on the number of people waiting to be seated. The manager was dismissive of my concerns and did nothing to make me feel like a valued customer.\n\nOn the bright side, Jeremy was an excellent server, and made up for some of the disappointment.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very noisy. \nSun in my eyes, too bright in the garden room\nWill try indoor eating area next time\nFood was ver good

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I loved the environment for brunch on Sunday morning--I loved just sitting in the building, and looking around. Unfortunately, the food didn't taste amazing. The menu was exciting, but seems overpriced. Granted, I ordered the kale/quinoa scramble, which was probably the 'healthiest' thing on the menu, but it did not seem like there was effort to make it taste even a little bit better than just all those things stirred around. On the other hand, it came with some raspberry preserves to put on the toast, which I could have eaten a bowl of. I'll go again for the atmosphere, but I'm not rushing back, especially for a $3 cup of coffee that was not refilled.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved our Sunday Brunch at the Oxford Exchange!! \nThe food was excellent. Great flavors and wonderful service. \nYou must try the tea, it was great too!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not all of food was awesome but the ambiance, service, and attention to detail has is coming back with friends to try the afternoon tea.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always enjoy taking friends and visitors to OE. The food is interesting and delicious. The architecture and décor always impress!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good, great service but unfortunately food is overpriced just for a simple lunch

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love lunches at Oxford Exchange. I always try to arrive 15-20 minutes early to check out all of the unique products in the store, lovely jewelry, cards, and books. Food is always excellent, although service can be a bit touchy. Servers are always pleasant, just sometimes a bit overwhelmed? I don't mind too much, since it's such a lovely place to spend an afternoon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love everything about Oxford Exchange. We enjoyed our breakfast so much that we brought a couple of friends the following day and they enjoyed the place as much as we did. Oxford Exchange has an amazing trendy vibe with great energy in the air. For breakfast we ordered the classic breakfast and also the baked oatmeal. The baked oatmeal was like eating dessert it was so good. The classic breakfast with eggs, potatoes, bacon and 'thick' toast was very good. The preserves that accompany the toast is delicious. They use local brewers for the coffee (buddy brew coffee) which all of us enjoyed. Their china was made in England!\n On our first visit our waitress was fantastic. The next day when we brought our friends the waitress was pretty good but not as attentive.\nOxford Exchange is worth a visit if you are in the area. The ambiance, the food with reasonable prices gives this place a thumbs up.\n They have parking in the back (LOT C) which makes it convenient. Next time we visit Tampa we hope to check it out for lunch.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Yes, I would recommend it to a friend just to have the experience of being in a place like that. Loved the building. \nThe 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.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I loved the Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes! So good. I actually split them with a friend and it was enough food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

consistently good food & service\nreservations needed for brunch\ninteresting location\nparking is challenging but not impossible\nenjoyable for lunch too

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you haven't been, you must go. The decor is grand, the vibe is cool and the food is fantastic. Try the brussel sprouts, the best around!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Host not particularly warm but they were busy. However, that does not excuse lack of service. Food was good, but noise level was obtrusive.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love the food here and it reminds me of home a little bit. Service was good but the acoustics are terrible! Couldn't hear anyone at our table....wish they could do something about it, would go more often.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

In town for the weekend and we looked on OT for somewhere to have a late brunch. So impressed with everything at the Oxford Exchange. Very cool place. The food was outstanding. The wait staff were friendly and eloquent. I'm definitely coming back here!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is my second visit. Our waiter did not seem like he was in a good mood that day. We had to ask other people to refill our water. When we told him we thought our tea was warm, he said okay. he didn't bring the jam for our toast.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I'm a repeat diner at Oxford Exchange. In addition to a fabulous menu and superb wait staff it's an architectural jewel.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love that I can order up breakfast, lunch or even show up for afternoon tea service at Oxford Exchange. The breakfast options include omelets as well as a beautiful prepared stack of buttermilk pancakes, and nutella french toast. Lunch offerings include some delicious salads that are never boring, as well as some tasty burgers - beef and chicken included. BTW, the chicken burger is better than I had expected. It was juicy and full of flavor.\n\nMy favorite of all the options, however, is the afternoon tea. The tea trays serve up savory to sweet bites, all perfectly portioned to accompany a pot of TeBella tea. TeBella has many great options, including the herbal Mango Melange, and the perfectly flavored Florida Orange Blossom Green tea. For something different, try the Salted Caramel Latte, a tea version of the coffee drink. \n\nOnce you're done dining, take a moment to peruse the shop and book store outside the restaurant. If you aren't up for a full meal, then avail yourself of the Buddy Brew and TeBella counter offerings. You won't be disappointed if you're a caffeine connoisseur. \n\nIn all, Oxford Exchange is a pleasant way to spend part of a leisurely afternoon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

There is no place like OE in the bay area, and thank God it's in downtown Tampa. Fabulous décor , classy renovated building, and a hip crowd. Oh, and the best cappuccino outside of Italy. Thank you Buddy Brew and the amazing OE baristas.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It is simply the best restaurant in downtown Tampa. Wonderful ambience, great food, always a lively crowd, and excellent staff. Do not miss the Buddy Brew Coffee bar ... highly recommend their Affogato.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

THE iconic locale in Tampa. It does EVERY thing right -- excellent kitchen, dynamic interior design, superb service, wonderful ambience, and best coffee bar (Buddy Brew) in the city. First class in every respect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I met my college classmate for Sunday brunch OE. My husband's Monkey Bread French Toast was so flavorful! I had the Kale Scramble which was served as ordered, a nice healthy option. We ordered one small plate - as much as we both luv Brussel sprouts, they were a bit of a disappointment (cooked perfectly, but no real taste). The real star of the afternoon was our tea (specifically Carrot Cake and Sweet Banana Creme). We each received a piping hot kettle that easily contained 3 enjoyable cups per person. It is a bit nosey, but that con can easily be overcome as the building's architecture, gift shop and cafe make the experience so notable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My partner and I came in for brunch on Father's Day (not to mark the occasion; we just like your brunch), and Carly was the biggest sweetheart! She was attentive and helpful, and her demeanor is unmatched at OE. I've been here countless times and have had god-awful service more often than good service (due obviously to poor scheduling by management), but I return for the food. Now I will return for the food and for Carly's fantastic service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My eggs benedict was one of the best that I've ever had. Everyone I dined with cleared their plates and finished their specialty coffee drinks. I gave an overall 4 star rating only because we had to wait almost 40 minutes for a table, despite having a reservation and people who were being seated before us were walk-ins. We requested atrium seating in our online reservation and again when checking in, yet walk-ins were seated there before us and we were placed in the main dining area right next to the podium, where people who were waiting kept bumping into our table. Other than that, service was good, I really enjoyed the ambiance, and I'll definitely make a reservation when I go back to visit Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

What a lovely place! My husband had the egg whites and kale with black quinoa and I had the panko crusted avocado and eggs on the side. My son really enjoyed his lemon poppyseed pancakes. Everything was delicious!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not my first visit, but for our friends it was. They enjoyed everything from the food to the surroundings. I guess we really did enjoy we were back for brunch on Saturday and coffee yesterday. It's quite a unique find and worth the visit .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Make reservations! This place is very busy and there's a good reason why..top notch! We went there for brunch and I ordered a good sized ham and guryere cheese omelette. My husband had the lemon poppy pancakes drizzled with strawberries and blueberries. Excellent! Nice selection of teas and coffees and the lunch menu is awesome as well. Try the lobster grilled cheese and the roasted brussel sprouts. There's a beautiful garden seating available, and a book store along with a unique gift shop. It's a great place to bring out of town guests! This is our favorite place!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding food, service and ambiance! The roasted Brussel sprouts were out of this world and I don't usually eat them. Enough said!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you have not been to OE, you shoul definitely check it out. Great food, tea, coffee. It's more than just a dining expirienc. Amazing gift shop, unit book store and even glasses store. Check it out, it will become your favorite place to go.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We picked this place out for lunch when we were in Tampa and our first impression was great. Lively ambience, menu full of fresh produce, great looking space. But we were overwhelmed by how loud it was, we could not hear each other speak, the waitress could not hear our order, and the food, while in season and interesting was bland. Overall a disappointment.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It is consistently fabulous with an ever changing menu and great service. Steve, the manager, is top notch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Unmatched ambience in downtown Tampa. Love the food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A wonderful dining experience. The food and service were exceptional. My lunch guest and I felt unrushed and well cared for.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautiful restaurant and delicious food. Alittle pricey and warm in the open area

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was awesome and food was even better

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing! The atmosphere was so relaxing and gorgeous.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been here several times and all the times the food has been wonderful! The atmosphere is unique and fun! I love the gift shop, books, tea/coffee area, all fun spots to chat! Decorated to be enjoyed!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

been there a few times and every time its always the same consitance. the host .wait staff .and the meal .thanks for the great time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is definitely my favorite restaurant in Tampa Bay. I often go with girlfriends when we all get together in town, and it's a quirky and modern place to catch up. The brunch is incredible, and my mom will go nowhere else if she's in town for a weekend. Also, we always make a point to poke around the bookstore and shop before or after. Rifle Paper Co. products are sold here, which is a great find.\n\nThe hidden gem of the menu is the Matcha Green Tea Lemonade - don't be fooled by the grassy green appearance. It is just sweet enough to match the bitterness of matcha tea. Oxford Exchange is always a hit, and the ambiance makes for a fantastic brunch spot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome place. Awesome food and great service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a pleasure at the Oxford Exchange. Their tea list is amazing! Brunch is a must!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was our first time dining at the OE. Had a wonderful meal along with attentive service. Definitely a place for the ladies to congregate. Will return again!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I booked well in advance and was given a bad table in the back where all the waiters hovered to collect drinks. I'm not adverse to paying good money for good food, but the taste was average considering our bill averaged $50 per person for a sunday brunch. However our service is what I was most disappointed in and for so many reasons that thinking about them still get me angry. First I couldn't quite decide what I wanted to eat and when I asked our waiters opinion I felt like he barely knew the menu at all. Also we found it almost impossible to get his attention, we waited 20 minutes trying to make eye contact with him when my mother was served her mimosa with chipped glass that we were still charged for in the end ! Another glass was spilt by bad placement of the glass by our waiter and we were charged for it as well, thats $20 of our bill we did not even consume. I was overall so disappointed as I had been looking forward to going to this restaurant for my mothers birthday for months. Tampa is my hometown, but I now live in London and I always book good restaurants ahead of time, but I will not be planning on going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Going to Oxford Exchange is always such a pleasure but I totally suggest getting a reservation because if you don't it's usually a very long wait.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We showed up late for our reservation and they still served us breakfast, the wait staff was incredible and the food was amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great ambience, food, and a helpful knowledgeable, pleasant, and efficient server. What else can you ask for.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice large group atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love this place. Recommend to anyone who enjoys good food and atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of my favorite places 💖

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Marina B. was the best waitress I had during my short Tampa stay. She was welcoming, informative, attentive, personable, fast, fun, & friendly. I would recommend her to anyone who returns. Any employer would be lucky to have her. My food was plentiful and tasty. The setting was chic, vibrant, and different. I would definitely go back and recommend this place to anyone. Loved the bookstore throughout, too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ambience was superb!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our service was exceptional! Shawn (sp) was fantastic!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful spot. Great food, fabulous architecture and service. I will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were in town for house hunting and decided to stop at OE for brunch in the morning to fuel up for a big day. OMG! This place rocked my world. The coffee, the breakfast options the ambiance was amazing! Better than anything from our home town of Boston, MA! LOVE this place. WE WILL BE BACK!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was my first time visiting and I can't wait to come back! The food was out of this world amazing: presentation and quality. Our waiter, Nicholas, was friendly and helpful. We had an appointment to make and he ensured we had our food and check at the right time. It was a great experience!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place and even better food . Our waiter was very friendly and was more than happy to take a picture of our group . We will be back !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food, environment, and service were outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing as usual--- food and service were superior-- a real gem

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Breakfast was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

OE never disappoints ! Great food , Great Service and vibrant atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Most awesome time for my niece who was looking so forward to it. She loved every minute of it. As did the rest of us

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a great experience at OE. The only downside being the noise level. It made it impossible to carry on a conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

OE is a very beautiful place! I always love dining in or stopping by for some coffee.\nIt's a great place to bring your fiends and to have a wonderful time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome in all ways. Noisy based on being full and just a lot of hard surface that the sound bounces off of.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The FOOD is amazing.\nThe SERVICE is amazing.\nThe AMBIANCE is amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome places great food even better atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great time at OE, for my sister's birthday lunch. The place is gorgeous and service is always good. We both had salads and a wine. Everything came out quickly and was tasty.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love coming here. Our service was the worst we have had at OE. She took about 10 min to greet us and seemed annoyed to be working. She rarely came by to check up on us. This is not the norm here, but this server made our experience less satisfying than others. \nThe food is always consistent. We will be back, but this was definitely not a great visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

While we thoroughly enjoyed the Oxford Exchange experience, beginning with them properly accommodating us based on our reservation request, thru the entire dining experience, which was without a hitch...prompt, courteous, clean, eye appealing, tasty, and never rushed. The noise level is horrific. : ( Sad but true. It's nothing short of sounding like a construction site cafeteria. I would make a little further investment in looking into batting that would at least quell the noise somewhat, or look into some sort of suspended panels, (tasteful), that would not only further enhance the beauty of the restaurant, but make a practical move at taming the sound acoustically. Bravo on everything else...I know you can't quiet magnificence. Thank you!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Setting was very nice but extremely loud. We sat in the 'outside' area, which was enclosed but very nice. I had a club salad with chicken that was OK, nothing exciting about it ; my husband had a turkey club sandwich which was made with fresh turkey and he enjoyed it. Very nice selection of cocktails and wine.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was just OK. Little pricey for what you got. Very noisy and hard to carry on a conversation across the table. Neat place to visit once because it is so different. Probably will not be back. French fries were just like McDonald's but cost a lot more. My hamburger was raw and I asked for medium rare.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The lobster omelet and the French toast special were fantastic! The tea &coffees election from Buddy Brew are just added bonus to a fabulous meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford Exchange is one of the best places to come out of Tampa. You feel like you are transported abroad- it's almost enchanting. You enter through a library where you can purchase beautifully bound books. As you walk through the hallway to the center, there is a coffee bar to get your espresso and scone fix on one side, and a tea bar on the other (i highly recommend a hot Lavender Fog for a cup of comfort!). Plush leather sofas and high back chairs straight out of Alice & Wonderland. Continuing back, you will find a shop full of everything from plates to pillows, candles to throws, and even furniture, art and jewelry. To the right is the restaurant, which is partly indoors and partly in the atrium. Both are elegant yet comfortable, though I recommend the atrium for some air conditioned sunlight. I haven't had a bad thing to eat here. I usually prefer Brunch- the nutella french toast, smoked salmon bagel, berry granola parfait, the omelet, club sandwich...everything is delicious! The servers are all pleasant and helpful. Your bill arrives in an old book or journal; each is assigned to a server. They are filled with notes and compliments from previous diners. OE is a place you surely should not miss!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love Oxford Exchange for the environment. It is a great meeting spot for personal or business events.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Super brunch with my family, who don't get together very often since we live on both coasts. OE has a very friendly wait staff and a fun brunch menu for all interests. While we miss the poppy seed pancakes, the maple pecan french toast is marvelous, as are all the egg dishes. The bonus of wandering OE's other departments and the UT grounds made for a perfect morning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent fresh salads and great wine list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Really enjoyed the salad and ice tea selection. We sat in the sun room area and it was extremely warm. I would suggest that they ad retractable shades to the glass area above for that high noon sun.\nAside from that, incredible atmosphere, 5 star dinning and what an incredible coffee bar.\nFrank

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great menu, chep really pours his soul on every meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent burger with sweet potato fries!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Incredible food, it's a must fo on your list...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent alway consistent!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Atmosphere was very eclectic and comfortable, very nice blend of business people and casual dinners. \n☆☆☆☆☆

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is one of my favorite places in town. I have never been at high noon and the noise level at that time was such that it made it hard to enjoy the experience. I will definitely be back but I will not come at busy times.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We will be back! The food was beyond! We always just go for Tea/Coffee, but we need to go back for the food again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford Exchange is a great place for lunch. My salad was very fresh and provided just what I needed for lunch. The only complaint I have for this restaurant is that it is loud when crowded and if that bothers you, you will prefer somewhere else. I would recommend it for lunch. It is fun and the food is really good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was perfect, only problem was we were seated in the outside section and it was a tad too loud for my grandparents . Will ask for inside seating for next reservation !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love love love. I hated to leave! The coffee and tea bar was my favorite!! Can't wait to go back. Super cute.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been many times and have enjoyed each visit. service is wonderful and the food is always beyond reproach. Each room is interesting with the scents and visual wonderments.. Such an enjoyable place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, large portions and interesting combinations. Very noisy in dining room. Beautiful building, coffee bar and shop.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was great and good was very good. A reservation is necessary to getting a table though. Also if it's on the weekend make it at least a full day in advance. It has a great ambiance and very suitable for many occasions.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Smoked salmon appetizer was so good and so fresh

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food but too expensive...too bad...would love to return but wont for that reason..menu is a little weird...but i had smoked salmon with toast & onions capers..delicious..french toast sounded too sweet.. not enough choices on menu...a little noisy but fun place for a restaurant...too pricey !!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice experience, beautiful atmospher, just a little pricey.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and atmosphere were great. Dining area was FREEZING cold, so bring a jacket. Server started out okay, but took forever to bring the bill and run our card.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had an amazing dining experience at Oxford Exchange. Kevin was our waiter and he provided us with a history of the restaurant as well as great recommendations on food and beverage choices. Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes was the perfect amount of sweetness with a refreshing lemon finish. Must visit Tampa hotspot

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a great place with an absolute unique atmosphere good service and great food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great upscale restaurant without being very expensive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

AWESOME, I will return every chance I get! Our server was attentive, but not disruptive; the garden room was perfect!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

They have changed the menu and my favorite sandwich was no longer there. The new vegetarian sandwich was very disappointing. We waited a long time for someone to take our drink order. The waiter did not offer to refill my daughter's tea. There was water on the table and the server did not wipe it up. It was not the experience that my family and I have come to expect from Oxford Exchange. We will give it another try, though as we have always enjoyed it in the past.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

service was impeccable and greeter and wait staff are amazing. Service could not be better anywhere else. Food is fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband loves brunch and loves the exchange so it was automatic that we stayed the night downtown and wen to the Improv and brunch on Sunday for his birthday.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford Exchange always delivers when it comes to food & experience! My favorite brunch spot :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Menu changes regularly but the food is always delicious. Teas are wonderful. Restaurant has a cool urban vibe. Another Tampa classic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have had lunch many times at OE but brunch was a new experience, excellent options w lunch staples. Not a typical Tampa dining experience, highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great atmosphere to kick back and relax. Great food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always enjoy going to Oxford Exchange; great food and great ambience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service were good as usual, but we were disappointed that we didnt have a table in the atrium conservatory as requested.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ordered chocolate milk for my Son, took 15+min to get and it looked like it was not a full serving. Surprised at the portion. \n\nMonkey bread french toast was delish

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic food, service, coffee and atmosphere. Overall awesome establishment.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was so impressed and have already recommended it to a handful of people! \nFrom the service food and ambience nothing could've been better.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my second time visiting the Oxford Exchange. I wanted to share my experience with a friend who also enjoyed it. I'll go back again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Server was awkward. Wanted to box our food while we were still eating. Took our water from the table and then forgot to return it. The salads were okay. Dressing did not have much flavor and was disappointed overall with the taste.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful fresh and creative dishes. Delicious scones. A bit noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Creative menu and delicious food make for a wonderful Sunday brunch experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Kids loved the homemade granola and yogurt and the eggs Benedict were the best we have EVER had. My quinoa kale egg whites were perfectly delicious. The place is beautiful and service is excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Could be fantastic, but instead hot, loud, food is mediocre for price. And the elitist attitude permeates the cool facility. Love the shops and concept. I have lived and visited the most sophisticated cities - eaten at most fab places - you need to practice if you want to be that.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for a business lunch - way too loud to talk! I had the kale salad and the chicken was plentiful but way too dry. Could have used more dressing or a dipping sauce for the grilled chicken. The sweet potato fries were wonderful, crispy and lightly salted. The watermelon herbal tea was great as iced tea. Was definitely a hopping spot - lots of bright light.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As usual, the service was unparalleled,the food was great, I had a business meeting and the noise was reasonable. My guess was impress with the overall experience.\nThank you.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful menu, fabulous coffee and great service - just what we needed for a quick Saturday lunch. It gets noisy so I wouldn't recommend it if you are looking for quiet and relaxing. Highly recommend the pan-fried avocado plate.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I enjoyed my lunch at Oxford exchange very much. The food was delicious and the presentation was wonderful. My only objection was the noise level. It was extremely loud. With only the two of us for lunch it was ok. However, with more in a group you cannot have a conversation. our server was very attentive without being over-bearing. All in all, a good experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very well integrated design. Architecturally stimulating. Food was good and well priced. My only concern was the noise level.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent experience overall- always a bit noisy but understandably

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fresh & delicious!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, however service for drinks from the bar at the table and food extremely slow and the waiter checked on our table maybe once.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Class all the way. A gorgeous atmosphere and cool vibe, plus the food is delicious. Smaller portions but that is expected at any establishment such as OE - you're paying for the service, character and surroundings too. Overall, definitely a top-notch brunch spot for a nice weekend meet-up with friends. Parents would love it too!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

was not offered a tea refill do you have to pay extra for that ?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food here is always wonderful. Any their paprika aioli goes good with anything!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very unique and a great place to take someone who has never been.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the Oxford Exchange- enjoyed the entire concept from the book store to the retail shop to the restaurant!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place for breakfast or lunch. The food is always great and they have a coffee and tea bar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We LOVE this place! Food is fees and atmosphere and service are even better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved it! I had the coconut pouchong tea - so good. Then the Benedict for breakfast. I cleared my plate, it was fabulous.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beyond amazing! I would eat there every day if it wan't an hour drive to get there!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place looked too good to be true on its website, but instead it was a dream come true!\nI love places that mix culture, retail - books!!! ... dining and coffee!\nI would like more places like OE to frequent.\nThe food is healthy, tasty and the booth seats are the most comfortable I have sat in.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my first visit to OE. My friends highly recommended this place and they were correct in their recommendation. I loved the atmosphere and the aromas. The food was delicious! The service was great! Our server was informative, friendly and attentive! I am already looking forward to my next visit!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford Exchange is a lot of fun! Wonderful decor, good food creatively prepared, coffee bar, wines, reading areas, a gift shop and a book store--all work together beautifully to create a great experience. A fun place to dine but it they also have afternoon tea. Will go back again soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant has a great selection of gluten-free dishes and now offers gluten-free buns that are sourced locally.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lovely building, friendly atmosphere, attentive service. Food was prepared with fresh local ingredients. Wonderful flavor combinations. We lived it so much, we went 2 days in a row!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always wonderful service & great food. I highly recommend checking the great variety of freshly brewed teas!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I loved the entire stomps here

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Samantha was very friendly and smiled a lot. Lovely! The blackened Mahi sandwich was the best sandwich I have ever eaten! Delicious! Oxford Exchange is a charming place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a vibrant place for meeting a friend for brunch, lunch and eating while catching up. I like it because you feel like you are somewhere else, transported to England. It's a destination in Tampa because you can eat, shop for unique gifts, one-of-a-Kind coffee table books, have a buddy brew coffee experience and some of the best teas and the tea bar in South TAMPA. It's worth a 1/2 day investment for your mind, body and spirit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved it! The food and service was outstanding.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our first experience a couple of years ago was very positive. This time our visit was horrible. Our party ordered four different brunch items...only one was passable as being editable. My french toast was not cooked in the middle of the bread. My wife's eggs benedict had some kind of hot sauce instead of hollandaise. Our guest's pancakes were not properly cooked, and not very sweet. Our hot beverages were cold when they arrived.\n\nAnd the noise level kept building and building louder and louder, until we could not wait to pay our bill and get in the lobby where we could hear each other. The lowest choice OT provides for is Energetic...I would compare the noise to being close to intolerable, something like standing next to a jet engine and trying to converse...we were shouting across the table to each other, in order to be heard partially.\n\nIt's a great idea meshing book store with an easy going brunch, but Oxford has found a chef and set up that does anything but provide a nice meal. I was totally embarrassed to have asked our guests to accompany us there...not any more.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the setting and the ambiance . It is a beautiful building and the deco is perfect.But the noise level was so high that my friends and I gave up at trying to have any conversation.We were seated right in the middle of the restaurant at 1:00 on a Sunday.This has happened before to us so we will not be going there for lunch again.The server was OK but overwhelmed. The food is very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is very good, nice interpretation of simple dishes. The location is so fun that this is a my 10 year old daughters favorite for lunch with Daddy on the weekend. Of course I think she picks the location because she gets to wear a dress.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always, a great brunch! Menu was very broad so all of us were able to find the right food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The hostess stand was very disorganized for busy Sunday brunch. Despite having a reservation I waited in what I thought was a line for about 10 min., it turned out to be just a crowd of people all waiting to be seated. When I finally did get up to the hostess stand the host did not even remotely acknowledge me for about 3 minutes. It was clear he was flustered but did not say 'I'll be right with you'. 35 min after our reservation time my party of 3 was seated. Our server was friendly and the food was very good. I did feel the portions were over sized and contributed to food waste.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have a nut and fish allergy. I was looking forward to the high tea experience. I received a call asking if I was coming for tea or brunch. I said tea. The young lady told me she would tell the pastry chef, but was certain that I would have substitutes available. I received no phone call. I arrived, we ordered and I was not able to experience tea due to content/unknown allergen content. I was offered a salad. If I had received a phone call earlier I would have appreciated it. There needs to be allergen notations on the menu. Paying customers should also have options other than a salad.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It wasamazing. Good food. Awesome service. We definitely be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We always enjoy coming here because it is the best brunch in the Tampa area. It's a wonderful atmosphere and the food is outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant has a very good ambience and the food and service awesome

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very lovely. The ambiance was perfect, we sat in the sun room area. The prices are very competitive, the service is impeccable. The food was really good, and the drinks as well. I wish they had truffle potatoes for the dish I ordered, which was the omelette. The poppy seed pancakes are amazing as well. \n\nI will definitely come back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Never had a bad experience! Unique experience, relaxed atmosphere, food is delicious. Our waiter gave a brief history lesson about the restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been to oxford exchange several times, but this time I was very dissatisfied. Our waitress was training someone and neither came to our table to take our order for over 20 minutes and then never checked back with us to see if everything was ok. The appetizer was very bad and sat on our table throughout the meal until they were cleaning up. Even with a full plate they did not ask if there was a problem with it we had to tell them it was terrible. To their credit they did take it off of the bill, but it was very subpar overall.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was delicious as always!!! But the service was horrible. Our waitor seemed to be in a rush, and he wasn't friendly at all. Maybe they need to schedule more staff for Sundays to be able to offer better service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was delicious, and good portions. Best sweet potatoes!!! Excellent service. Reservations highly recommended. I definitely would return. I would like for them to include in the brunch menu some of the smoothies that they have in the breakfast menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The simple breakfast sandwich and the grilled blueberry muffin! Yummmmmmmmm

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Bothered by flys while trying to eat and took a long time to get our food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our son goes to UT right across from the Oxford Exchange. A wonderful restaurant with an upbeat vibe. Very noisy as ceilings are high and acoustics are not good. Amazing food. Service was quite slow but I would definitely go back, just now when I'm in a rush.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Vibrant scene. Great coffee too. If you like the Washington DC vibe, OX is in your lane. Really enjoyed brunch. I'm adding OX to my weekend brunch rotation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was great however service was very rushed. Brought check out as soon as food arrived and attempted to clear the table before drinks were finished.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a delight! Always delicious! Make your Sunday brunch ressy in advance though because it's a happening place!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always consistent. Always delicious!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

amazing brunch on Sunday with our parents! The lemon poppyseed pancakes were to die for!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service were great. Would definately go back. Price was a bit high for brunch but worth it. My only criticism was that the noise level was noticeably high. Stone floor and walls with a glass and wood ceiling don't help. Not a romantic spot but vrey fun.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Prefer breakfast menutothelunchmenu . Coffeewasexcellentaswasdessertcupcake

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford exchange is the perfect dining spot for any occasion. Affordable pricing and a wide range of selections.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford Exchange had great food and great service, but was a little too loud.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We took our granddaughter to Oxford Exchange for her annual birthday high tea. What a treat. Andrea was our wait person and made us all feel so welcome. The food was delicious. It reminded of us of our high tea at the Ritz in London. We will go back for lots of other reason now, too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

fun place to eat. The food is good, it's a trendy scene . Good place for people watching. Also it's walkable to the river walk. Great location

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our appetizer was served with cheese, although it had been requested to be dairy free due to my diet restrictions. In addition our meal was served 30 minutes after the appetizer arrived to our table. It seemed to have been forgotten. \n\nI love this restaurant and have been a regular customer for some time, however the meals are often served with dairy products even when requested without them. I do not have an allergy, but if you do it might be a problem.\n\nOverall the atmosphere is wonderful and the food tastes fantastic. I will likely return again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Upon arrival a table was waiting. They were quick to accommodate our party with the necessary high chair for my toddler. The noise level is moderate enough to where you could have an overly chatty toddler and no one would be the wiser. I do not suggest bringing a crying baby in but a little noise, here and there, is ok. The only negative side to things was the service. The server seem to be very forgetful. He could not remember my drink order and it was only two of us at the table. When I asked for a togo cup I ended up having to get it myself. The waiter seemed to just be focused on something besides taking our order.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Thanks for having several gluten free options!! It's rare to find gluten free buns & bread! I loved having an option of a sandwich!!!! Everything was delicious with wonderful service!! 🍴❤️😉

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Girl next to me had her dog in her lap. NO! It was not a therapy dog. On top of it, the waiter got my order wrong. I sat and watched my friend eat her sandwich while my lunch hour ticked by. $20 for Mahi tacos was not worth the noisy, rushed-feeling atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything is great from the food to the service! The menu items are interesting and delicious. The café area with the teas and coffees is charming and inviting. My only complaint is the noise level! It is so loud, you almost have to scream to speak with somebody across from you. Other than that everything is lovely!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

When the dining room is full it is very loud. It is very hard to conduct a conversation. Wish the restaurant could provide some relief.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food, as always was great! Our server, was so sweet. My other guests were running late due to weather and parking and she didn't hold a grudge about waiting 20 minutes for the others to arrive. We tipped her fabulously at the end for making her wait but she was fantastic. We'll be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was so good I'd love a $100 gift card to Oxford Exchange so I could eat there more

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Only a handful of restaurants in Tampa have a space like this; historic charm with contemporary touches. The food is great too! The lobster benedict and the omelet were great brunch choices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was great! I love the vibe, the service was great, and the food was delicious! My family got the short rib eggs Benedict which were sooooo good and the monkey bread French toast with cinnamon marscapone. So good! I opted for a healthier option with their scrambled egg whites with kale, tomatoes and goat cheese. It came with toast and homemade jam. Everything was delicious! I also had the earl grey latte which was one of the best I've ever had!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have already recommended this establishment to three different friends since Friday. Excellent find!\nGreat service. Great food.\nGreat surroundings.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is always delicious as well as the teas (offered hot and cold). The 'patio' area can be a bit sunny but is a fun area to sit. Cool vibe in a urban type setting.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The ambiance was very lively, a bit noisey. Food was great and the services was very good, as well. Love the place! I will returned soon, it's my new place to go to.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Girlfriends lunch, drinks, then off to museum. Table ready for 6 precisely at noon, welcomed with energy and smile. Vinnie our waiter, made excellent suggestions for both food and drinks. Perfect experience, food excellent, wait staff very attentive and efficient. Atrium seating is a wonderful, bright area with great air conditioning. Will happily return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful bustling eclectic vibe , great food, excellent service, open and spacious. Great place to meet with friends, co workers or first introductions

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A unique mix of food and retail in a very upscale presentation. Excellent ambiance and food for any occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

On a weekend trip to Tampa, my Wife and I decided that we couldn't leave the city without brunch at the Oxford Exchange. We'd made reservations for a Monday, but were lucky enough to arrive early on Sunday to get one of two sets of comfortable seats near the window of the restaurant. The decor is quite unique, effort was made to incorporate some of the original design elements of the building mixed with eclectic touches like the hanging of the artwork. The service couldn't have been better. Every effort was made to insure that we enjoy every aspect of the dining experience. Although the drink menu looked interesting, we were too early for alcohol so we ordered tea and fresh squeezed orange juice, both were very good. We started with the fried avocado wedges...considered a small plate, but a meal in itself. It was delicious with the Sambal sour cream. My Wife ordered the Brunch flatbread...I would recommend that you not dine without getting that once. I would never have guessed that it was gluten-free. I got the omelet and couldn't have enjoyed it more. This place was so good that we went back the next day again for brunch, but this time sat in the garden area and ordered two brunch flatbreads and mimosas. No visit to Tampa is complete without eating at the Oxford Exchange.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was great and ambiance was very nice. Be sure to make a reservation, as the wait seemed to be long if you didn't. The menu wasn't too large, but everything we had was fantastic! Cute, but pricey shop to browse before or after dining.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious every time. Service outstanding every time. A little bit too noisy every time.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waiter was very dry! I brought my boyfriend there for his birthday and he didn't enjoy it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Never disapointed. Always leave stuffed! One of my favorite Tampa spots

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

On a recent trip to Tampa from Miami, OE filled a whole morning between ogling the gorgeous decor, perusing the books and tchotchkes, trying on eyeglass frames at the Warby Parker, and enjoying a beautiful brunch with my family in the stunning, relaxed, and comfortable dining room. As far as the food: Loved the tea assortment that complemented our meal perfectly. The lavender earl gray iced tea was fragrant and not over-sweet. The chicken burger was surprisingly delicious (usually these are bland). Service was competent and affable, but not exceedingly warm or talkative. Only menu item that was only okay and not top-notch was the fried avocado. Was a tad firm and not terribly creamy and sauce was very good but sparse and not as good as other sauces I've had elsewhere on similar dishes. \n\nOverall a wonderful morning. Spent a half hour or so driving around the charming and nearby Hyde Park area before returning home.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

All the food was AMAZING! Iced Carmallo was sooooo good, bought another one to go! Lemon pancakes and Tacos were my favorite by far. Great place for breakfast... loved sitting outside. .. kinda. Great outdoor atmosphere but the glass ceiling for lighting and the A/C was perfect for the scorching summer Florida weather! Can't wait to come back next trip to Tampa :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Experiences (brunch's and lunch) were great. Scenic view in sun room wonderful -- love the sky lights and many beautiful plants and small trees. Food always good -- appreciate having Gluten Free bun choice -- be good to have more GF choices -- meat, etc. Favorite -- omelets with Yukon Gold potatoes -- why not serve this all day? Like to see broccoli, asparagus options in omelets.\n\nService was excellent. 'Energy' level (noise) a challenge to hear conversations. Liked seeing guests of all ages and nice to have such a gem as OE in South Tampa! Love the ambiance throughout the facility and enjoyed when had an art / craft fair upstairs.\n\nAppreciate offering feedback and opportunity to express additions to the experience.\n\nSincerely, Marcia Nelson

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautiful ambiance and a pleasantly light menu make Oxford Exchange a great place to have lunch with some friends!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford Exchange is a wonderful restaurant with amazing food and beautiful ambiance!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Yummy and sophisticated

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant /book store was wonderful!! We will go back for sure!! Love the neighborhood, the ambiance, the special books for sale in the shop. A great find!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed every aspect of our lunch! The waiting period at times is long but have learned from our experience making a reservation is your best bet.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford exchange has slowly declined, in my experience. The food is still amazing, as well as the ambiance. However, even with a reservation, and multiples tables clearly sitting empty, we waited over 30 mins for a table, only to be sat at a table that had been sitting empty for at least 15 minutes. Our server was nice, but disappeared after we were given our food, and we had to ask around for someone to find her so we could get our check, and boxes. The dining experience was extremely long and drawn out because of all of this, and makes me rethink going for a relaxing brunch in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything from food to service to atmosphere was fantastic! We highly recommend it here

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford Exchange has a great menu and a great ambiance. The service was phenomenal. This is a great restaurant for tea lovers as they have an extensive tea list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food & excellent service from Nico!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was amazing and worth the drive from Naples, Fl!\nWe will definitely come back here again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford Exchange is our favorite spot for brunch. Upscale without being too stuffy. The food is always amazing!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was absolutely amazing, but on the high side. I sat in an air conditioned room with a fountain and glass ceiling. It created an amazing patio without the harsh heat of Tampa summer. The only thing keeping service from being higher was the rigidness of the menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ambiance is perfect for lunch and just a nip of shopping

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I will definitely be returning to try other dishes. Service was great, however, it did seem to be a little too pricy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything is amazing at OE, from the place itself, to service, to food. Never had a bad experience or a bad meal there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had a great time eating Sunday brunch. Recommend getting a reservation ahead of time because of its popularity.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took a friend for a birthday lunch. Server was excellent. Very helpful in tea choices. He also did not rush to make a lunch choice or to clear our table. Timing was nice and smooth. Our lunches arrived were tasty and he even brought 3 choices in dipping sauces for our sweet potato fries. Highly recommend the spicy aioli my friend would recommend the honey!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had previously been to afternoon tea at the Oxford Exchange, and had a wonderful experience. This last dining experience however was sub par in many ways. First of all, when we asked our waiter if some members of our party could order from the lunch menu, he gave a jokey, long-winded answer that left us still wondering...the answer was no. Then after placing our orders our tea arrived in 5-10 minutes, while the food arrived 20 minutes after that! We didn't notice at first because we were talking, but when we saw our waiter sweeping the floor, we wondered what was taking so long... He NEVER checked on us, or came to explain or apologize. Then when we asked about possibly getting another cup of tea, he said it would be an extra charge. In addition, the food was mostly sweets, even the 'scones' were sweet muffins.... All in all, a disappointing experience for what was a special family event.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford Exchange has fantastic food and great ambiance. It's my favorite place to go for lunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My boyfriend had the eggs benedict and it was mouth watering. Absolutely delicious. I was leaning on the healthier end and ordered the kale scramble. Big mistake. It definitely fit the healthy category and tasted just like that. Unimpressed!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious food, beautiful interiors. A great combination

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was disappointed in my experience at the Oxford Exchange. It was very crowded and extremely noisy. The service was satisfactory but not great. The food was decent but not exceptional. The brunch menu was very limited albeit adequate. You had to ask for most condiments and it seemed that they were rationed relating to their availability and quantity presented. The history and atmosphere, to some degree, make this a popular establishment but the prices do not parallel the cuisine. There are many other establishments in the area that have far better dining value and more delectable entrees.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is one of my favorite places to go. I have to try one of the many different teas they have every time I'm there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the atmosphere. We were in the garden. Guests should expect the energy to be high and classy. Food was on point. Love, love, love this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Never disappointed! Service, ambiance and food are always wonderful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, super service but incredibly noisy during Sunday afternoon lunch. Difficult to hear across the table without raising your voice and contributing to the din. Nice eye candy among the waitstaff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great Experience every time I love going here with friends and they have the best coffee in Tampa

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We returned to the OE for Sunday lunch/brunch. Once again, great service and very delicious food. The place does a bustling business, so a reservation is a good idea. Once there, not only do you have a fine lunch; you can also browse the remarkable bookstore. This place is truly a Tampa classic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Interesting space, with restaurant, book store, gift shop, coffee bar, and conversation areas. Food was okay -- my hamburger was very well done (not the way I like it, but had no option) and dry. Server was very pleasant but failed to return to our table after the meal was served to check on drink refills or any other dining needs. Very loud inside -- not a good location for in depth conversation over a meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I eat lunch here from time to time and it is always great. The clientele here as well as staff are always a good looking bunch too so that is a added bonus. Get the farm burger with the egg on it with sweet potato fries !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I eat lunch here from time to time and it is always great.\n\nThe clientele here as well as staff are always a good looking bunch too so that is a added bonus.\n\nGet the farm burger with the egg on it with sweet potato fries !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a great place to visit for a meal as well as the atmosphere. You can wear casual clothes or dress up nice. It's very go with the flow. We love it for lunch with a friend or for a special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good but a bit over-priced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place, fun, lots of character, reminds me of old northeast buildings

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and place are amazing. It can use a bit more training for hostess and servers.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The ambience was great and so was the food.\nThe chicken burger and the chicken pail lard had a great taste\nThe Brussels sprouts were well cooked on a little saltier side\nOverall it was a great experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome brunch! We had the Benedict (using short rib meat) and the lemon, blueberry pancakes. Both were wonderful. Coffee was amazing! Service was great too. Definitely recommend this popular spot!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very Continental feel to the adjacent coffee/tea parlor. Adjacent, the 1930s style decor is clean & chic and the menu items very appealing. I had the chopped salad. It did not scrimp on blue cheese, chunks of white meat chicken, or nuts. The Bloody Mary was a thin glass, but spiced to perfection and accompanied by a little mini caprese on a cocktail stick. Service was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Unique restaurant with a really wonderful jazz age feel. There's a cafe and trendy shop inside that will make any wait time go back quickly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford Exchange is my favorite place to bring friends and family when they are visiting from out of town. It is beautiful, has great food and is just an overall great experience to be shared.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time here was impressed . Great place very trendy and great coffee bookstore restaurant scene. Very delicious coffee and pastries. The store and the book store are an event in itself with gifts and articles that can only be replicated by a Neiman store versus a super Starbucks coffee store. Again the food awesome specially the french toast wow and the omelette omg!! And the place is so cool crisp old versus post modern design. A plus to dress to impress very trendy. Staff was perfect so attentative and professional well groomed. If you come to Tampa it is a must !! Come to the Oxford Exchange!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant was great! Great atmosphere - it really feels like you're in London. Even better food!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good but not worthy of a Tampa's Top Ten Restaurant ranking on Trip Advisor.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I never miss an opportunity to visit The Oxford Exchange! Anytime I know that I will be in downtown Tampa, I make it a point to plan for a nice meal there with friends or family, or just relaxing by myself while enjoying my favorite beverage... I can't think of a more desirable place to get the best of everything in one shot!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Every time I take guests to OE, they rave about it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely loved my meal!! Had the Black Bean Burger and most delicious sweet potato fries ever!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Oxford exchange had and eclectic menu and everyone enjoyed their meal. It was very loud so conversation was difficult at times. Everyone enjoyed browsing through the bookstore after lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were there for brunch and had a wonderful meal. Being that it was Saturday and it was very busy, there were times when we were looking for our server. However, we have been there in the past and have always had great service and a great meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

this place was nice and elegant with an old fashioned setting, very trendy and classy. Food was spectacular , we will visit again. The location was easy to find but recommend driving toward the back where the parking is available.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was amazing. The ambiance and decor was amazing. The food was A-MA-ZING! I could not have asked for a better fathers day brunch. I've been here previously for a non special occasion brunch and it was just as good. I will be dreaming about OE everyday until I return. Definitely recommended!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved! I took my parent's who were visiting from out of town and they loved it. The outdoor seating was gorgeous!!! My husband ordered a steak sandwich and has been telling everyone- that it was one of the best meals he has ever had. Cocktails were awesome too... I'm already trying to plan an trip there!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food. Perfect for brunch! Its a but expensive, but worth it for a once and a while visit

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is always excellent!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food here is excellent! The ambiance is very cool. The service is usually slow. It's also very loud so don't plan a business lunch here if you need to have an important discussion.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waiter brought check but never offered us a menu or asked if we wanted dessert. Waiter had a dry attitude.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved this place for breakfast. They offered golden monkey tea [which is rare]. Very nice oatmeal and really enjoyed the egg dish I ordered.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything about my experience was exquisite. I thought my meal was incredible, I had the Benedict off the brunch menu, and my mom ordered the Monkey Bread French Toast. Both were absolutely delicious, but I can't wait to go back again and try some of the sandwiches I was seeing come out to other tables. The Buddy Brew coffee was the perfect complement to my meal although I think I'll go for a Bloody Mary next time because those looked awesome as well. Service was timely and polite. Store and bookstore were very fun to wander through. Overall I'm in love and wish I lived close so I could go everyday.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford Exchange is an amazing place!! Great ambiance, great coffee & tea, great food. Our waitress was fantastic. Definitely a favorit

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love to visit the Oxford Exchange. The atmosphere is beautiful and the food is exceptional. I've tried several dishes on the menu and each one is absolutely fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Is a excellent place to enjoy with friends or family and also for business meeting . The food is delicious and fresh , service is normally very good ..

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our table and food were good. Service not so much. We ran out of water, never got a refill. Our food was brought to our table by the gentleman who was dishing out the fries on plates. He never said a word to us. Our regular server never came by again to ask how our food was, or if we needed anything else. She only came back with our bill.\nWill still come back, because service before has been good. carol saputo

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As usual, excellent service and exquisite food. We have never had a bad experience with any of the menu picks. We ordered the Fried Avocado Wedges, Smoked Salmon Crostini, Smoked Salmon bagel and the Smoked Salmon BLT. I guess we had a hankering for salmon...All delicious! Drinks are always on point, also (Cortado, French 75, Old Fashioned). Nate took very good care of us. Keep up the good work OE!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love Oxford Exchange. We stopped there in between wedding dress fittings to eat and kill time. The ambiance is great and was the perfect place for what we needed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great atmosphere. Really good sweet potato fries and chicken chili. Loved our server.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best brunch in Tampa!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I met a family member for lunch and we were promptly seated and served. A very pleasing atmosphere except for the noise level. The food was fantastic! I would recommend and will return again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Samantha our server was wonderful!!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall my food experience was great ! I always enjoy my super simple egg sandwich . My friend and I decided to try the avocado appetizer . When it came down to paying the bill , we asked that our bill be separate but with the app. split..apparently that is impossible at this restaurant to split just the appetizer .. Instead we had to split the whole bill in 2 and could not each get our own bill.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The place itself is stunning, but the food is less than great. Everything was extremely salty and overpriced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always take out out of towns guests here. It's a treat and a great reflection of the amazing food scene in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The best spot for Sunday brunch

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very expensive

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful as usual

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing! Great Family experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing restaurant with a hint of a book store. Very chic. Took our 12 year old here for her birthday and she loved it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nice for lunch or dinner. I've had brunch with my sons and a romantic dinner with my husband. I never miss dining here when I'm in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford exchange's resturaunt just doesn't seem to make the food it used to. The past couple times I've gone, I've been rather disappointed in the food. My French toast would come cold, the black bean burger just fell apart, and overall the taste of their food is becoming average. I do appreciate that they change the menu regularly, but something seems to be missing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford Exchange is a great lunch spot. I had the chicken salad sandwich which I did not like nearly as much as other lunch items. As usual, it was an overall good experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

definitely would return , despite the slow service i have had at times, the food is very good and reasonable prices. the outdoor sun room you can enjoy brunch in

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant is very pretty. It feels like you're sitting outside by a water fountain. Because I had a reservation, we were seated immediately. Yay! The food was photo worthy. The service was great. The only draw back is the price. We each paid for the traditional afternoon tea and got one pot of tea each. I've had afternoon tea elsewhere and was allowed unlimited (same or different) tea as long as I paid for the pot. Due to this, I would only come here with out of town guests.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and service were second to none, we were very impressed and will come again. Just two things- we were seated outside and found it to be incredibly loud, so much so I could not hear the person sitting across from me. Also two in our party were right in the sun and were extremely hot and sweaty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I changed the number of people twice and they were very helpful accommodating everybody. \nLove the food and my waitress was amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love the stylish ambience of this restaurant. What a great place for a Sunday brunch! Wonderful, interesting menu choices for discriminating palates and stellar service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Perfect on every level (minus the noise level). Servers, food and ambiance is superb. Highly recommend making reservations prior to arrival. Recommend the establishment incorporating some noise reduction or absorption techniques. Other than that I would love to eat here every Saturday. Simply lovely and overal fantastic experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is always fresh. The teas are always superb. I usually order one of their salads and walk away feeling pleasantly full but also healthy. They have great appetizers, too. With an eclectic mix of books and home goods for sale in the retail space, time passes quickly if you're waiting for a table or your guests to arrive...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Egg White Kale Scramble was so tasty, the atrium makes for a great brunch spot, too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious, as always! Service was good and you can't find a nicer place to eat 'outside' while being inside.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The atmosphere was perfect for brunch and the food was delicious! The service was very good and all the books and nik nacs were awesome! I was definitely pleased on my first visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic as always, excellent staff and food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant is beautiful, the food delicious and the service much improved. However the noise level makes it difficult to carry a conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Made a reservation via OpenTable to have lunch with a group of ladies after a visit to the Henry Plant Museum. The restaurant, tea room, book store and gift shop were well attended with patrons and employees. Friendly, welcoming and unique dining destination. Seated on time and served by a friendly attentive staff. The chopped salad was exceptional. The bloody mary was yummy. The rest of our party was very pleased with their meals. Making a reservation is a must. Very popular spot. We'll go back with the 'men' for dinner in the near future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always know I am in Tampa when I visit Oxford exchange!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Kind service, good food, great atmosphere. The indoor atrium with the outside feel is perfect for the rapidly approaching hot summer. You get the feel of outside dining. Very noisy but energetic and lively. The food was pretty good and the servings were generous. Great cappuccino and bloody Mary's!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oxford exchange truly is the place to go in the Tampa/Saint Pete area. It is such a good destination for Sunday brunch. The feeling when you walk in is just so incredible. If you are looking to escape to an old-time English bookstore it is the place to go, or if you just want to go to a wonderful restaurant it fills the bill. The food there is exceptional and the service is outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a wonderful time! Loved the atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My first time and I was really impressed. My suggestion, come mid afternoon, after 1:00pm. Lunch is extremely loud. Great place to take someone visiting Tampa. I felt like I was in Paris

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was fantastic.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was very slow and it appeared to all be kitchen driven. Our service provider kept apologizing for the long wait. The Chicken Burger was dry and tough, which is not the way it typically is prepared. If we were not already late getting back to work, I would have sent it back but I did not have another 90 minutes to waste! The service providers should ask clients if they are time sensitive and provide service accordingly. Many people that dine at Oxford do not appear to be on a lunch hour where slower service is not as much of an issue.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Seated immediately in the area we requested (courtyard), nice if slightly wobbly table.\n\nTruly scrumptious brunch entrees. Both the Poppy Seed Pancakes and Cinnamon/Pecan French Toast were unique tastes, just not quite like anything we've encountered (and that's a good thing, too many IHOPs in our past). My healthy eaters enjoyed the Breakfast Sandwich. Nothing overwhelmed us, even though the plates appeared overly-generous when they arrived from the kitchen. If any menu down side, my daughter was sad the Chocolate/Nutella French Toast was off the menu, but it sounds like items change, a positive aspect of Oxford. \n\nMy coffee cup never got cool, nicely attentive wait staff. While the courtyard had a fair amount of ambient noise, we four had no trouble conversing over brunch. \n\nFinish this time with a walk down by the river on the UT campus (before the weather gets too hot), you have the perfect prescription for a fine morning near downtown Tampa.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nice location and interior. A mixture of food and shopping. Our breakfast was very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We LOVE OE!! Amazing cinnamon bun French toast and chicken burger. I wish they had more/cheaper salad selections.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very interesting place with great food. Service was good, not like other reviews that said it was very slow. The atmosphere is great, very vibrant place to be. Has great coffee bar and drinks .\nIf you want a great experience go to this place. Brunch is a great time for your first visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome service and the most delicious tea/coffee menu! They make their caramel and mocha inhouse! I will be back to try their other menus. Brunch was perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Skylights fill an 'outside' eating area with angelic light that bathes your surroundings with an energetic and cozy feeling. A fountain bubbles creating the soundtrack for you to enjoy your time at the Oxford Exchange.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and service! The atrium is perfect for a sunny afternoon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very Cool Spot! The Atmosphere is Awesome, and the Food, although a bit expensive, was Excellent! Will definitely be back to try the Brunch!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took my husband for lunch; he had not been here before - he enjoyed the atmosphere and food. A little too loud for him

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was a very pleasant place to eat. Excellent food and selection. We will definitely come back

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great dining experience. Probably better to enjoy during off hours when the noise level is a bit lower. Food and service were wonderful. Some of our group stayed to shop afterwards. Highly recommend to anyone!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This was my first visit to Oxford Exchange. I had heard of it from friends and they all said it was amazing. I decided to meet a friend here for brunch on a Sunday at 11:30, our reservation (which I'm glad I made as it was so busy) was for 11:45. The cons: Parking is horrible. I went around the block 2 times before I finally took a 2hr spot, but then moved my car once again when my friend found a spot in the C parking lot, which is the only lot designated for this huge place!) So, get there early to find parking if you're going on a busy day. Noise level was a bit too much for Sunday brunch,... maybe their courtyard would be less noisy, I'm not sure but it just felt like a noisy bar and that's not really relaxing while trying to catch up with a friend over brunch. Pros: The building is huge! There is a lot to do other than just eat at the restaurant. You can grab a cup o'joe at their coffee bar, peruse the book store, or go upstairs for other activities. The food was good. I wouldn't say it was excellent, but it was definitely tasty. Prepare to spend about $20 on one breakfast meal + drink. We were sat right on time and even scored a spot right by the window!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Awesome place. Very beautiful.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Made reservations so we had no wait time during the Sunday morning busy hours. \n\nTo start out, we ordered the brussel sprouts small plate-delicious. The brussel sprouts came out crispy on the outside and perfectly roasted. Then we had the small plate crusted avocado--it was a miss. It was perfectly prepared but didn't leave me wanting more. Also tried the seasonal arugula salad-delicious peppery salad but could have used just a little bit more acid or some sort of sprity ingredient to balance out or break the cream. We also tried the chicken burger sandwich, delicious but yet again lacked a certain kick that would have made it unique. It needs an ingredient to make it come alive in your mouth. Delicious but very vanilla. The chicken itself was flavored well, although I would've preferred it a tad bit thinner (a personal preference). Ordered their carrot rooibos tea, latte way-definitely a two thumbs up! \n\nAtmosphere: Perfect ambience! Whether it be for a family brunch, ladies get together, special event, etc--this is a must go. Will definitely be going back to try out all other menu items.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The ambiance is outstanding, food fabulous, artwork and shop exciting,purchased from gift shop.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I got the eggs, bacon, and potatoes. There may have been toast or a biscuit in there too. The potatoes were amazing. I really liked the atmosphere here and would come back next time I'm in Tampa

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

OE has become a popular spot for social media junkies since my first visit a few years ago. I used to be able to grab coffee some food and a chair and write or read with little interruption. Now I get asked to be an interim photographer for people wanting a picture inside the beautiful building. The food and service were great as usual, but because of the amount of people, the noise level was distracting. I still think OE is a great place to visit but weekdays are probably best.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I loved the architectural beauty of this restaurant with multiple dining rooms. Coffee and tea bar available for a quick snack. Service was impeccable and food Deliscious ! Only drawback was the noise level. It reminded me of buildings in Europe I have eaten in.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Fantastic! Check out this place now!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

A great place to have a get-together with friends. Cozy, relaxing, and delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I took my wife and daughter to OE for breakfast we have made reservations for 9:45. We were seated right away. The service was great and the food was delicious. OE is a beautiful place. We will definitely return, soon!!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

OE is my neighborhood go-to place for weekend breakfast or brunch. The place was exceptionally noisy this Sunday, making it hard to hear across the table. Service was slower than usual and the waiter brought the wrong replacement beverage when I let him know the first one was too bitter to drink. Probably just an off day for this gem. The servings are large and I always have leftovers to nibble on later on!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is my favorite restaurant. The best tea, coffee, hot cocoa, juice I have ever had. Amazing food and great service. Definitely make a reservation, it is a popular spot. Request to sit in the room with the glass windows- it is beautiful.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Delicious food with an inviting atmosphere. Worth every penny.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food, the service and drinks were fantastic but it was way too loud in there to have a normal conversation. We felt that we had to yell some of the time to have a decent conversation. We were seated inside and next time I will request to sit out on the patio enclosure in hopes it would be a bit quieter to at least have a normal conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My wife took me to the Oxford Exchange for a birthday lunch. Marvelous food and great selection of teas. Followed up lunch with shopping at the book store and gift shop, and then a quiet time at the cafe sipping on cappuccinos while reviewing our purchases. What a wonderful day for a foodie and bibliophile - a very happy birthday.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The lemon poppy seed pancakes were amazing!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

This place came highly recommended by a friend. We first went on a Sunday for brunch and for two of us, the wait for a table was THREE hours. We left, an went back on a Friday for lunch. The menu is very limited, and $15 for a sandwich, $15 for a burger, we expected something pretty specal. The burger was just okay, the club sandwich was not good at all. For two of us with two cocktails and two sandwiches and one salmon app. we left $90 later very dissatisfied. Too loud, too bright, too expensive. We could have eaten at Ocean Prime, Capital Grill, or a number of other places for the same price but with much better food and atmoshpere. We will not be going back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I have dined at OX several times, this being, by far, the MOST pleasant experience. Our server Kevin was most attentive, pleasant & respectful. The food came out in a reasonable time. I also want to included that the hostess's greeting was most welcoming. In the past, ... you were missing the mark; when arrogance was mistaken for service. I do not see how you can manage the noise level, but sometimes it is overwhelming and interferes with the dining experience. I drive 50+ mile and began to think it was not worth my while. But my last visit turned it around; most pleasant. Thank you Kevin.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

OE has a unique atmosphere that anyone would enjoy. The food was delish and i loved the tea i ordered

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Oxford Exchange is a Gem! The cobblestone streets outside, the library, the energy inside and the Boutique experience reminds me of the Chic restaurants and bistros in my hometown-NYC!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent!!! Such a fun get together w/ my girls for brunch! The food was excellent, service was great and fun sophisticated atmosphere!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food was pretty good. The burger and chicken sandwich we ordered were delicious. Our waiter was attentive and available, always checking up on us without over doing it. The only complain I have was with the noise level of the place. It is VERY noisy! This may keep people from enjoying themselves if the occasion were a romantic or similar.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Coffee and tea drinks are awesome but be prepared to wait as these drinks are served slower than other drinks and food

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The building's aesthetic itself is gorgeous, and the staff are very friendly. The food was amazing and our server was very engaged and even provided customized recommendations to our meal. I traveled to finally try this place and will definitely be going back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We went for family brunch. My husband loved the monkey bread French toast and my son enjoyed his omelette. I ordered the egg white, kale omelette (on rec of waitress) however, it was very wet and lacked flavor...disappointed. We enjoyed the atmosphere...dined in the atrium. We strolled through the shop and coffee bar. I ordered a soy latte...unfortunately it was very sour.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Smart, pleasing decor. Good food and excellent staff. Noise level was overwhelming at start of 1PM lunch. There seemed to be nothing among the brick walls, wood coffered ceiling and chic metal tables th lessen the din. Noise did subside somewhat by 2:30, so we are considering a return for 3PM tea.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I like to bring friends here for breakfast to celebrate birthdays. We start off with mimosas or bellinis and their omelets are very tasty and the coffee is excellent. If there are only two of you, try requesting the tables for two with the big wing chairs in front of the window overlooking UT.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Previously, I had been at the Oxford Exchange for afternoon tea and lunch. Both were very good experiences. Because the Oxford Exchange was having a wedding, we were asked to sit in the main dining room and were not told in advance. The tea and service were excellent. There were only a few tea sandwiches not like our last visit. The scones were all covered with granulated sugar and not like a traditional scone. I was entertaining family and was embarrassed. I would go back again with some hesitation.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a simple breakfast sandwich and benedict breakfast. Both were delicious. Atmosphere was nice, we even got a window seat! Drinks were ok. Overall a great place for Sunday brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Jeremy gave us incredible service! He was awesome and hope to have him serve us again!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We loved it and this restaurant is so unique.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I've been twice before for tea and loved it. I brought my mom and sister for tea. They had never been to OE before. They didn't care for it. I've never written a review before but I felt I needed to this time. \n\nIt was great spending time with my mom and sister but that's all I really enjoyed. That and the chocolate chip scone. \n\nThe white bread and marble bread was stale. The crostini was good. The lemon cake was way too sweet and barely tart. We had to call our server over to ask for cream and sweetener. It wasn't offered when someone else brought the tea. Also, my tea wasn't very hot. I could drink it right after I poured it. I noticed there was very little steam.\n\nThe server didn't explain what was on the tray when he delivered it. I wish there was a menu with the food selection each day. I would've ate off the regular menu instead. \n\nNow this is a matter of preference but two of the savory items included pickled items. We don't like pickled things. One was a pickled cucumber, cream cheese and dill sandwich. The other was a tiny retangle piece of marble bread topped with pickled salmon, pickled onions, capers and something else. I took a bite of each to try them but I couldn't finish them. My mom and sister wouldn't try them. \n\nThe other savory items were a cream cheese and jelly sandwich which was on stale bread and a crostini with cream cheese (or maybe a different kind of cheese), the same jelly and pumpkin seeds. We all liked the crostini and wanted more of them. I missed some of the other heartier proteins I've had in the past at OE. \n\nThe desserts on the top were ok. Not as good as past experiences. \n\nMy mom and sister saw the food on the other patrons plates and wants to come back for brunch or lunch but they were not impressed by the food options for the price of the tea experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Beautiful renovation of old building repurposed for multiple uses, book store, eyeglass retailer, curios, restaurant, etc. Goods sold in this outlet were pricey. Restaurant very noisy and food was average at best. Service was good.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was my first visit to Oxford Exchange. We were celebrating a birthday and had a lovely brunch. The food was delicious. I had Lemon Poppy-seed pancakes and we had a plate of the brussel sprouts (which if you love them like I do, the are a 'must get') My friend had the omelet and said it was great. The portions were quite large. You definitely don't go away hungry. The staff was very friendly, all in all an enjoyable meal. I would definitely go again.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Nothing was a 'wow!' Drinks overpriced and a little weak. Good was good. Beautiful place. Servers extremely helpful and attentive.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We went to Oxford Exchange for lunch for a birthday. We have not been there before. It was wonderful food. The service was not 100% up to par, yet it was lunch hour and super busy. The organic, local and fresh food made the experience wonderful. \n\nRecommending the lobster grilled cheese and their OX slaw. Delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was excellent. Our server was cheerful and attentive. We were seated right at our reservation time which was greatly appreciated because the restaurant was full.\n\nMy beer glass was chilled and our delicious food was served hot.\n\nThe only negative was the sagging seats in the booth. The leather upholstery was soft and supple. However, the booth seats lacked springs and/or adequate foam density the for support. I sat about four or five inches lower than if I were sitting on a wooden surface.\n\nMy wife and I will definitely return to this restaurant, but request a table.Are you on vacation this week? I

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

A favorite seafood spot, consistently delicious cuisine. Personalized 5 star service in a great seaside setting.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Consistently phenomenal menu with 5 star service. Real gem for brunch/lunch!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My fiance and I ate breakfast at the Oxford Exchange during our visit to Tampa. We got the monkey bread french toast and the short rib eggs benedict. We had to share both plates because they were both outstanding! We wished we could stay in Tampa even longer just to eat another meal here. Also, the atmosphere is trendy and fun. There is a gift shop and cafe taking up half of the building that also were equally chic. I would 100% recommend this place to anyone traveling to the Tampa Bay area!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was so good and the whole restaurant/retail shop was so unique. The decor and architecture was beautiful and very well thought out and planned. I will definitely be back and refer multiple people there!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything about the OE has been done right from start to finish. The food is the best (who would think of fried brussel sprouts or grilled cheese and lobster?? It is a little bit noisy but that just means you are busy. I have been there several times and enjoyed it each time even more than the last.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was fantastic! Drinks were good too. However the waiter wasn't attending the table regularly. Otherwise the ambience of the place is pretty cool. Must visit!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Absolutely loved the design of Oxford Exchange! Creative menu with lots of enticing options for breakfast, would love to come back for lunch and dinner. What a find? Great spot in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had easter brunch and loved every part of the experience. We arrived early but still signed in and at 11:30 ON THE DOT the hostess was looking for us to seat us. Our server was great and the food even better. I saw a a manager on the floor, very involved and helpful with the servers which means that it's obvious that they are a great team and care about the customers and the finished product

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Wonderful service and outstanding food. We were seated early and had a great time.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I absolutely love OE! The atmosphere is unlike any other and the food is to die for!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great staff and wonderful food and drinks, I will be coming here often.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

You go for the little shops, the unique experience. The food is average to good. Nothing to write home about. It's a cute place, fun energy with good coffee.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food is and always has been great every time ive been there, but the service always is so bland and monotone and i all the servers seem to hate their jobs

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

So good! We frequent OE.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Reservation honored right on time with a packed house. Great service (by Vinnie) and food was very well prepared. Very reasonable corkage fee ($15) to boot. Will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great place to have a special meal with good friends!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was delicious, as usual...loved the fried avocado to start, the lobster grilled cheese and the lime ginger birthday cupcake was the perfect dessert. Can't wait to go back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

B\nL\nL\nL\nContemplate\nThe Oxford Exchange is a very beatiful place with a great enviroment. The menu is very lackluster. The french onion flatbread that I ordered contained so many onions I could not eat much of it. Note I am a fan of onions. Unless you are fan of sandwiches you will not find much to eat for lunch. I left the restraunt finicially deained, hungry and overall unsatisfied while at the same time admiring the amazing ambiance and decor.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The Eggs Benedict was AMAZING!! But I'm pretty sure they are changing their menus. I hope they keep that on the menu.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Oxford Exchange is always a delight. The ambiance is one of the best Tampa has to offer. The food is always amazing. (I recommend the French toast.) OE is one of my favorite little gems in Tampa. Our drinks were came late during our meal but our server was amazing and apologized for everything.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Reservation was easy to make, table was ready on time. Service was courteous and involved, we did not feel rushed, but did not find ourselves waiting for anything either. Server was knowledgeable about the menu and beverages available, and made a great recommendation (seasonal jasmine blackberry lemonade). We both ordered the club sandwich -- it was fantastic. Overall, a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I love the food here and I always get something different. There is something for everyone. The employees are great at answering any questions you may have about the menu. I always feel comfortable there and it is a great place to to for breakfast/brunch/lunch. Just make a reservation or get there early so you don't have to wait too long.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I love the Oxford Exchange...it is always a special treat to go there.\nSo many beautiful plants, the decor is outstanding and the people are interesting!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This restaurant has so much to offer great food, super service, eating in the atrium room was just beautiful, a coffee shop, a tea shop, a bookstore, an eyeglass store and best of all an awesome retail store with very unquie items. We just loved it and had the best Sunday morning brunch ever!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The ambience is great. Love their courtyard searing. Waiter was very courteous. My friend and I both got chopped salads.\nOne with chicken and one with salmon and they were both superb. \nWill return for sure.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always a pleasant time at OE. They've put the time and effort into making a beautiful and enjoyable environment with top quality food.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were able to book a last minute reservation on Open Table and were sat immediately when we arrived. Everything from the start to the finish were great. Love OE!!!! :)

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

It's a great place to go for a special occasion but, is very noisy (I like the way this survey uses the word 'energetic') so is difficult to carry on a conversation. It is also a bit pricey for my wallet which is why I said special occasion Food is DELICIOUS but too expensive for me to go on a regular basis. Also, I think the tables are too close together. Spreading them out would make it easier to have a conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great service, ambiance and yummy food. Went for breakfast, felt there were limited breakfast options though.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food is always outstanding! Service is attentive and excellent!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Overpriced and underwhelming. I've been here twice, and both times left wondering what was so great about the place. the most recent time I had a salad-kale, strawberries(maybe 2 pieces), blue cheese(none to be found). The salad was flavorless and tasted like it had no dressing on it, though it looked like it had something. I ordered salmon on top, it was forgotten, and it took about 20 minutes to finally get it-too salty and oily. The waitress was very apologetic, but still charged me a whopping 8 bucks for a paltry piece. My mom's tuna salad sandwich was OK, but for the price I'd much rather spend my money elsewhere.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were pleasantly surprised by the large menu and nice sized portions. Great food prepared fresh. I am a tea drinker and enjoyed their tea bar. Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Lunch was awesome as it always is. Service and food are top notch.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Go for lunch, go for dinner, go for afternoon tea! It was great, we had a wonderful time. The tea and coffee bars are really cool. The décor is awesome and the vibe is superb.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This dining experience is amazing ..such a special place!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I like the quality of food at Oxford Exchange. It is organic and is very nicely presented. The servers are friendly and very accommodating. The courtyard is beautiful as well as the bookstore and the tea shop. Parking can be tricky and the dining area is noisy. I found it difficult to carry on a relaxing conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Beautiful restaurant. White brick walls, dark wood. Fun , vibrant atmosphere. View of University of Tampa. Also nice courtyard seating. Had the salad with roasted Brussel sprouts, butternut squash and pistachio. Amazing and very filling on its own. Shopping, beautiful books and coffee bar while you'you're waiting. Will be back for sure. Make reservation, it gets very busy. The servers are all very upbeat and attentive with good knowledge of the menu.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food, the shops, the stately atmosphere and accents: come here if you want to feel like a citizen of the world among back-home friends. On a typical morning you'll find the restaurant buzzing with friendly chatter. Every dish that passes by to a neighboring table looks like it could be your next favorite. Their seasonal pancake dishes never fail to delight, and their omelet, breakfast sandwich, and monkey bread always give me a difficult choice when ordering. Make a reservation, because this gem is no secret. Afterwards, give yourself some time to browse the shops and sit for a moment. Any Anglophile will enjoy this oasis in the Florida sun.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great for friends at bring or family coming into town. Upscale feel, amazing food, nothing else like it in Tampa.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This place has superb food, everything was wonderful. The Bloody Mary was the best I've ever had.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We came for a late brunch with friends from out of town. It's not normally the hour for having a drink but I ordered a Manhattan and it was excellent. Very well mixed and worth a try. The meal and service were great and left a good impression for our first visit. We will be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Perfect Spot for brunch, very cool old building and great food. The bloody mary was great a a little small fro the price . I will be back

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

One of my favorite places in Tampa. Are you looking for something my within the norm and a place to recharge and relax?!?! Then, Oxford exchange is for you! So why are you waiting for try it out. It'll be worth it!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Oxford Exchange is Tampa's eclectic gem...between the diverse architecture and decor and unique shops. Food is outstanding and the dining experience is always great.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I took my Mom for her birthday, and was intrigued upon entering through the book store, and then making our way through the barista bar & gift shop. We loved the atmosphere. Once in the dining room we noticed the noise level. It is very loud. We had a reservation and they sat us at a nice table by the window. We had a nice view of TU, the kitchen and the atrium. We ordered the Kalettes as an appetizer and they were delish. I had the butternut squash flatbread, (GF option) and Mom ordered the chicken burger with sweet potato fries. Everything was very good. I would go back... very soon! I did notice that they offer a GF bun for sandwiches.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Have been to Oxford Exchange several times. Can't say enough good about it! Feels as though you are in 'another city'. Great ambience. Great food.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great experience except for the long wait, we made a reservation For Sunday at 10 am and didn't get sat till 11. Why make a reservation if we going to have to wait for an hour. I wanted this brunch to be perfect for the birthday girl and it took so long by the time we got sat everyone was annoyed and hungry. Other then the wait, everything was perfect. If someone makes a reservation the restaurant should honor it.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always a great experience. Great food, service, ambiance. Love the gift shop and 'tea room'!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Oxford Exchange is unique and quaint the minute you walk in the door. This is not only a great place to eat but also to shop and relax. The layout is beautiful and makes the food, shopping or relaxing experience intimate and cozy. The food is great, the service is great and the shopping is unique. Our table had 3 different entrees, coffees and appys and all were great. The staff was very knowledgeable and pleasant.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The setting is wonderful and all the food was delicious. The service was fair at best. It's very busy and hard to get attention from the staff.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Love! Love! Love!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had a lovely afternoon tea. Although the server stayed a bit too long and talked about herself, the service was still excellent. The treats were delicious. And the tea selection was comprehensive. I enjoyed white tea for the first time. With the exception of the noise level created by high ceilings, the ambience was soothing. I'm going back next month with an out-of-town visitor for lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The three of us had a wonderful birthday brunch in the atrium, partly in luck due the brunch being served due to the holiday, and partly due to our fabulous server Carly! She was superb! We did have reservations luckily, and afterwards browsed the building- what an interesting place! I recommend it for breakfast or lunch, or just for a coffee or tea and a relaxing book-read.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The atmosphere is very nice. The variance in seating is very diverse seeing that you can sit under an atrium or inside a normal restaurant setting. The food was amazing as well as the service. The availability of a coffee and tea bar was exceptional and the coffee was outstanding. I will definitely be going back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I took a girlfriend as a thank you for something special she did for me, she had never been and I loved it the last time I went. We were seated quickly but not served quickly. Our water- one glass had ice and one did not, we asked for ice twice. No biggie. We both ordered bloody marys and their version of Eggs Benedict. Bloody Marys were a bore. Eggs Benedict-My friends was totally overdone, pretty much a hard boiled egg. Mine was barely cooked, the white was NOT DONE yuck. There are gluten free menu options for breakfast and lunch but no gluten free desserts, that's no fun. Our server had a bandaid on his forehead that looked like it had been there too long and was falling off, again-yuck. So we skipped coffee and left. I'll give it one more try, but won't be bringing someone new this time just in case!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My husband and I celebrated Valentines Day here for lunch, our server was wonderfully pleasant and accommodating. We sat in the beautiful atrium with the sun pouring in on a cool day, it was very romantic. The Mahi tacos were so good! After lunch we grabbed a latte at the coffee bar and wandered around the gift shop. We loved the eclectic decor! We will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This restaurant, with high-end gift/book shop is one of a kind. It has the vibe of an urban 1920s establishment with it's conservatory dining, shoe shine stand and subway tiled ambiance. It also has a coffee bar for the Starbucks set and a million varieties of tea. Top picks: Smoked salmon sandwich and turkey club sandwiches with sweet potato fries and a fresh-brewed blueberry or mango iced tea. A fun outing! :)

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Monkey Bread French Toast was amazing, as well as the Eggs Benedict. The drinks are always great, also.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The atmosphere is second to none. While Tampa has fantastic places to eat, this has hit the top of the list for me. The food is excellent, fair price and service is great. Make sure you have a reservation as it is very popular. I can't wait to go back and eat there again. I had the brussel sprouts - even if you don't like brussel sprouts...give these a try. I also had a flat bread also excellent. Every little detail is perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were lucky enough to be seated in the glass roofed observatory. It was much quieter than the main dining area where I know we wouldn't be able to have a conversation without yelling. Service was good, menu selection sparse but adequate for our needs. Worth the visit.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Awesome as usual.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was a great place to take my friend for galentine's! She loved the seating in the greenhouse looking portion of the restaurant. Both of us loved our breakfast meals. The service was great and everything arrived quickly. I'll definitely bring more friends to experience Oxford Exchange.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I'm not much for words, unless experience not pleasurable. The experience exceeding my expectations... atmosphere, service and exquisite food selection. Hat's off!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

One of a kind bookstore/coffee/tea/restaurant/shop\nThis place belongs in SF/NYC/Seattle/Portland/London\nSo if you're ever downtown Tampa, this is the place to go. Earl Grey Tea is amazing and the shop and bookstore are curated perfectly!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Perfect for a day. We got there early to get coffee and shop around and then make our 1:30 lunch reservation. Definitely would recommend making a reservation, you could be waiting at least 30-45 minutes for a table otherwise.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We walked in to a very busy Saturday brunch, luckily we had made reservations which I highly recommend, and had a very short wait for our table. The staff seemed stressed and rushed, but worked efficiently. We were brought to our table in the garden area. I was a beautiful space with the ivy climbing the walls and the fountain behind me. Our server came and was pleasant but seemed confused when I asked about accommodating my gluten and dairy allergies. While the menu clearly marks gluten free and vegan items, none of those markings overlapped so I asked if there was a knowledgable staff member (such as a chef) I could speak to about slightly modifying something so that I could eat it. She looked confused by me asking and simply repeated that the items were marked on the menu. I again said that I had an additional allergy besides gluten and needed assistance picking something. She said she could help so I asked for a recommendation and she simply listed every marked gluten free item, but all of them had dairy. I eventually picked an item, asked for it without cheese and butter and prayed she would effectively communicate my needs to the kitchen. Our food came out and was tasty, but I felt as if my need was seen as an irritation rather than a necessity. It made me uncomfortable to have to worry about what I was eating. While we will return for coffee and tea I doubt we will return to dine as it was a very stressful experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent breakfast options. Unique to anywhere in Tampa

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Underwhelmed by the food. Long wait even with a reservation. Crowed brunch in a great atmosphere. Loved the coffee and shopping that we were able to enjoy while waiting for our table.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I love this restauarant but I wish you could choose to sit in the courtyard. It was my best friend's birthday and we ended up sitting in a random table in the middle of the dining room.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing food, store and bookstore, beautiful building, buddy brews and tea shop just yum!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

One of my favorite spots. The moment you enter the unassuming doors, you are transported from Tampa to London. The architecture and interior design is absolutely on point and inspiring. The location boasts a tea bar, coffee and dessert bar, atrium dining, diner style eating, upscale gift boutique, and bookstore. The quality of the food ingredients and menu selections are so tasty. Clever cocktail menu. Friendly service. Parking a quick walk across the street.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Never had a chance to be seated but forced to complete above critique. I booked a reservation through 'Open Table' for Sunday afternoon, 4:30pm, in order to enjoy a light dinner with my daughter and then attend an evening performance at the Straz (Lion King). I tried calling the restaurant at 4:35 pm to say we were parking the car after coming from a 45 minute commute from St. Pete Beach but no one answered the phone. I had to listen to all the prompts (gift shop, coffee shop etc) but no one picked up for the restaurant. When we got to the hostess stand they indicated they were not seating customers anymore for the 'High Tea' as the restaurant closes at 5:00 PM. The female hostess was very nice and apologetic, but no where on 'Open Table' is there a warning of this restriction and in fact the website allows you to book a table up to 7:00 PM? This is not a reflection of Oxford Exchange as they have every right to design their menu and operating hours as they choose but if they do not answer their phone and a 2nd party is allowed to book reservations on their behalf it leads to slight misunderstandings.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Wonderful experience for afternoon tea !

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Fabulous place for afternoon tea! Great atmosphere, outstanding service. Delicious food. I drove from Orlando to meet out of state friends and the only down side was trying to vet parking. It was worth the trip!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My ultimate favorite place. I've been to Oxford Exchange more than 100 times. Great quality food, amazing service and impeccable ambience. The food includes local and organic food and vegan/vegetarian and gluten free options. The tea bar has a large selection of divine teas. Their managers and staff are friendly and accommodating. There is great energy to this space. I take all my friends, family and business associates here.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great place to meet for a business breakfast. Traditional and healthy choices. Great coffee choices too

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great restaurant, outstanding service. A great relaxing place for breakfast or lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a girls lunch at OE. The food was great and so was the atmosphere. We sat in the enclosed window area so you felt like you were outside. It was beautiful. I highly recommend it.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Came here with a group of friends to celebrate a fellow roommate's 20th birthday. Oxford Exchange is absolutely gorgeous, and the staff was very presentable and kind with the exception of our waitress. She seemed very rushed and impatient to end the day, let alone serving us. She forgot to bring one of the drinks we ordered, let alone snatched a menu out of a friend's hand before he was done ordering. The food was very appetizing and would still go again. It's just so beautiful.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We came early and the Oxford Exchange took us immediately. The food was good. The service was attentive. It is noisy but I don't think it can be helped. I would eat there again.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Nice choice of menu items.....even the chicken salad and albacore tuna were great. There is a fabulous selection of teas and the iced coffee was delicious, too. The stores outside the restaurant were fun with a wide assortment of unusual items.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great place for friends to meet, interior space so well done. It's the place you want to be!\nFresh salads, crisp flatbreads, variety of good food and good portion size.\nFish tacos had a delicious spicy flavor but were a little salty. You won't go wrong with the O/E chopped salad or the arugula salad with chicken.\nFor the finish, try one of the cupcakes-\nvery good- not too sweet, perfect with coffee or tea.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Oxford Exchange is a multi-faceted place. You can buy books and other related products, have a cup of coffee, or sit down for an excellent breakfast. Their menu is reasonable priced and very creative.\nOE is located across from the U of Tampa and provides creek squeezed juices and tasty smoothies. Spend a few minutes browsing through the bookstore and cards.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The service has significantly improved since my last visit & I'm overjoyed for that! The space is just too amazing to be marred by bad & slow service. Will be back again!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Four lady friends 'get together' the beginning of December each year to celebrate the start of the holiday season. This was the perfect lunch spot. We arrived early so that we could walk around the book store and gift shop. We loved the beautiful antique polished moldings and staircases. Lunch was wonderful. The most unusual salads and sandwiches. I had a delicious sandwich with Brussel sprouts. Our server was so helpful and efficient. We won't wait long to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Girl's luncheon in the conservatory. We added chicken to fresh salads made with such a delicious combination of ingredients. Great service . This is the best venue for excellent food in an eclectic atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food is always great, if pricey. Try the chicken burger. You will not regret it. Also note that a reservation still may not get you seated immediately, but you will jump the line.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Oxford Exchange is a family favorite. Consistently great menu choices that change often. Huge array of tea choices. Service is always very good to great. A little pricy for simple fare but we keep going back! Ask for the Garden Room: nicer ambience & a little quieter.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We reserved online expecting high tea, however on arrival found out no high tea served on Thursday. Ordered lunch instead and it was enjoyable! It was my mothers 89th birthday and the tea woyld have been nice. Maybe you could note on website days high tea is served?

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

A great time as always

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This was my second time for brunch, food is amazing, atmosphere is relaxing and staff is friendly and fun. Highly recommend for any type of get together. \n\nFood is fresh and always delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Having lunch with friends at the OE is always a treat! We try to order something different each time. I had the grilled cheese sandwich with bacon. Our waitress was great. Nice time!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The ambiance is different than any other restraunt around. Our server was one of the most polite I've ever had. The food was delicious and great quality. Will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The service started out fantastic! Then once the restaurant started getting busy it took a huge nose dive. We had to wait a long time for the check, he forgot our to go box and we had to remind him to take our payment for our check\n\nThe food and ambiance were great but for the price I was paying I expected a little better service.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I took my out-of- town friend here for breakfast and we both loved it! Our server was amazing and so was the food. We enjoyed our tea so much that we bought the tea leaves at TeBella which is located right there at the Oxford Exchange. Great place all around!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Love this place so much! It's a long drive for us, but so worth it. Food is wonderful.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I have been going to the Oxford Exchange since 2012. At first this place was charming, great service, good food and working hard for its customers and develop a loyal clientele. Servers were friendly and the store actually carried unique HTF items elsewhere.\n\nI actually noticed the place getting worse and worse throughout the years but today was my last day ever going back there again.\nI made a reservation for 1:00pm. My party and I arrived on time and we had specified to sit in the atrium. Once we checked in the hostess and some guy trying to hard wearing a bow tie and checkered blazer said there was no seating in the atrium and we would have to wait 45 mins for a table. I looked over to see many tables completely opened in the Atrium, not to mention the place was pretty dead. When I told them why we couldn't be seated at on of the open tables the response was they are being held for reservations. Interesting since I had one of those.\nOnce I brought this up and they clearly got caught in their stupid business practices, 5 minutes later they sat us down.\n\nThe food has also gotten blah overtime. Prices have also got up. $4 for a side of fires and even charging $1 for each aioli ordered to dip your fries in. First sign when a business is starting to do bad is when they are pinching pennies in every corner which is exactly how our check read.\n\nWhen we got the check we noticed the server charged us $65 for a bottle of wine that we didn't even drink. When we told him he just shrug his shoulders and said my bad. Nice!\n\nSome of the people in our party had never been there so we wanted to show the upstairs for them to see it. Door was wide open we walked in quietly and started looking around when suddenly two ladies came to us and said we needed to leave because there was some seminar in the back. \n\n The place is getting run down by wannabes's and people who want to be seen and desperately noticed. It's sad to see this place gone down hill so quickly!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Very unique and interesting menu, high quality food and service. It might be a bit on the high side to some people, but then again I do not go there that often so it is a special treat. Everytime, I take someone that has not been they are VERY happy and impressed.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great place for couples to go. Not good just to study because it's so loud. Wish it was open late into the evening. Would be a great evening spot to hang out. Especially being near river walk. Tampa does not have any savory late night spots to just 'be' or meet up with friends. This place is really cool and trendy and chic and it would be lovely if they extended the hours.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I always love eating at Oxford Exchange, it's one of my favorite places to get an amazing lunch! The only thing that wasn't satisfactory for my experience was that I had requested an outdoor table, and was immediately seated indoors. \nOther than that, the food was great (as always), and our server was the best I've ever been acquainted with.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Good food (chicken burger is amazing), good coffee, and great ambience. My only complaint is that they had a bit of a fly problem while I was there, but it was still an enjoyable lunch!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Really gorgeous setting. Food is good and coffee brewed on the spot.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Especially when sitting outside in conservatory! Great food and good service.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our waiter Tyler was wonderful and attentive, and has a wonderful foodie journal to write in your 'Story' of your visit to share with future diners. :-)

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My wife and I went to Oxford Exchange for brunch and I was blown away by the food and atmosphere. We sat in the outdoor-ish patio, and it was a beautiful place to enjoy brunch. Our waiter knew about the different types of teas to choose from and he was happy to answer any questions we had. The food, also, was excellent. I chose the Eggs Benedict and was blown away! I will be getting this again!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great place to have a beautiful lunch with some friends! I had a table of 6 and everything went great and the food was delicious!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The burger and fries were rather disappointing. Nothing special or even very good. The fries could have come from McDonald's and the burger was only a very small step up from fast food. The tea and service was decent and I may have picked a poor example but one should at least expect a decent burger.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I went to OE for my birthday brunch and the ladies at the hostess stand were not very welcoming and my server was rushing us. She wasnt very helpful with explaining things and left me very confused. One of the bus boys came up and was so polite and made sure that my friends and I were comfortable. I wish he got our tips instead of the server.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our server was amazing

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Seriously the highlight of Tampa dining! Amazing food in a beautiful space. Service is spot on.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Only real problem was noise. Could hardly hear my tablemates. Sundays might be too busy for me

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Awesome place, great ambience and even better food.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is a must see & visit if your in the Tamoa area. I lived in Manhattan for years and it truly took me there wit the interior & atmosphere. The service was astounding and the experience was priceless. Well done!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I have been to this restaurant before for lunch and brunch and this time I went for tea. It was a lovely experience. The tea was great and so were the sandwiches. My friend and I each ordered a full champagne tea since neither of us had eaten lunch and it was more than enough food.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

OE is one of those places that always exceeds my expectations. While a little more on the expensive side, the value of good service, quality food, and an eclectic setting cannot be beat here. OE is setting a new standard in each of these areas in the Tampa area!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I would perhaps go back to Oxford Exchange to meet a friend for coffee, however, I would not go for lunch. Other meals may be more relaxed but I found lunch, on a Saturday, mind you, to be rather loud and chaotic. Plus, it is way too trendy for me. It was a hipster heaven. No thank you.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I've been to Oxford Exchange twice and both times I have fallen so in love with it! I love the location being in downtown Tampa, I love the scenery; the atmosphere and the way it is decorated and set up. It's a beautiful place to eat, chat, and hang out with friends. Love the food and the awesome employees! Definitely will be coming back many times from now.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

They should have all available sweets and savory bites. They didn't have what I wanted in the sweet bites as part of the Afternoon tea. My main reason I went that day was to have a french macaroons as part of their $26 Afternoon tea because I saw pictures of it on their website, but the server just says the chef makes whatever he or she feels inspires to make that day. I was a little dissapointed. They should lower their prices for those tiny bites they serve, it was a little steep. Overall, everything else was good.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I went here for my birthday, so it was the right ambiance and presentation for a special day. Their coffee and teas are superb and definitely a highlight of the visit. When you get into the food dishes I feel they are overpriced for what you get. It's nice that they use local and organic as much as possible. But when an eggs Benedict with fries is $15 you know you are not in Kansas for breakfast anymore. My husband had a burger for $17. Our breakfast came to $56 with only two coffees, two meals, and I had a mimosa. That is why I have to say that this can NOT be an all the time type place. The service, while nice, was slow. I waited almost 15 min for my coffee to come out. And we didn't get our order taken for at least as long. The only okay part in that was that I was enjoying the courtyard. All in all, I will come back, but for me, its a twice a year type visit due to cost.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We enjoyed our brunch and the atmosphere was wonderful. The seating was a bit cramped for 5 but we managed. We sat out in the sunroom area and it was lovely. Unusual menu items and lovely atmosphere. We will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

A perfect spot to show off the best of Tampa to friends and family. The food was great, fabulous Buddy Brew coffee too. The menu offers great variety to fit all tastes.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is a great go-to brunch spot. Food is fresh and service is always great!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always love Oxford Exchange. The special holiday menu was fantastic- the monkey bread French toast was unbelievably delicious!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Such a great place to shop, peruse the books, grab a coffee and have a lovely lunch. Feels like I'm back in london. The only downside is the restaurant is extremely noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I love this place. Food was awesome, we had fried avocado and French toast/ monkey bread along with steak and fries. Amazing ! I'll go back just to try the drinks menu but brunch overall was amazing.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I normally go to Oxford exchange every week or two. I'm s huge fan of the architecture and the delicious Buddy Brew coffee. \n\nI recently had a bad experience with the restaurant where I made a reservation and included the note that our group needed a 1/2 booth or full booth because I have a spinal cord injury and cannot sit in their normal chairs. \n\nThe male host was extremely rude and said that he could not accommodate our reservation and we would have to wait an hour, which wasn't possible with a spinal cord injury (easy to see as I walk with a cane). The. Host was so rude I won't be going back to the restaurant. \n\nThe coffee and tea area are still beautiful and I'll stick to that area and the kinder service. \n\nFood for thought if you are handicapped to avoid this place as they are not handicap friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing food during our first Sunday Brunch experience.\n\nLoved the Buddy Brew coffee house near the restaurant.\n\nWill return.