Oxford Exchange

Oxford Exchange


October 10, 2017

I visit Tampa what feels like almost every other month as my company’s headquarters are located there. Each time I visit, I figure out a way to pop over to my favourite restaurant, Oxford Exchange. This past trip I flew in a day early to enjoy a long visit to arguably one of the best spots in Tampa Bay.

Oxford Exchange front
Oxford Exchange and Simply Saffy

You enter Oxford Exchange via a book store to your left and a Warby Parker store to your right. But we’ll come back to those in a tick. We were rushing to catch our reservation and saved shopping until after our breakfast.

Oxford Exchange bookstore

Oxford Exchange consists of about 5 or 6 rooms that all flow together – each having its own unique look and feel while being inviting all the same.

Oxford Exchange restaurant
Oxford Exchange restaurant

Oxford Exchange restaurant

My favourite place to eat is outside in the lanai area. Its gorgeous sunlight brings in so much natural light and makes the place incredibly welcoming to enjoy brunch “outside” without having to deal with the Florida humidity.

Oxford Exchange restaurant
Oxford Exchange restaurant

Their menu is wonderfully diverse – particularly for brunch. You can also get almost any tea you desire!

Oxford Exchange menu

This day, however, I stuck with bubbly! Mimosa are my weakness.

Oxford Exchange drinks
Oxford Exchange champagne

Oxford Exchange

Cappuccino (with almond milk) and french toast covered in berries were next. Absolutely scrumptious!

Oxford Exchange coffee
Oxford Exchange french toast
Oxford Exchange
Oxford Exchange coffee

Oxford Exchange

After brunch, we made our way into the gift shop via one of the tea stands. I told you they had every flavour of tea you could imagine!

Oxford Exchange
Oxford Exchange

Oxford Exchange

It’s easy to get lost in the mounds of recipe books and trinkets in the gift store. Plus, they’re constantly updating so you never know what you’re going to find when you pop in.

Oxford Exchange gift shop
Oxford Exchange

Oxford Exchange gift shop

One of my favourite corners is the staircase that leads up to a co-working space and meeting rooms.

Oxford Exchange

Oxford Exchange
Oxford Exchange

I was about to say my other favourite room (clearly I love this whole joint!) is the bathroom. Strange to say, I know, but look at this entrance way! You know a place is truly cool, if you’d like to hang out in the bathroom for a while!

Oxford Exchange

Oxford Exchange bathrooms
Oxford Exchange bathroom

Oxford Exchange bathroom

Oxford Exchange coffee
Oxford Exchange

I’ve bought many books from this little bookstore. This is on the lefthand side when you walk in the front door. They carry books old and new, best sellers, and classics.

Oxford Exchange bookstore

Next we went to Warby Parker (on the opposite side) to do some window shopping. I, naturally, gravitated towards the tortoise shell frames. It’s not like my previous five pairs were tortoise shell or anything…

Oxford Exchange Warby Parker
Oxford Exchange Warby Parker

Outfit Details:

Cardigan (similar here)

Reformation Top

Earrings (similar here)

Necklaces (horn and bar) (last seen here)

Watch

Jeans (similar here)

Shoes (and ethical version here)

Handbag (similar here)

Phone case

 

Oxford Exchange

Oxford Exchange Warby Parker
Oxford Exchange Warby Parker

Oxford Exchange

So long, Oxford Exchange! Until next time I’m in Tampa. I’ll be back!

Oxford Exchange
Oxford Exchange

 

Love,

Saffy

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