Eggs Benedict from Oxford Exchange is a brunch classic that is executed perfectly. Tampa’s hippest restaurant is the perfect place for this weekend’s brunch.
Oxford Exchange is a fun Restaurant and Shop located in Tampa, near University of Tampa campus. While the locale would suggest a prominently college age clientele, Oxford Exchange attracts everyone as the food and drinks are wonderful. The hip shop is just as enjoyable too.
Enjoy a moment browsing the books, candles, and other fun gifts before take a seat at your reservation.
I recently enjoyed brunch at Oxford Exchange with a group of friends. We plan “Mom’s Brunch” the first Sunday of the month as a way to hang out and enjoy some great drinks and food. KID FREE!
I think that you will agree that they wonderful brunch menu. Shoot, all of menus from their drinks to dinner are fantastic.
Their brunch menu has a wide variety of things that will appeal to just about everyone. From eggs to flat breads to Cuban sandwiches to fish tacos – you’ll have a tough time choosing what to get.
As my favorite brunch dish is Eggs Benedict, I rightfully decided to enjoy that. Although the french toast did temp me.
Since my current favorite coffee order is a black cold brew ($3.5), I ordered one of their Nitro Cold Brews. It’s a cold brew charged with nitrogen, giving it a creamy, silky texture ($4). Every sip was pleasurable. I would have ordered another, but I wanted to sleep some time that week. ha!
I did, however, order a cocktail! All Mom’s brunches should include a cocktail.
Mimosas are great but the OE Bloody Mary was the perfect pairing for my Eggs Benedict. The spicy tomato juice went so well with the classic with Grey Goose & a caprese skewer 11
Before our entrees came out, we ordered some dishes for everyone to share and enjoy.
I highly recommend the Fried Brussels Sprouts ($12). It was practically the star of the show for the whole brunch. The fried brussels sprouts are so tender, and yet so crunchy. They are topped with shaved ricotta salata, smoked sea salt, and served with a preserved Meyer lemon vinaigrette. The vinaigrette was great- the perfect balance to the brussels sprouts’ saltiness. This is gluten free dishso it’s great for a group of people to enjoy too.
We also enjoyed the Brunch Flatbread ($12). I don’t think there is a woman alive who would turn down flatbread. #fact.
The Brunch flatbread is layered with crispy prosciutto, caramelized onions, melted white cheddar cheese, roasted grape tomatoes, arugula. Piled on on that was a fluffy cloud of scrambled eggs (our selection of our 2 eggs). This was really good appetizer for sharing so I would suggest them cutting into enough slices for your party, not just the 4 slices it came with.
It certainly was an Instagram-able brunch.
I know that the next time I go to Oxford Exchange for brunch, I am ordering the Chocolate Chip Pancakes ($14).
We were all in awe of the high pile of the strawberry topped chocolate chip pancakes when they arrived. Large, fluffy pancakes that were polka dotted with mini chocolate chips. A hearty pour of warm maple syrup over the stack of pancakes made for the perfect bite.
Now my awesome Benedict ($17)!!
I enjoyed every bite of my my perfectly cooked eggs and home fries that came with it.
The Eggs Benedict had ground chorizo instead of the classic Canadian bacon. It gave it so much richness without over powering the dish.
The griddled english muffin soaked in the perfect amount of the flavorful grease from the chorizo. It created the perfectly layered bite in flavor and texture. The soft egg on top with that tender, crumby chorizo on that chewy english muffin….perfect!
My only complain was that the enhlish muffin was sorta dense. At least didn’t have the nooks and crannies I’m accustomed to. As if someone sliced an english muffin, verses fork splitting. Just something minor that I noticed.
The eggs benedict as served with homefries. I’m used to homefries that are made from cubed potatoes, but these were made from thin slices. Like thick crunchy petals that scoops up that Hollandaise Sauce. I only wanted more and more of them!
I enjoyed every bite and sip from my brunch at Oxford Exchange.
I’m hoping we go back for Mom’s Brunch really soon!
English Muffin– 16/20 pts
Chorizo– 20/20 pts
Poached Egg– 23/25 pts
Hollandaise- 25/25 pts
Homefries– 10/10 pts
TOTAL: 93/100 PTS
420 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33606
9am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday