2420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609
Features: Top restaurant
Cost range: 10.01-20.0
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: No alcohol
More in this neighborhood: South Tampa
Vacant for decades, it was originally a horse stable. If the horses could see it now: marble and brass, soaring ceilings, flickering gas lamps and a black-and-white checkered floor that attract hungry souls like moths to a flame. It's straight-up gorgeous, with a kind of retro-chic that is nearly impossible to calculate just right. No expense is spared on the Oxford Exchange, which is indeed reminiscent of some of London's poshest cafes. The building contains a tiny bookstore, a gift- and housewares store, a Buddy Brew coffee stand and a TeBella bar in addition to the restaurant. Breakfast and lunch menus are suitably chic without breaking the bank (sandwiches, salads, pastries, high tea).
One of Times Food Critic Laura Reiley's 25 Top Affordable Restaurants in Tampa Bay.
Breakfast and lunch only.
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 :30 p.m. Sat.