What to Do in the Midtown District in Oklahoma City (OKC)
See all Oklahoma City (OKC) districts in this post.
Ahhhh, we’re gotten to my favorite district – Midtown. This modern district houses the newest of OKC’s evolution with progressive coffee houses, boho shopping, farmer’s markets, and upscale dining. This is where Amy would like to live someday.
“Oklahoma City’s cozy Midtown community is located just north of the central business district in downtown OKC. It features shopping, restaurants, bars, housing, lodging, and many professional services. Midtown is known for its historic preservation, local and independent merchants, as well as diverse, welcoming neighbors.” – MidtownOKC.com
WHAT TO DO IN MIDTOWN
food and drinks:
WAFFLE CHAMPION – AMAZING WAFFLES, HOMEMADE DESSERTS, BREAKFAST COCKTAILS, AND CRAFT SANDWICHES.
Cinnamon Roll Liege Waffle. See Waffle Champions’ full menu.
Great mural outside of Waffle Champion.
HANK’S COFFEE – COFFEE SHOP WITH VINTAGE CHARM.
INSOMNIA COOKIES – WARM, DELICIOUS COOKIES DELIVERED UNTIL 3 AM.
My friend, Tammilee of TammileeTips.com, and I had warm Insomnia Cookies delivered to our hotel room one evening!
Get the full Insomnia cookie menu.
THE COLLECTIVE – A COLLECTION OF 11 KITCHENS (LIKE A MALL FOOD COURT, BUT WAY COOLER), HUGE BAR, INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SEATING.
Oh Baby!, one of the kitchens in The Collective, serves both savory and sweet Dutch Babies.
Left: Strawberry Shortcake Dutch Baby || Right: Shakshuka Dutch Baby 🤤
O BAR – UPSCALE BAR BOASTING THE BEST VIEWS OF DOWNTOWN SO COME FOR THE AMBIANCE ON THE TOP FLOOR OF THE AMBASSADOR HOTEL.
You can also order delicious food from the bar, like this “Combo Board” with charcuterie & cheese with accouterments.
Café Cuvée also provides room service for guests staying at The Ambassador. The Boeuf Bourguignon (shown above) is one of my personal favorites – Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib. Served with Sautéed Vegetables, Braising Jus, and Horseradish Gremolata. Get the full menu. See more photos of Café Cuvée’s menu options futher on in this post when I get to The Ambassador Hotel. ✌🏻
- Bleu Garten – a collection of food trucks, drinks and outdoor seating
- Cafe do Bazil – Brazilian cuisine that combines flavor, uniqueness, and comfort (Bossa Nova is on top of Cafe do Bazil with caipirinhas and Brazilian appetizers under the most beautiful Oklahoma City skyline)
- Elemental Coffee – coffee in its purest form
- GOGi GO! – Korean BBQ in a bowl
- The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen – wood fired pizza
- Kaiser’s Diner – authentic old-fashioned soda fountain and cafe
COMMONPLACE BOOKS – A BEAUTIFUL BOOKSTORE FULL OF THOUGHTFUL SELECTIONS.
Commonplace also has “The Kitchen at Commonplace” with delicious, fresh options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. See the full menu.
- The Black Scintilla – novelty clothing, clothing, and pet goodies
- Chirps & Cheers – greeting cards, custom invites, and office supplies
- mode – women’s boho fashion and accessories
- Twinkle Apothecary – natural body, skin, and hair care products made by one rock star single mom
attractions and entertainment:
- Dustbowl Lanes – a retro-inspired tribute to the bowling alleys and lounges of the 1970s
AMBASSADOR HOTEL – LOCATED WITHIN THE BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED OSLER BUILDING, AMBASSADOR HOTEL OKLAHOMA CITY, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION EMBODIES ITS 1920S BOUTIQUE CHARM WHILE PROVIDING A MODERN EXPERIENCE.
My all-time favorite OKC hotel, hands-down. Not only is this revamped historic hotel is modern and beautiful, but it’s smack dab in my favorite district – Midtown.
The Ambassador is sandwiched between Café Cuvée (room service is from Café Cuvée, too) and Waffle Champion, and to top it off, the O Bar is on the rooftop of the hotel. Within walking distance is Commonplace Books, Hank’s Coffee, mode, Twinkle Apothecary, and more.
Views of downtown from the O Bar (located on top of The Ambassador Hotel) rooftop patio.
The Ambassador room service options (from Café Cuvée):
Bistro Burger – Ground Tenderloin, Bleu Cheese, Lardons, Arugula and Roasted Garlic Aioli on Brioche Bun with Petites Frites.
Ambassador Breakfast – Two Eggs Any Style, Choice of Meat and Toast.
Yogurt Parfait – House Made Granola, Greek Yogurt, Macerated Berries.