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Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe

5119 N Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 234-1000
Five Stars
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This eclectic bar and eatery in the Seminole Heights neighborhood is the perfect place to try some new food, enjoy drinks, and socialize with friends over the weekend. The funky, modern ambiance makes for a fun weekend dining destination.

  • Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe Restaurant Preview
  • Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe Restaurant Preview


Ella's offers an eclectic menu with something for everyone. On Sundays, they serve a popular soul food menu. Kansas City BBQ, Chicken and Waffles, Biscuits and Gravy, and Chicken and Biscuit Pot Pie are a few of the favorites offered at this time.

The best time to visit is during lunch hours. Burgers, sandwiches, and various pizzas are the main offerings. They also offer a number of unique tasty appetizers. The must try here is "Spread the Love," a big serving of hummus and pimento cheese, served alongside veggies, homemade pickles, and grilled pita.

Their specialty pizzas are quite unique. The Hippy (also available vegan) is made with lots of fresh healthy ingredients including Portobello mushrooms, roasted garlic puree, arugula, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, toasted almonds, Kalamata olives, basil, and mozzarella.


Service is great, although it can get pretty busy during brunch hours.


The vibe is artsy with lots of interesting decor and a big covered patio for the beautiful milder months.

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Final Remarks

If you are looking for an eclectic brunch destination in Tampa, Ella's is one of your best bets. If you are heading out this way towards area attractions like Zoo Tampa or Busch Gardens, consider stopping by Ella's for lunch.

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