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Ella Café

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177 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.718009 -73.957463
nr. N. 7th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-218-8079 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Cafes, Coffeehouse, Health Food, Soup & Sandwich
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Official Website

EllaCafe.com

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.

Prices

$10.95-$13.95

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Broadway to Diamond St., Morgan Ave. to Kent Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

Helmed by chef Oleg Lyaskoronskiy, a Gramercy Tavern alum, this minimalist sit-down or takeaway café serves three square meals to the neighborhood MacBook Air set. In the mornings, pensive locals people-watch at spare counters overlooking Bedford Avenue while sipping freshly pressed pear juice or noshing omelets filled with organic spinach and kielbasa, a nod to the local Polish community. For lunch, there’s a mix of made-to-order sandwiches and salads like the Mediterranean, a generous serving of organic arugula, lentils, goat cheese, and black olives, sprinkled with a light vinaigrette. Dinner entrées offer more home-style fare, with grilled salmon or sizzling flatiron steak paired with a choice of two hearty sidesóDijon-mustard spaetzle and well-seasoned ratatouille stand out. You’re welcome to linger in the dappled light of the casual back garden or order earth-conscious takeout from the counter: Most containers are biodegradable and utensils are made from recycled corn.

Recommended Dishes

Cobb salad, $11.95; grilled salmon, $13.95; side of organic Dijon mustard spaetzle, $5

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