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Ella's Americana
Folk Art Cafe

Located in the heart of Seminole Heights, just minutes from Downtown Tampa, we are an eclectic independent eatery, music venue and art gallery that is dedicated to nourishing your stomach and your soul!

5119 N. Nebraska Ave
Tampa, Fl 33603

Call Us: 813-234-1000

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Our Hours:
Mon Closed - Available For Private Parties
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thur - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm 


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Getting a table at Ella's is easy when you use Opentable. Make your reservation by clicking the Make A Reservation link above or call ahead the day of your visit at 813-234-1000 (30 minutes prior to your arrival). We now accept reservations for parties of 2-25 people. Call us today to reserve your table! 


Book your next event at Ella's ! We have space on our loft upstairs or underneath the beautiful oak tree on the deck for parties over 30 people. Whether it's a birthday, graduation, baby shower, wedding rehearsal dinner, Christmas party or work outing, we can accommodate you.

**Entire venue available on Mondays nights only or for lunch Tues - Weds.**


Parking is located anytime behind Ella's and in our overflow lot 1 block south at 5108 N Nebraska (look for the blue building and Elvis mural). Additional parking is available at our kind neighboring businesses when they are closed.

AA CASEY - After 5pm
PAWN SHOP - After 7pm and all day Sundays

***Please respect our residential neighbors by not parking on Shadowlawn.***



Ella's homespun menu is global comfort food at its finest! Indulge in our award-winning Soul Food Sunday Brunch (Praise the Lard!) for all your beloved southern staples, or explore our unique, made from scratch, modern twists on your favorite comfort food dishes for lunch and dinner during the week. By including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options that mirror our diverse clientele, our kitchen aims to please everyone at the table.


Ella's expansive bar program includes craft and barrel aged cocktails, a collection of over 100 rare and small batch bourbons, locally sourced craft and classic beers, and an extensive wine list. On Soul Food Sundays, our award-winning Bloody Ella (garnished with a smoked BBQ rib), giant mimosas, and our breakfast of champion shots are sure ways to help you praise the lard!


We strongly believe life without music would be a mistake! Ella's small stage welcomes a diverse array of amazing local, regional, and national live music acts. Teaming up with Brokenmold Entertainment, we work hard to bring you some of the best quality live music in Tampa Bay. Shows are always free! Check out our Entertainment page for upcoming events.


Prepare for sensory overload! Ella's art collection has been curated over many years by owner Melissa Deming. Her passion and love for found object & outsider art provides for a one of a kind unique dining experience. Many of the items are for sale and commissioned space is available.

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Ella's is a pioneering Seminole Heights establishment that embraces the vibrant spirit of our independent diverse community. Opening in 2009, Ella's quickly became a neighborhood institution where the blue hairs hang out with the blue hair and everyone is welcome to the table for kith and kin.


Get on the Brew Bus at Ella’s!
The Local Loop Brew Bus shuttle visits bars, restaurants, and breweries in Ybor City, Seminole Heights, and Downtown Tampa on a continuous loop every Sunday. Drop off and pick up occurs every 30 minutes. Get on at any location. Hop on and off as often you please. Check out this link for exact times and locations. $10 Presale tickets online or $15 cash/credit walk-ups.

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