• Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Artsy cafe with an eclectic menu and marked vegan choices or items which can be adapted. Soul food Sundays. Hosts live music. Open Tue-Thu 5:00pm-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-12:00am, Sun 11:00am-8:00pm.

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11 Reviews

First Review by CoconutPrincess


Points +446

15 Jan 2020

Wish they had more

They do have a few vegan options including a pizza, a calzone, a veggie burger (their brunch menu). But this restaurant is so cool and I just feel like they should have more options



Points +554

Mostly Veg
03 Dec 2019

Tasty and fun

Depending on what time of day you go, they have different vegan entrees. The only clearly labeled vegan dish for dinner was a veggie burger. For lunch they have a vegan chickpea sandwich. On the menu they also suggest to talk to the waiter regarding vegan options. They sometimes have live music. Really large beer, wine, and liquor menu.


Points +34

18 Aug 2019

Tasty, but not GF

The pizza here is delicious. I highly recommend the hippy dippy pizza. It is vegan & delicious. They have a lot of tasty options to eat, however, they do not have many gluten free options. Getting a gluten free bun would be a great way to be more inclusive.
Regardless, I love eating here.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Scrumptious, Unique flavor

Cons: Pricey , No GF options


Points +112

19 Jul 2019

Some vegan options

Great restaurant but when they added a Herbivore menu, they only expanded the vegetarian options. I liked the old vegan pizza a lot better. Really wish they had more vegan options. Nice place to take family when some want to eat meat.


Points +16

Mostly Veg
14 Apr 2019


On our way down to Bonita Springs in Florida we stopped here for dinner. What a wonderful spot and totally enjoyable dinner we had. I have eaten many veggie burgers in my time and this was probably the best one I’ve ever had! It was a whimsical spot and the food was delicious!

Pros: Friendly servers, Whimsical decor, Good vegan options

Cons: Outside seating close to traffic noisr


Points +69

06 Jan 2019

Just okay

I have eaten here a handful of times.

Their vegan options are okay.
It is not exciting or delicious, but it is okay.


Points +2295

21 May 2017

Good Vegan Options!

Clearly labeled vegan items on the menu. Place was really busy (Sunday, noon), over an hour wait for a table. So I ate on the outdoor deck instead. Food was great! Vegan BBQ tofu sandwich & vegan Mac & cheese. The only negative point is that smoking is allowed on the outdoor deck.

Pros: great vegan options

Cons: smoking on outdoor deck, very busy


Points +1392

09 Oct 2016

nice find

Check the hours first!! We headed over for lunch only to find they only have dinner hours. We went with our Omni family. Everyone had a good meal. We enjoyed the spicy curry with tofu, very good. We also had a salad, which was good. The Omni friends enjoyed meaty stuff and enjoyed.

Pros: something for everyone, charming atmosphere , unique menu

Cons: parking, slow service- food took a while


Points +782

06 Dec 2015

I would give it 5 stars!

I tried vegan mac & cheese, veggie burger and vegan BBQ sandwich. ply a vegan bloody mary! ALL were DELICIOUS! I will definitely visit again when in town. My non-vegetarian husband also loved the non-veg options! try this place!

Pros: delicious, fair prices , friendly staff

Cons: none


Points +71

20 Oct 2015

so many options

ella's is unlike any other restaurant in tampa, and it's constantly appearing on the "best of tampa" lists. there is a wide variety of vegan appetizers, salads, entrees (some of which include a pizza and a burger), and sunday brunch meals. though the food is more than enough reason to visit ella's, the art and live music on fridays and sundays are an added treat, just be prepared for a wait!

Pros: lots of options, delicious

Cons: limited parking


Points +83

18 Dec 2014

Go For Sunday Brunch

Went for their Sunday brunch, was great, I got the black bean burger with a size of vegan mac. It came with vegan bacon on it. Also try a mimosa, very good as well.
Updated from previous review on Thursday December 18, 2014

Pros: Vegan Options, Quaint Location, Outside Seating

Cons: Bit Pricey, Parking Is A Nightmare

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