Places to gill out: Ella Cafe

NSU is a unique and lively campus, but that doesn’t mean that Sharks can’t band together and take an afternoon to explore the South Florida area — even if that just means finding a quaint place to study.

Luckily for NSU students, one of the best coffee houses in the area is only a short drive away. Thanks to its relaxed and cozy atmosphere, Ella Café is the ideal place to grab lunch with friends or to kick back with a cold brew for a study session.

The exterior of this hidden gem is underwhelming; Ella Café is nestled in the middle of a sleepy plaza off of Broward Blvd, with only a sign reading “Coffee House” out front. Though don’t be fooled by its modest exterior. The inside of the coffee house is warm and inviting, with quaint and simple décor featuring wooden furniture and vine covered brick walls.

One of Ella Café’s biggest draws is its huge selection of gourmet coffees. From cold brews and lattes to espressos, they have something for any coffee lover. Spice up your visit to Ella Café by trying one of their unique flavors, like the Caramel Rosemary Iced Cafe Latte, or one of their seasonal specialties like the Apple Pie Latte.  But the options at Ella’s don’t stop there. In addition to their wide variety of coffees, Ella Café also serves desserts, pastries, flatbreads, sandwiches and salads.

There are plenty of café tables for patrons to enjoy their coffee, chat or study. The back of the café even features a small reading nook, with large armchairs and fully stocked bookshelves. So, whether you’re looking for a place to grab a quick bite to eat or somewhere to spend a few hours curled up with a book, Ella Café can be the perfect place to gill out.

Ella Café

9743 W Broward Blvd Plantation, FL 33324,  $5-$20
Monday and Tuesday 7a.m – 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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