A quaint cafe by the name of Ella is now open in Palm Court, located in Miami’s Design District. The hip pop-up cafe is Michael Schwartz’s newest concept, which is named after his daughter. The aesthetic of the cafe reflects Ella’s personal aesthetic— simple, light, and white. Since Ella is a pop-up cafe, it’ll be open throughout the summer, or at least that’s the plan for now. What will become of the space afterwards is unknown, so let’s take advantage of this temporary haute spot before it’s too late.
Ella serves breakfast, lunch, and evening bites. As far as java is concerned, Ella brews Panther Coffee, a Miami favorite. Beverages include homemade lemonade, fresh-squeezed orange juice, iced tea, soft drinks, dry soda, San Pellegrino, Panna, and Kombulicious Kombucha. Bottled beer, cider, and wines are served by the glass or bottle.
From 9am to 12pm order up some grain pancakes with organic maple syrup ($7); breakfast sandwich with bacon, egg, and cheese on Bay’s English muffin ($7); power breakfast, which consists of Greek yogurt, chia jelly, banana, blueberries, granola, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, and dried mulberries ($8); avocado toast ($8); or the beet-cured wild salmon and homemade everything bagel, which comes with cream cheese, red onion, heirloom tomato, capers, and is available all day ($14).
After 12pm, indulge in the soup of the day, rock shrimp summer roll ($12); local fish escabeche ($13); rotisserie chicken ($17); turkey sandwich ($12); vegetable tacos ($10); heirloom tomato salad ($13); shaved and roasted vegetable salad ($13); parmigiano crusted grilled cheese ($11); salad of bitter greens ($4); or the daily selection of salumi and cheese.
Ella also has pastries and a daily donut, which is revealed on the Ella Instagram feed. The cutesy pop-up cafe offers takeout and accepts all major credit cards.
Hours are Monday to Saturday from 9am – 7pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.
140 NE 39th St., unit 136, Miami, FL 33137 ellapop.me