Arizona’s First Elly’s Brunch & Cafe is Now Open in Central Phoenix

May 9, 2017

Reposted from the Phoenix New Times, by Nathan Ahles.

If there’s one thing Arizona has plenty of, it’s Midwestern transplants. But there’s room for one more, if it’s of the restaurant variety. On Monday, May 8, Chicago favorite Elly’s Brunch & Cafe opened its very first Arizona location, joining fellow Chicagoan Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in the ever-upgrading Uptown Plaza in central Phoenix.

Patrons can expect a large selection of house-made, classic breakfast and lunch items at Elly’s, including everything from signature omelets, brioche French toast, and specialty baked pancakes, to prime beef burgers, sandwiches, and soups. Brunch is paired with locally roasted coffee or Greek-style espresso and cappuccino, which can be ordered to go from the walk-up window.

Elly’s is open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven days a week. The space, which is found at 100 East Camelback Road in Phoenix, seats 100 indoors and another 40 outdoors on a shaded patio.

Nutella crepes, sticky bun brioche French toast coming to south Plaza area

February 20, 2017

Reposted from Kansas City Star, by Joyce Smith.

Chicago-based Elly’s Brunch & Cafe is coming to Kansas City.

The chain has signed a lease for a 5,300-square-foot space in the 4800 Main building, formerly home to the Kansas City Board of Trade. The owners are planning a May opening.

Menu items include baked apple pancakes and gluten-free pancakes, sticky bun brioche French toast, berry mascarpone and banana Nutella crepes, chicken and waffles, European breakfast (Greek yogurt, seasonal berries, almond granola and raw honey), signature omelets, skillets and frittatas, breakfast sandwiches, bagels, wraps, salads and bowls, specialty burgers and sandwiches, espresso drinks, and milkshakes.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 365 days a year.

The family-owned operation was founded in 1997 as Elly’s Pancake House and is rebranding to Elly’s Brunch & Cafe. It has seven locations in the Chicago area and plans to open a location in Arizona in March.

“I have a friend who lives in Kansas City, and he talked me into it. I investigated, and I like the Midwestern values,” said Chris Georges, CEO.

The tenants at 4800 Main include Populous, Stock Hill steakhouse and Power Life Yoga.

Eat Fit Go — which offers packaged, chef-driven meals made fresh daily with no preservatives — plans a March opening.

The 4800 Main building has 6,000 square feet of retail yet to lease but is in final negotiations with a quick-casual burger tenant for 2,500 square feet for a late summer opening.

Uptown Plaza to get new tenants in 2017: Elly’s Pancake House

February 3, 2017

Reposted from abc15 Arizona, by Joe Frigerio.

Elly’s Brunch & Cafe: Formerly known as Elly’s Pancake House, the Chicago-based family restaurant is re-branding as Elly’s Brunch and Cafe and is expanding into Arizona. They serve breakfast and lunch. The Arizona location will be the first will the new brand. It will also have a bakery and juice bar.