Elie's Cafe - Closed

145 E. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33131


  • Mon-Thu 11:30am-5:30pm, Fri 11:30am-4:30pm
  • $$
  • Delivery, Kid Friendly, Kosher, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Elie's opened on the ground level of downtown's Galeria Internacional mall in 2006 and a year later moved to roomier quarters one flight up. It remains a relatively undiscovered gem, although if you ask around, you'll find that plenty of folks know about the place's unparalleled falafel â?? bronzed spheres with greaseless, crisp exteriors and herb- and spice-flecked interiors. Deep-fried triangles of eggplant are likewise seasoned in a sensational manner ($2) and accompany the falafel, along with hummus, tahini, cabbage slaw, Israeli salad, and pita bread on one glorious plate â?? price: only $7.95. Elie, who hails from Morocco, also dishes out merguez sausages, kebab plates, roast baby chicken (pargiot), and, on Thursdays, authentic couscous. Main courses such as those cost about $12; come with choice of fries, salad, or rice and beans; and are available for lunch from noon until 5 p.m. Food is sanctioned by the Vaad Hakashrus of Miami-Dade, so all is kosher. And very good.

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