20 SW Broadway St, Ocala
Got the skinny on this place by finding out (My Corn-free board) that they sell Maine Root soda here from their rep Ed (from Bay Distributors.) What a wonderful place. It's chocked FULL of finds...home/kitchen items & cheeses, wines, pastries, salads 'n sandwiches. And charcuterie...all different kinds...we had an amazing lunch while watching the locals get ready for a parade event. Thank you, Albert & George!
First, if you live near Ocala and haven’t been to the downtown square area where Stella’s Modern Pantry is located lately, you really need to check out how it’s transforming. There’s lots of great new places to eat, drink and shop, all within walking distance of each other. But on with the review of Stella’s. The interior ambiance is modern as the name implies and that really stands out in contrast with the rest of the old Florida feel you see in many of the other places in the area. (See photo). As you will see in the photo they have a nice selection of wine. The menu is also included so check that for details on corkage and the standard house choices. While talking first order options they have the usual choices with beer, wine, cocktails and non alcohol choices but they also offer Jamaican coffee, Greek coffee lattes, cappuccinos and even French press. Now on to the food. I ordered the Roasted chicken and garlic flatbread and it was excellent. Very thin crust and thoughtfully proportioned ingredients appropriate for the base. (See photo).In speaking the server, I learned that everything served here is homemade and served fresh. If you are familiar with the modern day restaurant business you will likely appreciate how unique it is to find a place that is still making everything from scratch at the restaurant.In summary, this is a unique place with an international flare and modern vibe that contrasts and therefore fits perfectly in the transforming Ocala downtown square.
We came here with my friend this morning! LOVED the atmosphere, food, service. I can’t say enough good things about this place. It’s a hidden gem. The owners are Greek. Get ready to be surprised with amazing choices of food, desserts and drinks they offer. Special thanks for George! He made our visit extra special:)
Food is pretty basic and just ok. I ordered my poached eggs over med/hard and they came out undercooked and had a weird vinegar/sour taste to them.Spanish eggs were better, but still not great.I was told a bottle of brut with oj was $28 (to make mimosas with) Already a little pricey, ... Then after it was all opened and on the table, I was told he was mistaken and it was actually $32. Super pricey for basic mimosas. .. they don't have normal oj, only orange soda from concentrate. ?Cute shop to check out and you can pick up some pretty good wines and gifts, but there are way better restaurants to eat at in the area. Desserts looked good but we didn't get any.
Albert and George really are passionate about their craft and were happy to accommodate our requirements of no garlic or onions. Wonderful presentation and taste.
Cliché to say but Excellent service and food. Albert Barrett is a true artist and lover of food and wine. His expertise and passion for his craft is obvious to anyone who visits this fine establishment. They also do catering which is excellent.
Our favorite Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie
The coffee was really good, but they might have to rethink the desserts. The pineapple upside down cake was rather dense and dry. Also, a bit overpriced for the quality. Not good. Nice staff and decor, though.
Went for breakfast this morning and have been and they are so pleasant, but ordered my egg dish over medium and they way overcooked it badly, when we went to pay the bill the gentleman said you must have not liked it because you did not eat it , told him that it was way over cooked , he said I’m sorry I thought you wanted it that way , but still charged me the full $16.00 on that entree on a $50.00 bill , most would have taken that off the bill , but he did not even bat an eye over it , we will never go back , besides they also over sauce things
Great food and great atmosphere!
Super cute spot with delicious, fresh food. Tons of wine options to sip and buy!
Do yourself a favor and get the Jamaican coffee. It's everything you want. Sweet without missing out on a good strong coffee flavor. It's Perfection, really.
We decided to try this morning and so glad we did! Loved plundering the shelves and food was fabulous!! I had smokes salmon Benedict! Husband had Spanish eggs, son had avocado toast and daughter got a turkey pita! Desserts ordered by husband and kids looked and tasted (I stole bites) were wonderful!! We will definitely be back!
Wow! This is Gordan Ramsey qaulity cooking and qaulity . Mind blowing!!Recommended to all!!
Cool little spot to grab coffee and some breakfast, I would eat here again!!
20 SW Broadway St, Ocala, FL 34471