Cafe Chill

Top choice international in Ella

Run by an engaging local team, this huge, stylish roadside cafe-bar-restaurant goes from strength to strength. Its latest addition is an upper deck scattered with cushions and tables that's graced with a sculpted, wave-inspired wooden roof. Background music is modern and carefully selected. Oh, and the food is excellent too, with flavoursome local and Western dishes and espresso coffee.

Try the lamprais (meat and veggies cooked slowly in a banana leaf) or one of their 10 different curries.