History & Ethos

"Stella's utilizes the finest local, sustainable ingredients, providing customers with a thoughtful & informative hospitality experience."

Stella's Café was established in 1992 as a dedicated European-style coffeehouse, serving exquisitely prepared espresso drinks and fine pastries to all of Ithaca. Close on its heels and right next door, Stella's Restaurant & Bar was created in 1997 as a modern American bistro to serve those seeking an upscale atmosphere paired with terrific food, beverage, and service at all hours of the day.

For over a decade, Stella's has been using local, organic, grass-fed beef and working with local farmers, brewers, and winemakers to provide our customers with a truly exceptional hospitality experience. We believe in the importance of supporting our local economy and obtaining food and beverage that tastes best, and is best for you, with sustainable and seasonal practices always in mind.

Stella's offers its comprehensive lunch, brunch, and dinner menus in the café and the restaurant, as well as offering catering services for parties of all sizes in our restaurant or at the location of your choice. Stella's menu also provides a world-class selection of beer, wine, whisk(e)y and other fine spirits, in addition to a truly unique cocktail menu.

Please join us at Stella's for coffee, a meal, the perfect drink, or a combination of all of the above.



403 College Ave
Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone   607.277.1490
Fax   607.216.9469
Email   info@stellasithaca.com


   Open 7am-1am
Restaurant & Bar
   Open 11am-1am, Sundays 10am-1am
   Lunch & Brunch 9am-3pm
   Dinner Sun to Wed 4pm-10pm, Thurs to Sat 4pm-11pm

Looking to make a 2015 graduation reservation? Email us at info@stellasithaca.com!