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On May 15th, 2015 Chefs Matthew T. Lynn, CEC and Jessica D. Lynn, NTP took ownership of Ellen’s Café. They met at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park New York in 1994 and quickly decided that their dream was to own and operate a quaint restaurant in the heart of a historical district such as Old Town Spring. They traveled the world and the United States working for world renowned restaurants such as Sign of the Dove and The Monkey Bar in New York City, Coyote Café in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and The Brownstone, The Tasting Room, Café Express, and Lynn’s Steakhouse right here in Houston. Matthew and Jessica have 30 plus years combined experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Family brought them back to Texas and they have spent the last 7 years searching for just the right spot to make their restaurant ownership dreams come true. While Matthew and Jessica have traveled and worked far and wide, they bring with them a southern hospitality that comes from being born and raised in the South. Jessica grew up in Beaumont, Texas and Matthew was born in Oklahoma City and spent most of his formative years in Houma, Louisiana. Jessica is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Matthew is a Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation.

Warm and attentive service and fresh food awaits you at Ellen’s Cafe spacious yet cozy dining room, 2 outdoor patios, and Ice Cream/Dessert Parlor. Chefs Matthew and Jessica are currently serving lunch 7 days a week, breakfast from 8 am – 10 am Saturday and Sunday, and dinner 5 pm – 8:30 pm Wednesday thru Sunday.

The breakfast menu showcases classic favorites such as corned beef hash with 2 poached eggs; biscuits and gravy; eggs your way with toast, hash browns, and choice of bacon, sausage, or ham; fresh baked croissants; butter basted cinnamon rolls; sweet buttermilk vanilla pancakes; muffins and so much more. Toast to breakfast with a mimosa and a variety of hot and cold beverages designed to compliment your meal.

The lunch menu features fresh handcrafted soups, salads, sandwiches, 5 varieties of quiches, and HeartBrand Akaushi Beef hamburgers and Wagyu hotdogs. Select a beverage from our 4 specialty iced teas, Boylan Cane Sugar Sodas, or Beer and Wine menus to pair with your favorite meal.

The dinner menu features Chef Matthew's favorite meals from his childhood, travels around the world and United States, and the 7 years spent as culinary instructor at The Culinary Institute LeNotre. Just to name a few...Hatch Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas, Frikadeller with Braised Red Cabbage and Butter Sauteed Spaetzle, Spaghetti with HeartBrand Akaushi Beef Marinara, and NY Strip with Spinach au Gratin, choice of starch and Green Peppercorn Sauce.

The Ice Cream Parlor features 12 flavors of ice cream, 21 flavors of gourmet handcrafted fudge, fresh baked banana nut bread, coconut macaroons and cookies, milkshakes, smoothies, hot and cold coffee and tea beverages, delicious cakes, pies, cobblers and bread pudding.

Join Chefs Matthew and Jessica Lynn at Ellen’s Café in Old Town Spring where they invite you to make yourself at home.


Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Why Choose Us

  • Chef owned and operated
  • Great service and great food
  • 30 years combined experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry