There's no better way to cap off a day of hiking in Ella than with a satisfying spread of curry dishes. Jade Green Tea Centre & Restaurant is a local gem, known among locals and travelers for its traditional fare and vegetarian-friendly menu. The family-owned restaurant is reasonably priced and has a warm, unpretentious atmosphere, including a balcony that overlooks Ella's main drag. Be sure to go early to request your meal, which is made from scratch ahead of dinner hour and can be tailored to your dietary needs and preferred spice level. The restaurant also offers cooking lessons, allowing visitors to cook with the restaurant's owner and learn the ways of making coconut cream, curries, daal and more.