ELLIS’ Cafe owes its name – and the most eye-catching item on the menu – to the memory of a very popular Poole teenager.

The cafe, which has been open for around eight weeks, has already enjoyed positive feedback from its early customers.

Mum of seven Karli Selby set up the business and named it in tribute to her son Ellis. He died aged 16 last year after an accident on a pit bike.

Karli and daughter-in-law Lexi serve breakfasts, baps, burgers, shakes and healthier options such as salads, wraps and smoothies – and those with the heartiest appetites can try the selection that bears Ellis’s name.

The Ellis Special burger consists of three burgers, two sausage patties, three lots of cheese, two slices of bacon, an egg, hash brown and three onion rings, all in the same bap. And if you eat it in record time, you get it for free.

Originally , the challenge was to eat the Ellis Special in eight minutes. But after 13 people stepped up to attempt it, the record now stands with a customer named Adam at six minutes and 11 seconds.

Ellis’ Cafe is on the Fleets Corner Business Park in Poole, inside Selco Builders Warehouse.

“It’s inside Selco but you don’t have to be a customer of Selco,” says Karli.

It is proving as popular with families as well as customers who work nearby.

While it caters well for hearty appetites, Karli was keen to have lower-calorie options. “I’m quite a healthy eater so I wanted to incorporate both,” she said.

Breakfasts at the cafe start at £6 for a small option including one slice of bacon, one sausage, one egg, a hash brown, beans and toast. They go all the way up to a family feast for £19.99, including no fewer than eight slides of bacon and sausages, four eggs, eight hash browns, four black puddings, two pots of each of baked beans, mushrooms and tomatoes, four slices of toast, two of fried bread and four drinks.

Other meals include such options as a jumbo and chips and jumbo, egg, chips and beans, and there is a children’s menu.

There is a long list of quarter-pound and half-pound burgers ranging from £3.50 to £6.50, as well as hot dogs.

Salads include cheese, ham, tuna mayo, chicken or chicken and bacon, and there are “lite bites” including scrambled egg or beans on toast, or toast and jam.

One highlight of the menu is the VIP shakes, made using such famous flavours as Ferrero Rocher, Oreos and mint Aero.

The cafe is open from 7.30am to 2.30pm from Monday to Saturday and offers takeaway as well as eating in. From next week, its food will also be available for delivery via Just Eat.

“It’s been going well. We’ve had some really good comments about the food. People are commenting on how cheap it is and how big the portions are,” said Karli.

You can follow Ellis’ Café on Facebook or Instagram or call 01202 607970.