Bella Caffe to Open Inside Pink Palace

Bella Caffe Fine Coffee & Espresso Catering – a local cappuccino and smoothie bar service available for rent at weddings, corporate and private events, and concession stands at festivals and the like – will be opening up a location inside the Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave., at the end of July.

The natural and cultural history museum announced a year ago it was seeking proposals for a new operator for a restaurant in the east lobby, with food services for families, school children, senior citizens and other visitors to have a meal, snack, or beverage. The contract is for a five-year term.

Bella Caffe, owned by Mitch Buckner, recently opened the Bella Caffe Smoothie & Coffee Bar inside the Omni Fitness Center at 3690 S. Houston Levee Road in Collierville, where it sells smoothies, protein shakes, coffees and cappuccinos, sandwiches, wraps, salads, vitamins, supplements, and more throughout the day. Follow the eatery @BellaCaffe on Twitter.