EMORY, Va. (WJHL) – A café and bakery based in Bristol, Virginia is expanding and giving students at Emory & Henry College another dining option.
A release from the college states Bear Necessiteas & Coffee plans to open its second location on Emory & Henry’s campus in September at 31025 Oxford Ave. The café will be between the Emory Mercantile and the post office.
Bear Necessiteas & Coffee began as a food truck before opening a Bristol location almost two years ago. The café will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, according to the college.
Some of the menu items include brioche French toast, breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, paninis, grilled cheeses and plenty of sides. The café also offers a selection of specialty coffees and teas, as well as some alcoholic options.
“Moving to Emory & Henry is a huge step for us,” Bear Necessiteas & Coffee owner Roccoo Valluzzo said in the release. “We’re excited that Emory & Henry has invited us along as they grow and expand. We cannot wait to be on campus, serving students, staff, faculty and the community.”
Valluzzo said the college came forward with the opportunity, which included the building and kitchen.
“They were looking for someone. The students wanted coffee, and we, along with some other stuff, just checked it off the list,” Valluzzo said. “Yeah, we were coffee and food and beverage. They needed something to cater towards the sports programs. They were looking to do some catering on campus, allowing the students to use the building, the facilities.”