New Shell and Farrell cafes open July 1

The Shell Café in the McDonnell Sciences Building and the Farrell Café in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center on the School of Medicine campus will be closed June 27 and 30. The cafes will reopen July 1 under new management.

Bon Appetit Management Co. will manage the Shell Café, which will feature local food, made-to-order grill items and chef stations that change the fare daily. The café also will offer cooking demonstrations and occasional chef’s tables, theme-based meals prepared by a chef for 10-12 guests. Contests will be held to choose the guests.

Kaldi’s Coffee Co. will oversee the Farrell Café, which will be more like a full-service Kaldi’s café. Although the current café features Kaldi’s coffee, the new café will offer more vegetarian fare and also serve espresso and pour-over and cold-brew coffee drinks. It also will feature a new menu of grab-and-go items such as pastries, sandwiches, salads and soups.

The cafes will share a website that features daily menus, nutritional information and recipes.