Morning Brew Coffee Company Now Open at Taubman Museum of Art

ROANOKE, Va. (April 19, 2018) — From locally roasted coffee and espresso drinks to house made soups, sandwiches, salads, wraps and more — the Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to welcome Morning Brew Coffee Company as the Museum’s new café partner.

Morning Brew Coffee Company is independently owned and operated by Toya Jones, a Roanoke native who also owns and operates the popular Dojo Grill food truck.

“It’s only natural and ideal for a coffee shop to want to be in or at least near an art museum district,” said Jones. “After several meetings with the executive director, the staff, board members and volunteers, it was clear that I wanted to make The Taubman Museum of Art home to Morning Brew Coffee Company. I’m a huge fan of downtown Roanoke. I used to live in downtown Roanoke and I am super happy to be back. I’m surrounded by all of the things that I love…art and coffee!”

Morning Brew launched with a soft opening Monday, April 16, and along with the Taubman will host a grand opening celebration Thursday, May 3, at 11 a.m.

“After meeting Toya, learning about her business plan, and enjoying her delicious food, we knew she would be a great fit for the Museum,” said Cindy Petersen, executive director of the Taubman Museum of Art. “She’s a very savvy business woman who has a passion for creativity and delivering the best guest experience possible. We think she will be the perfect partner for the Museum.”

Morning Brew is open daily 7 a.m.-5 p.m., with extended hours until 9 p.m. on the first Fridays of each month as part of the Museum’s Art by Night programming.

In addition to breakfast, lunch and the occasional late night offerings, Morning Brew also offers a variety of catering options, from coffee and pastries to heavy hors d’oeuvres. To-go orders are also accepted by phone at 540.206.2183.

Blue Ridge Catering will remain the Museum’s other exclusive catering partner for events held on-site.

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