The Blue Bell Cafe, located at 101 E Street Southeast, has reopened for business as of June 1.
It initially closed in the fall because Deborah Freese, co-owner of the Blue Bell with her husband Dennis, had a medical procedure that kept her from running the business. The cafe was originally scheduled to reopen at the start of the year, but was delayed due to COVID-19. They decided to reopen when businesses started reopening to in-person service.
For now, the only major changes to the Blue Bell is they are not open on weekends and will not be serving dinner. Their current hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
They are hoping to provide Sunday brunch again by mid-summer, but are still unsure if they will return to serving dinner.
The Blue Bell Cafe provides farm-to-table service, meaning nothing is microwaved and everything is handmade from local ingredients. They get their vegetables and herbs from a farmer in Ephrata and their beef and milk from Ellensburg. Their ice cream and fresh squeezed orange juice are popular with customers.
Their updated menu and website will be posted soon, Freese said.