June 30, 2017
Nebraska Innovation Campus’ first restaurant is a new take on a local favorite, drawing the community to the growing research campus.
The Mill Coffee & Bistro is located on the first floor of Innovation Commons, on the building’s north side. It is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a menu that features The Mill’s signature coffees and teas as well as an expanded food menu of breakfast items, lunch items, snacks, wine and beer. The new restaurant opened to the public June 12.
The space features dining, meeting and gathering space, including comfortable seating for small group gatherings, a communal table, audio-visual equipment for small meetings and free Wi-Fi.
“We are so fortunate to have The Mill Coffee & Bistro locate at NIC,” said Dan Duncan, NIC executive director. “The Bistro plays a significant role in creating the culture and social activities key to developing an environment of innovation on campus.”
The Mill Coffee & Tea is a small-batch craft coffee roaster, espresso bar and tea house that began in Lincoln in 1975. The new location is The Mill’s third, joining the original shop at 800 P St. and its second location at 4736 Prescott Ave.
Owners Daniel and Tamara Sloan described the new restaurant space as warm and welcoming – a modern, comfortable space with decor that provides antique charm.
“The new Mill Coffee & Bistro at Nebraska Innovation Campus provides a collaborative community in an environment that strives to enhance and support education, research and innovation,” Daniel Sloan said.
The Bistro’s menu includes a full line of pastries, quiches, breakfast burritos, yogurt parfaits and fresh fruits. Additional menu items include salads, soups, hot and cold sandwiches, a variety of small plates and snacks. The Bistro also offers cask wine, a selection of bottled wine, and local and regional craft beers.