Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium is scheduled to open a new restaurant in early June. Café Lula will be located on the East side of the Ryman facing Fourth Avenue. The restaurant will offer seating for up to 80 patrons inside and an outdoor covered patio that will accommodate 30 more.
The menu will feature rotisserie cooking and locally sourced ingredients available for both dine-in and to-go service. The restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily with extended hours during nighttime Ryman events.
“Cafe Lula will be a delicious and convenient addition to downtown’s dining options,” said Sally Williams, Ryman Auditorium general manager. “We look forward to serving a wide range of guests, from Nashville visitors looking for a cup of coffee and pastry before taking a Ryman tour– to our downtown neighbors looking for a quick and healthy lunch– to music fans looking for dinner and a cocktail before a concert.”
The cafe is named in honor of Lula C. Naff, longtime manager of the Ryman. “For decades Lula C. Naff brought the world to Nashville through the stage door of the Ryman,” said Williams. “We’re excited to honor her legacy with the naming of our new cafe.”