To Rise. To Shine. A Rebirth. A New Beginning.
34 Oriskany Blvd., Whitestown Center, NY 13492 | (315) 736-2233

To Rise. To Shine. A Rebirth. A New Beginning. The wonderful Bennu, with its brilliant red and golden plumage, was the sacred bird of Heliopolis. The Bennu bird serves as the Egyptian correspondence to The Phoenix. It is said to be the soul of the Sun-God “Ra” and fabulous stories were told about it.


In Heliopolis, the Bennu bird played a major role in Egyptian mythology, for it was in the City of the Sun where the work of creation began. As the ‘soul of Ra,’ the sun rose in the form of the Bennu to shine out across the world renewed each morning.

Some of the titles of the Bennu bird were “He Who Came Into Being by Himself, “Ascending One,” and “Lord of Jubilees.” The name is related to the verb “weben,” which means “to rise brilliantly,” or “to shine.”

The Bennu bird being the mythological Phoenix of Egypt, was associated with the rising of the Nile, resurrection, and the sun. Because the Bennu represented creation and renewal, it was connected with the Egyptian calendar. Indeed, the Temple of the Bennu was well known for its time-keeping devices.

According to ancient Egyptian myth, the Bennu had created itself from a fire that was burned on a holy tree in one of the sacred precincts of the temple of Ra. Other versions say that the Bennu bird burst forth from the heart of Osiris.

The Bennu was said to have rested on the sacred pillar that known as the benben-stone. The Egyptian priests showed this pillar to visitors, who considered it the most holy place on earth. We hope you enjoy the rebirth of the Cafe.

Bennu has a full service bar.

Happy Hour from 3pm – 7pm Mon – Thurs.

Check out our drink specials!


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