PUDUCHERRY: Le Café, the restaurant in the Chief Secretariat building, may soon get a facelift. All the facilities will be enhanced in order to attract more tourists.
An official of the Department of Tourism, Puducherry, said the Puducherry Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), in collaboration with an external consultant, would undertake the renovation of the cafe.
The café, which mainly functions as an institutional outlet for the Secretariat, is to be renovated in order to bring in more local people and tourists to the café.
The official said that there would be a vast change in the menu, to include salads, cookies and ‘finger food’ (food eaten with the hands).
Both continental and local recipes will be part of the menu.
The open-air eating space, that cannot be used when it rains, will soon have tiled roofing, for the convenience of customers.
With the café being located at a prime location, in close proximity to many tourist hotspots like the beach, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the French Consulate, the renovation is an attempt to make the café a more viable venture, the official said.
Earlier, the department had undertaken the renovation of the government-run Seagulls restaurant at a cost of Rs. 1.73 crores. The old Port Office on the beach had also been renovated and reopened as another Le Café restaurant in 2005.