By Chris Bavender
Fans of Café Patachou can expect a seamless transition from its current Gray Road location to its new home less than two miles away. The restaurant will relocate to 5790 E. Main St. near the corner of Hazel Dell Parkway, with an opening expected by the end of the month.
The decision to move the popular breakfast and lunch spot into a former Key Bank branch in a strip mall was based on capacity, according to owner Martha Hoover. The new location will offer 2,400 square feet with a larger outdoor space enclosed with greenery. It will have a seating capacity of 72 people inside and 42 outside.
“We love our existing Carmel neighborhood but have wanted to increase the seating – and specifically the outdoor seating – for a while,” Hoover said. “Our guests love to eat outside, and with outdoor heaters we can utilize the space close to three seasons of the year like we do at Petite Chou Bistro in Broad Ripple.”
Hoover said the cafe’s “unwavering commitment to quality – both of ingredients and service quality” – make it a draw for patrons.
“It means a lot to our guests that we give back so significantly to our community through the Patachou Foundation,” she said. “And we take care of our employees with 401k, medical, dental and vision insurance, financial training and opportunities for growth.”
With increased space comes the need for additional staff, Hoover said. A hiring event will be held this month for the East Main Street eatery with information available on Café Patachou’s social media sites.
Café Patachou’s hours at the new location will remain the same: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.