The iconic Bewley's Oriental Cafe on Dublin's Grafton Street is finally set to reopen next month after undergoing a stunning €12 million revamp.
Originally built way back in 1927, the landmark cafe shut its doors in February2015 for asix-month refurbishment, which was later extended to 33 months - writes buzz.ie.
Now, the revamped property is set to open once again, with the new-look cafe not only serving traditional tea and coffee but will also have a new chocolate factory and bakery, accordingto the Sunday Business Post .
The upstairs theatre of the cafe has also undergone extensive refurbishment works and will now be able tosit up to 500 customers.
While the inside may look a little different from the last time you popped in, the iconic Harry Clarke-designed stained glass windows have thankfully been restored, as well as the property's famous exterior, and a number of open fires will also be brought back to use.
It's hoped that the €12 million investment will position the café as a popular tourist hotspot similar to the likes of The Guinness Storehouse.
We're already looking forward to warming ourselves by the fire with a cup coffee in hand after a doing our Christmas shopping!
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