The concept of the café bar is that it would provide a good quality café in support of the art gallery, cinema and theatre for much of the day.

At lunchtime and in the evening, it will offer a high-quality restaurant which is currently lacking in Bovey Tracey.

Linking the old and the new would be a glass‐roofed atrium enabling viewing of the historic building from the south side. The atrium would house the café bar (Café Paradiso) and the toilets, including disabled access toilets. It is proposed that the café bar would become a high‐quality restaurant, a facility currently missing in Bovey Tracey.

This would offer diners organic locally-sourced dishes. At lunchtime, this will offer seasonal dishes with creative side dishes and one meat dish served to the table. For dessert, diners will be invited to the kitchen to choose from a tempting selection.

Dinner will be a table d’hôte menu based on a three main dishes that change weekly, along with a choice of side dishes and desserts, and some fine wine.