A cafe chain which specialises in fancy cakes and coffee could soon open on Dundee’s High Street.
Patisserie Valerie, which has cafes in several cities across the UK, has lodged an application for planning permission with Dundee City Council.
The company wants to open in premises near the City Square which were left empty when shoe store Schuh moved elsewhere.
If the application is successful, the cafe will offer Dundonians hand-made cakes and pastries, continental breakfasts, and teas and coffees.
The plans were submitted by agents Graham and Sibbald on behalf of the company Stonebeach Ltd.
In the application, the agents said: “The property consists of a vacant retail unit on the ground floor and basement levels of a four storey building in a prominent location on High Street within Dundee city centre.
“The premises are currently vacant and were most recently in use as a class one shop unit.
“The unit has an area of approximately 95.6 square metres.
“A change to class three, food and drink, is proposed for occupation by Patisserie Valerie.
“The proposed use will comprise of a cafe operation, with a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks available for consumption on the premises and for takeaway sales.
“Patisserie Valerie is a well-established UK cafe chain, specialising in hand-made cakes and pastries, continental breakfasts, snacks, lunches and teas and coffees.
“The ground floor will accommodate the main seating and service area with toilets to the rear.
“The basement level will comprise the main storage and cleaning facilities.”
The first Patisserie Valerie opened its doors in London’s Soho in 1926.
Since then the cafe has expanded and opened premises in cities across the country including Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.