The City of Hyderabad has a swanky new cafe, its called LOO cafe.
Don’t get perturbed by the name, but yes you are right, it serves the same purpose as its named after – Loo, a cafe with an attached luxurious free to use public toilet. The cafe serves variety of drinks, packaged foods like chips, chocolates, noodles, ice creams along with fast food items like brownies, pastries, sandwiches, samosas etc.
An Initiative by government of Telangana, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) & Ixora FM, the focus here is to provide an upscale clean hygienic washrooms for the citizens while breaking free of the perception that public toilets are unclean and unhygienic. The plan is to maintain the loo part from the business generated from the cafe part.
The cafe is just 170 sq ft in size and is equipped with bio washrooms which are disable friendly and designed to maximize space. The first branch is launched opposite to Shilparamam and close to Cyber Towers in Hitech City, the IT hub of the city. Just 10 meters away from the airport bus stand and bang opposite to a major tourist attraction, the place already has started getting attention from the public. The vertical garden, potted plants and smart lighting has added an extra charm.
Ixora group is into facilities management and offers range of services in house keeping, electrical fixtures, kitchen, security and technology. The Loo Cafe provides Ixora FM a perfect ground to showcase its offerings for the greater good. As per reports, the company wants to quickly expand to other parts of Hyderabad and other cities in India.