Pandora was originally at 195 High Street, Ayr established
in the early 1960's known for its' quality food, snacks tea and coffee
with a gift shop downstairs.
In 1984 due to the development plan for the Kyle Shopping
Centre it was relocated to the present premises of the Academy Cafe, 32
New Bridge Street with its unique art deco features, fabulous wood paneling
on the walls with original wall lights having been there since the late
After refurbishment in 1985 the Academy Cafe became the
Pandora with a total of 60 covers.
The photograph shows the Academy Cafe, circa 1925, when
it was owned and operated by the Biaggi family.