The owner of Portland Pottery Café at 122 Washington Ave. has applied for a liquor license so the popular breakfast and lunch spot can transform into a casual Italian restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining at night.

The café is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Under the new arrangement, hours will be extended to 9 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, and the café will serve beer and wine.

From 5 to 9 p.m., the café will be called Lena’s and serve Italian comfort food such as spaghetti and meatballs, chicken Parmesan, eggplant Parmesan and veal saltimbocca.