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Cafe & Online Cake Store With Growth Opportunities For Sale

Cheshire
Asking Price:
£59,950
Turnover:
£104,000
Net Profit:
Under £50K

• Located on a main road in an affluent Cheshire village
• Excellent reputation with high level of repeat custom, awarded 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
• Very active social media profile with 500+ followers
• Established in 2012 the café has a long history with solid weekly takings £2k with GP - 75% - 80% and low rent
• Well managed business with great documentation of processes and procedures and well trained staff
• Newly opened web site generating extra revenue with very little cost, great development opportunity
• Significant potential to develop revenue by opening longer hours as the café is currently only open 38 hours a week, this could be extended to 70 hours per week within the current licence or more by application for an extended licence
• The opportunity also exists to apply for an alcohol licence to further increase revenue
• The café has recently started to take orders for sandwich platters for local businesses, this could be developed into a significant stand-alone business by the right buyer

The cafe has been trading here for 5 years, the current owners have invested in developing a strong social media profile and recently added a web store selling specialist cakes at very attractive margins. It is now offered for sale due to the owners change in family circumstances, creating a perfect opportunity for a new owner – with a passion for good food and baking – to take on this exciting business opportunity.
An already popular cafe which has a regular demand for their home made locally sourced food and own label coffee and tea, with a great reputation for gluten free options. The brand has been further developed through social media with brilliant reviews on both Facebook and TripAdvisor which help to bring in locals and visitors to the area. (see the end of this document for some examples)
The recently opened web store was professionally built for the business at a cost of £2,000 using bespoke photography around higher price, specialist cakes. The web site is starting to get good levels of traffic and it is delivering orders without any marketing spend, a committed new owner could quickly grow the web site into a significant income generator. The web site has excellent Google SEO and is integrated with Facebook and Pintrest.
The current owner has also invested in strong branding for the business with own brand tea and coffee available in store and through the web site.
The café is well presented and popular with the local community, families, walkers and cyclists, situated in a vibrant community with nearby shops, offices and other amenities including doctors, dentist, vets and beauty salons. The excellent reputation has led to regular and repeat custom which also generates new custom through word of mouth recommendations and referrals. The main road location generates passing trade.
The internal seating area offers 30 covers, the private back garden has a further 24 covers which is very popular with local cycling groups and there are an additional 6 covers to the front (useful for customers who choose to smoke). The Café has a small car park which is very helpful for the takeaway trade. There is also a professional, well equipped kitchen, and a separate dish wash room. All areas of this business are well presented and offer a seamless start for a new owner, one that could literally purchase and continue trading with no need for any renovation, decorating or changes required.

To summarise, this is a great opportunity to acquire a popular food business in well presented premises with a loyal following and lots of opportunity to grow. The local area is unashamedly posh Cheshire. With the right promotion, some focus on marketing the website and possibly opening in the evenings with an alcohol licence, the takings could most certainly be doubled from the current level, making this a great proposition for the right buyer – one with a passion for good food and excellent service.

Viewings are recommended as soon as possible to appreciate this most exciting proposition; it is rare that a business of this calibre in such a location becomes available.

Property information

Property:

Leasehold

Location:

The café is situated in a vibrant community with nearby shops, offices and other amenities including doctors, dentist, vets and beauty salons. The main road location generates passing trade.

Premises Details:

The property is a standalone single storey building with a car park and room for seating at the front and a garden with additional seating at the back.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

• Newly opened web site generating extra revenue with very little cost, great development opportunity
• Significant potential to develop revenue by opening longer hours as the café is currently only open 38 hours a week, this could be extended to 70 hours per week within the current licence or more by application for an extended licence
• The opportunity also exists to apply for an alcohol licence to further increase revenue
• The café has recently started to take orders for sandwich platters for local businesses, this could be developed into a significant stand-alone business by the right buyer

With the right promotion, some focus on marketing the website and possibly opening in the evenings with an alcohol licence, the takings could most certainly be doubled from the current level, making this a great proposition for the right buyer – one with a passion for good food and excellent service.

Trading hours:

Currently operating as a lifestyle business
TUES - FRI: 09:00 - 17:00
SAT: 09:00 - 15:00
SUN & MON: closed

Years established:
5

Other Information

Support & training:

Full support and training offered

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