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Exceptional Cafe In Brighton And Hove For Sale

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, UK
Asking Price:
£650,000
Turnover:
£500K - £1M
Net Profit:
Available on request

This business has been under the present ownership since 1977, and during this time he has created an excellent business, and now only comes to the market due to the vendor’s wish to retire. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a business with an established goodwill, situated on Brighton & Hove’s Seafront with virtually no immediate competition nearby. The present owners current offering encompasses a combination of breakfasts, Fish & Chips, Burgers, Sandwiches and other light bites. The customer base being a combination of excellent repeat trade of both local and seasonal visitors as well as a very high footfall walking along the promenade throughout the year.

Brighton is famous for its many events including The Brighton Arts Festival, The London to Brighton Cycle Ride, Brighton Marathon, The Veteran Car Rally and Pride to name but a few. Popular all year round as a ‘weekend away’ resort, the new i360 tower has become an iconic addition to the seafront landscape and is bringing more visitors to the city. Brighton and Hove City Council are currently investing £9million for the regeneration of the nearby West Street Shelter Hall, which is due to be completed in Autumn 2019.

Property Information

Property:

Leasehold

Lease Terms:

The entire premises are held on a 25-year lease with the protection of the Landlord & Tenant Act from December 2002. The lease currently has 7 years unexpired at a current rental of £25,000 per annum, which is fixed exclusively fixed until 12th December 2022.

Location:

Brighton & Hove seafront

Premises Details:

This iconic and prominent café occupies a prime location on Brighton & Hove’s seafront, which can easily been seen from the main road. It is situated approximately 200 yards from the very publicised i360 and West Pier. The café benefits from extensive sea views over the English Channel and beach, and enjoys panoramic views of both of Brighton’s famous Piers. The kiosk was completely rebuilt in 2002 and is unique as the café straddles the Brighton and Hove border, with the café premises in Brighton and the seating area is in Hove. The café was designed by the present owners to ensure maximum efficiencies, when preparing and serving customers.
The Meeting Place Cafe has featured in several books, films and TV dramas. A documentary was made for the Brighton Festival to tell the story of the old and much-loved kiosk before its demolition and the grand opening of the new kiosk. The kiosk has been equipped and maintained to a very high standard and a full inventory of the trade fixtures of fittings will be made available to any bona fide purchaser. The kiosk has full extraction as well as a walk in chiller. There are a number of under counter chiller and freezer units throughout the kiosk as well as a patisserie cabinet. The kiosk also has a very large Carte Dior ice cream cabinet, soft ice cream machine, orange juice machine, 3 group coffee machine and slush machine. The kiosk also includes a double fryer, chip warmer, a number of microwaves, a rotisserie toast, double griddle machine and hot plate. The kiosk has the benefit of a secure store room to the rear of the premises which is used to store the tables and chairs. The customer toilet is also available to the side of the premises and the staff toilet is located inside the kiosk. The patio outdoor seating area caters for about 150 people, all sheltered from the wind by windbreakers with stunning views over the English Channel. CCTV and air conditioning is fitted throughout the kiosk.

Business Operation

Reasons for selling:

Retirement

Trading hours:

During the winter months the café is open from 7 AM-5 PM (subject to adverse weather conditions) and during the summer this increases from 7 AM-10 PM

Employees:
Of 2 full time managers and 7 full time and 6 part time members of staff.
Years established:
30

Other Information

Support & training:

yes

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