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Two Businesses In One For Sale

Exeter, Devon, UK
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A highly sought-after café and a coffee roasting business for sale situated in a prominent location in the heart of Exeter, Devon. Taking advantage of a high pedestrian footfall and passing vehicle traffic. Both parts of the business are well established and the roasting side sells wholesale to the trade, retail and naturally uses the product in the café. Both businesses are easily operated and full training and hand over will be provided to allow for a smooth transition. The café enjoys both indoor and outdoor al-fresco dining, together with a take-away facility to the rear of the building which proved highly lucrative during the lock-down! Only opening Monday to Friday yet takings are approx. £40,000 per month.


The premises are ideally located in the very heart of the Cathedral city of Exeter, Devon and enjoys a high pedestrian footfall. With convenient free pay & display parking nearby, only minutes’ walk to the city centre, Quay and University. Exeter is an affluent city which benefits from a world class University, International Airport and National Parks nearby.

There is easy access to the M5 motorway, Paddington main line station and arterial roads linking the rest of the UK.


The business is successfully operated by a husband and wife team, with staff who can both run the roasting plant and the café, which has allowed the owners an enviable lifestyle. However, a new owner may wish to be more involved, which would greatly improve the already impressive net profit. All the equipment is state of the art and is owned outright, full comprehensive training will be provided. Whilst the café is much loved, Exe Roasters have gained a loyal following, with the brand now recognised throughout the Southwest. We the agents feel there could be more social media interaction, which is currently limited and general marketing which would improve on the awareness of the brand. Actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful formal viewing.

Accommodation comprises

Entrance through a recessed glazed door to

Café area.

8.71m x 4.25mA wonderful bright an airy space because of the large windows to the front and rear, together with stripped back wood flooring and a mixture of 7 tables and bench/individual chairs for approx. 24 covers. To one side is a bespoke servery counter with a two-group cappuccino machine, grinder, Epos till, blender/juice maker, refrigeration, prep work top space, griddle, commercial dish washer, and stainless-steel sink & drainer. To the front of the café is shelving retailing the various coffee blends, the overall area creates an excellent working environment  for the staff and owners. At the rear is hanging space for coats and a door to


With a WC, wash hand basin and window to the rear.

From the rear of the café is a staircase which leads down past the roasting plant, which is highly unique in, briefly, demonstrating how the delicious coffee is made.  A door then leads out to the al-fresco part covered area.

Outdoor seating

This area has five tables, benches, individual seating for an additional 20 covers and could easily accommodate more. The area is part covered with an entrance leading out to the rear. During the lock down, Exe Café served pizzas and drinks from this space which proved to be popular and highly successful.

Roasting plant. 8.17m x 4.75m

This space is dominated by the roasting plant (PROBAT) which is a new high-quality machine with a high-level extraction system. This area has been furnished with all the necessary equipment and storage to allow for the day-to-day roasting. The blend’s secret roasting process is unique to Exe Coffee, this will be demonstrated and handed over to a purchaser.


Within this room is an enclosed kitchen with a bake-off/pizza oven, fridge & freezers, prep stainless steel table, hand wash sink and much more.


Immediately to the side and rear of the premises is both free short term and pay and display parking.

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Opening times:
Monday – Friday          08.00 – 16.00

Saturday & Sunday      Closed

Fixtures and fittings

All trade fixtures and fittings except for our vendor’s private inventory will be included in this sale. A full inventory will be provided prior to exchange of contracts. All stock will be sold at valuation on completion. No testing of these fixtures or any appliance has been undertaken by the agents, Ware Commercial.


Main’s gas, electricity water, broadband and drainage are all connected. No testing of these services has been undertaken by the agents, Ware Commercial.

Business rates

Please make enquiries on the local valuation website (VOA) (currently the property is fully exempt from business rates because of small business rates relief)



There will be a new secure, negotiable length lease offered.


All viewings and enquiries are to be made through the agents, Ware Commercial.

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