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Very Successful Licensed Cafe, Easton, Bristol For Sale

Bristol, Bristol
Asking Price:
Net Profit:
Under £50K


The business is located at 12 High Street, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6DL.

The vendor asks politely that all enquiries are routed through Adams & Co please and on no account should a direct approach be made to the business which is staff run.

This very successful licensed café and coffee shop occupies a prominent corner position in a busy High Street at the heart of a vibrant, colourful and multi cultural village style community close to Bristol city centre.

Established by the current owner in 2013, the business has built up an enviable level of trade. The menu is currently breakfast/brunch biased including vegetarian options with everything made fresh on the premises including a selection of cakes. Great coffee and a fantastic selection of teas are available alongside craft beers by the bottle and one on draught, together with wines. Burger nights run periodically are always popular and, with the benefit of the alcohol licence, there is clear potential for development of the menu as a means of boosting turnover.

Enjoying a triple aspect and being comprehensively equipped throughout, the main dining area offers c 35 covers as presently arranged with a spacious enclosed walled courtyard to one side and plenty of space outside for pavement seating too.

The sale includes the website, the Facebook page, which has over 2,000 followers/likes and the Twitter account which has over 3,000 followers.

This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire an important licensed catering business with further growth prospects and an early viewing is strongly recommended.

The business commenced trading in March 2013.

Please note that if a business is VAT registered, all figures exclude VAT.
Sales are running at c £5,000 per week (gross including Vat).

Detailed trading figures will be released to seriously interested parties upon completion of a form of confidentiality agreement and following a brief exchange with Adams & Co regarding background, reason for interest, financial position and ability to proceed.

The vendor diversified in 2016 and now wishes to sell to concentrate upon this much smaller business which does not compete with the business being sold.

The business is currently entirely staff run by a team of 7 people, of whom 3 work 30+ hours per week.

Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am to 5.00pm

(all sizes are approximate & should be considered 'nominal'.)
The business occupies the ground floor of a period property of brick construction, arranged over two floors until a pitched and tiled roof. Standing in a prominent corner position with considerable pavement frontage the café enjoys a triple aspect.

The front entrance comprises twin wooden doors, each with two glazed panels, which open into:

Main Dining Area (5.9m max x 8.6m max approx):
The space is of a slightly irregular shape with high ceiling, suspended lighting and ceramic tiled floor with entrance door mat. Very light and airy, the windows comprise three fixed panels to the front elevation next to the entrance doors, two fixed panels to the corner elevation and 3 fixed panels to the side elevation.

Fitted bench seating inside the windows with fitted cushions match well with large pine dining tables with additional stools, in all offering c 35 internal covers as presently arranged including a 4 seat coffee bar with high stools towards the rear right hand side. Fittings include some part tiled walls, full height fitted wooden display shelving and wall mounted menu blackboards.

The servery area comprises 2 x served over glass chiller units with a wooden serve over counter surface in between accommodating a beer pump and with space for the EPOS till system. Tall bottle chiller to one side wall. Further equipment includes electronic scales, a Polar ice maker, a printer and a stainless steel, wall mounted hand wash basin with wall mounted paper towel dispenser to the adjacent wall.

A fitted wooden counter to the rear wall, supported upon trestles with a double width bottle chiller under and high level fitted wooden shelves over, accommodates a La Marzocco coffee machine and two coffee grinders.

A wooden door to the side elevation gives access to the walled courtyard. A second door on the opposite side gives access to an under stair store cupboard.

An open doorway to the rear left hand side leads to:

Commercial Kitchen (4.0m x 2.9m approx):
A spacious and well organized commercial kitchen facility with part tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor and fluorescent lighting. The principal items of equipment comprise a stainless steel extraction hood over a stainless steel prep table with open storage under accommodating 2 x Buffalo ceramic hot plates and 2 x Buffalo griddles, a wooden chopping block supported by a metal frame, a Blue Seal turbofan oven, a stainless steel deep sink unit with single drainer to side, a new commercial dishwasher, a stainless steel Polar refrigerator unit, a large chest freezer, a Panasonic microwave oven, a second set of electronic scales and a commercial toaster. There is also wall mounted and floor standing stainless steel shelving for storage of bakeware, implements and dry goods.

Returning to the Main Dining Area, a wooden door to the rear right hand side opens to:

Through Hallway (4.1m x 1.8m approx):
A spacious room representing a useful additional storage area. To the far end a doorway with step down gives access to a further inner hallway. A wooden door to the side elevation leads to the rear of the walled courtyard to the side of the property. Further doors open to:

Customer/Staff WC Facility:
Wall mounted ceramic wash basin with Triton electric water heater and wall mounted paper towel dispenser over. Low flush WC.

Store Room:
Step up from inner hallway. Of irregular shape. Non-slip floor surface. Zanotti walk-in cold room. Stainless steel prep table accommodating twin deep fat fryer. Fitted and freestanding shelving for storage.

Where items of equipment and appliances are mentioned, no warranty is given or implied as to their operational condition.

(all sizes are approximate & should be considered 'nominal'.)

The premises enjoy a prominent street frontage with space to accommodate 10-12 pavement covers if desired.

A spacious walled courtyard (6.7m x 3.5m approx) to one side of the property can be accessed via a lockable wooden gate directly from the street, internally via a wooden door from the main dining area, as well as via a further door in the rear inner hallway. This is an attractive facility, suitable to accommodate 12-15 covers, popular with customers during the warmer months.

The business is held under a 10 year lease from 19/4/2013, drawn on internal repairing terms, with an option to renew for a further 10 years to be exercised between 15 months and 9 months prior to expiry on 18/4/2023. Rent of £2,250 per quarter is currently payable with a review due in April 2018 which will be completed prior to the sale of the business, and a further review in October 2021. The tenant is required to cover 70% of the cost of the annual buildings insurance premium.

A rent deposit of £5,000 is currently held by the landlord and this is likely to remain a requirement for the purchaser.

Energy Performance Certificate No: 0040 8989 0327 2230 4090
Energy Performance Asset Rating 168 Category G
NB This is an historic certificate and a new survey is in th

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