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Please quote reference B06380
Hilton Smythe are pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of Solz Café, which is a well-established Café with a renowned reputation amongst local residents. This is a superb opportunity to take on a popular and well used local business in an area teeming with customers.
There has been a café at these premises for over 20 years and the current owners has run it as Solz Cafe for the last 2 years or so. The business has flourished under his ownership accruing many regular customers and a burgeoning reputation, the business has been a real labour of love for him.
The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due to other business interests. The vendor is keen to see his beloved Café pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner (s) who can take this lovely little business to the next level.
Solz Cafe prides itself on the quality of its food which is freshly prepared on the premises using local ingredients wherever possible. The menu includes traditional staples such as:
Hot & Cold drinks
Hot and cold baps
The sale will include the company website and Facebook page and the business enjoys great visibility on the internet with impressive reviews.
Scope to Improve
Advertising and marketing campaign
Update the website perhaps adding an ordering facility
Introduce a sandwich round delivering lunches etc to local businesses
Extend the opening hours
Develop an outside catering arm to the business#
Reasons to Buy
A well-established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
Ideal owner managed or partnership business
A real opportunity to increase turnover and profits significantly, current owner been running at a pace to suit.
All fixtures and fittings included making this a real Turnkey business opportunity
Current owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success.
Hilton Smythe highly recommend early enquiry to avoid disappointment.
This lovely little business is likely to attract considerable interest.
Solz Café is located in Taunton.
Taunton is a town in Somerset with a 2011 population of £69,570.
Taunton has good road links, with the M5 motorway junctions 25 and 26 close to the town along with other major roads such as the A38 and A358.
Many local bus services are provided by The Buses of Somerset which offers town services and routes to Minehead, Bridgwater, Weston Super Mare and elsewhere.
Solz Café is ideally located in the centre of town close to other complimentary retail businesses and thus benefits from high levels of footfall and passing trade along with regular custom.
The business is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage and distinctive livery. There are a number of inexpensive public car parks within easy walking distance.
Solz Café occupies an attractive Grade 2 listed building, is beautifully presented and maintained with a pleasing upmarket feel and briefly comprises;
Café - Glazed windows and door creating a light, airy and inviting interior, slate effect flooring, wood panelling to dado height, spot lighting enhanced with feature pendant lights, breakfast bar with high stools, nice quality tables and chairs, bespoke counter with heated glass serve over and salad bar/ pizza topping section , Coffee machine and grinder, professional Panini maker, 4 fridges, range of base units in light oak effect with complimentary worktop.
Rear preparation area - Ideally suited to trade, with stainless steel sink and drainer, run of worktop, chest freezer etc
First Floor - To the first floor is a generous room that is currently used for storage but offers potential as an office or possible sub-letting opportunity. There is also a WC with close coupled toilet and hand wash basin.
We are advised that the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis, with 2 years remaining on the 4 year lease. The rent is £8,000 per annum.
The business hours are -
Monday – 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday – 8:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday – 8:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday – 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday – 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday - Closed
We are advised that the business is owner run and managed, with the help of casual staff members as required.
We are advised that the business generates a turnover in the region of £42,000. Full financials can be made available upon further request.
Please quote reference B06380
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