This business is situated close to the busy Seven Dials area roundabout surrounded by densely populated residential neighbourhoods, and is in within easy reach of BHSVIC 6th Form College and Brighton mainline railway station. There has been a catering outlet trading at these premises for over 15 years and the current owner has been in situ for just over a year. The concern is currently under management and comes to the market due to the current owner’s wish to explore other business opportunities. The café has established an excellent reputation among regular customers and has received outstanding reviews on Google reviews and Trip Advisor.
THE PREMISES: Single fronted A1 shop with approximately 184 sq ft (17 sq.m). The premises are very well presented and have recently gone through a complete refurbishment. On entering the café, there is modern serve over glass counter which houses an array of cakes, a two group Sanremo coffee machine and Mahlkonig coffee grinder.
The Food Preparation Kitchen area is behind the service counter which is well equipped and a full list of trade fixtures and fittings will be available upon request. There is seating for 8 in the mezzanine floor and a further 12 in the flint room which is towards the rear of the property. In addition to this there is additional alfresco seating to the front of the café, which benefits from being south facing. There is a fully equipped storeroom with 1 upright fridge, 2 upright freezer’s and 1 small chest freezer as well as metal shelving. In addition to this there is a large workshop area, which has recently been rewired and windows added, allowing for natural light. This would be an ideal workshop or office space.
The business is currently being run under management, by 2 full time members of staff. We are informed that the turnover amounts to £1,400, per week trading 8.00am to 4pm – Monday to Saturday, Sunday 9am to 3pm. At present breakfast is only served on the weekends, however there would be significant scope to increase the turnover by offering breakfast during the week days as well. Subletting the room to the rear of the premises as an office or workshop space could also generate additional turnover. Permission from the landlord, would need to be obtained.
TENURE: The premises are held on a full repairing and insuring lease, which has approximately 15 years unexpired at a current rent of £9,000 per annum, exclusive.
RATES: The business is zero rated under the governments business rate relief. Prospective purchaser should make their own enquiries to verify same.
|09/10/2018||Brighton, East Sussex|