Licensed Café and Tea Room in West Yorkshire **Price for quick Sale - Open to offers**
- Motivated seller
- Prime central trading location
- Alcohol licence in place
- Good growth and expansion potential
- No Business Rates
This is a superb opportunity to acquire a popular local café that enjoys a prominent position on a busy street.
The traditional and homely café serves a menu of freshly prepared food, in addition to a selection of beverages. There is an alcohol licence in place.
The new owner will have further options to grow the business, from extending the limited opening hours to increasing the marketing.
The current owner is hoping to secure a quick sale.
The business trades as a licenced 26-cover café. It serves beverages, breakfast, brunch and cakes, etc. All food is freshly prepared and baked onsite.
Customers enter the premises via a set of external stairs rising from street level. Internally, the premises are clean and homely, with wooden beams, tiled floor, fireplace and chimney breast.
The café occupies two floors. On the lower floor is a seating area for 23 guests and a serving counter, with a top of the range barista coffee machine included. To the rear is a small commercial kitchen. To the upper floor is a landing area with seating for three or more guests depending on the table arrangement. The remainder of the floor is used as a large storage area with fridges, etc. There are also customer washroom facilities on this floor.This space could be utilised for additional customer seating. The first and second floors feature sofa seating.
An outside balcony can accommodate eight covers over two tables and is popular during the Summer months.
There is no business website, but there is a Facebook page, with good customer reviews.
The business currently trades limited hours five days a week, closed Monday and Tuesday. Turnover is in the region of £50,000.
Intelligent Business Transfer is pleased to offer for sale this well-established café that trades from a riverside location on a busy street in a West Yorkshire town.
The café enjoys an excellent reputation for offering good food and friendly service. The premises are warm and welcoming, with plenty of original features. The current owner enjoys a loyal repeat customer base, strong word-of-mouth and plenty of passing trade, along with good margins.
There remains plenty of potential for a new owner to exploit. Options include extending the opening hours into the evening to take advantage of the alcohol licence or trading additional days. The new owner might wish to establish a website and stronger social media presence. There could also be value in advertising locally or introducing a delivery service. The new buyer could also convert the business into a tearoom/wine bar and re-brand the entire business.
A further growth option would be to use some of the storage space to create additional customer seating. Up to 20 covers could potentially be added to create a 46-cover café.
Overall, this could be a valuable acquisition for first-time buyers or catering professionals looking to take over a traditional café with genuine scope to grow.
A quick sale is preferred, due to the current owner’s planned relocation. Intelligent Business Transfer has been requested to find a suitable buyer.