Well Liked Café on a Lovely Estate near Bristol
- Huge growth potential
Many people have dreamed of opening a coffee-shop in a quiet, appealing location, to generate income while enjoying the work. If you are such an individual, the business described herein offers you a unique opportunity to realize your dream. It is an exquisitely situated business and all of the hard work of setting up the business, establishing faithful clientele and cultivating a reputation is already done for you. Moreover, using these features as a springboard, you will also gain many options to grow the business further and bolster bottom line growth, which has been achieved to date by word of mouth alone.
From the inner court of the beautiful estate grounds, customers enter the business through one of the doorways in the three winged Victorian school building. They pass through a small vestibule and enter into the pleasantly decorated, spotless and spacious serving area awash with light from large windows and are greeted by friendly staff and a warm atmosphere.
Many of the customers are regular and loyal; employees or students of the community youth & arts centre, the main tenant of the premises, or employees / visitors to one of the other charities and businesses situated on-site. Once seated at one of the shop’s 30 tables (or 2 picnic tables outside), customers choose from drinks, snacks, and/ or light lunches and may make special dietary requests, which are promptly prepared and served.
In addition, the business generates additional income by staying open (for less hours) during off peak times by offering certain catering services, such as providing school dinners for the local secondary school’s outreach project.
Intelligent Business Transfer are pleased to have this opportunity to offer potential buyers a fashionable and popular café located on one of Bristol’s most scenic estates.
Looking past the external landscape and the attractive décor inside, the welcoming service, past the dependable customer base and last year’s turnover of nearly £63K, potential buyers should heed a unique feature of the business, its captive market.
Over the past years, the business has established a reputation as a “campus” highlight, attracting customers from the organizations that share its location, visitors, parents and many residents of nearby neighbourhoods. With the added advantage of being the only café in the area, the business presents many expansion opportunities.
The business is already pursuing one of the opportunities and is expected to install an additional deck that will increase seating by 12. Beyond that, a buyer could: comfortably increase seating to 40 inside the café; launch a website to complement the business’ Facebook page; go beyond word of mouth referrals and engage in any number of marketing activities.
The current, founding owners have run the business since 2008 and are moving on to retirement. In their opinion the business does not require special knowhow to operate and they have asked Intelligent Business Transfer to identify potential buyers who will continue to diligently attend the business’ customers.