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Well Presented Cafe Business

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Leasehold Price:
£39,995
Status
FOR SALE
Advert ID
246563
Reference
B05422 / Rightbiz
Business
Hilton Smythe are pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of Café @ No.5 which is a well-established Coffee Shop / Cafe 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 business at this site for over 30 years. The current owner has been running it as Café @ No.5 for the last eighteen months or so and the business has been a real labour of love for him and his family. The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due the owners wish to concentrate on his other business interests, he is keen to see his beloved coffee shop / café pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner who can take it to the next level.

Café @ No.5 enjoys a great reputation and has an impressive number of regular customers many of whom are known on a first name basis by the owners who are popular and well respected members of the local community.

The business serves traditional fare that is freshly prepared on the premises using local ingredients wherever possible and prides itself on being ethical and eco-friendly and strives to use as much organic or Welsh products as they can.

The menu includes:

  • Breakfasts (served until noon)
  • Sandwiches and Rolls
  • Toasties and Bagels
  • Rustic Panesco Rolls
  • Omelettes
  • Salads
  • Paninis
  • Light Meals
  • Sides and snacks
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Cakes and pastries
  • Homemade soups and Quiches
  • Vegetarian Options
The business is proud of its five star hygiene rating. Café @ No.5 is dog friendly

The sale will include the company Facebook page and the business enjoys great visibility on the internet via websites such as www.tripadvisor.co.uk, www.yell.com, www.yelp.co.uk, etc.

Scope to Improve

  1. Advertising and marketing campaign
  2. Maximise the use of social media particularly Twitter and Instagram
  3. Website, ideally with an online ordering facility
  4. Extend the opening hours perhaps opening as a bistro in the evenings
  5. Introduce a customer loyalty card/ scheme
  6. Explore online delivery options from the likes of Just Eat and Hungry House
  7. Expand the outside catering side of the business
  8. Introduce a sandwich round delivering to local businesses at lunchtime.
Reasons to Buy

  1. A well-established business with an enviable reputation and many regular customers
  2. Prime trading position in the heart of Carmarthen’s busy shopping centre
  3. All fixtures and fittings included making this a real ‘Turnkey ‘business opportunity
  4. Ideal owner managed or partnership business
  5. Current owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success.
  6. Possibility of renting the upper floors to provide owners accommodation or additional rental income
  7. A real opportunity to increase turnover and profits significantly, the business is currently being run at a pace to suit.
Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.

This great little business is likely to attract considerable interest



Location
Café @ No.5 is located in Carmarthen.

Carmarthen is the county town of Carmarthenshire in Wales and a community. It lies on the River Towy 8 miles north of its estuary in Carmarthen Bay. Carmarthen has a claim to be the oldest town in Wales. The population in 2011 was 14,185. Dyfed-Powys Police headquarters, Glangwili General Hospital and a campus of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David are located in Carmarthen.

Carmarthen was named one of the best places to live in Wales in 2017.

The A40, A48, A484 converge on Carmarthen. The M4 route, which links South Wales with London, terminates at Junction 49, the Pont Abraham Services, to continue north-west as the dual carriageway A48 and finish at is junction with the A40 in Carmarthen.

Carmarthen railway station is on the West Wales line. Carmarthen is served by rail links to Cardiff via Swansea to the east and Fishguard Harbour, Milford Haven, Tenby, Pembroke and Pembroke Dock to the west. Carmarthen town is served by daily direct intercity trains to London.

Carmarthen is a stop on the Eurolines bus route 890, which links a number of cities and towns in Munster and South Leinster in Ireland to London. There is a Park and Ride service running daily from Monday to Saturday from 7.00 to 19.00 between Nantyci, to the west of Carmarthen town, and the town centre.

The former cattle market in the heart of the town has undergone regeneration. The new shopping centre opened on 30 April 2010. The development includes a new multi-screen cinema, a Debenhams department store, a market hall, restaurants and a multi- store car park.

Café @ No.5 is perfectly situated in the main shopping centre of the town. The business sits alongside other complimentary retail businesses, many of which are interesting independents and thus benefits from high levels of footfall and passing trade.

The business is beautifully presented and fastidiously maintained with a nice upmarket feel. The business is well signed and has distinctive livery. There are several inexpensive public car parks within easy walking distance as well as free on street parking in the roads and streets surrounding the premises.



Premises
Café @ No.5 occupies the ground floor of an attractive, inner terraced, period property and briefly comprises;

Café
Windows and glazed door to front creating a light, airy and inviting interior, pleasing upmarket feel, tables and chairs provide approximately 18 covers but room for more, vinyl non slip flooring, wood panelling to dado height, freestanding timber shelving unit, leather effect tub chairs and low table, chalked menu boards, bespoke timber counter with complimentary wooden worktop, range of base units, Fracino Coffee Machine, coffee grinder, 2 under counter fridges,


Kitchen
Comprehensively equipped catering kitchen, window to rear, vinyl non slip flooring, full extraction system with stainless steel canopy, Buffalo twin basket fryer, Lincat Salamander grill, range of base units, stainless steel splashbacks, Panini maker, stainless steel preparation tables, commercial dish washer, 6 burner range cooker with fan oven beneath , griddle, stainless steel hand wash basin.


Dry Goods / Freezer Room
Vinyl flooring, range of base and wall units, Chest freezer, two upright fridges, upright freezer, blender, food processor, freestanding shelving unit.


First and second Floor
To the first and second floor are a number of generous storerooms and a self-contained studio flat.


Externally
To the rear of the business is a yard and bin storage along with an allocated parking space




Tenure
We are advised that Café @ No.5 is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity.

We are advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a mutually acceptable lease with a new owner

The rent includes the ground floor shop and two flats on the two floors above. £23,000 is proposed for the entire building but the flat and additional rooms could generate an annual income of approximately £8400.

We are advised that the business should benefit from being exempt from business rates.



Hours
Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 16.00
Sunday’s Closed




Staff
The business is run and managed by our client’s family members with the help of four part time members of staff.



Financial Profile
Café @ No.5 generates an advised, current, annual turnover of circa £72,000. It needs to be appreciated that the business is currently being run at a pace to suit.



Listing Details
Leasehold Price: £39,995
Tenure: Leasehold
Location: Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Sector: Cafes, Sandwich Shops
Financials
Annual Turnover: £72,000
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Advert Reference: B05422 / Rightbiz
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