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Turnkey Cafe in Densely Populated Residential Area

Cardiff Town, Cardiff
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B05566 / Rightbiz
Hilton Smythe are pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of Caf3 which is a well established Café / Coffee Shop with a renowned reputation amongst local residents. This is a superb opportunity to take on a popular local business in an area teeming with customers.

Caf3 was founded approximately 5 years and the current owners have run it successfully and lucratively for the last year and it has flourished under their ownership with many regular customers and a burgeoning reputation.

Alas the business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with heavy hearts only so that the owners can pursue a change in direction, they are keen to see their beloved café pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner (s) who can take this already thriving business to the next level.

Caf3 serves a range of food that is freshly prepared on the premises using local ingredients wherever possible, the menu includes:

  • Breakfasts
  • Light Bites
  • Jacket Pot
  • Daily Specials
  • Hot & Cold Sandwiches
  • Baguettes
  • Salads
  • Cakes and Pastries
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • Smoothies
Scope to Improve

Advertising and marketing campaign, a leaflet drop always yields good results

Maximise the use of social media

Website ideally with an online ordering facility

Extend the opening hours

Develop the outside catering side of the business

Explore online delivery options from the likes of Just Eat and Uber Eats etc.

Consider opening as a bistro in the evenings.

Reasons to buy

A well established business with an enviable reputation and many regular customers

Prime trading position in a busy and vibrant shopping parade

Low running costs with inexpensive rent and no business rates

Ideal owner managed or partnership business

A real opportunity to increase turnover and profits significantly, current owners running at a pace to suit.

Includes all fixtures and fittings making this a real ‘Turnkey ‘ business opportunity

Current owners happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success.


Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.

This lovely little business is likely to attract considerable interest

Caf3 is located in the Llanrumney area of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales.

Llanrumney is a district, suburb, community and electoral ward in the east of Cardiff.

The area is predominantly comprised of densely populated residential housing which is mainly Council and is bounded by the wards of Pontprennau & Old St. Mellon’s to the north, Rumney to the south, Penylan to the southwest, and Pentwyn to the west. The electoral ward of Llanrumney falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff South and Panarth.

Cardiff Bus services 49 and 50 serve the area, buses run frequently between Central Station. Route 101 links Llanrumney, along with a number of other local suburbs, to the Heath Hospital. The area is currently accessible only via various junctions along Newport Road, which also connects the suburb to the city centre to the south west and St.Mellons, the A48(M) and Newport to the north east.

Caf3 is ideally positioned in a small but unusually busy and vibrant shopping parade and sits alongside other complimentary retail businesses such as a convenience store, beauty salon, barbers and a tanning shop 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 is free on street parking immediately outside the premises.

Caf3 occupies the ground floor of a modern inner terraced building and briefly comprises;


Double fronted with windows and glazed door to front creating a light, airy and inviting interior, generous café and beautifully presented with expensive looking tiled floor, suspended ceiling, nice quality tables and chairs , comfy seating area with 2 leather effect sofas and low table, long counter with storage beneath and complimentary black worktop.

Wega Coffee Machine, Fracino coffee grinder, chalked menu boards, 4 slot toaster, feature pendant lighting, glass gateau displays, wall mounted TV, hand wash basin with soap and paper towel dispenser, ice cream freezer.


Comprehensively equipped catering kitchen, generously proportioned with tiled floor, full extraction system with stainless steel canopy, 6 burner range cooker with oven beneath, 2 single basket fryers, griddle, 3 pot Bain Marie, twin panini maker, upright fridge, upright freezer, Sharp microwave, induction oven, commercial dish washer, twin stainless steel sinks with Monobloc tap, separate hand wash basin.

Dry Goods Room

With wall mounted Glow Worm boiler, perimeter shelving and floor storage space.


To the front of the premises is a further seating area that is ideal for Al Fresco dining in the warmer months.

We are advised that Caf3 is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity.

The existing lease is currently arranged on a monthly rolling basis and we are advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a mutually acceptable lease with a new owner.

The current rent is £13,000 per annum which is really reasonable given the size and location of the premises.

We are advised that the business benefits from being exempt from business rates.

Monday to Friday 08.30 – 15.00

Saturday 09.00 – 15.00

Sunday 10.00 – 15.00

Caf3 is run and managed by our clients (2) with the help of 2 part time members of staff.

Financial Profile
Caf3 generates an advised current turnover of circa £72,000 and continues to grow at an impressive pace.

Listing Details
Leasehold Price: £34,999
Tenure: Leasehold
Location: Cardiff Town, Cardiff
Sector: Cafes, Tea Rooms
Annual Turnover: £72,000
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