A fantastic café / tearoom and book shop which successfully trades on an owner operated basis in the very heart of the sought-after seaside town of Exmouth, Devon. The business has many income streams , from the large café / tearoom (65/70 covers) on the 1st floor to the food takeaway window, book retailing specialising in end of line and discount books together with children’s toys on the ground floor. The premises are over three floors with plenty of potential / storage and the kitchen, stores and office are on the 2nd floor. This easily operated business comes with a comprehensive hand over to ensure its continued success and smooth transition. Early viewings are highly recommended.
The business is ideally located in a prime trading area in the all-year popular seaside town of Exmouth, Devon. The property location benefits from exceptional passing traffic, high foot fall and convenient free and pay & display parking nearby. Exmouth has a vibrant community feel, the seafront benefits from beautiful golden beaches and the harbour is bustling, which all makes this place a highly sought-after tourist destination as well as a great place to live. Close to the business is the local bus & train station and all main arterial road links are nearby which quickly connect to the Cathedral City of Exeter with its International Airport, main Paddington train links and M5 motorway.
This well-established business has been owner operated for many years and offers affordable books, quality craft toys, and the café offers delicious drinks and light snacks from a well-equipped kitchen. On the ground floor as well as book retailing, there is a food take-away window which proved to be invaluable during the covid pandemic and trade continues. We, the agents, feel there is tremendous scope to expand the existing impressive turn-over and actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful viewing.
Entrance through a recessed entrance and double-glazed doors to
15.35m x 6.39m
A great open planned area which has been professionally shop fitted, with an array of wall mounted shelving, multi-tiered island units, several wire-carousels and a bespoke counter which benefits from a counter, epos till and ample storage for general administration.
This is located to the front of the ground floor retailing area and has a take-away window. The space benefits from a two-group cappuccino machine, grinder, smoothy-maker, refrigerated glass fronted drinks display, under counter fridge, under counter freezer, water boiler, stainless steel sink and drainer, food prep table and much more.
REAR STORE 1
7.83m x 2.70m
This area is located to the rear of the ground floor retailing area with ample space for general storage and with a door to rear courtyard.
With a low-level WC and hand wash basin.
3.44m x 1.37m, 1.72m x 0.97m
A L-shaped storeroom with shelving for general storage of books.
The two dining areas on the 1st floor are interlinked with an archway and together offer space for approx. 65/70 covers.
CAFÉ AREA 1
13.36m x 6.97m
A fantastic large area with an array of tables and chairs together with a well-equipped prep counter / kitchen, pop up bar for special events and smaller children’s play space.
With a low-level WC and wash hand basin.
This is used for general cleaning products.
CHILDRENS PLAY AREA
A closed area with soft toys with a table and chairs for the parents.
CAFÉ AREA 2
6.91m x 4.17m
This area is situated to the front of the 1st floor and it has a more relaxed seating arrangement with comfortable sofas and coffee tables.
3.92m x 3.83
A large kitchen which benefits from 3 fan assisted ovens, four ring commercial electric hob and double oven, 2 x stainless steel prep tables, 1 twin stainless-steel sink, microwave oven, commercial deep fat fryer, stainless steel extraction canopy, vinyl nonslip flooring, plastic hygiene cladding on all walls and much more.
STORE and REFRIDGERATION ROOM
5.32m x 3.99m
A large room with a walk-in fridge, walk-in freezer and plenty of general space for storage.
OFFICE / LOUNGE
2.95m x 2.83
A good-sized room with an office desk and chair. This room also benefits from broadband, telephone, large comfortable sofa and window to front.
The property fronts directly to the main pavement and at the rear is an inner courtyard which is used for general refuse collection.
All mains’ services, electricity, gas, water and sewage are all connected however, none of these has been tested by the agents Ware Commercial.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings are owned outright except for the owner's personal effects. A full inventory will be provided before exchange of contracts.
Each party to be responsible for their own legal fees, but the ingoing tenant to pay landlord’s reasonably incurred lease assignment/setup costs.
Please make your enquiries on the local Valuation Office Agency, telephone 0300 050 0246 or on the Valuation Website (VOA) at (however, our clients enjoy full business rates exemption because of small business rates relief)