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Hilton Smythe are delighted to present to the market the Courtyard Cafe, much loved community cafe business established approx 10 years ago and purchased by our client just under 2 years ago. The ‘Turnkey’ business is now being sold due to another exciting job role our client can’t turn down.
The daytime cafe offers a selected menu which includes:
Large Kids menu
Sandwiches/Wraps/ Paninis (served hot or cold) with salad
Large selection of salads
Fresh bean to cup coffees, teas and hot chocolate
Ice cream scoop menu and milkshakes
Desserts, snacks and crisps
All menu options can be enjoyed inside or prepared to takeaway, the cafe is renowned for being children friendly with a large choice of games and toys available including a designated sitting area in the rear garden. Customers with dogs are also welcome.
There is free Wi-Fi to encourage customers visiting for meetings and there is also a choice of both vegan and vegetarian options available.
The cafe comes with excellent reviews on TripAdvisor (4.5/5), Zomato & Facebook.
Our client admits he is running the business to more suit his family needs and offers a menu he can prepare and serve himself; any new owner would benefit from extending the menu to attract new customers, especially in the afternoons and weekends.
The current business use is A1 which any new owner may look to change.
There are no business rates currently and a new long lease in place making this very attractive to any buyer looking to take the business to the next level.
We believe there are many options available for any new buyer to increase the current turnover levels:
Extend menu and introduce freshly made juices
Extending opening hours
Attract more group bookings - including children’s birthdays, reading groups, business meetings etc.
Extend the gluten free and vegan options
Add extraction unit and fryers
Add a delivery partner such as Deliveroo or Just Eat to significantly increase delivery sales
Upgrade the garden area to attract larger bookings & families
Add an additional member of staff
Hilton Smythe recommend early viewing
The Courtyard Cafe occupies a highly visible trading position on Walton Road within the heart of East Molesey, Surrey.
The business takes full advantage of its location along a busy parade of community shops which includes a pharmacy, a Tesco, a choice of day and evening restaurants, veterinary surgery, post office, jewellers, several hair salons, barbers and furniture stores.
East Moseley is an affluent and highly desirable place to live, just outside the boundary of Greater London and situated on the south bank of the River Thames.
There is an excellent choice of period housing including many new housing developments, situated within walking distance of the cafe which attract both new families and working professionals.
The area is accessed off the A308/A309 which link to the nearby A3 and M3 motorways.
Nearest mainline station is Hampton Court.
There are 2 pay and display Car Parks within 2 minutes’ walk as well as some free on street parking in the nearby streets.
Front External - manual awning, 1 x table with 2 chairs
Internal - 17 covers, 3 x wall mounted menu boards, under stairs cupboard
Service area - glass fronted ice cream chiller (with 6 containers), curved service counter with under counter storage, till and card machine, 2 x arm semi-automated coffee machine & grinder, wall mounted shelves, glass fronted display chiller, under counter fridge, hand wash sink.
Kitchen - microwave, toaster, buffalo griddle, 2 x prep sinks, dishwasher, 4 x ring electric stove, 3 x door stainless steel prep fridge with chilled salad compartment, wall mounted shelves, tall upright freezer.
Rear External - secluded garden area with a further 12 covers including a private area with bench seating and children seating, automatic awning, customer toilet
We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold with 11 years remaining on a 12 year lease paying just £12,000 per year with 0 business rates payable
MONDAY TO SATURDAY - 8am to 6pm
SUNDAY - closed
The business is run and managed by our client with occasional help from his wife when required
The business operates within the vat level at around £72,000 per year in limited hours.
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