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Cafe for sale

Heath Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1

47 sq. m.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • 508 sq ft (47 sq m)

Key features

  • REF 12739
  • 26 Covers

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Sapori occupies substantial ground floor, lock-up premises, ideally located within the bustling town of Twickenham in south west London. The property is situated on the very busy Heath Road and is surrounded by a wealth of complimentary shops and businesses, therefore, benefiting from a very high volume of footfall and passing trade. The business further benefits from good car parking facilities within the area.

Twickenham is a town in south west London on the River Thames, set within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. According to the 2011 census, the town had a residential population of 52,396. Twickenham is the home of the Rugby Football Union and the world's largest rugby stadium, which hosts seasonal and particularly charity music concerts.

The area of the business is very well served by the public transport system, with the property situated on a major bus route. Twickenham railway station is just a ten-minute walk away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the property being located on the A311, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. The City of London is approximately 11 miles away and Woking is 18 miles away.

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular Italian delicatessen and coffee shop business, which is ideally located within the town Twickenham.

The business was established by our clients in 2013 and is only now being offered to the market due to our clients' desire to follow other business interests. The business currently operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £103,000, with a good gross profit of 72% as per 2016 accounts.

Our clients offer a varied selection of fayre including Focaccia sandwiches, Panini's and baguettes, as well as hot food such as Pizza, lasagne or soups and hot & cold beverages. Also available is a variety of charcuterie and cheeses. The property boasts 47.2 sq. metres of floor space, with the main café offering 26 covers. The property is very well maintained, decorated to a high standard and fitted out to suit the trade.

We are advised the café is fully licenced to sell alcoholic beverages and holds both A1 and A3 licences. It is licenced to open the premises between 7.00am and 7.00pm Sunday to Thursday and 7.00am to 10.00pm Friday and Saturday.

The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area for the very high quality of the food and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours, perhaps by offering Sunday trading. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the excellent fayre offered. Although the business is already taking advantage of the social media website Facebook, we feel it would benefit from a personal website to promote the business.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore, early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Substantial ground floor premises in a prime treading location, briefly comprising:

Main café area with:

Serve over counter with electronic cash register and small counter with 3 x bar stools.
Serve over delicatessen chiller unit.
Food preparation area to rear of counter.
26 x covers.
5 x bar stools to large window seating area.
Bi-folding windows.
WC to rear of café.

Equipment included:

Washing machine.
Panini press.
Pizza oven.
Coffee machine.
2 x microwave ovens.
Meat slicer.
Cake stands.
Under-counter refrigerator.
Counter grill.
Serve over chiller unit.
Large TV.


Pavement seating area for 12 x covers.

We are advised Leasehold:

Original lease length: 10 years
Remaining lease length: 7 years
Review every: 5 years
Rent: £15,000 per annum

The business is open:

Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday: Closed

The business is owner run and managed.

The business generates a turnover in the region of £103,000, with a good gross profit of 72% as per 2016 accounts.

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