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Cafe for sale

Queen Anne Battery, Plymouth, Devon, PL4

39 sq. m.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • 419 sq ft (39 sq m)

Key features

  • REF: 13856 I
  • CAFE

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Sound Bites Cafe, For Sale due only to our client's emigration plans.

A fabulous waterside café catering for both on site operators, and visitors to the complex, business area, and yacht marina. Serving a great mix of light bites, teas & coffees, lunches, full breakfasts, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, and toasties, it has built up an enviable reputation, and offers free Wi-Fi.

Locally renowned with plenty of repeat clientele, the business benefits an amazing online presence and feedback, ranking 5 out of 5 on average for TripAdvisor with magnificent reviews. Much repeat custom, adds to a steady flow of visitors to the battery and adjacent businesses, some highly affluent yacht owners and operators.

Although a fairly fledgling operation, the business has increased quickly with much further organic growth available. Extending any opening hours, obtaining an A3 licence or similar opportunities exist, as well as the addition of a more formal website. The introduction of local delivery or sandwich rounds would also boost what is an already profitable turnover. Ideal for a hands-on husband wife team or partnership.

Sound Bites Café is situated down on the stunning yacht marina, at Queen Anne's Battery Plymouth, on the coast of the county of Devon.

Ideally located at the centre of this busy mixed-use retail, business park, yacht marina and harbour. Queen Anne's battery offers a selection of modern glazed units fronting a beautiful waterside location. Easily located with vibrant signage and directional information, the battery includes offices, lettings agents, hair salons and other independent businesses, especially those nautical. There is plenty of parking bays to the entire surrounds of the complex, with 2 hour Free patrons parking.

QAB is within easy reach of Plymouth city centre, commonly known as the UK's ocean city. Apart from the waterside attractions and the harbour itself, the national marine aquarium is circa 10 minutes walk.

Excellent public transport, and local road networks link the surrounding towns and cities including Exeter (37 miles) and the Tamar Bridge bordering into Cornwall. The main commuter route is the A38.

A well-presented, well maintained and appointed premise circa 39 sqm, with large window elevations to all sides, views over the marina and access doors to 2 sides including outside Al Fresco patio.

Modern style unit, with fully equipped stainless steel trade kitchen briefly comprising griddle, cooking facilities and extraction, with sandwich bar and serve over counter.

There is a good selection of dining furniture both indoor and outdoor including bistro style tables around 16-18 covers indoors in its current configuration, plus any outside space.

With tasteful décor the premise looks, feels and has a relaxing ambience throughout. With a location to envy, this is an easily managed and desirable unit.

We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold opportunity.

New lease terms are available by negotiation, with private landlords and the management company.

The current rent is £7500 per annum. including pavement licence, £6,900 per annum without.

The business opening hours: -

Monday: 08:00 to 15:00
Tuesday: 08:00 to 15:00
Wednesday: 08:00 to 15:00
Thursday: 08:00 to 15:00
Friday: 08:00 to 15:00
Saturday: 08:00 to 15:00
Sunday: Closed

The business is run by a hands-on owner operator, with 1 full time member of staff.

We are advised that the current annual turnover for the year ending 2017 is around £70,000 with a gross profit of 62%.

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