Cafe for sale

Dawlish, Devon

£54,995

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Valuable highly visible trading position
  • Short walk car parks, seafront and attractions
  • Air conditioned 42 cover well equipped premises
  • Established business with all year round trade
  • Sales approx. 180,000, Gross Profit 67%
  • EM&F reference number: TR34473N

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold


Description: An opportunity to acquire a popular licensed café/bistro considered suitable for all types of cuisine, daytime and/or evening, owners benefiting from quite superb air conditioned premises, originally fitted out and equipped at considerable cost with recent further investment in 2019 ensuring the premises are presented to the highest of standards, the viewing of which is considered essential. Furnished with quality fixtures and fittings, providing 42 covers via split level/inter-connecting dining areas, bar servery, and extensively equipped commercial kitchen offering separate preparation, cooking and wash-up areas in addition to useful large office/storage room and cloakroom facilities. Such are the nature of the premises and menu on offer the business is well known throughout the area, commanding a strong following, enjoying a great deal of regular repeat custom with excellent reviews received, benefiting from a summer boost from the many visitors and holiday makers to the area.

Location: Considered to be occupying one of the best trading positions in the town, highly visible with a most attractive aspect adding to the popularity of the business. Fronting the main shopping thoroughfare of the town the subject of recent improvement, overlooking the attractive 'Lawn's' with their bandstand and which host numerous events throughout the year in addition to being home to the famous 'Dawlish Water' with its renowned black swans. At the time of our inspection nestled between a gift shop and fashion boutique, close to the town's banks, estate agents, Tourist Information Office and Post Office contained in the nearby One Stop convenience store, all of which ensures good pedestrian foot flow. Motorists benefit from Pay & Display on street car parking albeit this is free in the evenings, close by is the seafront with its esplanade, beach and railway station along with numerous attractions. Dawlish proves a popular coastal resort, visitors return year after year, situated between the City of Exeter (8 miles) and the busy holiday destination of Torquay (14 miles), in addition to the mainline railway station the town enjoys good road links with the A38 and M5 motorway network being only a short drive away.

Premises: Presented and equipped to the highest of standards with recent investment in the form of new tables and chairs only in 2019. Wooden framed glazed single frontage with retractable sun canopy above, recessed glazed entrance door opening to LOWER DINING AREA, tiled floor, freestanding tables and chairs together with some high bar stool seating providing 12 covers, inset ceiling spot lighting. A small number of stairs rise to INNER DINING AREA, wood affect laminate flooring, freestanding tables and chairs together with some bench seating proving 10 covers, wall mounted air conditioning unit, inset ceiling spot lighting and feature original 1950's pendent lighting. The area also houses the BAR SERVERY, incorporates, houses touch screen till, San Remo Coffee machine, coffee grinder, filter coffee machine, 2 glazed front under counter double bottle chillers and ice machine whilst above is wall mounted glasses and spirits display shelving together with box style storage shelving. Archway through to REAR DINING AREA, comprises 2 inter-connecting rooms, ideal for group bookings, 2 air conditioning units, spot lighting and skylight, feature drinks storage cabinet, freestanding tables and chairs provide 12 covers. Leading off is the CLOAKROOM/BABY CHANGE having tiled floor, fitted with hand washbasin and separate toilet. Also leading off to the rear, swing door to COMMERCIAL KITCHEN, fitted with non-slip flooring and easy wipe cladding to the walls. Provides main COOKING AREA, comprehensively equipped to include 4 ring electric cooker, twin basket fryer, grill, extraction system, 6 pot Baine Marie, microwave oven, Robot Coupe food processor, hot cupboard with heated pass above, 2 stainless steel refrigerated chef counters each incorporating 2 chiller compartments, additional upright chiller, stainless steel work tables, hand washbasin and shelving. Adjoining PREPARATION ROOM, fitted with deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, contains further 2 door stainless steel refrigerated chef counter, 2 upright freezers, upright chiller and chipper. WASH-UP ROOM fitted with pass through dish washing system comprising stainless steel sink/draining unit with spray head, dishwasher and chrome storage racking. From the kitchen, stairs to FIRST FLOOR where the STOREROOM/OFFICE is situated containing a host of additional back up equipment. None of the above appliances/systems have been tested and a purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the serviceability of these.

Outside: To the front of the premises, a small number of tables and chairs are placed.

Business: Established in 2012, only offered for sale due to a change in the vendor's personal circumstances and other business commitments. The business continues to thrive, customers attracted by the premises and nature of menu on offer. Operating as a licensed café/bistro serving a popular easily prepared menu to include breakfast, brunch, light lunches, sandwiches, Paninis, salads, snacks, afternoon tea and evening meals to include pizzas, pasta, burgers and traditional favourites along with soft and alcoholic beverages. The business enjoys a strong local following to include those living and working in the area together with shoppers visiting the town, during the summer months a boost is experienced from the many day-trippers and holiday makers, in particular when events take place.

Trading Hours: The business typically trades Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am through to 3.00pm and 6.00pm through to 9.00pm. During the summer months the business also opens on a Monday 10.00am through to 3.00pm, scope exists to open additional days such as a Sunday.

Staff: Due to other business commitments the vendor acts in a supervisory capacity with the day to day running undertaken by staff, currently 1 family member who is the chef, 1 full time front of house and 1 part time member of staff employed. The business would prove ideal for working owners or could continue to be operated by staff.

Takings: Based on the current opening hours Sales are approx £180,000 pa returning a Gross Profit of £120,600 equating to 67% and proving most profitable. New owners can choose the level and opening hours at which they wish to operate the business.

Comments: The sale of Jack Sprat's provides an opportunity to acquire very well presented and equipped catering premises suitable for all types of cuisine, daytime and/or evening trade. Coupled with this is a popular business proving very profitable, in particular if owner operated.

Tenure: Held on the residue of a 15 year Lease which commenced in 2013, current rent £14,000 per annum subject to 3 yearly rent reviews.

Rates: Currently 'Nil' after 100% rate relief.

Price: £54,995 for the benefit of the Leasehold, Goodwill, Fixtures, Fittings & Equipment (according to inventory) plus stock at valuation.




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Nearest stations

  • Dawlish (0.2 mi)
  • Dawlish Warren (1.6 mi)
  • Teignmouth (2.6 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Dawlish (0.2 mi)
  • Dawlish Warren (1.6 mi)
  • Teignmouth (2.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

EM&F , Devon

3 Cornhill, Ottery St. Mary, EX11 1DW

01404 606038 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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