Cafe for sale

Torquay, Devon

£38,995

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • High profile eye catching trading position
  • Refurbished premises with top equipment
  • Attractive, 18 covers, prep & storage facilities
  • Trades approx. 7 months, mainly afternoons
  • Sales approx. 40,000, very low overheads
  • EM&F reference number: TR34593N

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Description: A popular growing Ice Cream Parlour with the benefit of customer seating, trading on a seasonal basis, offering a range of ice creams and sundaes to takeaway or eat in, together with hot and cold soft drinks and some confectionery. Trading from recently refurbished attractive premises enjoying low overheads, providing servery with a host of top equipment commanding substantial replacement cost, customer seating area with bench seating for up to 18 covers, rear preparation/storage room, cloakroom and rear yard area. The business proves very popular with the surrounding residential community in addition to receiving trade from passers-by and visitors to the area such is the trading position.

Location: Enjoying an eye catching easily accessible trading position, fronting the A379 Babbacombe Road, bordering residential areas, close to the main shopping area of this sought after village like coastal suburb, opposite a bus stop and a Pay & Display car park with additional free restricted and unrestricted on street car parking close by. Forming part of a parade, at the time of our inspection nestled between a hair salon and café, the area is popular with estate and letting agents, it is also host to a number of national retailers to include Boots and Coral.

Area: St Marychurch is host to a number of popular attractions, these are only a short walk away from the business and include Bygones Victorian Museum, the Model Village, Cliff Railway and Babbacombe downs with its parks and spectacular far reaching coastline views over Lyme Bay. The main town centre of Torquay with its marina and theatre lies approximately 2 miles away whilst the nearby main A380 provides excellent communication links with the M5 motorway network and the expanding City of Exeter, the regional capital and County Town of Devon with its mainline railway station and airport. Torbay has recently benefited from the opening of the South Devon link road enhancing the accessibility of the area.

Premises: The subject of refurbishment by the current owner to include a new floor and a re-wire. Eye catching glazed double frontage with tall windows, recessed glazed entrance door opening to customer DINING/SEATING AREA, benefits from high ceilings, wood affect vinyl flooring, and pendent lighting, 3 freestanding tables with bench seating can provide up to 18 covers. Side SERVE OVER COUNTER, incorporates glazed ice cream conservator and glazed display counter in respect of toppings and sweets in addition to housing a till. Behind can be found work counter and fitted wall storage/display shelving together with a host of valuable equipment to include Carpigiani soft ice cream machine commanding substantial replacement cost, GBG twin slush machine, Autonumis iced frappino coffee machine, 3 whisk milk shake machine, 2 blenders, Vitale bean to cup coffee machine and 4 slice waffle toaster. Through to rear PREPARATION/STORAGE ROOM, fitted with work counter, wall storage shelving, stainless steel sink/draining unit with hot water heater over and separate hand washbasin with hot water heater over. Contains glazed front upright drinks chiller, upright fridge, upright freezer, chest freezer and glazed front storage cabinet. Leading off is the CLOAKROOM, tiled floor and walls, fitted with toilet and hand washbasin, also contains back door opening to the rear of the property.

(None of the above appliances/systems have been tested and a purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the serviceability of these.)

Outside: To the rear of the property, YARD AREA, provides BIN STORAGE facilities.

Business: Established by the vendor in 2018 when the premises were acquired, fitted out and equipped, 2 seasons have now been completed, the business proving a huge success and continuing to grow, an excellent reputation established ensuring regular repeat trade, all the hard work and expense associated with setting up the business now undertaken enabling new owners to simply concentrate on growing the business. The business is totally independent and not tied to any particular supplier, choosing to serve Lovington's scoop ice cream, soft whippy ice cream, sorbet, slush, Frappino coffees, cold drinks, hot drinks, smoothies, shakes and a range of sundaes to takeaway or eat in with the seating area proving lucrative. Products are also available for Vegans and Diabetics. The business proves very popular with the surrounding resident community in addition to receiving some visitor/holiday trade with top reviews received.

Trading Hours: Operated on a seasonal basis, typically from March through to Mid-September, approximately 7 months each year. Opening hours are flexible, weather dependent to some degree, typically opening between 11.00am and 12.00 noon, trading through to between 5.00pm and 6.00pm.

Staff: Operated by the sole vendor, staff are not employed, with the exception of a small amount of family assistance in the busy summer months.

Takings: We have been advised Sales are in the region of £40,000 per annum returning the high profit margins as is associated with the trade and this coupled with the very low premises costs ensures the business remains most profit to an owner operator. Currently pricing is attractive, starting at £1.25 a scoop, scope exists for some adjustment to pricing.

Comments: The sale of Scoopy Doo's provides an opportunity to acquire an easily manageable profitable business, new owners will benefit from attractive premises enjoying low overheads in a desirable coastal location.

Tenure: Held on the residue of a rolling renewable 6 year Lease which commenced in 2015, current rent £6,600 per annum.

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

Price: £38,995 for the benefit of the Leasehold, Goodwill, Fixtures, Fittings and Equipment (according to inventory) plus stock at valuation.


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  • Torre (1.3 mi)
  • Torquay (1.7 mi)
  • Paignton (3.7 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Torre (1.3 mi)
  • Torquay (1.7 mi)
  • Paignton (3.7 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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