Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market Cafe Blue, established by our client in 2014, now offered to market due to our clients wish to re-locate.
An award winning business in a vibrant town, the business is a TripAdvisor 10 rated cafe which attracts all year round trade from locals, passing trade as well as local office and retail shop workers.
The menu offers a wide choice of breakfasts served all day from traditional English, omelettes, smoked salmon, porridge, morning pastries, bagels and coffees to freshly made lunchtime sandwiches, jackets potatoes, rice dishes, chilli, ham egg and chips, burgers, salads including a popular kid's menu. The business is particularly known for its bean to cup coffee to drink in or takeaway. A large selection of cold drinks is also available.
Currently a daytime trade, the business hours could easily be extended to allow an ending bistro including a Sunday additional day of trade.
TENUREThe business is being sold as a Leasehold opportunity.
Original lease length: 10 years
Remaining lease length: 2 years as of 2017.
Rent: £20,000 per annum.
Rates payable of £5,500 per annum.
HOURSMonday to Friday: 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 5.30pm
STAFFOwner and wife do 3 x days each per week with the help of 1 x full time front of house, 1 x full time kitchen cook and casual staff
FINANCIAL PROFILETurnover in 2017 of £108,550 with a gross profit of 67%.
Cafe Blue is centrally positioned on Brighton Road, the busy high street in Purley.
Purely is a town in south London within the London borough of Croydon, approximately 11 miles south of central London. A very popular location with commuters working in both nearby Croydon and central London.
Brighton Road connects directly onto the A23 link road which connects directly to the M23 motorway to Gatwick 15 miles east and Brighton 41 miles east as well as the busy M25 motorway ring road.
There is a very large car park directly behind the business.
The mainline station is also directly behind the business.
Our clients have totally transformed the premises in the last 3 years, adding new equipment throughout, new prominent signage and canopy with attractive outside dining space and new internal decor and customer facilities. There is CCTV fitted.
Inside there is approximately 40 covers and outside of a minimum of 4 covers.
Internal equipment includes:
Solid wood chairs and tables
Open chiller for cold drinks
Curved L shaped service counter with 2 glass fronted chilled display cabinets
Till and card machine
Semi-automated coffee machine and grinder
Rear toasting machines
Kitchen equipment includes:
6 x gas burner stove
2 x microwaves
2 x under counted fridges
Large extraction unit
Hand wash sink
Dishwashing area equipment includes-
Separate gents and lady's toilets.
Rear dining area has a skylight and walls painted in fresh garden green with a fire exit to the left rear side.
Lower ground -
Store room equipment includes:
2 x chest freezers