Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular café bar and outside catering business, which is ideally located within St. Helens, Merseyside.
The business was established by our clients in 2001 and is only now, reluctantly, being offered to the market due to our client's unfortunate health problems. The business currently operates 5 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £55,000 per annum, with a good gross profit.
Our clients offer a wide variety of fayre including full English breakfasts, hot and cold food, lunches and sandwiches, to name a few, all of which are available to consume on the premises or take away. Also available is a variety of hot and cold beverages, including bean to cup coffee, our clients have just purchased a new coffee machine, which is the focal point of the business. Our clients also offer an outside catering service, which has proved to be very popular.
The property is very well maintained and fitted out to suit the trade with a large sales and seating area with 20 covers, as well as a commercial kitchen, which is approximately 15 foot long. The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the 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 weekend trading hours, as currently the business does not operate on Saturday or Sunday. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to promote the excellent food and services offered.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this already thriving and busy café business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
TENUREWe are advised Leasehold.
Our client owns the freehold and a new lease will be negotiated.
HOURSThe business currently opens:
Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 2.30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
STAFFThe business is owner run and managed with 2 x full time and 3 x part time staff members.
FINANCIAL PROFILEThe business generates a turnover in the region of £55,000 per annum, with a good gross profit.
Crumbs Café Bar occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located on the very busy North Road in St. Helens, Merseyside. The business is surrounded by complimentary shops and businesses, therefore benefiting from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. There are many densely populated residential estates within the area, from which the business derives much trade. The business further benefits from on-street parking facilities to the front of the premises, as well as a car park to the rear.
St Helens is a large thriving town with a population of just over 100,000 residents. Amenities within the area include markets, museums, sports and leisure centres and cinema's. The biggest St Helens attraction is Dream, the iconic 20 metre high artwork by Jaume Plensa, which is situated on the top of Sutton Manor overlooking the M62 motorway.
The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. St. Helens railway station is just half a mile away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with both the A58 and A570 being within easy driving distance, which link to the national A-road and motorway networks. Liverpool is approximately 15½ miles away and Warrington is 10 miles away.
Substantial ground floor premises in an ideal trading position, briefly comprising:
Double fronted premises.
Large seating area with beautiful wooden tables and chairs for 20 covers.
Comfortable seating area with a sofa and tables.
Soft drink refrigerator.
Large double serve over chiller counter with electronic cash machine and credit/debit card terminal.
Preparation area to rear of counter with under storage.
Large specialist Expobar bean to cup coffee machine.
Large kitchen with:
2 x large Rangemaster cookers.
Double stainless steel sinks with hand wash sink.
3 x refrigerators.
3 x freezers.
To the rear:
WC and hand wash basin.
Storage room with shelving.
The property has roller door security, CCTV and is fully alarmed.