For Sale

The Mean Bean Coffee Shop Ltd

Dover, Kent

£79,995 +SAV

Ref: 13770 J

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Rebecca Stanworth


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Hilton Smythe are delighted to present to the market the Mean Bean Coffee Shop.

Established by our clients in 2012 the business is now being sold due to retirement.

Serving the best traditionally made coffee in the area, as well as teas, smoothies, cold drinks, cakes, freshly made sandwiches, baguettes, paninis, jacket potatoes, specials, salads, toasties, and pancakes.

Rated 4.8 on Facebook and 4.5 on TripAdvisor, the customer service is especially well known and loyal customers keep the business successful, throughout the whole year.

The business operates on a daily basis currently but due to location and large outside terrace would make an ideal evening bistro. There is also an alcohol licence allowing service 10-11pm 7 days a week. There is also a PRS and PAR music licence in place.

The business comes with an attractive one bed flat on the second floor. This can be accessed through the business and separately through a back entrance from the rear yard and rear street.

Due to the scale of the towns re-development and location we recommend early viewing to avoid disappointment.




Monday – Saturday: 7am – 5:30pm
Sunday: 8:30am – 2:30pm

Can be extended to add further sales, clients only operate to suit in a daily basis currently.


Owner and son work full time. Their daughter does 24 hours a week and part timer doing 16 hours per week.

Financial Profile

As per 2016 accounts the business reports turnover in the region of £110,000 with a gross profit of 66%.

Zero rates in 2017 which will add £7,500 to net profit for this year.


The Mean Bean Coffee Shop is located in Dover, Kent.

The business is located at the top of the towns busy high street facing Bright House, the main carpark and just 2 minutes from the famous port and of course the white cliffs of Dover. The town receives a 50% increase in footfall when the cruise liners port and through the summer months can double the business’s turnover.

The A256 link road to A2 and M20 motorways.

The town’s main bus station is directly behind.

The new multi-million-pound shopping centre re-development is due begin in January 2018.


Front of the business enjoys a large terrace privately coordinated off by movable panels with 11 tables and 28 chairs.

Ground floor café-
Internally there is 11 tables and 23 chairs spread between two sections. This area has a large black board menu highly visible to the right side of the main sitting area, under stairs storage cupboard, air conditioning unit allowing cold and warming functions.

Customer toilet which is both disabled friendly and offers baby changing facilities.

Service counter –
Card machine
Under counter fridge
Under counter freezer
Conti 2 arm semi auto coffee machine
2 x coffee grinders (1 free on loan from coffee bean supplier)
Birko hot water boiler
Glass fronted cake display fridge
Glass fronted drinks display fridge
Hand wash sink
Drinks blender

Kitchen –
Panini grill
Hand wash sink
Under counter fridge
Under counted freezer
Fan oven
George Forman grill
Wall mounted storage shelving
iPod docking station
Main hot water boiler

First floor –
Further seating for 18 with 6 tables, men's toilets with 2 urinals and a cubicle, lady’s toilet with 1 cubicle, storeroom with fridge freezer, 2 chest freezers, 2 full height racking units, wall mounted shelving and access to fire escape and accommodation.

Second floor –
Large hallway, living room with open plan fitted kitchen to front of the building, double bedroom to the rear and a family bathroom.

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