Café in historic Cathedral City of Chicester

Chichester, West Sussex

£88,000 +SAV

Ref: 12416 I

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PRICE NEGOTIABLE Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market Lake’s Café. The Café was established around 7.5 years ago. The café is light and airy with seating for 24 covers internally with additional seating outside in the warmer months. The menu is varied serving a selection of hot and cold foods, breakfasts, salads, soups, rolls, pies and specials, all freshly prepared on site from the very well equipped kitchen. The business has a presence on social media websites with excellent reviews, with a high amount of repeat trade. We believe the purchaser should consider introducing sandwich deliveries to the vast amount of local businesses within the area to further income. We highly recommend viewing of this turn key business venture which genuinely comes to the market due to our clients other business opportunities.



We are advised leasehold.With a new lease from 2016The rent on the café is £12,000 per annum.


The business opens:-Monday to Saturday 7.00am to 2.30pm


The café is owner run and managed with the assistance of 3 members of staff.

Financial Profile

Please contact Hilton Smythe.


Lakes Café is ideally located within the vibrant cathedral city of Chichester. Both premises are in prime trading locations, situated just off the main retail street and close to the famous Cathedral and a short 5 minutes’ walk from the main shop development. The area has a huge amount of footfall from local residents and the honeypot of tourists visiting each year. Chichester is easily accessible from the A27 (Chichester bypass) and both businesses are within easy walking distance from the mainline train station and bus routes.


Single fronted with attractive Georgian bay window and good signage.Entrance to café from pedestrian walkway, tiled floor, 3 tables outside, 7 tables inside, Coca Cola chiller, overhead electric heater and specials board. Counter; cash register, card machine, coffee machine, confectionary display. Kitchen housing hob, separate oven, 2 fridges, freezer, preparation area, sink, worktop area, Lincat hot plate, shelves, under worktop storage, coffee grinder and pie warmer. To the rear is a storage/stock area (includes Propane gas tanks for griddle). Side ‘shared’ area, table/chair storage, refuse area and toilet.

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