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Lots Of Repeat Trade And Word Of Mouth Recommendations.

Malvern, Worcestershire

£39,999 +SAV

Ref: B04398

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Description

Hilton Smythe Commercial welcomes to the market, London House Café Ltd.London House Café is an independent café in the heart of Malvern Link, serving excellent coffee and homemade food.There has been a café at these premises for over ten years and the current owners have run the business as London House Café for the last three years or so during which time it has become incredibly popular with many returning customers. The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only so the owners can pursue their dream of living and working in the sunnier climes of Majorca.London House Cafes serves;• Speciality Teas• Hot Chocolates• Milk shakes• Kimbo Coffees• Breakfasts• Soups• Brunch• Vegan options• Home made cakes• Daily specials • Afternoon and cream teas• Lunches• Paninis.The business enjoys brilliant visibility on the internet with is own Twitter and Facebook pages (2631 likes at the time of instruction) and fantastic reviews from the likes of Tripadvisor and yell.com.Scope To Improve 1. Advertising and marketing campaign 2. Develop the outside catering side of the business particularly corporate ie proving business buffets etc3. Extend the opening hours perhaps opening as a bistro in the evenings 4. Website to extol the services offered ideally with menus and online booking facility.5. Introduce a sandwich round delivering to local businesses 6. Explore online offerings from the likes of Hungry House and Just Eat7. Offer a Sunday roast lunch, Malvern has lots of single, older residents who would find this useful.Reasons To Buy1. A well-established business with an enviable reputation and many regular customers 2. Ideal trading position in the busy and vibrant shopping area of Malvern Link3. Recently refurbished with new floors and ceilings following a water leak, a real Turnkey business for an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner4. Low running costs with inexpensive rent and no business rates 5. Ideal owner managed or husband and wife business 6. Current owners would be happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success of the business.7. A Lifestyle business offering a new owner the chance to work in the beautiful town of Malvern in the wonderful Worcestershire countryside.8. The sale includes all social media platforms.This business is likely to attract considerable interest.Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.

Tenure

Leasehold

We are advised that the business is being sold as a Leasehold business opportunity. The existing 5-year lease has approximately 3 years remaining, and the rent is an extremely reasonable (given its size and main road position) £15,000 Per Annum.We are advised that the business benefits from being exempt from business rates.

Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pmSaturday 10.00am to 4.00pmSunday Closed

Staff

The business is run and managed on behalf of the owners by two full time and six part time members of staff. The business would really benefit from being owner managed and run which would increase profitability significantly.

Financial Profile

London House Café should generate a predicted turnover of around £85,000.

Location

London House Café Ltd is located in Malvern Link in Worcestershire.Malvern Link is an area of Malvern to the north and east of Great Malvern and is the location of the majority of Malverns council and private housing estates and retail parks and factory centres that have emerged since the 1950’s. Malvern Link is home to the Morgan Motor Company, a manufacturer of luxury sports cars. The main shopping centre stretches along the Worcester Road in from the junction of Spring Lane to the junction of Pickersleigh road. It contains all the retail outlets common to a small town including,• Pharmacies, • Furniture and • Dry goods stores, a • CO-OP supermarket,• Hardware stores, • Vaping shops, • Tanning and beauty businesses,• Bakers, • Fast food outlets and banks.London Road Café is ideally positioned in the centre of this unusually busy and vibrant shopping centre, in a main road position and thus benefits from high levels of footfall and passing trade.The business is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage and distinctive livery which gives it a nice upmarket feel.There is free on street parking just around the corner in the surrounding side streets and the CO-OP car park is just across the road along with an inexpensive shopper’s car park.

Premises

London House Café occupies the ground floor of an inner terrace retail unit and is close to a busy crossroads meaning that motorists must slow down for the traffic lights and cannot help but notice the business premises which are beautifully presented and briefly comprise;Café• Long frontage with floor to ceiling windows • Glazed double doors to the left side• A single half glazed door to the right which allows natural daylight to flood into the interior making it very inviting. There is a lovely lobby to one side with,• Table and chairs, • Tiled floor,• Perimeter shelving which leads into the main area of the café. Generously proportioned café which has been cleverly designed to maximise the space available.• Customer waiting area with open chiller which is housed in a bespoke timber surround with a nice distressed finish. • Bespoke counter clad in timber to match the chiller housing,• Glass cake displays, • Generous wrapping area,• Till, • Card machine,• Feature pendant lighting with three metal shades, • Chalked menu boards, • Lovely expensive looking tiled splashbacks • Complimentary worktop, • Stainless steel sink, • Soap and paper towel dispenser, • Under counter fridge,• Fracino coffee machine,• Ibertal coffee grinder, • Two milkshake blenders, • Under counter freezer, • Floating shelves.Lovely, light and airy café with quality tables and chairs providing approximately 36 covers although more could be accommodated if required, • Wall mounted magazine rack,• Feature brick-built chimney breast with inset fireplace,• Tongue and groove panelled ceiling,• Two feature multi bulb ‘Spider’ lights,• Picture rail. The café has had new timber flooring installed in the last few weeks at considerable cost, but it really does give the business a real upmarket and ‘high end’ feel.There is a comfy seating area with leather effect sofa and chair and low table with a newly papered feature wall in a bookcase effect. This area is ideal for mothers with young children.Wash Room Nicely fitted washroom with close coupled, white toilet and expensive, period style porcelain sinks with brass taps and ornate wrought iron supports. Also benefits tiled walls to dado height. The owners travelled all the way to Hampshire to purchase this sink such is their commitment to providing the highest quality fittings for their well-loved business. Dry Goods Store Room• Useful store Room with upright freezer, • Chest freezer, • Two shelving units. • This room is used for staff changing also.CellarThere is a good-sized cellar beneath the café with good head height and power and light. Currently used for storage but having conversion potential.Kitchen• Generous and comprehensively equipped,• Tiled floor, • Rhino twin commercial fridge, • 8 pot salad bar, • Perimeter shelving, • Daewoo microwave,• Buffalo Panini Maker, • Extraction system • Stainless steel canopy Buffalo hot plate,• Buffali commercial oven, • 4 slot toaster,• Stainless steel preparation areas.• Ample storage space for crockery and plates etc, • wall mounted utensil storage.Preparation Room• Vinyl non-slip flooring, • Generous run of worktop, • 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink and drainer, • Window to rear,• Freestanding chrome shelving unit.Wash Up AreaTiled floor, Stainless steel sink and drainer, tiled splash backs,• Commercial dishwasher, • Wall mounted ‘Main’ boiler, • Stainless steel preparation tables,• Door to secure yard, • Allocated parking space for two cars.Freezer Room• With wood effect flooring, • Two Fridgemaster upright fridges, • Hand wash basin.To the front of the premises is an external seating area, ideal for al fresco dining which provides approximately 12 covers.

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