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Buying a café – the rise of café culture

Café culture is dominating the food and drink market in Britain. The number of coffee shops in the UK is rising, as speciality coffees from around the world become a serious hit with Brits. We’re becoming a nation of coffee connoisseurs, in addition to our long history with the traditional British cup of tea. Last year in Britain, £730 million was spent on coffee.

With a constant thirst for hot drinks and a caffeine fix, a variety of quirky tea rooms, artisan coffee shops and independent cafes are springing up across the UK to address the needs of Brits. But it’s not just the food and drink on the menu which is driving café culture. More remote working opportunities and the availability of free Wi-Fi in cafes and coffee shops could have also influenced the market, as customers enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while sipping a latte and typing away on their laptop.

We’ll never be a tea-total country

There is nothing more quintessentially British than a cup of tea, (or a brew as we like to call it up north) so the demand for tea is going nowhere. To add it all up, the British population consumes a whopping 165 million cups of tea every year! The most popular type of tea in the UK is English Breakfast tea, but there are many other types which are becoming common including green tea, earl grey and other herbal infusions.

If you’re hoping to become your own boss, then buying a café is a worthwhile investment. Not only will you be helping the nation continue its tea addiction, but the recent revival of afternoon tea also holds profitable opportunities. Cafes and coffee shops are often busy seven days a week, and serve as a welcoming meeting point for families, colleagues and friends. Did you know that 16% of us visit coffee shops on a daily basis? So whether you prefer tea or coffee, buying a café could fulfil your aspirations of becoming a successful business owner.

Funding your café

We go one step further than showing you what businesses are available – we help you finance your dream business too. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an industry pro, experienced barista or a first time buyer, our financial services team can help you find the funding you require.

Get searching now for your ideal coffee shop, tea room or local café. We have hundreds for sale up and down the nation, so take a look at our current listings.

Cafés, Tea Rooms and Coffee Shops come in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

From trendy coffee shops frequented by hipsters to the local greasy spoon serving up the builders’ favourite brekkie. As one of the UK’s biggest business brokers we list all these and more – search for your dream café, tea room and coffee shop today.

Café Society has been in Huddersfield for over 10 years.

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Some of our businesses for sale

For SaleIncludes AccommodationWell Established Convenience Store/NewsagentsHelston, Cornwall
For SaleGuest House With An Excellent ReputationUlceby, Lincolnshire
For SalePopular Newsagents/Off License With AccommodationLeicester, Leicestershire
For SaleFantastic Sports Shop With Heavy Passing TradeCleator Moor, Cumbria


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