Clifton Village, Bristol
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Who’s it good for?
Performance in the café industry has been driven by both economic and social factors such as a growth in household disposable income. And as more and more people opt for the family-friendly, laid-back atmosphere of cafés over other social hubs, their success will only continue to grow.
Café culture is dominating the UK market, with cafes and coffee shops seeing an annual growth of 6.3 per cent in the last five years and a revenue of £6 billion.
Tie that in with Britain’s fast-growing foodie revolution, then you’re on to a winner with this business.
Ideally located in within the bustling city of Bristol, this award-winning café and deli are up for sale.
Situated on a busy road with a high level of footfall, the business is surrounded by a wealth of complementary small businesses.
Located close to Clifton Down railway station and numerous bus stops, the business is well served by public transport and also benefits from nearby car parking.
Established in 2006, the business has been run by the current owners since 2009 and is offered up for sale due to family commitments.
The business is highly profitable and operates seven days a week, generating a turnover of approximately £485,600 a year and a gross profit of approximately 47 per cent.
A diversified offering
Selling a wide selection of gourmet delicatessen foods and wines from across the globe, the current owners also diversified their offering, branching out into homewares, wood and slate cheeseboards and fun gifts such as cheese making kits.
The business also houses a café with 28 internal covers and 38 external covers (weather dependant) that offers a wide fayre; breakfast pastries, croissants and cakes, sandwiches, salads, meals and platters.
Also, cashing in on the ever-popular phenomenon and perfect pairing of cheese and wine – the business operates cheese and wine nights.
Taking note of the latest interest in all things gin they have also added some gin-themed events such as cheese and gin tasting and gin making workshops.
As well as attracting tourists, the business also has a following of loyal locals, the business has an excellent reputation based on its customer service and the high quality of the goods on offer.
Winning numerous awards including the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016, Deli of the year in 2015, 2012 and 2011 from the Global Cheese Awards and Best Deli from Bristol Good Food Awards from 2012-2014.
Potential for development
Despite its diverse offering, there is still plenty of scope for new owners to expand and increase turnover by increasing the opening hours and transforming the cafe into an evening bistro.
The owners currently offer a limited catering service, business lunches and private hire for functions workshops and events – however, this part of the business could also be expanded further.
The sale includes all fixtures and fittings, a good working website with an online shop operating a click and collect service and a van for deliveries.
Currently managed with a full-time manager, five part-time staff and six weekend staff, the owners usually take on more staff in the busier summer months.
This is the perfect opportunity for someone to take this amazing business to the next level – could this person be you?
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