Cafes for sale in Ashton-under-Lyne

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Mrs Herbert (Nov 2017)
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Leasehold Price: £74,995 Turnover: £110,000
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market Chris’s Cafe, an extremely well- established café in the heart of Ashton-Under-Lyne. Due to its prime location it has ample options to expand.  

The Café was established around 39 years ago and has been owned by our client for over 30 years. He is now looking to move to a smaller, less busy business.

The café currently offers a menu of full English breakfasts, sandwiches, milkshakes and deserts.

Chris’s Café boasts a 5 star rating on Google reviews and Facebook with customers stating ‘Amazing Cafe been coming here since I was a kid love it’ and ‘Excellent breakfasts! Consistent good quality, prompt service and friendly efficient staff.’

Our client is offering a handover period to ensure the continued success of the business.

The business is currently owner ran with help from 4 part time staff members.  At present our client does not advertise, the custom comes from passing shoppers and word of mouth recommendations.

There is plenty of scope to improve turnover such as pushing the outside catering side, using social media, advertising and leaflet dropping. Also, to increase the turnover there is options to offer a delivery service and use Just Eat and Hungry House

This is an excellent opportunity in such a sought for location.    


The business is located on Bow Street in Ashton-Under-Lyne town centre.  

The business is surrounded by a wealth of shops, schools, and businesses and benefits from a high volume of footfall and passing trade.

The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property.

There are several railway and tram stations nearby, Aston-Under-Lyne station is just a 5-minute walk away. Also, there's a main bus link to and from surrounding towns.

The area is also well served by the A-roads within easy driving distance of the business, which link to the M60 motorway network.


The property is well presented inside and out.

The property has;

Large basement
Currently used as storage but could be kitted out as a prep room.

The ground floor;

Shop floor with pleasant décor, seating for 50 covers plus outside seating.
Large menu boards, over counter glass display stand.
Male and female toilets.
Storage cupboard.

Fully equipped kitchen with;

Soup Kettle
2 Freezers
2 Microwaves
New Panini press
Coffee machine
Ample storage
Stainless steel worktops
Hob burner
Bain Marie
Hob burner

The premises is fully secured with metal shutters and an ADT alarm system.



We are advised the premises is leasehold with 9 years remaining – Rent of £18,500 pa.

Currently trading Mon – Sat 8.00am -4.00pm  

Closed Sunday (open on farmers market Sundays)


Owner ran with 4 part time staff members.




The reports show a turnover in the region of £100,000 for 2015 – 2016.



Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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