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Cafe With Renowned Reputation

Bristol, Bristol, England

  • Leasehold Price: £22,500
  • Under Offer
  • Turnover: £80,000
Seller Reference: B05406
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Seller Reference: B05406
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe are pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of On A Roll which is a well-established Cafe with a renowned reputation amongst residents. This is a superb opportunity to take on a high turnover local business in an area teeming with customers.

There has been a café at these premises for many years and the current owner has run it as ‘On A Roll’ for over ten years and the business has been a real labour of love. It has flourished under his ownership and has a great reputation and an impressive number of regular customers, many of whom have been using the business for years.

Alas this great little business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with heavy heart. The vendor is keen to see his beloved business pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner who can take it to the next level.

On A Roll serves a range of food that is freshly prepared on the premises using local ingredients wherever possible, the menu includes:

  • Breakfasts

  • Light Bites

  • Jacket Pot

  • Daily Specials

  • Hot & Cold Sandwiches

  • Baguettes

  • Salads

  • Cakes and Pastries

  • Hot and Cold Drinks

  • Smoothies

Scope to Improve

  • Advertising and marketing campaign

  • Maximise the use of social media

  • Website, ideally with an online ordering facility

  • Develop the outside catering side of the business

  • Explore online delivery options from the likes of Just Eat and Hungry House.

  • Introduce a customer loyalty card / Scheme

  • Extend the opening hours

  • Open as bistro in the evenings

Reasons to Buy

  • A well-established business with an enviable reputation and many regular

  • Ideal owner managed or partnership business

  • Would suit an inexperienced caterer looking for their first foray into self-employment

  • All fixtures and fittings included making this a real ‘Turnkey business’ opportunity

  • Current owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success

  • Low running costs with inexpensive rent and no business rates.

  • Priced to sell

Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.

This great little business is likely to attract considerable interest.

On A Roll is in the Southmead area of Bristol.

Southmead is a northern suburb and council ward of Bristol, in the southwest of England.

Bristol has a population of 459,300. The wider district has the 10th largest population in England. The city borders North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, with the cities of Bath and Gloucester to the south east and north east, respectively. South Wales lies across the Severn estuary.

The M4 motorway connects the city on an east-west axis from London to West Wales and the M5 is a north-south west axis from Birmingham to Exeter. The M49 motorway is a shortcut between the M5 in the south and the M4 Severn Crossing in the west, and the M32 is a spur from the M4 to the city centre.

Public transport in the city consists primarily of a First West of England bus network. Other providers are Abu’s, Stagecoach West, Stagecoach South West and Wessex Bus. A new bus rapid transit system (BRT) called Metrobus, is currently under construction across Bristol to provide a faster, more reliable service than buses, improve transport infrastructure and reduce congestion.

On a Roll Café is ideally situated in a busy and unusually busy shopping parade. The business sits alongside other complimentary retail businesses, many of which are independents and thus benefits from high levels of footfall and passing trade along with regular custom.

The business is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage and distinctive livery. There is free on street parking immediately outside the premises and further parking in the roads and streets surrounding the premises.

A well maintained and tastefully presented premises, circa 67 sqm.

Roller shuttered entry exit, with large front window elevation.

Largely open plan single front of house area, with plenty of fixed dining furniture circa 32 covers. Large counter, servery, and waiter station well equipped and briefly comprising, refrigerated display counter, carvery hot counter, 'Schaerer' coffee machine, till, cupboards, coolers and shelving.

To the rear is a large open plan and fully equipped trade kitchen, briefly comprising wash-up space and ancillary areas, industrial dish-washer, plenty of fridge and freezer units, hotplate, grill, gas range and extraction, stainless steel prep and serve, domestic roll top prep and serve, all mod cons including Slush machine and smoothie maker,

An extremely well fitted and very turn-key premises with good flow and easy management.

Ladies & Gents WCs, further ancillary, storage and chest freezing room. 

An all-inclusive, well equipped, and ready to trade operation for a very keen asking price. 

We are advised that On A Roll is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity.

The Landlord would be happy to offer (subject to contract) any suitable new tenant a new 10 year lease at £10,000 per annum.

We are advised that the business benefits from being exempt from business rates.

Monday to Friday 08.00 – 16.00
Saturday 09.00 – 16.00
Sunday Closed

The business is run and managed by our client and his wife with the help of part time / casual staff as required.

Financial Profile
On A Roll generates an advised current, annual turnover of circa £80,000. It needs to be appreciated that the business is currently being run at a pace to suit and has enjoyed higher turnover previously.

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