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John Peacock (Feb 2017)
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Freehold Price: £269,995 Price Reduced Turnover: £200,000 Gross Profit: £100,000
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market Elaine’s Coffee Shop Ltd established by our client in 2012 and offered to market due to retirement.

This is a dual run business with 35% trade coming from the coffee shop and 65% from the delivery of meats and cheeses within the local area.

The cafe offers a fresh selection of breakfast baps, sandwiches, filled rolls, salad bowls, jacket potatoes, cream teas, cakes, desserts, freshly made bean to cup coffee, ‘flora’ teas and cold drinks including an open chiller selling food to takeaway as well pre-packed bacon, cooked meats and cheeses.

The delivery part of the business is predominantly run by our client’s husband who has a highly successful delivery round within a 30-mile radius of the business. They supply bacon from Holland, cooked ham from the north and cheeses which are delivered in pallets and divided into small packs. Customers range from local spa shops, holiday home parks, garden centres, pubs and restaurants. Offered products in a sale or return basis.

The businesses are now combined on the business accounts and due to the large available space behind the cafe work well as a joint husband and wife operation.

It would be possible to separate the delivery business however; our clients want to sell it as an entire going concern.

A new buyer may want to extend the cafe into the rear space, add outside catering, homemade cake baking or local hot and cold food deliveries.

Elaine’s Coffee Shop Ltd is located in the linkway, Fleet, Hampshire.

The coffee shop is set within a busy parade of shops on a large residential estate, less than a mile from the town centre of Fleet and the main line railway station.

Fleet is a civil parish district of Hampshire, 36 miles southwest of London and 10 miles east of Basingstoke, 5 minutes from the busy M3 motorway and in an area of increasing new house building projects.

There is free parking directly outside the business.

Large ground floor Freehold with over 73m2 of floor space, comprising: -

Cafe - 24 x covers with solid tables and chairs, double glass fronted display chiller, glass fronted cake display fridge, solid wood counter, large windows to the front with outside space for a further 6 covers.

Disabled friendly and baby changing toilet.

Service area - under counter shelving, till, card machine, Buffalo hot water boiler, a Magister 2 arm semi-automatic coffee machine and grinder, L-shaped preparation counters base and wall unit, roster, Buffalo panini grill, 2 x microwaves, electric oven, under crates storage, preparation sink, shrink wrapper, hand wash sink and dishwasher.

Cold room - large walk in chiller with storage shelving to right side (approximately 8 m x 4m), walk in freezer room (approximately 3m x 2m).

Rear preparation room- fully cladded area with 4 x stainless steel preparation tables, electronic scales and printer, 2 x meat slicers, 2 x vacuum packers, weight checker and a stainless-steel sink unit.

Staff toilet and staff store area.

Admin office – L-shaped desk with computer, printer and filing cabinets.

Includes Ford Transit chilled delivery van.

External rear - parking for up to 4 x vehicles.  

The business and property are being sold as a Freehold opportunity.  

Business rates are exempt.



Monday – Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Saturday: 8.30am – 1pm

Sunday: Closed

Opportunity to increase these hours.

Delivery service mainly Monday to Friday in the mornings.

The business is run by our client full time with the help of part time husband.

1 x 27hr, 3 x 15hr - working in both sides of the business.

Combined turnover of around £200,000 per annum, with a gross profit of circa 50%.

Currently averaging £4,500 per week combined.

Tenure: Freehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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