Cafes for sale in Darlington

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Julie Ashcroft (Mar 2017)
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Leasehold Price: £69,999 Price Reduced Turnover: £135,000 Gross Profit: £90,000
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe are delighted to bring to the market Café Valente, an extremely well presented, profitable cafe, situated in a great trading location. Established in the early 70’s our client took over in 2006 and is now looking to retire.


The business boasts good signage, is highly visible, low rent, fitted to a very high standard and beautifully decorated, with a professionally painted feature wall completed by a local artist.


Scope to boost trade:

Extend trading hours

Use social media

Website for online orders

Local delivery service


The café also has a licence to sell alcohol until 11pm every day, so there is plenty of potential to open as a restaurant in the evenings. The business must be viewed to fully appreciate the size and potential on offer.  


As the café is in the middle of a shopping town there is always daily heavy footfall from passing shoppers. Due to its reputation, the café also has a lot of repeat customers.


There is a car park to the rear of the premise.


This is a truly rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional business which offers terrific potential for future growth and viewings are therefore highly recommended.

The business is located in Darlington town center, surrounded by a wealth of complimentary shops 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 stations nearby, the closest being Darlington Railway station which is just a 10 minute’ walk away. Also, there's a main bus link to and from surrounding towns such as Stockton-On-Tees.

The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the A68 and the A167 being within easy driving distance of the business, which links to the A1 motorway network.

Deceptively spacious premises with 50+ covers.


Ground floor-

Café with service area

Seating for 50+

Large fully equipped kitchen



First Floor-


2 x wc’s with wash basins


The sale of the café includes:

2x Casio tills

2 x Large double fronted display chillers

Rijo 42 Coffee machine  

Hot water dispenser


Lots of crockery and tea pots


Multi deck combi-steel chiller

Large commercial fridge

2 x industrial freezers

Stainless steel slicer

Industrial double fryer

Large commercial freezer

Chest freezer

Ice cream display freezer

Cake display fridge


Double oven with 6 hobs

2 x industrial microwaves

Combi steel panini grill


3 x stainless steel benches

Double stainless-steel sink

Storage cupboards and counter

Card machine system

The business is being sold as a Leasehold.

10 years remain on the current lease as of 2017.

Current opening hours:

Monday – Saturday: 08.30 – 16.30

Sunday: 11.00 - 15.30

The business is owner managed and currently has 6-part time staff members and 3 weekend workers.

The business reported a turnover for 2016 of approximately £135,000 with a gross of 67%.

Current owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success of the business.
Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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