A rare opportunity to take on a thriving café situated in the charming historic center of Frome. Established 20 years, The Garden Café has become renowned for its organic vegetarian and vegan menu and has earned a fine reputation with locals and visitors alike. To the right of the Garden Café is its sister business The Shop Next Door . A large wholefood store with a service counter enabling a range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and snacks. Both premises are registered with the Soil Association Organic Served Here scheme
Frome is a town with a charming historic centre and has a wealth of architectural interest alongside a thriving contemporary and performing arts scene. Frome is exactly what you would conjure up if you were thinking of a historic market town in Somerset. It is on the eastern borders of Somerset but is within easy reach of Bath, Wells and attractions over the border in Wiltshire such as Longleat or Stonehenge. Frome is conveniently situated close to all main arterial motorways together with good rail and bus connections.
The garden café has been successfully owner operated for over 20 years and together with a brigade of well trained, knowledgeable staff the business has achieved a county wide reputation. The trade is busy all year round, providing high quality service and produce in both café and shop. Operating from a beautiful historic building in the heart of the busy market town of Frome, Somerset its reputation draws upon a far reaching geographical area. This is demonstrated by its impressive trading figures. We the agents feel that potential lies with a stronger online presence and an extension of opening hours to include more evenings. Actual trade accounts will be made available following a successful viewing
The business occupies both 16 & 17 Stony Street, over 3 floors,with a beautiful covered alleyway connecting the two premises
To the right lies:
THE SHOP NEXT DOOR
Double fronted with entrance into a large shop floor which comprises of a large refrigerated display counter with work space to the back, fitted with a double group coffee machine , food prep area and wall mounted shelving . The shop is well fitted with retail units , a refrigerated retail fridge and freezer . There are a range of self-serve dispensers and a large organic vegetable shelving area. The shop also has seating for those customers wishing to eat in . A beautiful high ceilinged space with many original features
This area is located to the rear of the shop and is well equipped with prep areas , refrigeration, oven and dishwasher allowing the production of produce independently to the cafe
Accessed through the covered alleyway this gives the business two distinct areas . The café comprises three rooms. The first has a service counter with a refrigerated salad and cake display counter, double group coffee machine, grill, drinks display and refrigeration. The further two rooms are laid out to tables and chairs providing 30 covers.
Accessed from behind the service counter. A well equipped kitchen with ovens, refrigeration, grills, dishwasher and prep areas. Window and door to alleyway.
Tucked away at the back of the alleyway is the beautiful, secluded courtyard garden which makes this café truly unique in Frome . A Frome institution, with covered areas and seating for over 40 covers this wonderful space has so much potential to further increase revenue with one off events
The first floor comprises an office , large staff room with sitting area , staff toilet and 2 storage rooms. Largely underused we feel that subject to subsequent planning permission this has potential for owners residential accommodation
Long floored loft area. At present used as storage but with potential for a variety of uses
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
Trade fixtures, fittings, equipment, land and buildings except for vendor’s private inventory will be included in this leasehold sale. Full inventory will be provided prior to exchange of contracts.
Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are all connected, however, no testing of these services have been undertaken by the agents, Ware Commercial.
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