Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Happy Cat Cafe. This cafe was originally established over 10 years ago, and was taken over by our client in 2012. The owner is now looking to sell the business, due to the desire to focus on other options.
The business runs as a cafe offering a good range of food. Dishes include salads, sandwiches, pastas, hot breakfasts, paninis, soups, desserts and children’s meals, plus daily specials. Food can be eaten in, taken away or delivered.
The business generated a turnover in the region of £77,000 as per 2016 accounts, this is a healthy turnover; however, we feel this could be increased. The new owner should look to offer its services on sites such as JustEat and Hungryhouse. These are great sites that allow for large amounts of trade.
The cafe has a Facebook page, this is a great way of advertising a business. The page is regularly updated and has over 140 followers. A business website could also benefit the business.
The cafe offers some outside catering. The purchaser should look into expanding the catering arm of the business. Occasion cakes would also be a great asset. The premises are a generous size and could cater for more services.
This is a fantastic Leasehold opportunity that is not to be missed. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to take in the full potential of the trade.
Happy Cat Cafe is located in Askern, Doncaster within South Yorkshire.
The business is located in the town centre of Askern. The area has a generous amount of independent retail outlets. Close by there is a fish and chip shop, beauty salon, newsagents, takeaway and a barbers to name a few. To the side of the property is free on street parking. There is also a generous amount of residential property; from which the business receives a large amount of trade.
Askern is a small village with a population of circa 5,570 as of the 2011 census. This was a former coal mining village which holds lots of history. This is a peaceful location that is well-known for Askern Greyhound Stadium.
The road on which the business is located is a main road, that connects to the A19 and the M18 at Waterside. This is a great location that benefits from heavy footfall and passing trade. There are bus stops a short walk away and the closest train station is in Adwick, just a 10-minute drive away.
Happy Cat Cafe is situated in a corner property at the end of a retail parade. There are windows across the front of the property, this allows for a bright interior.
On entry is the large open plan cafe. There are 24 covers in this space, with a mixture of seating and tables. In the middle of the room is a glass serve over chiller. Behind here is the preparation and kitchen space. The kitchen is visible to the seating area and comes fully equipped.
Equipment included in the sale includes: -
Glass fronted serve over chiller
Upright drinks fridge
Upright fridge (Commercial)
2 x Chest freezers
2 x Bain Marie's
3 x Microwaves
Double deep fat fryer
Five ring burner cooker
To the rear of the property is a yard area, this has further seating; great in the warmer summer months. There is also an external toilet.
We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold opportunity.
Original lease length: 20 years
Remaining lease length: 16 years as of 2016.
Rent: £7,800 per annum
The business opening hours: -
Monday - Sunday: 8am – 2pm
The business is run and managed by our client, with the help of two full time and two-part time members of staff.
The business generated a turnover in the region of £77,000 as of the 2016 accounts.