Business Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market the highly attractive and superbly fitted sandwich shop known as The Coffee Stop situated in Cross Hills near Keighley in North Yorkshire .
The business caters for 14 covers inside on 2 levels and 4 covers outside. It has a busy takeaway and sit down trade. Diverse menu including breakfasts, soups, delicious sandwiches and wraps, paninis to order, specials, jacket potatoes, toasties, burgers and cakes. Special events are held regularly in the downstairs dining area such as baby showers, book clubs and other meetings. Indeed, there is also an active book swap facility. Hot and cold drinks are served. The business has a 4 star rating on TripAdviser and a 5 star Food and Hygiene rating. The owner, who has owned the business for the last 5 years, has run the business at a pace to suit and because of family reasons is now looking to retire. The overheads and running costs are low. It is believed further growth can be achieved by increased drive and enthusiasm, advertising, on line sales, longer hours, deliveries, outside catering, Sunday opening and maybe using the premises in the evening as a Bistro. Furthermore, the owner has not increased his prices for the last 3 years. We are advised there is little competition in the area.
This is a tremendous opportunity for a new owner to buy and develop a great well established business.
Location The business is situated in the lovely village of Cross Hills on the outskirts of Keighley in North Yorkshire on the edge of the spectacular Yorkshire Dales.
The Coffee Stop is a superb sandwich shop with seating for 14 on 2 levels plus outside seating for 4 situated at the end of a parade of shops with free public car parking to the rear.
The business is situated on a busy through road leading from North Yorkshire to Lancashire.
Premises The very attractive and well maintained stone built premises house the business on the ground floor and basement.
Stone steps give access to the sandwich shop on the ground floor. There is a large public area with 3 stools, eating counter and table seating for 2. The spacious service area is behind an ex Subway large deli style unit and sales counter, which serves sit in diners and takeaways. There is a good quality fully fitted and equipped kitchen behind. An internal staircase leads to a very pleasant, attractive and quaint basement dining area with attractive tables and chairs and 2 settees providing seating for 12 covers. A living fire provides good atmosphere and effect. There is external access to stone steps leading to street level. There are stock rooms and an internal basement toilet. To the rear is a large free public car park with further free on street parking available. There are 2 outside tables at the front. The premises are well decorated with excellent wall art and signage.
The sale includes a deli counter, a service counter, a drinks fridge, 2 panini machines, a microwave, a Bain Marie, a 2 group coffee machine, 2 cookers, 4 fridges, 1 freezer, a bookshelf, A boards and menu boards. The owner values the assets at £15000 approximately.
The ground floor takeaway has the benefit of an excellent air conditioning system.
Tenure We are advised that the premises are held under a Lease of which 4 years remain at the rent of £412.50 pcm.
Hours The business currently opens:-
9.00am-2.00pm Monday to Friday 9.00am -1.00pm Saturday Sunday closed.
Staff Apart from casual staff the owner runs the business himself.
Financial Profile We are advised that current turnover is approximately £36000 pa with a gross profit of up to 60% and an adjusted net profit in the region of £200 per week The business is presently exempt from business rates. The owner pays £65 pcm for electricity. There is no gas. The business carries about £500 stock.
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