Hilton Smythe are delighted to present to the market the Bay Cafe, established for a number of years and purchased by our client in sept 2017. Due to family reasons the business is being reluctantly now sold.
The well-known cafe attracts an excellent mix of loyal locals, local business owners, workmen, builders and contractors, tourists to the area and holiday parks, as well as walkers. The holiday park season begins in Easter and extends to the end of September with a 50% increase to footfall in the area. There is also a regular trip of bikers passing directly outside on the busy A259.
Our client offers an excellent choice of freshly cooked breakfasts, breakfast sandwiches, hot and cold drinks, daily specials including chicken nuggets, burgers, cottage pies and steak pies with mash or chips, all to eat in or takeaway. They have recently introduced a Sunday lunch menu which is proving very popular with local residents.
Our client has spent time and money updating the decor and equipment. Adding social media and a website could also help create awareness of what was a previously traditionally run cafe.
Meats and breads are delivered from local suppliers as well as stock items purchased from bookers.
There is lots of potential to add to the seaside and seasonal visitors with opportunity to add ice cream, sweets, seaside novelties including buckets and spade, rock etc. There is also a large number of elderly residents in the area who would appreciate a meal on wheels service, Sunday lunches and early dinner menus.
The business now takes card payments which can be transferred to any new owner.
Bay Cafe currently only operates till 2pm every day which can be extended, especially within the summer months.
Bay Cafe is situated on Dymchurch Road, St. Mary's Bay, Romney Marsh in Kent.
The business enjoys a busy main road trading position in the heart of St Mary's Bay, close to the New Beach Holiday Park, the long sandy beach and Dymchurch amusement park.
St Mary's Bay, also known as The Bay, is a coastal village in Kent situated on Romney Marsh located just off the A259 which links to both Hythe and Folkestone to the east and Rye and Hastings to the west. The A259 also connects to the M20 motorway in Kent and to Brighton.
There is an off road customer car park for approximately 7 cars.
34 inside covers with 3 high stool window seats and 4 outside covers which could be increased in high season.
Service area –
Walls glass topped ice cream freezer
Flat counter with under counter storage
Glass fronted under counter drinks fridge
2 x arm semi auto coffee machine
Wall mounted plate racking
Sink and drainer
Large upright fridge/freezer
2 x upright fridges
Hot water urn
Wall mounted shelving
Stainless steel storage cupboard and preparation unit
3 x Preparation tables
4 x microwaves
Hand wash sink
Large extraction unit
6 x gas burner drive
2 x fryers
The business is being sold as a Leasehold opportunity.
New lease to be agreed to suit the purchaser.
Rent of £4,800 per year
The business is run 8am – 2pm, 7 days a week.
The cafe is run and managed by the owner, with help from 2 full time, 1 part time and occasional help at weekends.
The turnover is an advised £52,000 per annum, with a gross profit of circa 65%.