Hilton Smythe are privileged to present to the market the Bridgeway cafe to the open market, purchased by our client in 2015 and now reluctantly offered for sale to allow him to concentrate on his sports career.
The fully refurbished A3 cafe is split between 50% sit in sales and 50% takeaway. The business has built up a very loyal customer base and includes kids and parents from the 2 local schools, builders, contractors, local business people including staff and customers from a nearby dentist, cruise liner staff and travellers. Local residents including a high number of over 65’s attracted to the home cooked menu especially the Sunday lunches prepared each week.
Our client’s menu a choice of 5 breakfasts, burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs, chips, jacket potatoes, choice of 5 salads, favourites such as gammon, egg and chips, pie chips and peas. Roast dinners are available on a Wednesday and Sunday (best to pre book as Sundays increasingly busy each week), fresh hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, hot pies and pasties, freshly made donuts, waffles, crepes and desserts.
Our client offers a wide selection of ice creams in the summer, potential to increase the sweet selection of the business including freshly made cakes would add extra sale to the current menu.
Drinks include fresh bean to cup barista coffees, hot chocolates, milkshakes, smoothies, slushes and can drinks.
Our clients also receives outside catering buffets from the public house to the left of the business who don't have a food offering.
Deliveries have also been added to the businesses however due to staffing limitations is not been fully advertised yet. There is a supply of leaflets to assist with this including the options to use Just Eat or Hungry House and google advertising. No other cafe in the area offers deliveries and early evening and Sunday mornings would be in great demand for any new owner.
Potential to increase outside catering from both the local pub and other businesses in the area looking for buffet lunches and parties.
There is an active Facebook page with 236 likes.
The Bridgeway Cafe occupies a busy trading position on Portsmouth Road, Woolston, Southampton.
The business takes full advantage of its position on the A3025 which connects to the centre of Southampton and the M27 motorway to the east. The Woolston bridge takes drivers over the river Itchen and into Woolston and Southampton city centre.
There is lots of new development including new apartments to the right of the business, new student accommodation projects less than a mile away, as well as 2 sought after schools directly in front and to the rear of the business. There is also approximately 12 residential homes on Portsmouth Road.
Southampton is a thriving port city on the south coast, home to the sea city museum, art galleries, several universities including the University of Southampton which is ranked among the top 1 % universities in the world. Southampton is 75 miles southwest of London and only 19 miles northwest of Portsmouth and the closest city to the New Forest.
Nearest train station is Woolston mainline directly across from the business and Sholing less than 5 mins walk away. Main bus stop is outside.
Free car parking in the adjacent street as well as a metered public carpark near the bridge.
Single storey unit, circa 39sq m with vibrant signage.
Fully refurbished unit with new catering equipment, new extraction unit, decoration, customer toilet, signage and rear terrace area.
Front aspect - 2 tables and 4 chairs, shared parking area for deliveries and collections.
Sitting area - 16 covers to the rear with Shabby chic dresser, solid wood tables and chairs.
New customer toilet.
Ice cream display freezer to window area,
Solid wood counter with steel top,
Glass fronted chilled cabinet,
Glass fronted hot food cabinet,
New extraction unit,
Stainless steel prep unit,
Hand wash sink,
Glass fronted chiller,
2 x arm semi auto ‘Iberital ‘ coffee machine,
2 x electric fryers,
Blue seal turbo fan oven,
3 x pan Bain Marie,
Donut fryer and hopper,
Stainless steel prep sink,
Rear Terrace - French doors access secluded paved terrace with further tables and 12 chairs, attractive suntrap in summer with hanging baskets.
We are advised Leasehold with a new 5 year lease available.
Rent is £9000 per year.
The business opens:-
8.00am to 4.00pm 7 days a week.
The business is owner run and managed with the assistance of family members at weekends.
We are advised a minimum of £700 - £900 per week, averaging £50,000 per annum and a gross profit of circa 65%.