Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market Buttered Crust, an extremely well established cafe and separate retail shop in the heart of Llangollen.
Due to its prime location, there is ample opportunity to expand. The Cafe has been ran by our clients family for the last 10 years, with our client taking on the full responsibility 4 years ago. The business is now being offered to the market as our client is wishing to spend more time with family.
The cafe currently offers a menu of British breakfasts, soups, Welsh dishes, Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free dishes. The cafe also offers a takeout service and Free Wifi.
Buttered Crust boasts excellent reviews on TripAdvisor with customers stating ‘Excellent is not good enough for this gem’ and ‘Highly recommended”. “Great service and lovely coffee. Very welcoming and attentive staff. Great local produce and good atmosphere”.
The business is currently owner ran with help from staff members. At present our client does not advertise, the custom comes from passing shoppers, regular customers and word of mouth recommendations.
There is plenty of scope to improve turnover such as pushing the outside catering side, using social media, advertising and leaflet dropping. Also, to increase the turnover there is the option to offer a delivery service and utilise marketing websites such as just eat, hungry house etc.
Buttered crust has its own website ,
and is also featured on the Llangollen tourist website - .
This is an excellent opportunity in a well sought after location, early viewing is advised. The current owner is offering a hand over period to ensure continued success of the business.
Please contact Hilton Smythe and viewings are strictly by appointment only.
The business is located on Market St, Llangollen, a small town and community in Denbighshire, North-East Wales, situated on the River Dee and on the edge of the Berwyn mountains.
The business is surrounded by a wealth of shops, schools, and businesses and benefits from a high volume of footfall and passing trade.
The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property.
There are several railway stations nearby. Llangollen Railway is the only standard gauge heritage railway in North Wales, attracting lots of tourist to the town.
The area is also well served by the a-roads within easy driving distance of the business, which link to the M56 and motorway network.
The property is well presented inside and out with good signage and attractive decor.
Shop floor with pleasant decor, counter and seating area (total of 52 covers across both floors).
Large menu boards, over counter display stand.
Fully equipped Kitchen
Separate pot wash area
Equipment included in the sale comprises of:-
Till with card reader
Stainless steel sink and hand wash basin
Ample stainless steel worktops
Stainless steel extractor fan
2 x fryers
Hot water dispenser
Coffee machine and grinder
Well-presented seating area with coffee lounge furniture and dining tables and chairs.
There are 2 staircases leading to separate sections of the first floor. The back staircase leads to the office, the front staircase which is accessible to the customers leads to the seating area. Please view the floor plan.
The separate shop attached to the cafe is currently rented out, with the lease due to run out. This could be used as an added extra to the cafe as a separate dessert area, take-out and delivery space or sub-let to someone else to generate a rental income.
The premise is fully fire alarmed.
We are advised the business is leasehold with rent of £21,500, the term is negotiable with the landlord.
Currently trading 7 days a week 9.00am -4.00pm.
Owner ran with 2 full time and 2 part time staff members.
The accounts for 2016/2017 show a turnover of £117,122 with a gross profit of in the region of 81%.