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Busy Cafe/Coffee Shop in Seaside Resort

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

  • Asking Price: £33,250 +SAV
  • Turnover: The business currently averages at £4,000 per month. Business accounting will, be shown to any serious buyer.

    Please quote reference B05553

  • Tenure: Leasehold

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Please quote reference B05553

Hilton Smythe are privileged to offer to the market Tea & Tiffin, an outstanding community driven cafe and coffee house. Established by our client in January 2018, the ‘Turn Key’ opportunity is now being sold due to other business responsibilities of our client who feels it would be easier to pass the business to someone new.

Our client invested in the region of £50,000 transforming the unit into a modern but comfortable cafe space which includes a secluded garden terrace space to the rear, ideal for private party bookings and afternoon teas.

This part of Leigh is widely known as an area which offers a good choice of different places to eat and relax, Tea & Tiffins has quickly established itself as one of the most prominent, offering home cooked meals, cakes and sandwiches with an emphasis on very good coffee and cold drink options.

Our client attracts both local retired residents, families and local business people/ tradesman with an option to either eat in or takeaway. Key selling points of the business include -

  • A3 licence
  • Dog friendly space
  • Private ‘after hours’ party booking which now includes a unique flower wall in the rear garden, very popular with baby shower and hen party bookings
  • Design led space makes the unit itself popular with photographers, local artists wanting to display their work and local clothing designers looking for pop up shop space
  • Active Facebook and Instagram pages
  • 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor and Facebook
  • Unrivalled choice of homemade cakes
  • Season menu changes,which includes a new Sunday lunch menu
  • Potential to add an evening pop up bistro
  • Uses locally sourced suppliers including renowned butchers and bakers’ products
The cafe serves freshly made sandwiches, toasties, traditional breakfast, salads, jacket potatoes, daily lunchtime specials, homemade cake, pastries, bean to cup coffees, speciality teas, large choice of cold drinks and hot chocolates.

Rarely do cafes of this standard, high decor standard and further potential come to the market in this thriving area and we therefore recommend early viewing to avoid disappointment.

The business is run and managed by our client with 2 x full time staff and extra part time help at the weekend.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY – 8.00am -3.00pm

SATURDAY – 9.00am – 4.00pm

SUNDAY – 10.00am – 2.00pm

Tea & Tiffin occupies a highly enviable trading position along Leigh Road, in the heart of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

Leigh Road offers a unique mix independent interior shops, clothing retailers, book stores, butchers, hairdressers, tattoo shops and barbers as well as an extensive choice of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and bars.

Leigh-on-Sea, also referred to as ‘Leigh’, is an electric Town within Essex which neighbours nearby Westcliff-on-Sea and Southend-on-Sea.

The area attracts a healthy mix of retired people, younger professionals and families.

The breath-taking seafront is only 2 minutes behind the business.

Nearest mainline station is Chalkwell which now allows commuters to travel into central London in under 1 ½ hours.

There is free parking on Leigh Road and in the neighbouring streets.

Front External - table with 2 chairs

Internal - industrial style decor with bespoke chairs and tables, crisp white walls, solid wood accessories, blackboard style menu boards, solid wood and tiled counter servery.

20 x cover dining area with selection of 2/4 sitting arrangements

L shaped counter (sleeper wood and tiled , 8 x counter top cake glass stands, under counter storage space, glass fronted drinks chiller, till with card machine, fixed wall shelving, hot water urn, 2 x arm semi-automated coffee machine with grinder, 2 x baby chairs

Customer toilet -original stable door as unit entry

Kitchen - 2 x microwaves, Grill, wall mounted shelving units, 2 x stainless steel preparation tables, toaster, Kenwood upright fridge and freezer, hand wash sink, large prep sink unit

Hallway - electric and water meter cupboard, built in store cupboard

External rear - large paved area with a selection of planters and flowers, covered dining area and low level bench seating, flower wall. Minimum of 16 x covers available. this is leased out by the landlord for an extra £10 per week.

Tenure
The business is being offered as a Leasehold opportunity with 1 year remaining in a 3 year renewable lease paying just £9,600 per year.

The business also benefits from small business relief paying 0 rates in the current year.

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