Extremely well established Café/Restaurant for sale
Please quote reference B06363
Hilton Smythe are pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of Café Amelia which is a well established Café / Restaurant with a renowned reputation amongst local residents. This is a superb opportunity to take on a popular and unusually busy local business in an area teeming with customers.
This is definitely not your average café!
There has been a café at these premises for over 20 years and the current owners has run it as Café Amelia for the last 11 years or so. The business has flourished under his ownership accruing many regular customers and a burgeoning reputation, the business has been a real labour of love for him.
The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due to poor health. The vendor is keen to see his beloved Café pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner(s) who can take this already thriving business to the next level.
Café Amelia prides itself on the quality of its food which is freshly prepared on the premises using local ingredients wherever possible. The menu includes traditional staples such as:
- Hot and cold drinks
- Beans and eggs on toast
- Hot and cold sandwiches
- Chicken & chips
- Cakes and pastries
- Daily specials
- Gammon Steaks
- Chilli Con Carne
- Homemade Chicken Curry
The business is known for its Sunday Roast Dinners which are incredible value at 2 for £10 with customers coming from many miles away to enjoy.
The business has recently signed up with Just Eat and this has had a significant effect on weekly takings and is increasing week on week at an impressive pace. At the time of instruction the business was taking £3000 per week from Just Eat, Uber Eats and Deliveroo orders.
The business enjoys great visibility on the internet via websites such as www.tripadvisor.co,uk, www.yell.com, www.192.com, www,thomsonlocal.com etc.
Scope to improve -
- Advertising and marketing campaign, a leaflet drop locally yields good results
- Maximise the use of social media
- Website, ideally with an online ordering system
- Extend the opening hours, perhaps opening as a bistro or pizzeria in the evenings
- Introduce a customer loyalty scheme
- A well established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
- All fixtures and fittings included making this a real Turnkey business opportunity
- Ideal owner managed or partnership business
- Current owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success
- Business has an unused late (1.30am) alcohol licence for 200 customers
- A real opportunity to increase turnover and profits significantly, current owner where been running at a pace to suit due to illness.
- Priced to facilitate a quick sale.
This great business is likely to attract considerable interest. Opportunities like this don’t come along often!
We are advised that the business generates a turnover in the region of £520,000. Full financials can be made available upon further request.
Please quote reference B06363
We are advised that the business is owner run and managed, with the help of 5 full-time members of staff.
The business hours are -
Monday – 8:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday – 8:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday – 8:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday – 8:00am – 5:30pm
Friday – 8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday – 8:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Café Amelia is located in the Arnold area of Nottinghamshire.
Arnold is a market town in the ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire. It is situated to the northeast of Nottinghams city boundary. At the time of the 2011 census Arnold had a population of 37,768.
Arnold town centre has a diverse range of restaurants and bars and a choice of shops including supermarkets such as Asda, Sainsbury’s and Iceland as well as small independent businesses. There are Aldi and Lidl supermarkets in Daybrook
Café Amelia is ideally located in the centre of town. The business sits alongside other complimentary retail businesses and thus benefits from high levels of footfall and passing trade along with regular custom.
The business is nicely presented and maintained with clear visible signage and distinctive livery. There are a number of inexpensive public car parks within easy walking distance.
The business occupies generous premises ideally suited to the trade with a comprehensively equipped catering kitchen. There are approximately 100 covers arranged over two floors plus outside dining space.
We are advised that the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis, with 3 years remaining on the 10 year lease. The lease has an automatic renewal and the rent is £2,700 per month.