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Reputable Cafe & Deli For sale

Derby, Derbyshire

  • Asking Price: £55,000 +SAV
  • Turnover: We are advised the business generated a turnover of circa £90,000 as of 2020/21, further financial information can be made available upon request.

    Please quote reference B07031

  • Tenure: Leasehold

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Please quote reference B07031

Hilton Smythe are delighted to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of Gilberts Kitchen & Deli  which is a well-established Cafe & Coffee Shop with a renowned reputation amongst local residents. This is a superb opportunity to take on a popular, profitable and well used local business in an area teeming with customers.

The business was founded by the current owners ( a husband and wife team) in 2014 when they identified a need for a craft based café and deli in the area and the business has been a real labour of love for them accruing an impressive number of regular customers and a burgeoning reputation.

The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with heavy hearts only due to health issues. The vendors are  keen to see their beloved Cafe & Coffee Shop pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner(s) who can take this already thriving business to the next level

Gilberts Kitchen & Deli enjoys a great reputation and has an impressive number of regular customers many of whom are known on a first name basis by the owners  who are popular and well respected members of the local community.

The business serves traditional fare that is freshly prepared on the premises using local ingredients wherever possible. Breakfast is served until 11.30 followed by lunch, hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and a takeout menu.

The menu includes;

  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Breakfasts
  • Sandwiches and rolls
  • Toasties
  • Homemade cakes and pastries
  • Cheesecakes
  • Homemade soups
  • Salads
  • Jacket Potatoes
  • Takeaway Boxes
  • Afternoon Teas
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Celebration Cakes
  • Takeaway Buffets and Working Lunches
Gilberts Kitchen & Deli offers a Bistro on the last Friday of each month and which has been fully booked all year. Additionally the business is becoming known as an ideal meeting place for clubs and societies and has a monthly booking with a prostate support group amongst others.

The business is proud of its five star hygiene rating. Gilberts Kitchen & Deli has a generous outdoor eating area perfect for Al Fresco lunches or simply sitting with a coffee and cake watching the world go by!

The sale will include the company Facebook page and the business enjoys great visibility on the internet via websites such as www.tripadvisor.co.uk, www.yell.com, www.yelp.co.uk, etc.

The business enjoys wonderful reviews online such as”

“ Such a lovely little café…great service and amazing home cooked food”

“ A lovely clean, cheerful place with great food & coffee and very friendly staff “

“ Good quality ingredients, great portion sizes”

“ Always have a lovely meal here. The afternoon tea is amazing and had to take some home in a box provided by them as very generous, loved the selection and the fresh fruit dish”

Scope to Improve

  • Advertising and marketing campaign
  • Maximise the use of social media
  • Extend the opening hours perhaps opening as a bistro in the evenings
  • Website, ideally with an online ordering facility
  • Start a delivery service via the likes of Just Eat, Uber Eats or Deliveroo etc
  • Introduce a local sandwich round delivering to local businesses
  • Apply for an alcohol licence, the business currently offers corkage
  • Introduce a customer loyalty card/ scheme
  • Explore online voucher discounters such as Wowcher and Groupon for the Afternoon Tea offering.
Reasons to Buy

  • A well established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
  • Current owners happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success of the business
  • Prime trading position with loads of footfall
  • Ideal owner managed or partnership business
  • All fixtures, fittings and equipment included
  • A real opportunity to increase turnover and profit significantly, the business is currently being run at a pace to suit due to poor health
  • Lots of new homes being built locally which will only increase footfall further
  • Perfect for someone looking for their first foray into self-employment.
All fixtures, fittings and kitchen equipment pursuant to the running of the business is included in the sale making this a turnkey business opportunity for a lucky new owner. The vendors estimate the assets to be valued in the region of £15,000.

This is definitely not a ‘Greasy Spoon’ type establishment! Very rarely do café / deli businesses of this calibre come to the open market so early enquiry is highly recommended.

This lovely little business is likely to attract considerable interest.

The business is owner run and managed with the help of 5 part time staff members.

The business trading hours are:

Monday - Closed

Tuesday to Saturday - 09:30am - 15:00pm

Sunday - Closed

Gilberts Kitchen & Deli is located in Mickleover.

Mickleover is a large suburban village of Derby. It is 2 miles west of Derby city centre, 10 miles northeast of Burton Upon Trent, 19 miles west of Nottingham city centre. 13 miles southeast of Ashbourne and 12 miles northeast of Uttoxeter.

Mickleover is now one of the largest suburbs in Derby and is still expanding due to ongoing housing developments.

Gilberts Kitchen & Deli occupies a main road position and sits alongside other complimentary retail businesses. There is an unusually vibrant and busy shopping parade opposite with loads of free parking so the business benefits from high levels of footfall and passing trade along with regular custom. The business is literally within 50 meters  of facilities such as a Tesco Superstore, Birds Bakery, Opticians, Post Office, Domino’s, Nationwide, Steve’s Fish & Chip shop, Henry’s Card & Gift Shop, 3 local pubs, BP Garage, Daisy Chain Charity Shop, Hairdressers, Skincare business and a Chiropodist.

The business is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage.


The business occupies two floor of an attractive, detached Victorian building that still retains period detailing. The business is beautifully presented and maintenance with a pleasing upmarket feel. The business briefly comprises;

Ground Floor

Café and Deli

Windows to front creating a light, airy and inviting interior, long bespoke counter with tongue and groove wood panelling to front and timber work tops, open plan serving area with cake & gateau glass displays, one double door glass fronted drink chillers, commercial dish washer, Fiorenzato Ducale 2 group commercial coffee machine, a commercial grinder, range of base units with complimentary work top, tiled splashbacks, stainless steel sink and drainer with Monobloc tap, stainless steel hot water boiler, feature chalked menu boards, till and commercial wood effect oak flooring.

Generous dining area with sash windows to front, expensive looking flooring, nice quality wooden tables with wooden chairs.

Customer toilets

With close coupled toilet and hand wash basin with attractive painted cabinet beneath. Feature wallpapered wall.

Commercial Kitchen

There is a comprehensively equipped catering kitchen with window to rear, non-slip altro safety vinyl flooring, fluorescent lighting, 2 upright white fridges, freestanding chrome shelving unit with 3 shelves, wall mounted bug zapper, single table top fryer, two domestic toasters, 3 electric bain marie, fine china crockery in varying mix and match styel, commercial dynamo stick blender. Useful alcove storage area ideal for dry goods, Kitchen Aid stand mixer, wall mounted microwave, twin deep stainless steel sinks each with its own tap, separate stainless steel hand wash basin and perimeter shelving.

First floor

To the first floor are two further rooms, one is a private seating area/meeting room, this is used for private diners, afternoon teas and large tables on the bistro evening with windows to front along with wall mounted cabinet with two doors & feature wall papered wall with pendant lighting. The second room has two sash windows to the front with Effiel style chairs and wooden tables, this room can seat upto 12.

There is also a small kitchenette used to store dry goods and as a staff changing room. There are two doubke base units, one with a single stainless steel sink/drainer fitted. A small 4 tier metal racking unit, in addition to two wall shelves.

There is also a private dining room that seats approximately 12 people in a relaxed and intimate setting.


To the rear of the premises is a lovely long and secure garden, fencing to two sides and brick wall to other. The garden is a real feature of the business and is a real ‘sun trap’ and absolutely perfect for relaxed Al Fresco dining during the warmer months. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with established flower beds and herbaceous borders. The vendors are especially proud of their vegetable plot with its produce being used in the café. There are two gazebos to the end of the garden offering shade to customers and tables and chairs to the rest of the garden with room for at least 30 people. Included are 2 parasols with bases and four sets of low level tables and chairs, also included are steel topped garden tables with wicker effect chairs.

We are advised the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis, the rent is £18,000 per annum.

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