Restaurant/cafe for sale in The Comfort Food Cafe, 11, Cathedral Lane, Truro TR1

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Property features

  • Well equipped licensed cafe/restaurant (48 cover)
  • Prominent city centre location
  • Ideal husband & wife business
  • EPC (E)

Property description

A well established, licensed daytime cafe in the heart of the Cathedral City of Truro, (50 cover).


The Comfort Food Cafe is situated in Cathedral Lane, a pedestrian thoroughfare between the main high street in Truro and the famous Cathedral. Cathedral Lane has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of independent retailers as the main administrative and commercial centre in Cornwall, Truro has seen significant commercial and retail investment in recent years making it a thriving and vibrant City. Continuing residential development in and around the City, together with plans for a new stadium just to the west, mean the area will see increase growth, certainly for the foreseeable future.

The Property

Arranged over 3 floors, the restaurant offers approximately 50 covers in total with customer dining on the ground and first floor and the principle kitchen situated on the second floor.

The Business

We understand that a catering business has operated from these premises for in excess of 30 years, and currently operates from 9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday and operates the business with the assistance of several part time staff.

The Accommodation Comprises

(all areas and dimensions are approximate)

Double bay fronted with inset glazed door giving access to:-

Seating Area

10.450m into bays x 5.652m (max).
Range of freestanding tables and chairs providing 16 covers, bar/servery with Fracino 2 head coffee machine, coffee grinder, Swan hot water still, range of built in base units, undercounter fridge, Casio electric till, shelving unit and wall mounted shelving, access to:-

Wash Up Area

Range of base units with Inset double stainless steel sink drainer, Maidaid stainless steel dishwasher, undercounter freezer, wall mounted shelving.

First Floor Seating Area

10.369m (max) x 6.693m (max) including stairwell, open plan seating area with a range of freestanding and dining chairs and tables, sofas and built-in seating providing approximately 32 covers. 2 windows to front, window to side, solid wood flooring, stairs to second floor.

Second Floor Landing

4.980m x 2.918m including stairwell.


Wc, wall mounted wash hand basin, baby changing unit, hand dryer, solid wood floor.


Wc, wash hand basin, solid wood floor.

Storage Area

2.81m x 1.008m


Falcon stainless steel 6 ring gas range with 3 vent extractor hood over, Falcon stainless steel grill, 2 Buffalo fryers, stainless steel hot cupboard, stainless steel 4 pot Ban Marie, Maidaid stainless steel dishwasher, large chest freezer, Liebherr upright fridge, large upright fridge, double stainless steel sink drainer, Free stainless steel work/prep tables, Hola 9 dish salad chiller, 3 panini machines, 2 microwaves, Velux window to rear, window to side, commercial non-slip floor.


The premises are available by way of the assignment of the existing full repairing and insuring lease which commenced on the 1st July 2002 for a term of 20 years. The current passing rent is £23,500 per annum.

General Information

Local authority
Cornwall Council
General Enquiries Planning

Energy Performance Certificate

The Energy Performance Rating for this property is within Band E.


An Inventory of all loose chattels and equipment, free of any lease/lien, to be included within the sale will be supplied by Miller Commercial prior to exchange of Contracts.

Premises Licence

We understand that the property holds a Premises Licence for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises when accompanied by a meal.

Business Rates

We refer you to the government website .


Prospective owners should make their own enquiries of the appropriate statutory undertakers:
Western Power: South West Water: Transco:


To be taken at valuation.

Superfast Broadband

For more information on whether the premises are capable of benefitting from the new high speed fibre-based broadband connection visit .


If you require advice regarding the Financing of a Business, at no initial cost, please contact us on the number below.

Contact Information

For further information or an appointment to view please contact either:-
Graham Timmins on or via email or
Paul Collins on or via email or
Beverley Northey on or via email

Plans: Plans and maps reproduced under Ordnance Survey Licence No LIG1179. Not to scale and for identification of the property only. They are not intended to show actual site boundaries and not guaranteed to be accurate.

Agents note: Miller Commercial for themselves and for the Vendor/s or lessor/s of this property give notice: [a] These particulars are for an intending purchaser or tenant and although they are believed to be correct their accuracy is not guaranteed and any error or misdescriptions shall not annul the sale or be grounds on which compensation may be claimed and neither do they constitute any part of a Contract: [b] Any intending purchaser or tenant must satisfy him/herself by inspection or other wise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars; [c] No responsibility is taken for expenses incurred should the property be sold, let or withdrawn before inspection: [d] None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent.

Miller Commercial is the trading name of Miller Commercial llp registered in England and Wales under Registration No.OC373087. The Registered Office of Miller Commercial llp is Mansion House, Princes Street, Truro TR1 2RF. We use the term Partner to refer to a member of Miller Commercial llp. VAT Registration No.

viewing: Strictly by prior appointment through Miller Commercial.

Property info

Nearby transport

  • Truro (0.6 miles)
  • Perranwell (4.2 miles)
  • Penryn (Cornwall) (7.0 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (79.1 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (108.2 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (128.0 miles)
  • Tolverne Ferry Landing (3.1 miles)
  • Trelisick Ferry Landing (3.4 miles)
  • Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing (3.5 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Bosvigo School (0.4 miles)
  • Archbishop Benson CofE Primary School (0.5 miles)
  • St Mary's CofE School, Truro (0.5 miles)
  • Truro and Penwith College (2.2 miles)
  • Cornwall College (13.1 miles)
  • UTC Plymouth (39.5 miles)
  • Truro School (0.4 miles)
  • Truro High School (0.5 miles)
  • Penair School (0.9 miles)
Note: Distance is shown as a straight line measurement

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