• Charming grade 'C' listed property and attractively presented café with rooms above, all within a desirable area of Inverness city centre, the capital of the Highlands.
• Approximate internal areas amounting to 85m2 within a prime trading location with ease of access to a wide range of facilities and amenities.
• Attractively furnished, modern café customer area set to 17 covers extending to 42m2 plus offices / further trading areas on the first floor extending to around 43m2.
• Popular café with strong year-round demand with significant further growth potential.
• An excellent self-employment opportunity in a strong trading location with a sustainable business model.
Nourish Café is a popular city centre café in a busy trading location close to a wide range of other popular retail units. The café operation is currently set to ground floor level only but with the potential to utilise the first floor rooms as additional café seating. The trading elements are currently set to 17 covers but this could be doubled where the first floor was to become an additional cafe trading area. This is an easy to operate proposition within smart, modern premises. The present business combines friendly staff and a warm welcome to make this a popular business. The service areas are compact, well-appointed and highly functional; W.C.s are located on the ground and first floors. On the first floor are a suite of three rooms which have previously been operated as therapy rooms; this element of the extant business does not form part of the sale. These rooms have the potential for a range of uses, however, demand for additional covers during the peak season (April - September), using these as an extension to the extant café would make eminent sense.
Nourish Café is a popular City centre business which enjoys year-round support from a varied client base, offering 100% vegetarian and around 99% vegan food. This well frequented business is well known in and around Inverness and benefits from a strong trading location, central to the Highland capital. The café has an established reputation and offers an excellent selection of freshly prepared items complemented by a wide range of beverages, throughout the day. This unique business has healthy local support, whether from shoppers or from regular business clientele, plus from the influx of tourists in the main season which generates strong demand.
The café currently trades 6 days out of 7 (Monday to Saturday), opening from 9am to 4pm with minor variations seasonally. The current trading ethos reflects the personal choice of the present owner and allows considerable scope for new operators to drive the business to greater profitability. The café has excellent profitably potential where the first-floor rooms were to be used to meet peak demand in the summer months. These first floor units currently generate income to the sellers second businesses operation (Complementary Therapies) which will not form part of the sale.
The current owner has the help of part-time staff in the operation of the business. Nourish Café has a modern website.
In addition to strong local support, the business benefits from the strength of having Inverness as a trading base. Inverness draws a huge number of visitors. Day trippers from outlying areas supplement tourists from around the world who visit the city in great numbers during the main season (April - October). The Highland Capital is a vibrant and expanding city which cuts a fast and dynamic pace in terms of commercial development and business activity. The growing population in and around Inverness combines with a strong business community and established demand from tourism to drive ongoing trade for good quality provision. The proximity of excellent office and shopping facilities, and the new streetscape programme, reinforce the benefits of such a busy city centre trading location. The wider locality around Inverness offers a plethora of sporting opportunities for walkers, anglers, golfers etc. With numerous other tourist attractions. Whisky trails, mystic Loch Ness, many accessible Castles, battlefields, clan seats and a host of other opportunities drive demand for accommodation providers and in turn drive lunchtime and evening dining trade to the restaurant.
Reason for sale
The current proprietor obtained the lease in 2016 and has enjoyed developing the popular café. Due to a desire to focus on the complementary therapy aspects of her business and to relocate, she has decided to pursue a change of direction bringing this attractive business to the market.
Nourish Café is a smart, modern city centre café with the premises arranged over 2 floors. The welcoming open plan layout of the café creates a popular and easy to operate business. Modern and attractive first-floor space offers further business development opportunities.
The café has a well-signed presence, occupying what is essentially a well-known corner site. The main frontage has numerous windows plus a glazed door offering excellent visibility from both inside and out, readily attracting passing trade. These multiple windows also allow for excellent natural lighting. The café is set to free-standing tables and chairs with a servery counter to the far end of the open plan customer area. There are customer toilets on the ground floor.
The first floor areas are presently set to 3 spacious treatment rooms plus a further W.C /shower room. These rooms, we believe, have stud walls and could easily be configured to an open plan café area which would boost potential income. All the fixtures and fittings in these rooms are not included in the sale.
There is an outside seating area for 4 customers to the front of the café which is very popular in the spring and summer seasons to enjoy alfresco dining.
The café is currently operated on the ground floor only with scope to extend trade to the first floor space. There is also scope to trade into the early evening where new owners wished to offer a restaurant facility. The business does not presently open on a Sunday offering scope for additional trade.
The business benefits from mains electricity, water, gas and drainage. The café is eho and fire compliant.
The extant Fully Repairing and Insuring Lease is in place and runs to 2027. A copy of the lease is available from the selling agents (ASG Commercial Ltd) to seriously interested parties. We understand that the landlord may be willing to extend the lease to suitable tenants.