Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market Café Delphine, an extremely well presented, café, ice-cream and sweet shop located on Gregson Ln, Hoghton, Preston. Our client took over the business in 2017 and has really enjoyed running the business but is now looking to Emigrate. Our Clients.
The cafe currently offers a menu of full English breakfasts, sandwiches, soups, deserts, specialty coffees, cakes, children’s meals, daily specials, as well as the popular ice-cream and sweets.
The Business has an excellent, 5-star review rating on google, trip advisor and Facebook, with customers stating ‘Great little hidden gem. Stop there on my bike rides. Good coffee, good cake. Very friendly and welcoming staff. And ‘You always get a lovely welcome, great friendly service and comfortable atmosphere’.
A handover period will be offered to introduce the new owner to the regulars and suppliers.
The business is currently owner ran with help from a staff member. At present our client doesn’t advertise, the custom comes from passing trade and word of mouth recommendations. The business currently operates 6 days a week providing a turnover iro £54,000.
Due to the fantastic location at Gregson Green park, the business highly benefits from several annual events including firework display, Christmas events, dog show days, sports events and music events to name a few. On a Wednesday the local folk group attend the café.
There is also plenty of scope to improve turnover such as pushing the outside catering side, advertising and leaflet dropping. Also, to increase the turnover there is options to offer a local delivery service.
This is an excellent opportunity in such a sought for location. Viewings are strictly by appointment only and are to be arranged via Hilton Smythe.
Café Delphine is located on Gregson Ln, Hoghton, Preston.
The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property.
There are several public transport links to the town, and the area is well served by the a-roads within easy driving distance of the business, which link to the motorway network.
Café Delphine is well presented inside and out with lovely modernized décor, the premises have easy access for prams and wheelchairs.
- There are 25 internal covers and 12 external covers.
- Service area with traditional wooden furniture (seating for 42 internal and 4 external).
- Tables and chairs.
- Glass display chiller.
- Display shelving.
- Bespoke lighting.
- Café lounge area.
- Large menu boards and specials boards.
Fully equipped commercial kitchen including:
- Hob burner.
- Pot wash area.
- Fresh Juicing machine.
- Tall freezer and chest freezer.
- Coffee machine.
- Bean grinder (leased).
There is a rear yard with bin storage.Tenure
We are advised the premises is leasehold with 3.5 years remaining on the current lease, annual rent of £6,600pa.
The business benefits from being rates exempt.Hours
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: 10am – 4pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pmStaff
Owner ran with 1 part time staff member.Financial Profile
The reports show a turnover of £55,000, with a gross profit of £42,000.