Please quote reference B06388
Hilton Smythe are pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of Westbourne Café, The Square, Westbourne, which has been established for over 20 years. The business has a renowned reputation amongst local residents in this sought after village in West Sussex. This is a superb opportunity to take on a popular and well used local business in an area teeming with customers.
Our Client took over the business in 2018, The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due to the need to relocate due to other work commitments. The vendor is keen to see her beloved Café passed to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner (s) who can take this already thriving business to the next level.
The sale of the business includes -
- Tables and chairs
- All Crockery and Cooking Utensils
- Commercial Fridges and Freezers
- Commercial Microwaves
- Commercial grill
- Commercial Dishwasher
- Panini Grill
- Oven & Hob
- External Signage
- Facebook account
- Instagram account
The business prides itself on the quality of its food serving All Day Breakfast and Lunches and extensive range of Coffee, Teas and Homemade Cakes. All food is freshly prepared on the premises using local produce from the local Bakery and Butchers. The premises has an A3 licence.
Westbourne Cafe has an impressive number of regular customers, many of whom are known on a first name basis by the current owner who is a popular and well respected member of the local community.
The business boasts a fantastic reputation, enjoying top star ratings on Google of 4.6 and 5 on Facebook. The customer comments include ‘Westbourne Cafe is such a local asset to be able to enjoy. I have been going regularly for 8 years now and long may it continue. Food is always fantastic and many special days like Mother's day Sunday are brilliant. Staff are always superb and very pleasant.’
Our client is offering a hand over period to ensure the continued success of the business.
Scope to Improve
- Advertising and marketing campaign
- Explore online delivery options from the likes of just Eat, Uber eats and Deliveroo etc
- Extend the opening hours, perhaps opening as a bistro / wine bar in the evenings
- Further develop the outside catering side of the business.
Reasons to Buy
- A well-established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
- Community Cafe in the Hub of the Village
- Prime trading position located in the centre of the village with little or no competition locally
- Low running costs with inexpensive rent and no business rates
- Current owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success
- Ideal owner managed or partnership business.
Hilton Smythe highly advises early viewing to avoid disappointment.
This lovely business is likely to attract considerable interest.Location
Westbourne Cafe is situated in Westbourne village, Emsworth. The village location allows for all year trade. Emsworth is a highly desired, small coastal town located on the border of West Sussex.
The business is located close to the A27 an arterial a-road, that runs into Chichester and connects to the M275 motorway network. Emsworth boasts great public transport with the bus station and Emsworth train station just a mile away, (20 mins walk).Premises
The premises consist of a large 2 room dining area with covers for upto 44 which was reduced to 38 during covid, there is space to expand the number of covers.
The cafe has modern and inviting decor throughout, with a bespoke fitted counter facing the entrance door.
The commercial kitchen is fully fitted to suit the trade.
We are advised that the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis, with 4 years remaining on the 5 year lease. The rent is £500 per month.Hours
The business hours are -
Monday – 08:30 – 14:30
Tuesday – 08:30 – 14:30
Wednesday - 08:30 – 14:30
Thursday – 08:30 – 14:30
Friday – 08:30 – 14:30
Saturday – 08:30 – 14:30
Sunday - Currently closed on Sundays but due to reopen on Sundays in the AutumnStaff
We are advised that the business is owner run and managed, with the help of 2 full-time members of staff.Financial Profile
We are advised as per the 2020 accounts, the business generated a turnover in the region of £120,000, with an adjusted net profit in the region of £20,000. Full financials can be made available upon further request.Please quote reference B06388