Description: An easily manageable daytime café enjoying a prime trading position, serving a popular menu ensuring it remains a popular destination. Trading from spacious premises which enjoy favourable overheads despite the trading position, providing front covered alfresco dining area, main air conditioned dining area with approximately 40 covers in total. Additional servery counter, preparation area, kitchen, customer cloakroom and separate staff cloakroom. The business enjoys regular all year round trade from local residents, shoppers, students and those working in the area.
Location: Situated in the busy secondary shopping area of Winton, fronting the main shopping thoroughfare, forming part of a parade which at the time of our inspection contained HSBC bank at one end and Nationwide at the other end, other surrounding businesses comprised G & T's, Specsavers, Spar, Bon Marche, Lidl, Sturtons and Tappers home furnishings. A bus stop could be found immediately outside, close by was a pedestrian crossing with Wimborne Road providing free restricted stay on street car parking, shopper car parks only a short walk away.
Area: Winton is host to an abundance of popular residential housing and student accommodation with the University only a short distance away. Wimborne Road links the A3049 Alma Road, (which provides access to Bournemouth town centre), with the A3060 Castle Lane, Winton, lies approximately 3 miles from Bournemouth town centre, 5 miles from Christchurch town centre and 8 miles from Poole town centre.
Premises: Holding a 5* EHO rating, glazed single frontage with bold signage above, protected by roller shutter when closed, glazed customer entrance door opening to DINING AREA, feature wood flooring, half panelled walls, suspended ceiling incorporating air conditioning unit. Freestanding tables and chairs together with some sofa seating provide approximately 30 covers, leading off to the rear is the CUSTOMER CLOAKROOM fitted with toilet and hand washbasin. Also to the rear, substantial wooden fronted SERVERY COUNTER with till and under counter glazed front double bottle chiller, additional work counter behind with inset stainless steel hand washbasin, coffee machine, coffee grinder, hot water boiler, stainless steel chiller unit with freezer compartment and dishwasher. Side PREPARATION/STORAGE AREA, complete with stainless steel 3 door chiller counter, stainless steel storage counter, chest freezer, upright freezer, glazed sliding top ice cream conservator and smoothie maker. Through to rear KITCHEN, fitted with vinyl flooring, stainless steel sink unit, stainless steel hand washbasin, contains a host of further equipment to include griddle, 4 ring cooker, extractor, Panini machine, microwave oven, stainless steel upright fridge and stainless steel work tables. Leading off is the rear LOBBY, where a STAFF CLOAKROOM is situated fitted with toilet, back door opens to an enclosed rear yard. (None of the above appliances/systems have been tested and a purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the serviceability of these.)
Outside: To the front of the property, covered DECKED ALFRESCO AREA with heat lamps above, a popular place for customers to sit, freestanding tables and chairs offering 8 covers. To the rear of the property, enclosed YARD AREA providing bin store.
Business: An established business acquired by the current owner in 2014, only offered for sale due to time constraints associated with other business interests and family. Operating as a daytime café serving a popular easily prepared menu to include breakfasts, sandwiches, salads, bagels, baps, Panini's, burgers and jacket potato's together with teas, coffees, smoothies, milk shakes and other soft drinks. The business enjoys an excellent reputation ensuring a strong following from the surrounding residential community, shoppers, those working in the area along with the many students studying at the nearby University.
Trading Hours: The business trades daytimes only, Monday to Saturday 8.30am through to 4.30pm and Sunday 9.00am through to 4.00pm.
The business is permitted to trade up to 11.00pm should new owners wish to extend opening hours/develop the business.
Staff: Due to other business interests the business is operated by staff on a day to day basis, 1 full time member of staff and 2 part time members of staff are employed. Staff are optional with the sale of the business, the business is easily manageable and could be operated by a couple with a small amount of part time assistance.
Takings: We have been advised Sales are in the region of £2,500 per week returning the normal high profit margins associated with the trade and menu offered.
Comments: The sale of Taste Buds provides an opportunity to acquire an established well known catering establishment enjoying regular trade. Owners benefit from spacious prime positioned premises considered suitable for a variety of cuisine, both daytime and evening should they wish to develop the business further.
Tenure: Held on the residue of a renewable 16 year Lease which commenced in 2008, current rent £14,000 per annum subject to 4 yearly rent reviews.
Rates: Approximately £300 per annum payable.
Price: £69,995 for the benefit of the Leasehold, Goodwill, Fixtures, Fittings and Equipment (according to inventory) plus stock at valuation.