DELICATESSEN, BUTCHERS AND LICENSED CAFE in Leeds for Sale.
A much loved venue and business which has constantly improved over the many years it has been established here and is now highly regarded for its quality of fayre, standard of service and range of deli goods and fine foods sourced from mainly small, local to Yorkshire producers. A truly unique business, multi-faceted with a hugely popular day-time cafe operation, surrounded by a food hall with sections of delicious artisan breads from local bakers, butchery department, displaying hand-crafted sausage, burgers and pies and a deli counter featuring both local and continental produce. Cheese counter with award winning selections. The cafe is fully licensed to serve alcohol and even boasts 20 different varieties of ales from six Yorkshire breweries.
Location: In the heart of a semi-rural village, south east of Leeds and centrally placed between the M1, M62 and A1(M) motorways, the catchment area is colossal.
The Business: The business is fundamentally a day-time operation, other than the occasional theme nights such as Tapas evenings or wine tastings. Given that the deli cafe operates on relatively short opening hours, it trades briskly and currently averages sales of circa £7,500 per week. Adjusted Net Profit for the financial year to March 31st 2022 is in excess of £75,000. The business is run by one owner and a small and reliable team of six staff. Ambitious new owners could take fuller advantage of the unrestricted trading hours and alcohol licence and develop the bistro evenings or offer takeaway and delivery of tea-time meals. Special evenings were always sell-out events, but a change in family circumstances means the owner cannot dedicate the extra time needed to promote and hold these more often. There is huge, pent up demand for these and therefore these present great potential for development.
The Premises: Approximately 2,300 square feet of internal open plan floor space comprising of seating spaciously and safely spaced out to accommodate at least 44 diners around a mix of high top and regular dining tables. Outdoor seating, some partially covered under two gazebo’s, will easily accommodate 20 customers. The cafe guests are surrounded by food and beverage displays, a deli and butchery counter. The butchery counter has a large walk-in chiller and includes a range of meat mincing, sausage making and packing machinery. Supporting the food service, beverage service and deli counters is the kitchen, superbly fitted and equipped with commercial quality catering equipment. Ample food prep and pot-wash area. Dry goods storeroom. Additional storeroom / staff changing room. Managers office. Ladies and Gents toilets are provided inside the cafe.