Age of Business: 40+ years in different iterations. The current owner took over 5.5 years ago.
Reason for Sale: Diversification into different business areasStaff:13 team members (3 full time apprentices and the rest are casual)
Very strong brand positioning and reputation. With a food philosophy that focuses on healthy, wholesome food that is locally produced and caters for all ages and diets. Healthy salads, vegetarian food, vegan, gluten free, homemade cakes, and slices. There is a strong emphasis on all the food being house made on site. They offer Allpress coffee, making them the highest quality coffee brand in town. The owner has also invested in developing a sophisticated website.
Very streamlined operations with flexible working hours. The business owner is very seasoned and professional, with all decisions being backed by data that she continually harvests and tracks. She has streamlined much of the operations and has great documentation. The owner currently commits on average 15 hours a week on the business – the bulk of her time is dedicated to bookkeeping, menu planning, costing, working with suppliers and training the team.
Stellar Online Reviews. The café boasts a near perfect Google rating of 4.6 stars, amassed from 352 customer reviews, 4.9/5 Facebook rating from 81 customers and a perfect 5 stars from 171 visitors on Tripadvisor.
Quality fit out. Expect a casual beach vibe that doesn’t care if you’re wearing shoes, or just wrapped in a towel after a swim; chill out alfresco and watch the world go by, or dine indoors where wooden bifold windows bring the outside in.
Ideally situated with rapidly growing population. With views overlooking the ocean and park, the charming café is nestled between the beach and residential area. The projected growth in the area is huge with more than 60 housing blocks released over the last 3 years and a new development opening 5 mins down the road. This is anticipated to double the population.
Great traffic with reliable customer base. It is a local favourite with lots of repeat customers – the customer base is made up of tradies, local residents, families, weekenders, beachgoers, tourists and because of its strong branding, attracts patrons from neighbouring towns.
Room for growth. The new owner could reopen for Friday and Saturday nights and extend trading hours. The owner is currently pushing forward with more functions inhouse.