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Thriving Vegetarian Cafe & Coffee Shop in Chesterfield Town Centre

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Advert ref: 1782TRB

Thyme To Eat - A beautifully presented Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free Cafe/Restaurant, Coffee Bar, Sandwich Takeaway and Food Retail business occupying a quite superb trading position at the heart of the famous and historic Derbyshire market town of Chesterfield.   

The business specialises in Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten free foods and products, serving an extensive menu of high quality, home cooked and freshly prepared meals, snacks and sandwiches, cakes and confectionery, hot and cold drinks etc. to a large and loyal, enthusiastic clientele, either for them to enjoy onsite in the delightful spacious seating area, or to take away.   

Having attained a 'certificate Of Excellence' award on the Trip Advisor website for 2014, 'Runner Up' in the Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards for 2012 and finalists in the 2014 Derbyshire Times 'Cafe Of The Year' award, Thyme To Eat enjoys an industry leading reputation, and has the significant benefit of being the only Vegetarian & Vegan cafe/restaurant in Chesterfield.   

The business also retails a selection of preserves, specialist teas, herbs & spices etc. from a small retail display area adjacent to the maim entrance door. This provides a useful incremental income stream.

Very long established in this location, Thyme To Eat is a thriving and extremely successful, multi-faceted business offering very significant future development potential to the fortunate new owners. The business is now offered for sale for genuine reasons at a very attractive asking price, and is certainly an opportunity worthy of further consideration by the enthusiastic entrepreneur.   

Very highly recommended - Early viewing is essential.

PLEASE NOTE: Please do not visit or otherwise contact this business directly. For further information or to arrange to view the business, please follow the link below. Many thanks.

Key features:

  • Quite beautifully presented Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free Cafe/Restaurant & Coffee Bar
  • Multi-faceted, award winning business
  • Outstanding Chesterfield town centre trading position
  • Niche market business, totally unopposed in Chesterfield
  • Very long established business in this location
  • Thriving, highly reputable and very well known business
  • Rare and highly unusual opportunity

Property Details: Leasehold
Asking Price: £55,000 + SAV (Leasehold)
Turnover: £1,900 Weekly

Chesterfield is a delightful, thriving and bustling  North Derbyshire market town on the fringe of the Peak District, close to the major cities of Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby and with easy access to the major road and motorway networks. The town has four successful market days per week, with the outdoor market and adjacent indoor market hall at the hub of the town centre.   

Thyme To Eat occupies a superb, prominent corner retail position on Long Shambles, part of a network of quaint alleys at the heart of the town centre, amidst a variety of thriving retail businesses and immediately adjacent to the busy market area.

Premises Details:

Spacious, beautifully presented and superbly equipped premises with cafe/restaurant for 52 covers, coffee bar & retail area and large separate rear kitchen.   

Please Note: It is impossible within the confines of this document to adequately describe the nature of this business and premises. It will be necessary for interested parties to arrange to view the business in order to fully appreciate the quality and scope of the opportunity on offer.

Lease Terms:
The premises are held on a fully renewable 10-year lease from January 2015. Rent payable: £2,500.00 per month.

Reason For Selling:
The business is now offered for sale due to the personal circumstances and family commitments of our clients.   

Our View:

Very realistic asking price - Now much reduced.

It is extremely rare for such a high quality business in such an outstanding trading location and filled with such significant, genuine development potential to be offered for sale in the open market - particularly at such a realistic asking price.   

An outstanding & highly unusual opportunity not to be missed - Early viewing is very highly recommended.

Please do not visit or otherwise contact this business directly.
For further information or to arrange to view the business, please follow the link below under 'What do I do next?’.
Many thanks for your cooperation.

Financial Details:
Weekly Turnover: Circa £1300 to £1900.
Please Note: Further detailed accounts information will be provided to interested parties once they have met with the vendors and viewed the business.

The business has the very unusual and significant benefit of having no direct competition in the Chesterfield area.

Expansion potential:

This is a multi-faceted business, which could be developed and expanded in any number of areas:

The business is a specialist Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten free cafe/restuarant and has developed an excellent reputation as a market leader in this field, utilising this area of speciality as a 'unique selling point'. However, the business is suitably presented and well equipped in order to enable the menu to be opened up and expanded to cover any type of cuisine.

It would also be possible to expand the sandwich bar aspect of the business, and to introduce local deliveries, outside catering services for buffets and functions etc. 
The new owners could also consider expanding the opening hours to cover evenings and Sundays etc., possibly introducing speciality or Bistro evenings, functions, celebrations etc., perhaps with 'bring your own' wines and beers.

Employees: The business is operated by the vendor with 5 part time staff.
Trading hours:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Sunday: Closed.

Support & training:
Our client will provide the new owners with an extensive business handover in order to ensure a smooth transition of ownership and continuity of trading.

Currently payable by our clients: £234 per month.

Fixtures and fittings:
All of the high quality fixtures, fittings, furniture, catering equipment, coffee machines etc. will be included within the sale price.

Thriving Vegetarian Cafe & Coffee Shop in Chesterfield Town Centre Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Financial Details

  • Leasehold: £55,000 + SAV
  • Turnover: £1,900 Weekly
  • Net profit: undisclosed
  • Fixtures value: undisclosed
  • Stock value: undisclosed