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Exceptional Cafe for sale in Lancaster, Morecambe, & Carnforth

Lancaster, Morecambe, & Carnforth, Lancashire

Asking Price £59,000
Turnover £89,228

Business overview

Established business in the South of the Lake District. Several years remaining on the current lease. Excellent turnover with scope to increase this further.

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Business description

•Outstanding coastal location in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
•Fantastic views over estuary and South Lakes.
•Spacious and well-appointed leasehold premises.
•Scope to open in evenings and also apply for alcohol licence.
•Enviable reputation, much repeat trade, popular reviews.
•28 Covers, annual turnover £89,228
•Undergone comprehensive refurbishment, high standard of fixture and fittings throughout.
•New lease assigned in 2016 (10 years) - Monthly £775
•Opening Hours - Monday to Sunday 10am - 3pm
•Potential for extended hours



A fantastic business situated in an outstanding coastal position within the centre of Arnside, South Cumbria. It has an attractive frontage with outside decking/seating area to take advantage of the fantastic position and views. Located next to the popular chip shop, opposite the village car park and passed when walking from the train station to the promenade. The business is exceptionally popular with both local residents as well as visitors all year round, generating an annual turnover of £89,228, much repeat trade and a high daily footfall. There are ample free car parking facilities close by as well as being in short walking distance of the railway station.

The Coffee Shop has undergone a substantial refurbishment programme and benefits from an exceptionally high standard of fixture and fittings throughout. Internally there are 28 covers and an additional 12 outside on the decked area. The decked area is used frequently by cyclists passing on the Bay cycle way.


The village of Arnside has become a highly desirable and sought after and affluent residential area as well as having numerous high quality caravan parks in the vicinity which gives the business regular repeat custom. Arnside is a sought after village and designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a variety of amenities including; the famous 'Arnside Chip Shop', 2 grocery stores, doctors surgery, pharmacy, 2 pubs, a variety of coffee shops, a Pan-Asian restaurant and a primary school rated OUTSTANDING by OFSTED. There are good transport links from the village with a train station (with access to Lancaster, Manchester and the West coast). There is a bus service and the M6 motorway 15 minutes away. The village has a vibrant community with the several local groups/societies, play groups, crown green bowling and both a football and cricket club.

This popular and busy cafe has been rewarded with extremely favourable online reviews resulting in much repeat trade and a terrific reputation in the area. The well-equipped commercial kitchen offers a freshly prepared menu for both sit-in and takeaway, which includes breakfasts, a wide variety of home made 'specials', full Sunday roast dinner (as well as the snack menu of jacket potatoes, filled rolls and cakes).

Until recently, the cafe held the contract with the local Primary school to provide their schools meals. Unfortunately, the current owner made the decision to discontinue this due to ever increased popularity and demands of the cafe. This could be potentially be reinstated to increase turnover.



The Commercial Kitchen is fully equipped to a high standard and included Stainless Steel Worktops, Ovens, Microwaves, Double Fryer, Hot Water Boiler, Fridges, Freezers and Dishwasher. Through an external stairway are 2 additional large rooms currently used for storage, however could be reinstated to add additional covers or multi use area (gift shop/ event rooms/ private dining)

Currently the business trades 7 days a week: Monday to Sunday 10am to 3pm.

There is infinite scope for turnover by extending trading times into the evening, extending open times, offering a delivery service and selling alcohol on the premises.

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