Salty Cow Cafe


Salty Cow Cafe

Independent Business St Leonards 3223, VIC Sold

St Leonards local seaside cafe and wine bar, serving up great coffee and generous food portions. On the menu are tasty waffles, bacon and eggs, pasta, salads, tasty desserts, and on the go options – a real variety of choices for anyone and everyone.

The cafe and wine bar operates six (6) days per week, closed Mondays, trading hours are 7:30 am to 2:30 pm Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday to Sunday, Fridays remain open until 7:30 pm. The business has one of the best and most competent baristas in the Bellarine Peninsula who will continue in her role.

Peak times are all school holiday periods, particularly December and January, public holidays and weekends keep the cafe busy while the quieter periods are throughout the winter months (June, July, August). During the winter period, the owners will often take holidays, but the cafe remains open and runs with the casual staff member.

The key features of the business are:

• All plant and equipment is included in the sale, worth $30,158

• Great weekly rent with a five-year lease

• Outdoor area with seating already trading during COVID-19

• Three (3) entreating areas to comply with COVID-19 safety rules

• Suitable business for a couple to run

• Plenty of street parking

• Easy to run kitchen

• Fantastic hours with the opportunity to work more and make more

What makes the business successful?

Great support from the locals of St Leonards and regular holiday visitors, offering loyalty cards as an incentive for customers to return to the cafe for another coffee, beverage, delicious breakfast, or lunch.

The St Leonards township is an ever-growing township with 3 new estates under development bringing new families and semi-retiring couples to the area.

During the week customers are typically locals and from the Bellarine Peninsula area. The weekends and holiday periods are busy with tourists and regular holiday house visitors.

Many customers find their way from referral for their excellent food quality and coffee. Passers-by will stop and pop in for a coffee, returning later in the day to order off the menu.

The business owners operate with one casual staff member, also able to run the cafe if the owners are away for the day or on holidays. The casual staff member acts as the assistant manager and does the barista service as well as customer service and cleaning

The opportunity for the cafe to open for evening meals, especially during holiday periods and busy times would see a significant increase in sales as well as expanding the menu and hiring a chef for these sittings

To put it simply, at this price it’s a great opportunity to prepare for the COVID-19 economic recovery and secure a deal before restrictions are further lifted for Melbourne and Interstate travel. This will likely see a surge in the local population and visitors getting back outside enjoying the warming weather, and visiting their local seaside cafes on the regular.

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Sold: $79,000 + SAV

Finn Business Sales
Geelong and South West Victoria
(03) 5259 9970

Broker: Laurie Farrell
0418 339 230

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