This long established inner-city coffee shop has been successfully operated by the present owner for nine and a half years, which is testimony to the quality and popularity of this business. As the owner is relocating from Cairns this coffee shop is now being offered to the market.
Situated close to the Convention Centre and Government and Corporate offices, there is a very captive market which provides a large repeat clientele that is not reliant on tourism. With the Commonwealth Games Events in Cairns between April 5 and April 10 this year, as well as many other events on the 2018 calendar, the Convention Centre is on track for one of its busiest years ever. A large Gym is also situated only doors away and provides many regular customers.
A major feature of the business is the opening hours - Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 2.30pm. No weekends or public holidays and 3 weeks holiday every year makes this a very real proposition for a husband and wife team with school age children. The menu has been kept simple and involves very little cooking with the main sellers being salads, sandwiches and coffee.
Opportunities for expansion of this business include:
•Extend opening hours to include night and weekend Convention Centre Events
•A later closing time to satisfy the requests of many nearby Government offices (family commitments has so far prevented this)
•Expand the menu and also include protein shakes, healthy smoothies etc. for the Gym patrons
•Include a catering offer – numerous enquiries have already been received but cannot be fulfilled presently due to time constraints
•Doubling the shop footprint by renting the unit behind as well – same landlord is very willing to negotiate rent
As the owner seeks new challenges in her life, is this successful and very popular coffee shop the new challenge for you?