A fantastic & profitable café/tearoom located in St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon

Torquay, Devon

£48,000Leasehold + SAV
Bay Tree Café3 Babbacombe RoadBay Tree CaféTorquayDevonTQ1 3SBView Map

A fantastic & profitable café/tearoom which is ideally located in St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon. This all-year-round, gem of a business, is easily operated by one person with part time staff on a rota basis. This double-fronted premise benefits from two bay windows to front, recessed entrance, 28 covers inside and an additional outside two bistro tables for 4 x covers to the front. The kitchen is comprehensively equipped together with a large store/office at the rear and a toilet. The location enjoys a high pedestrian footfall and passing vehicle traffic. Early viewings are highly recommended.

The Bay Tree Café is in a prime location within St Marychurch area which is a highly sought-after location within Torquay. This unit occupies a prominent / strong trading location and benefits from a fine reputation with great passing footfall. St Marychurch has a precinct which forms part of a mixed parade of shops fronting the busy Fore Street. Immediately opposite the café is both short term FREE and pay as you go parking. All main arterial road links are nearby to all parts of Devon, Torquay town centre is 5 min away and a short drive to the Cathedral city of Exeter with its M5 motorway, mainline London train connection and international airport.

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a much liked, 5-star food hygiene rated, centrally located café. It has been trading successfully for many years but still has plenty of scope to expand on the already impressive turnover. The Baytree is currently rated No.1 on TripAdvisor and Google when searching cafés in the area, whilst also being awarded Traveller’s choice for 3 years running. This is a reluctant sale due to poor health. Actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful formal viewing.

The business has been successfully owner operated with part staff on a rota basis and only now after being placed on to the open market because of retirement. The area enjoys a high pedestrian footfall as being within an affluent mature area of Torquay has reversed the downwards retail trend. The immediate area is occupied by many niche, sought after businesses and to the front the café trades with outside table and chairs which has created a al-fresco / cosmopolitan feel and because of this, the café enjoys an impressive turnover and subsequent profits. Actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful formal viewing.


Entrance through a double fronted entrance and part glazed door to


6.33m x 4.38m

A lovely bright and airy open plan space with 8x tables and fixed bench and individual chairs for approx. 28 covers. This cosy dining area benefits from much natural day light from the large windows to front, wood-effect flooring throughout, wall-art and archway to


5.72m x 2.29m

This kitchen has an array of wall and base fitted units with inset 1 ½ stainless steel sink and drainer, commercial dishwasher, two group cappuccino machine and grinder, toasters, several microwave ovens, bake-off oven, electric till, large stainless steel extraction canopy and system, 4 x ring electric cooker and oven, tabletop flat electric griddle, twin deep fat fryers, under counter fridge, chest freezer, filter coffee machine and much more.

Archway to inner hallway and door to

With WC, wash hand basin and window to rear.


3.29m x 3.30m

A large room with several upright freezers/fridges, chest freezer, 2 x multi-tiered wire racking, base unit with inset single stainless-steel sink and drainer, work top space which doubles up as office space. This room houses all the dry stores and has a large window to rear, making this room lovely and bright.


To the front of the property is space for two bistro tables and chairs which a license fee is paid to Torbay council (pavement license)


Mains, electricity, water and drainage are all connected. No testing of these services has been undertaken by the agents Ware Commercial.


Please make enquiries on the local valuation website (VOA) at www.voa.gov.uk  (currently the business enjoys 100% rates relief)




All viewings and enquiries are to be made through the agents Ware Commercial.

TEL. 01803 328880 Email. [email protected]













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