Popular Vegan Cafe in Exeter

Exeter, Devon

£84,950Leasehold + SAV
The Plant CafeCathedral YardExeterDevonEX1 1HJView Map

One of the best located 50-seater vegetarian/vegan cafés in Exeter for sale. Overlooking the beautiful Cathedral with a large green to the front and extremely high pedestrian footfall. The business has been successfully owner operated for many years specialising in Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine which has generated an impressive following. The dining room area is lovely and homely with 10 tables and benches and comfortable individual seating for approx. 20 covers together with al-fresco dining with 3 outside bench seats and individual tables and chairs for an additional 30 covers. The premises benefit from a secure council lease and lovely indoor and outdoor dining areas with good prep space, servery, store, customer toilet and rear access.


The Plant Café address is “Cathedral Yard” which is maybe the most sought-after trading location in Exeter and benefits from a very high pedestrian footfall all year round. The cathedral city of Exeter is an ancient city on the River Exe in southwest England and dates back to the Roman era. The city is unrivalled in the region for the choice of things to do, whatever the weather, night or day. This city is widely seen as the jewel of the South West and an extremely sought-after place to live, which is also reflected in the amount of large multinational head offices being relocated there. It also benefits from an International airport, M5 motorway and both Paddington and Waterloo rail lines which connects the rest of the UK.


The Plant Café successfully café trades as an owner operated business with a brigade of part time staff providing vegan and vegetarian cuisine. This niche trade has proved to be highly successful for many years and trading is daytime only due to lifestyle choice, but this could be easily extended earlier and much later. Currently customers can bring a bottle of alcohol to the dining area, but we the agents feel there is tremendous scope to capitalise on this by applying for an alcohol licence which would lend itself to evening service too. Actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful formal viewing.


Part glazed door to:


6.68m x 4.79m

A lovely area with 10 tables and a mix of bench and chair seating for approx. 20 covers. The dining area has commercial grade wood effect flooring, shelving for product display, cutlery, condiments, menu board and advertising. The lighting is contemporary and together with individual tables and large planters has created a desirable dining space.


To the rear is the prep and servery space which benefits from a large refrigerated display chiller cabinet with two chiller boxes, under counter refrigeration and freezers, epos till, soup kettle, toasters, two group cappuccino machine and grinder, and array of base fitted cabinets with inset 1 ½ stainless steel sink and drainer, four ring electric cooker and oven. The back is tiled and there is extensive shelving for crockery, cutlery and glassware together with an array of serving dishes and extraction system. The flooring is commercial grade non slip vinyl throughout and has comprehensive spotlighting above.


2.59m x 1.68m

An ideally located room just off the main dining area which has a large commercial upright fridge and freezer, commercial dishwasher, free standing stainless table with inset sink and drainer. To one side is a wall with shelving for dry goods.


With built-in cupboard housing an up to date electrical consumer unit and general storage.


This is a unisex customer toilet with low level WC and wash hand basin.

Door to rear


The business benefits from a pavement licence providing al-fresco dining with stunning views overlooking the cathedral green. Currently there are 3 large tables and seating together with individual tables and chairs for approx. 30 additional covers. To the rear of the premises is vehicle access for delivery drop-off.


Mon – Sat: 08.30 – 17.00

Sun: 10.00 – 16.00


All trade fixtures and fittings except for our vendor’s private inventory will be included in this sale. A full inventory will be provided prior to exchange of contracts. All stock will be sold at valuation on completion. No testing of these fixtures or any appliance has been undertaken by the agents, Ware Commercial.


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


Please make your own enquiries on the local Valuation Website (VOA) at Valuation Office Agency

(currently a 100% business rates relief)


Leasehold. There is a current lease to be assigned but a new negotiable could be made available from the start. Current rent payable is £1,125 per calendar month for the whole property.


Each party to pay their own legal fees however, ingoing tenant to pay landlord’s reasonably incurred lease assignment/setup costs.


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

Tel: 01803 328880

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.warecommercial.com

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