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Café By The Bay In McCrae


Looking to combine lifestyle, work interests and income all in one package? Then you can't go past Blue Bay Café and Restaurant located directly opposite the beach in the picturesque town of McCrae, just over an hour's drive from the centre of Melbourne.

Imagine the end of another successful week, all your contented customers having gone home around 4:30pm; what's left to do but take a stroll over to the historic lighthouse and then continue along the beach to watch the sunset. Sounds idyllic? It is. McCrae is loved by locals and adored by tourists alike so you will have loyal customers all year round.

Blue Bay Café occupies charming premises spread over two lots and complete with private nooks and crannies, comfortable chairs and couches, a cosy fireplace and wide outside verandas. Its welcoming atmosphere draws clients who stay for a cup of coffee from the Lavazza machine, a tasty breakfast or lunch or a relaxing afternoon tea (with or without a glass of wine). Delicacies like plain or honey and date scones and pastries, all baked on the premises, lead to return customers and referrals.
The café is open 7 days a week from 8am to 4:30pm with special events such as Friday fish & chips night and Poet's Corner once a month on a Sunday drawing regular crowds. With a long lease of 2 x 3 x 3 x3 years with CPI increases and a very reasonable rent of just $3,000 approx. per month this is too good a catch to miss.

The café comes complete with all plant and equipment, furniture and fittings that include a full stainless steel commercial kitchen and completely new bar with glass washer; an investment of approximately $40,000. It is licensed to seat 72 inside (currently seating 55) and 24 outside. All services (including gas) are connected and the premises feature two toilets, a laundry with washing machine and dryer, remote access security cameras, extra storage and air conditioning and heating.

The vendors have made a name for themselves and the café with their friendly staff and tasty food but are now ready for retirement and new adventures. Offered for the first time in 12 years, Blue Bay Café will allow you to build on their success and even take it further. Catering orders are already a key element of the business and the new owners, armed with a liquor licence may decide to extend the hours to cater for local demand for a regular weekend evening trade.

If all this appeals to you then contact Alan Maguire now to arrange an inspection of the premises and a chance to meet the owners to discuss the business.

Price: $195,000 + SAV (negotiable)

For enquiries and an inspection, with an opportunity to speak to the owners, please contact Alan Maguire, Maguires Real Estate, Mornington (0418 377 038).