Cafe for sale on Thermal Explorer Highway

4:25 PM Sunday April 23, 2017 True Commercial

The property is set in a stand of native bush called Fitzgerald Glade and has parking for cars, trucks and buses. Photo / Supplied

The Glade Road House Cafe at Tirau is for sale, offering any prospective new owner an opportunity to increase profits year-on-year, says LINK business broker Camella Anselmi.

“This is an opportunity to own and operate a different business with an attached home - one strategically located to capture the passing local and ever increasing new custom,” says Anselmi.

She says the sale of Glade Road House Cafe is to include the going concern business, land and buildings – encompassing a three-bedroom home, eatery itself and a standalone one-bedroom cottage.

The address — 1236 Thermal Explorer Highway — places this premises on a busy tourist route between Tirau and Rotorua.

Set in a stand of native bush called the Fitzgerald Glade, the cafe is a about 25-minutes from Matamata, a 30-minute drive from Rotorua and about 45 minutes from Tauranga.

“Once a dilapidated and unloved cafe/restaurant the present owner has breathed life back into this business, home and building. With many hours of hard work, excellent customer service and a new menu this cafe has become a popular stop,” Anselmi says.

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The dining area is well set out and can seat up to 50 people inside, with additional seating outside. Photo / Supplied

“It has a staunch clientele among the many locals who enjoy their daily coffee here, plus it meets an ever-growing demand from many passers-by who appreciate quality food and good hospitality. The property has excellent parking for cars, trucks and buses.”

Anselmi sees owning the establishment as an opportunity for a family or couple who want to own and operate a business and its 510sq m freehold premises.

The cafe is situated on a 6675sq m piece of land, providing a home for the pet pigs, donkey, chickens and goats which are a popular drawcard for the clientele.

“The owner reports growing monthly profits. However, he does see the potential for the next incumbent to develop additional income streams.

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Pet animals on site are popular with families stopping at the cafe. Photo / Supplied

As present the owner runs the business by himself with full and part time staff, but having a couple or family run the business with minimal staff would considerably increase profits.

“Other options for increasing profits would include baking more food on the premises instead of buying in the stock; applying for a liquor licence; increasing hours of trade; or even opening for evening meals and/or takeaways. There is also the possibility of providing a dairy within a part of the cafe and/or serving homemade ice creams.”

The dining area is well set out and can seat up to 50 people inside, with more outside. The kitchen area is well appointed and more than adequate for the size of the restaurant. The three-bedroom living area has been recently refurbished.

“The owner wants to pursue other projects, so wants this property and business sold,” says Anselmi.

“Perhaps the beauty of this business is that no specific skills are required to run it; and it can provide an opportunity to live and work in a beautiful part of the Waikato.”