Harriets Café Tearooms occupies a double fronted premises over ground floor and basement of an attractive 5-storey building, with a sizeable frontage at street level with 3 possible entry points, including accessible wheelchair access.
The ground floor provides an open plan trade area with bar servery and counter, dual access to basement level, female and accessible WC's. The flexible trade area provides around 65 covers in total with a mixture of loose and fixed seating. The basement provides a substantial fully fitted commercial kitchen with extraction, along with wash up and prep areas, office and storage.
Externally there is access to the rear service yard that provides space for refuse and means for escape.
The premises was designated as Restaurant & Cafe (A3 Use Class) which now falls under Class E (Commercial, business and service), which includes retail, restaurant, office, financial or professional services, indoor sports, medical and nursery uses, under the amendments to The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020.
We are advised the premises is not Listed but is situated within a Conservation Area. The relevant local authority is Cambridge City Council www.cambridge.gov.uk
The premises are held on a 10 year lease from Trinity College with a current passing rent of £60,000 pax, expiring on 5th March 2022. The Landlord has agreed in principle to surrender the existing lease and regrant a new 10 year lease at a reduced rent, dependent on concept and covenant strength.
Premium offers are invited for the benefit of the leasehold interest, trade inventory and goodwill. Offers are invited in excess of £45,000, exc VAT.
Fixtures & Fittings
The premises is well fitted with all the trade inventory included in the sale of the business, including all the commercial kitchen equipment, appliances, ovens, fryers, refrigeration, racking, under counter storage, dishwasher, counters, tables and chairs. The piano is excluded along with a few personal items which will be pointed out during a viewing.
The Premises Licence will transfer with the sale and allows for alcohol sales on the premises, with permitted opening hours being 09.30-19.00 Monday to Friday, 09:00 -19:00 on Saturday and 10.30-16:30 on Sunday. Neither the trading name nor the website will transfer with the sale of the business.
Rates & Charges
Rateable Value: £68,000. The government has introduced a business rates holiday for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England for the 2020- 2021 tax year.