From its first day in business, this cafe was founded to meet a need for healthy, satisfying food served quickly. Surrounding its downtown location there was an unmet demand for interesting food, both American Comfort and Ethnic. Its history of success has proven the truth of this premise while the repertoire of tasty entrees and its reputation grew. The business focuses on breakfast and lunch with a mix of daily specials and solid old-time classics on the menu. Take-out business is brisk during the work-week lunch hour with many repeat customers. Weekend traffic is enhanced by the nearby Farmers' Market from May to October.
The cafe operates out of a modern, 2700 sq. ft. corner space on the ground floor of a commercial office building. Daily foot traffic is strong with good curb side parking and high visibilty. The decor is warm and inviting, but also contemporary. Numerous photos and paintings from local artists decorate the walls. Food and beverages are ordered at a self-sevice counter or by phone and can be enjoyed in-house or back at the office. There's also space for private parties and special events.
Building on the cafe's past success, a new owner is only limited by his or her imagination. The location would allow for experimentation in special and seasonal events. Music and perhaps a wine and beer license could extend the service hours on certain days of the week. Deli grocery offerings might be displayed to take advantage of impulse purchases.
Competition is moderate for its location, but the history of the cafe's success attests to the competitive advantages of its menu, quality of its food and level of its service.
Owner would like to pursue other interests.
Will train for 4 weeks @ $5K Experienced restaurant management skills are required plus a passion for the culinary arts.