What happens when you combine a café and a grocer? In the case of Mavis The Grocer, on Vere Street in Abbotsford, you get a beautiful space where coffee is poured and fresh produce lines the walls creating a bright, natural, and welcoming venue with an old school milk bar vibe to go with the name. The result is a simple space with yellow weatherboard walls, wooden tables and chairs, white and black tiled floors, and a bar that’s been created from an old ticket booth from Her Majesty’s Theatre. While plenty of cafes aspire to be a homey neighbourhood sort of place, few have nailed it as well as Mavis.
Along the front of the venue there is footpath trading for thirty two. In side there is an assortment of seating with the bar in the centre of the room being the focal point of attention. Heading out to the large, heated courtyard there is a fully fitted commercial kitchen. The courtyard also has it own stand alone bar and serving area for those busy Summer weekends.
Mavis has a restaurant and cafe licence with a good capacity of 75 in the main room and another 28 in the courtyard. There are 15 years left on the lease made up of 5x5x5 with rent including GST coming in at only $1000 a week. A great bonus is the very handy two bedroom apartment upstairs.
The venue suits an owner operator who wants to have a very good income and maintain the strengths of this business. There are a good set of figures available that show how healthy this business. The owner has two other well known venues that need his time so is looking for offers in the region of $180,000 (PRICE REDUCTION) for this successful business that is listed at a very reasonable price compared to the income.
This venue is now SOLD.