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Wave Crest Cafe, The Lizard Point, Cornwall

Catering for sale




The property briefly comprises main café area to the rear of which is a spacious kitchen off which there are storage areas. To the front and side of the café there are terraced areas affording stunning views.


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Situated in South West Cornwall is some of the most magnificent cliff top scenery and beaches that Britain can offer. At the tip of the Lizard Peninsula is the Lizard Village famous for its Serpentine turners and craft shops. A half mile walk from the village leads you down to the Lizard Point where the beam from Britain brightest lighthouse is visible for 29 miles. The Wave Crest Café stands in an elevated position with fabulous views over the Western Approaches.

The Property

The Wave Crest Café was originally constructed in 1927 and for many years provided both residential and commercial accommodation. The property briefly comprises main café area to the rear of which is a spacious kitchen off which there are storage areas. To the front and side of the café there are terraced areas affording stunning views.

The Business

Currently the Wave Crest Café opens on a seasonal basis opening in mid-March and closing at the end of October with the trading hours being 11am to 6pm. We are advised that the turnover is circa £100,000 per annum. Clearly there is immense scope to increase the current level of turnover both by extending the trading period with there also being the opportunity of opening during the evenings.

The menu currently offers a range of beverages to include teas, coffees, cold drinks and milk shakes. In addition there are Seafood Specials including Cornish crab sandwiches, pasties, ice-cream and cream teas.

Every now and then our Business Transfer Department is instructed to market a business which offers prospective purchasers a special opportunity and we have identified the Wave Crest Café as being just that. It could well be that new owners will be happy to continue trading the business in its the present form however there is clearly great scope to maximise the potential of this property possibly by introducing a more expensive menu, evening meals or even possibly barbeque nights.

The Accommodation Comprises

(all areas and dimensions are approximate)


10.23m x 4.18m, main entrance door, numerous windows overlooking the Lizard Point, a range of tables and chairs providing seating for approximately 25, ceiling overlaid with pine panelling. Equipment to include clear fronted refrigerated drinks cabinet, ice-cream conservator, service counter, refrigerated glass fronted cake/gateaux display unit, Instanta 1500 hot water boiler, Fracino coffee machine, Fracino coffee grinder, milkshake machine, electronic cash register.

Main Kitchen/preparation Area

8.87m x 4.31m, vinyl floor covering, range of work surfaces with shelving under, equipment to include upright refrigerator, LG microwave, chest freezer, 2 commercial microwaves, Lincat grill, small refrigerator, upright clear fronted refrigerated storage cabinet, upright freezer, large chest freezer, Zanussi dish washer, commercial sink unit, Health Regulation sink unit, 2 deep fat fryers, contact grill, stainless steel preparation tables, Insecututor.

Store Room

4.55m x 3.86m, large chest freezer, upright fridge freezer, stainless steel preparation table, Blodgett oven, ceramic sink unit and vinyl floor covering.

Rear Porch Area

4.49m x 1.28m with door leading out onto side patio.

Kitchen Area 2

4.90m x 2.44m


Paved area located to the front of the café providing seating for approximately 30 whilst at the side of the café is a seating area for approximately 25 persons.

Rear Courtyard



Adjacent to the café there is a driveway providing a number of parking spaces.



General Information

Cornwall Council
General Enquiries 0300-1234-100
Planning 0300-1234-151

Energy Performance Certificate

The Energy Performance Rating for this property is within Band F.


An Inventory of all loose chattels and equipment, free of any lease/lien, to be included within the sale will be supplied by Miller Commercial prior to exchange of Contracts.

Business Rates

We refer you to the valuation office website or call 0300-1234-171


Prospective owners should make their own enquiries of the appropriate statutory undertakers:
Western Power: 0845 601 2989
South West Water: 0800 169 1144
Transco: 0800 111 999


To be taken at valuation

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Value Added Tax

All the above prices/rentals are quoted exclusive of VAT, where applicable.

AGENTS NOTE: Miller Commercial for themselves and for the Vendor/s or lessor/s of this property give notice: [a] These particulars are for an intending purchaser or tenant and although they are believed to be correct their accuracy is not guaranteed and any error or misdescriptions shall not annul the sale or be grounds on which compensation may be claimed and neither do they constitute any part of a Contract: [b] No responsibility is taken for expenses incurred should the property be sold, let or withdrawn before inspection: [c] None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent.

Miller Commercial is the trading name of Miller Commercial LLP registered in England and Wales under Registration No.OC373087. The Registered Office of Miller Commercial LLP is Mansion House, Princes Street, Truro TR1 2RF. We use the term Partner to refer to a member of Miller Commercial LLP. VAT Registration No.643 4519 39.