If you already own a café or you are going to buy one, congrats! You have made it to this step! Now that you’ve decided to go down this road, it is important that you know five things before you move forward and buy a cafe for sale. At Bsale we have put together a list to make buying a cafe easier.
Let us begin!
1. Hygiene. Hygiene. Hygiene!
Make sure that you look for a place that is clean and hygienic. No one would like to come to a café after skipping over puddles of soup, water, and whatnot. You must also ensure that your café is crystal clean and there are no footmarks, and you have hired staff to ensure that your café is crystal clean. Because if it is not, no one will come to your café!
2. Keep the Menu Simple
Some cafes have such a difficult menu that it becomes very hard when trying to order a dish. For example, if it is a chipotle, try to write it as chipotle instead of adding some French or Persian name. That way, it will be much easier for people to identify what they want to order, and hence they will come more often.
3. Top-Notch Customer Service
What most cafes lack at this moment is that the customer service is not good and the staff is not welcoming. If you are setting up a whole café and investing so much, ensure that your customer service is good. Even in case of blunders, you don’t lose customers, and they come over and over again. If your staff is not welcoming and are rude, no one would want to come. Ensuring good staff and customer service is now vital to a thriving business!
It goes without saying, but ensure that your café is not in any secluded areas and rather is on the main. If your café is on the main location, it will attract more people and get more publicity. Most people walk by the main so that they can see your café or the board; however, if your café is in a secluded area, it will be very hard for them to find it until you spend a lot on advertising.
5. Go for the Aesthetics
These days apart from the food, aesthetics is what count the most! If your café is appealing, then people will over and over again and “just do it for the ’gram.” You can add colors and flowers and have a contrasting palette that will make it more esthetically appealing, and hence your café will always be full!
Before buying the café, think if you can but all the factors above to work. If you already have a café, use the tips above to see how it can help you!
Vanessa Lovie - Bsale CEO
Vanessa is the CEO of Bsale Australia which is a leading business for sale website since 2000. Passionate about small businesses and hearing the owners journey, Vanessa is inspired daily by the amazing businesses that have been created in Australia. Buying a business is exciting, we love to guide people in the right direction to finding opportunities.