£1m Bournemouth cafe lease for sale

The lease of Obscura Cafe, a popular and well known site in a prime Bournemouth town centre location, is being offered to the market for £1m through Savills.

Obscura Café is one of Bournemouth’s most recognisable buildings with its unique two storey, pavilion-like structure. The landmark property has 29 years remaining on its lease and comprises a total GIA of 2,575 sq ft.

The ground floor extends to approximately 1,800 sq ft and accommodates 68 seated customers with additional space for standing. In addition, at ground floor level, there are storage areas, customer WCs and a loading bay, making deliveries convenient. The first floor extends to approximately 775 sq ft and can seat a further 48 customers.

The outside space include the areas beneath the front canopy where around 50 ‘under cover’ seats are provided and a large section of The Square overlooking the Central and Lower Gardens where a further 250 customers can be seated.

The property also benefits from a Premises Licence permitting the sale of alcohol from 08.00 to 01.00 seven days a week.

Kevin Marsh, head of the licensed leisure team at Savills, commented, “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a popular and well located property in Bournemouth which benefits from the highly beneficial Premises Licence.

'With a large internal and external seating area within walking distance of Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth Pier it is set excellently to benefit from the 6.8 million tourists that visit the town each year. It is not often an asset like this comes to the market and we expect it to generate significant interest.”