Iconic Tasmanian East Coast Destination - Pondering Frog Cafe & Ice Creamery
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If you have been waiting for a good reason to move to Tasmania, here it is.
This highly regarded and very profitable business has been created, developed and loved by the existing owners, who wish to retire.
The location is without doubt strategically positioned. Located on the East Coast Highway, travellers visiting FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK will pass by the door. Further there are NO OTHER EATERIES close by.
The current owners' previous experience has stood them in good stead, in building the business. The business is a credit to them. The attractive cafe structure is modern, roomy and light filled, with expansive views of the property and the APSLEY RIVER and DISABLED ACCESS throughout. There is a well designed commercial kitchen. The executive standard customer toilet facilities attract coaches to stop, while the landscaping, fencing, kid's playground and dam, add to the appeal.
An additional bonus is the fully-approved RV Stop area, allowing self-contained travellers to stay for a few days - enough time to sample all the food on offer not to mention the HAND MADE ice-creams.
This business model ensures success. it combines the frog theme, the uncomplicated, tasty cafe meals, specialty ice cream and self-contained RV area , with an ideal location. The drawcard is the FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK which contains the famous WINE GLASS BAY. But the advantageous location doesn't stop there. There are wineries, walks, fishing, kayaking/canoeing and resorts, to mention just a few things in close proximity.
Situated on 10 acres with river frontage, there is room for expansion and the implementation of new ideas. The upside in this business is only limited by an operator's vision, energy, enthusiasm and finances.
The business operates 7 days per week. From 8am to 5 pm in winter and 8 am to 7 pm in summer. The hours change with daylight saving.
The menu caters for breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and early dinner. The extensive menu is available all day and offers a breakfast menu, from the sea menu, main meal menu , salad menu, gluten free menu, vegetarian menu, something sweet menu and a great range of drinks both hot and cold. Plus a takeaway menu for the travellers.
Patrons rave about the handmade specialty ice creams, the seafood chowder and the homemade jams, pickles and chutneys.
There is an extensive souvenir area and plenty of travel brochures and visitor information.
Further points of difference are the friendly customer service and accredited tourism information, the children's playground, an indoor beehive, along with a herd of Boer goats and a friendly alpaca which are agisted on the property (not owned by the vendors).
Glowing social media reviews indicate the success of this business - 4.5 star from 400 reviews on TripAdvisor, 5 star rating on face book from 171 reviews and 4.5 star rating from Google My Business from 357 reviews.
This business comes with all documented recipes, employee and owner accommodation, cabin DA approval for a bungalow and two accommodation units, all necessary licenses, plus an extensive range of plant & equipment including a near-new tractor. Full training will be provided and introductions made. The Pondering Frog Cafe & Ice Creamery has huge success at the Bicheno Food and Wine Festival, suggesting there is potential with the opportunity to attend other festivals and events.
This business is very much in a growth mode. The income is increasing year on year which will further be enhanced by improvements that are in the pipe-line, such as a 3-metre water fountain frog and improved vehicle access etc etc.
If you are a genuine buyer looking for an exciting opportunity, contact Tasmania's most respected and experienced business broker, Paul Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org
INTENDING PURCHASERS TO MAKE THEIR OWN INVESTIGATIONS AND inquiries IN RELATION TO THE BUSINESS AND NOT TO RELY UPON WARRANTY OR STATEMENTS MADE BY THE VENDOR OR BY ANYONE ON HIS/HER BEHALF; Please Note: All figures quoted are approximate