Cafe Society at Willows Shoppingtown

October 27, 2016


About the Business
Cafe Society is a bustling cafe located in a high profile corner position at Shop 149 Willows Shoppingtown, Townsville. The business has been established for nearly 20 years and is owned by two partners. One partner has been with the business for 17 years and the second partner for 7 years ago. Cafe Society is ideally positioned next to the busy Coles supermarket which provides a very high level of walk by traffic from shoppers.

Menu & Liquor Licence
The large menu includes a great selection of quality meals, including:

  • All day breakfasts
  • Light meals eg soup, chicken torillas, or chips
  • Meals eg quiche lorraine, lasagne or shepherds pie
  • Salads
  • Burgers
  • Open grills
  • Sweets eg cakes, muffins and slices
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cold drinks eg smoothies, milkshakes, thickshakes, juices

The business also serves beer, wine and spirits and is licensed to serve alcohol Monday to Sunday between 10am – 12 midnight.

Employees & Business Hours
Each vendor works part time on a ‘one week on, one week’ off roster. They engage 18-20 staff including:

  • 2 permanent part time chefs
  • 1 permanent part time kitchen hand
  • 4 permanent part time front of house
  • The remaining employees are casual front of house

The current trading hours are:

  • Monday to Friday: 7.30am – 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 7.30am – 3.30pm
  • Sunday: 7.30am – 2.30pm

A brand new 7 year lease was entered into by the vendors on 1 January 2016. The leased area includes the cafe and a licensed seating area approx 160m2 in total. The new lease also permits a change to the menu to include the sale of gelato and gourmet chocolates.

Areas of Competitive Edge

  • Very well established and well known cafe for 20 years
  • Return on investment of 42.8%
  • Ideal high profile corner position near Coles supermarket with high levels of walk by traffic
  • Licensed to sell alcohol
  • Willows Shoppingtown is undergoing further developments which will further increase trade
  • Perfect business for a husband and wife team or family
  • Recent refurbishment of the fitout
  • Equipment and fitout are in an excellent condition
  • Easy to operate
  • Full training provided

Cafe Society is being sold for $595,000 plus stock (estimated at $5,000).

To receive a Sale Proposal, please complete our online Confidentiality Agreement form at Once we receive your details, we will email you the Sale Proposal for this business. Alternatively, contact:

  • Susan Butler – 0419 905 463 or
  • Margaret Butler – 0419 664 349 or