Iconic Coventry restaurant up for sale as owners plan retirement

The popular Millsy's Cafe in Earlsdon is up for sale in excess of £1.6 million
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An iconic cafe, bar, and restaurant which has served the city for over 20 years is up for sale. Millsy's Cafe, located on Earlsdon high street, is on the market with offers over £1.6million.

The freehold restaurant has a loyal following borne out of its 'stellar reputation' for hospitality with a full premises license and no ties. The current owners are retiring.

The ground floor has a split-level bar area with a lower cafe section opening out to the forecourt drinking area, offering space for more than 200 people. The ground floor also has male and female toilets, along with disabled toilet facilities.

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The first floor includes the restaurant with a 72-seater capacity with a well-equipped kitchen and further toilet facilities for customers and staff. The building also includes an extensive cellarage.

Millsy's has established an 'enviable' reputation serving Earlsdon and the wider Coventry community, providing service from brunch into the early hours of the morning. The business provides brunches, lunches, and dinners, and is described as a 'vibrant nighttime destination' for the city serving customers with 'consistently high standards', the listing adds.

The cafe, bar, and restaurant is located in a prominent corner position at the heart of Earlsdon High Street, with a range of shops, cafes, restaurants, and drinking establishments with a thriving night-time hospitality sector centered around Millsy's. The cafe also has an extensive return frontage to Moore Street, directly facing the Royal Oak Pub and opposite the Bosphorus Turkish restaurant.

Inside Millsy's Cafe
Inside Millsy's Cafe -Credit:Rightmove

Local parking is available on the neighbouring streets and there is a local pay and display car park accessible nearby Warwick Street, with the city centre only one mile away.

Many customers praised Millsy's online for offering 'delicious courses' which are 'fresh and tasty. The eatery has a 4.2-star rating on Google reviews and a 3.5 out of 5 on Tripadvisor.

Paul O said: "Had a nice meal. The quality is excellent, great prawns, very good pasta, and presentation. Really good value extremely good service from all the staff. I was very impressed I would recommend it."

Carl M said: "The breakfast was perfect, The poached eggs on the benedict were done beautifully still very runny but without the undercooked egg white that I've had at other places, Sausage was tasty, I was so hungry I could have had two, The full English was cooked lovely too, All polished off with a Glass of Birthday bubbly."

Another diner added: "I had the grilled chicken burger (with chips) and my daughter had the halloumi and avocado wrap (with chips). Both dishes were excellent and the chips were exceptional. It was a Monday lunchtime, and it was relatively quiet at the time. The service was very good.2

The sale of Millsy's will be progressed by way of a Transfer of a Going Concern so VAT will not be payable on the purchase price. Stock will also be available at valuation.

For more information about the sale of Millsy's Cafe, visit the Rightmove website.

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