The Badger and Hare, a licensed café, is available for sale. It is set on the main street in Stratford (Princes Highway), on the Sydney to Melbourne touring route. The property is set on approx. 2046m2 of Commercial 1 Zoned land. Fully refurbished the current owners have returned this heritage building to its original look reusing many of the original materials. The exterior is very smart and welcoming with a bright yellow door drawing customers in. A large café/dining area and commercial kitchen, a separate function room (the Old Bakery) and a two bedroom dwelling complete the considerable amenities of this property.
The inside has a rustic industrial feel that is warm and inviting, featuring a mix of timber tables, wrought iron chairs, two working open fireplaces, artworks and fresh flowers. With a thriving trade of locals and travellers alike, the Badger and Hare is known for excellent coffee and fresh local food. The store front also boasts their own line of housemade produce. There is also a courtyard nestled in a lovely country garden for patrons who enjoy dining outside. The café/restaurant and garden seats approximately 100.
In addition Badger and Hare incorporates the Old Bakery which features a WC Gray (Oven Builder) oven which is still potentially operational (believed to be 1 of 3 only, still operating in Victoria). The Old Bakery is used for functions and busy periods when the weather is too inclement to sit in the courtyard. Behind this room is a two bedroom residence with its own bathroom, kitchen and partially enclosed outdoor area.
Reopened in 2017 Badger and Hare is well known to the area and has a growing trade. Currently operating Wednesday to Monday there is great scope for further growth with evening meals, potential for a wine bar and the function/catering trade. Badger and Hare is fully licensed. Badger and Hare is an award winning café recognised as Best Café in the Shire, by the Central Gippsland Tourism Awards in 2019.
With a town population of over 2600 people and a high tourist trade this is a venue worth consideration. For full details including Information Memorandum any genuine enquiries can be made to the agent and inspection is strictly by appointment only.
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