New opportunities emerge at Belfast ice cream parlours

New opportunities emerge at Belfast ice cream parlours

Popular South Belfast ice cream parlour Barnams Cafe has announced it is for sale, while Morelli’s ice cream is offering the chance to take over a franchise on the Belmont Road in east Belfast.

The Morelli’s premises is now on the market as a going concern for offers over £35,000.

The new owner will have the rights to trade using the Morelli’s brand which will include goodwill, fixtures and fittings.

Listed by Independent Commercial, potential buyers are told that as an established business that stretches right back to 1911, Morelli’s has become recognised as “one of the leading and award-winning boutique style ice cream parlours in east Belfast”.

The ground floor commercial premises includes a prominent location for footfall, making it an “advantageous and sought-after site.”

With an open shop floor and dining area to the front, there is also an ice cream bar/ serving area which leads to the kitchen, prep area, WC and storage areas.

Meanwhile, last week Lisburn Road ice cream cafe Barnams announced on Facebook  that the business was for sale.

The ice cream parlour is known for serving breakfasts, lunch, cakes and more than 24 flavours of ice cream.

“Barnams is a well established cafe/ice-cream parlour, trading for 35+ years. It has enjoyed 3 generations of loyal clients,” the Facebook announcement said.

“Sadly due to retirement it is currently for sale. For further information genuine buyers can contact Aki(manager) or UPS Lisburn Road”.

Estate agents Ulster Property Sales describe Barnams Cafe as having a “great trading location” that benefits from strong footfall on abusy arterial route.

Ulster Property Sales are delighted to bring to market a well established, fully equipped café, well known for its famous ice cream in a great trading location. Barnams has been on the Lisburn Road for 40 years benefiting from busy passing footfall and regular repeat trade from the local area,” the agency said.

“The unit is fully furnished with an extensive range of equipment, while boasting dining space for 30 covers.”