Ad ID: 76072 Inactive

1950 Themed Americana Cafe for Sale Lumsden Otago

The stunning Route 6 Cafe is for sale!

+GST if any

Business for Sale Description

1950 Themed Americana Cafe for Sale Lumsden Otago

This Beautiful 1950's Americana themed cafe is renowned for it's incredible one of a kind interior, featuring a stunning 1955 Dodge Kingsway... inside the cafe!!!

Route 6's Americana theme is made complete with it's authentic 1950's style booths and stools imported from the USA.

"Wow!" is the word commonly heard from people entering the door of this cafe.
Here they have magically blended Americana with Kiwiana, and it all perfectly suits the cafe - not only because of its prime position on the well travelled SH 6, but also because of the 1950s building that houses it. 

The building (approx 200 sqm), being the old bank has its own unique history that they have managed to preserve, and tie into the theme. The building is also solid - they didn’t do things by halves when they built the bank in the 50s, and the interior has been modernised to the same standard with new wiring, plumbing and linings throughout.

There have been countless requests to franchise the business from many customers who want to see Route 6 in other places - they love the model, and the brand has been setup with this in mind.

While it's stunning design and great location attract tourists from all over New Zealand to seek out this one of a kind cafe, it's exceptional burgers, coffee and customer service, keep them coming back and ensure ongoing local trade and recommendations.

Route 6 also operates as the local Post Centre, adding an additional income stream.

Business Resources

Included in the sale:

  • Stunning interior... 1955 Dodge Kingsway! 
  • Well known and well regarded business 
  • Great brand recognition through awards and publications 
  • Excellent website 
  • Outstanding tourist trade and local support 
  • Opportunity to franchise 
  • Additional income stream from Post Centre 

Route 6 has gained a lot of publicity from it's NZ's Cafe of the Year nomination in the 2015 Hospitality NZ Awards, and its selection as a 2014 Top Shop Finalist for Retailers Association Top Shop Award for People's Choice.

The business has also had prominently exposure in several magazines over the years including North and South, Motorhomes, Caravans & Destinations, NZ Today, RV Magazine and Hospitality Business magazine (please see the 'Documents' section for more details).

It also featured in the book Petrol Heads by Steve Holmes.

There are three purchase options currently available:

  • Option 1: Business only $150,000 +GST if any 
  • Option 2: Business + the building $290,000 +GST if any 
  • Option 3: Business + the building + 3 bedroom house $490,000 +GST if any 

Brokers comments: This stunning business is a once in a lifetime opportunity, looking for someone to come in and take it to the next level. With it's fantastically realised theme, excellent location, ongoing local support and the additional income stream as the local Post Centre, plus the option to franchise, this really is an opportunity not to be missed!

For more information: Please contact Adrian Chisholm, your specialist tourism broker on Mobile 021727888 or outside of New Zealand on +6421727888, or by email at

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