A LONG-STANDING Hereford cafe has gone up for sale after closing in March.

The Antique Tea Shop, just off St Peter's Square in St Peter's Street, Hereford city centre, had been run by Miffy and Asanfa Perera for more than a decade, after they took over the business in May 2010.

But the tea shop closed in March, with Mrs Perera saying they had chosen to take semi-retirement after spending six days a week at the helm for almost 14 years.

"As you can imagine it’s a huge task to run a business like that," she said.

"Also, the cost of everything has gone up so much, such as wages, electricity and food."

Now, the building has gone on the market with agents Sunderlands for £150,000.


The agents said the "attractive streetside premises", which has been used as a cafe, has potential for other uses, such as office space (subject to planning), and is available freehold with vacant possession.

The prominently situated building is surrounded by other shops including the Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Bonmarche, and Eden House Coffee Shop.

The agents said the property is an "attractive single-storey brick-built building with pitched slate roof", with features including multi-paned sash windows and an attractive glazed and timber door to the street.

"We understand that the property is listed," Sunderlands said. 

Inside, the property offers an open-plan space, with a kitchen area and separate toilet to the rear.