“Little Tienda” Thornbury café inspired by Mexican/Southern California, with a cult following is for sale.

Renowned for its friendly atmosphere and great food and coffee, this business has built its fully licensed neighbourhood café into not just a local favourite but a Melbourne-wide destination. It is known to have some of the best Mexican/Southern Californian-style food in Melbourne.

With a Google rating of 4.8 stars, customers are buzzed with the cute and welcoming café that presents delicious and fresh-tasting food, big portion sizes, and some of the best specialty coffee in the area.

The inside walls are covered in tiles in a bright and cheerful colour. There’s window seating and a cluster of tables, and the dog-friendly heated courtyard outside that can fit about 30 people, with plenty of room for children and prams!

This café compromises of 2 commercial kitchens. The service kitchen up front is customer-facing, allowing the cooks to interact with customers. The second prep kitchen at the back of the café a large prepping space and contains an oven.

As this business is currently under management, there is potential for an owner-operator to step in to maximise profits. Despite how difficult it is to find hospitality staff, the current team consists of 11 loyal and reliable staff members.

With an excellent social media following, follower interactions are high. Social media is used effectively and engages customers almost instantly. Having had reviews on webpages such as Broadsheet, this café has stood the test of time.

Whilst this café is successful, there is the opportunity to further grow this business by extending trading hours and opening up for night trade. This has been done in the past and has been deemed successful, whereby customers have requested it to be more permanent.

It is also an excellent space for functions, ranging from smaller intimate long-table dinners to standing-only drinks and canape functions up to 50 people. These have all been run successfully with people returning on a yearly basis for Christmas breakups and work functions.

There is also an extra revenue stream where there is the option to rent out 2 of the rooms in the attached house as artist/design/office studios. The third room is currently used as an office and storage for the business, but this could also be rented out if the buyer chooses to.

Contact NICK on 0419 589 852. An inspection is a MUST!


  • Monthly rent of $3417.55
  • Long-secure lease
  • Trading hours are Weekdays: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm & Weekends: 8:00 am-2:30 pm. Opened till late on Friday nights
  • 11 employees
  • Currently under management
  • Weekly takings of up to $20000
  • Licensed for 60 people
  • Liquor Licence in place
  • All equipment will be included in this sale (excluding the cool room)
  • Up to 20kg of coffee each week
  • Consists of 2 kitchens