A PROPERTY in Rhyl which formerly housed a bistro in the town is to become a café and coffee shop, whose menu will include Turkish and English breakfasts.

The site, at 7 Russell Road, was previously Liffy's Cafe & Bistro, which closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was made available via Rhyl-based estate agents Jones & Redfearn, who set a guide price of £155,000 (subject to contract).


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Steve Budgen, of Prestatyn, told the Journal that he purchased it for a fee of £147,500, before leasing it out to Rhyl businessman Aydin Aslan.

The aim is for the business to be welcoming customers from December.

“I wanted to open it and turn it into a really nice steakhouse, and do really big, posh tomahawk steaks with nice wine, he said.

“But it’s just not the right time for me, so I’ve rented it out to a local businessmen.

“It’s going to be a Turkish breakfast place. I’ve been to Turkey twice this year, and really enjoyed Turkish apple tea, so I hope they’re going to do stuff like that.

“They’ve got two businesses in Rhyl already – a kebab shop and a fish and chip shop, so this will be their third within quite a small radius.

“I was really close to open something for myself there, but I’m just so busy with other things at the moment.”

In advertising the property, Jones & Redfearn described it as a “well-established café/bistro premises whose previous business had a renowned reputation amongst local residents”.

It added: “This is a superb opportunity to take on a popular local business premises in a recognised trading area of the town.

“The cafe and bistro premises occupies a prominent main road position, and is well-presented and maintained with clear visible signage.

“And (it) offers fitted bench seating, along with chairs and tables providing 72 covers, and has a commercial catering kitchen equipped and ready for use.

“This substantial premises also offers a one-bedroom flat, which has its own access to the first floor.”