NEW owners are wanted to take on Penarth Esplanade's Crazy Cafe.

The cafe was opened last year by Richard Hayward, the businessman whose property also houses Restaurant James Sommerin.

Mr Hayward said he intended to make the venue a “social hub” for the community, as well as make it the “UK’s finest bakery”.

Mr Hayward’s company owns the development and has invested more than £300,000 in the business.

Now looking for a tenant and owner operator to take the business on and move it forward, he said: “We have had an excellent first year in the cafe and have established the offer as one of the best available in Wales with both its food offers and its position.

“I do not think there is a finer positioned cafe in the whole of Wales. Our in-house bakery is an unusual feature and makes us unique, and our food offers have added a variety not matched elsewhere in the vicinity.

“Due to our personal commitments, the cafe ideally needs a couple to take the venture forward and with experience preferably to reduce cost and inspire the business in other directions besides its current uses.

“I believe with the right management this cafe would become the best in Wales.”

Corrina Jones, business agent at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, added: “The Crazy Cafe is an exceptional offering, and the owner is renowned for investing and developing high end, quality premises with no expense spared.

“The business is an exciting concept which would be ideal for an owner operator to develop further.

“Mr Hayward has spent a considerable amount of time and money in establishing the Crazy Café which is going from strength to strength and is now looking for the right applicant to drive the business forward and benefit.”