The Brightbird success story is one of a young family embarking boldly on a business adventure, building a loyal following over a period of eight years – through a combination of quality product, customer service, prime Warrnambool CBD location and a marketplace with an appetite for their offerings.

Brightbird Espresso has become an institution in the seaside town of Warrnambool, and being located in the heart of the newly revitalised CBD, has great appeal with both local and visiting families and professionals.  This cafe come burger bar has its own unique style – in a bright, contemporary space, with minimalist yet welcoming interior.


There is indoor seating for 60 people, with an additional 20 outside.

Brightbird operates seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and burgers and is known throughout the region for the highest quality coffee, warm hospitality, bright friendly feel and fast, fresh food options.  The superbly crafted espresso and filter coffee – with choice of ever changing single origins or house blend all by boutique roaster Cartel Coffee in Geelong, has gathered a strong following and earnt references in both the Speciality Coffee Book and The Age Good Food Guide.

There is a restaurant / café liquor licence, and Brightbird guests are served by engaging, dedicated and professional staff members.  October 2017 saw an extensive refurbishment of Brightbird – with a complete update of furniture including hardwood inbuilt seating, unique custom timber coffee bench, a beautiful timber clad counter, and commercial kitchen with neat fit of oven/grill/fryer/extraction.  The upgrades complement the existing top quality equipment – including custom La Marzocco Linea PB coffee machine and Mazzer grinder.

One month after this saw the launch of Brightburger – meaning there are dual businesses under one roof, and a great work flow space.

The original and distinctive mural art work on front interior & exterior wall is by renowned local artist Ella Webb.

This business comes with thriving social media platforms – particularly Facebook and Instagram, with around five thousand followers across both, and an average 4.6-star rating from over two hundred google and Facebook online reviews.  Tripadvisor, Zomato, and Beanhunter reviews tell similarly consistent stories of delighted customers – you simply can’t buy that extent of online credibility in today’s world of ultra critical, keyboard-happy clientele. Here is a link to their contemporary website – designed by local Lovelock studio.

The team at Brightbird are loved by the local community, and they love their community right back.  They have hosted the likes of barista training, “Mega Garage Sales”, and most notably a hugely successful fundraising benefit event for local bushfire victims earlier this year.

There is a hidden gem upstairs with the potential to unlock further growth with the floor space of 23 m x 9.3 m. This beautiful loft style space is not currently utilised, and could be transformed into a range of endless business possibilities such as an event/function space to host 100+ people.

The next, and extremely exciting, part of the Brightbird story has not yet been written, and it promises to be one of continued success!  The current owners are moving on to their next phase, and the timing could not be any better for an astute purchaser ready to not only continue the established success story, but enjoy an explosion of profit, growth, and their own adventure.

Warrnambool’s 12 million dollar upgrade of Liebig Street has now been completed, and the new owner of this opportunity can enjoy all the benefits.  Like all businesses in Liebig Street, Brightbird’s turnover was affected in the 2016-17 financial years whilst in the disruptive CBD construction phase that included closing off the street on which the business relies on customer traffic.  As the graph below shows, the 2017-18 turnover rose by $168,000 on the previous year – together with handsome profits – and who knows where it could go from here – UNDER YOUR WATCH?

This sale is ‘walk in walk out’ with a secure lease and a thriving loyal customer base, it includes all quality modern plant, equipment, fixtures etc.

There is just so much happening in Warrnambool, the jewel of South West Victoria, at the end of the Great Ocean Road. It is a solid coastal city – nudging 38,000 people, with a catchment area of over 100,000. It’s growing seriously, and it’s the major city between Geelong and Adelaide. More and more people are leaving the big smoke for the lifestyle offered by regional centres just like this one – and Warrnambool has several ‘strings to its bow’, with thriving tourism, retail, agriculture, education, health, financial services, construction industries and more.

If you are interested in being a part of it, ring Mark Wilson at Wilsons Warrnambool & District Real Estate on (03) 55612777 (7 days 24hrs) for further detail – or email Brightbird is priced to sell at $199,000.