Margate’s Love Café closed with lease on the market

Up for lease - Love Cafe Margate

A Margate café owned by Libertines co-frontman Carl Barat, chef and restaurateur, Gizzi Erskine; partner and Cruel Hearts Club’s’ front woman Edie Langley, and music industry insider Ronnie Traynor, is shut with the lease up for offer.

Love Café, at the old Black Cat site in Marine Gardens, opened in Autumn 2021 but a decision has been made to close the venue.

Carl Barat with chef Gizzi Erskine; partner Edie Langley, and music industry insider Ronnie Traynor

Ronnie Traynor said: “Love Cafe is permanently closed. We took the decision to shut the doors a few weeks ago.

“We really had some amazing times and it really is an incredible spot with so much potential.

“The lease is now up for sale and we hope to find the right people to take it over and help realise its full potential.”

The lease for the site is being marketed by Miles and Barr and being advertised as “available for £65,000 as a business premium” with a rental of £18,000.

The lease includes all equipment and table and chairs.

Photo Miles & Barr

The café launched with a promise of being a ‘sandwich bar on steroids’ and attracted a regular crowd. The design was overseen by Rhiannon Sussex, who also designed the interiors at The Albion Rooms which is owned by The Libertines.

Find the sale details here