Hi all, i am new to the forums and am just seeking some advice on the idea of a cafe. Lately i have been wondering about how much a cafe could potentially make in a nice and busy area by the beach (on the central coast, terrigal if you know of it). I just want to be the owner, i am happy to put in all of the work in getting the cafe up and running and all the employees and what not, but i do not want to work inside the cafe, i would rather employ a full time manager. That being said, i wanted to know if anyone had any idea on how profitable that would actually be. Let's just say the cafe was 'successful', i have read that you can net between 10% and up to 30%.. Would these kind of figures be for someone who might be working full time in the cafe as well as being the owner, or does that whole idea seem doable if everything runs smoothly? What i am basically wondering is, would i profit from owning a successful cafe in a good area, without working in the cafe. All the behind the scenes stuff i am willing to put the work into. My searches haven't given me much of a clear indication on what profits a cafe owner can make, or what the average gross or net profits for a relatively successful cafe can be, if they have said anything it is unclear whether the owner was working as the manager or not, which would change things. Anyway, it's all thoughts at this stage, wondering if anyone has any light they can shed on the situation from experience or research or just general idea. Thanks, Ben.