Is it just me or do you all wish you could get a decent Latte (NOT cafe creme - it not the same thing) or a cappucino or a mochacino or any other of those fab choices that they offer all over Europe but not in rural France??
We are in the catering business and have a food truck (fish and chips) which is going great. Problem is that OH is due to retire soon and we will prob stop trading in 3 or 4 years (it's hard work and he has knee issues) It needs 2 people so it won't be practical to continue on my own.
I will need something to do - partly because I like to be doing something and partly because I have fallen into the new pension laws "trap" yet again and need to make up some contributions in the UK to get my full state pension (35 years now not 30) and the payments are considerably cheaper if you are working (even out of the country).
We have a premises in a popular village which is renowned for its eateries (no decent coffee shop tho!) This would make a fabulous outlet for my plan. I can make wheelchair access easily. There is a downstairs loo and a small kitchen (modifications will be made to comform "au normes") I have an outside space. It is in a reasonably good location - just off the square down a side street but visible from the road. Simple lunchtime only menu, cakes and scones...It could be perfect!
I'm thinking just for the summer (june to sept) leaving the rest of the year free to visit the family and go travelling....
I know I will have to ask the Mairie if it is ok but assuming they say yes what then?
Advice and information gratefully received.