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Coffee & Cafe Franchises in NZ

Coffee franchises and café franchises are one of the biggest growth areas in franchising in NZ in recent years. They start with low-investment coffee stall franchises and mobile espresso coffee franchises that can take the product to workplaces, high-traffic sites or events.Lady with coffee Coffee vending franchises supply offices and can often be worked part-time.  Café franchises require a larger investment, although this varies from brand to brand: some prepare food on site, requiring kitchens and specialist staff while others buy-in menu items. The size of café sites can vary from hole-in-the-wall or kiosk locations to high streets, food courts, malls and stand-alone outlets. The type of food they served is also hugely important for profitability - here's a guide to the latest trends.

This means that when you’re looking for a coffee or café franchise, it’s important to do more than ask ‘How much does it cost?’ and ‘What experience do I need? Do your research – we recommend putting in an hour of research for every $1000 that you plan to invest. Apart from talking to the franchisor and asking them lots of questions,  it’s also a good idea to talk to coffee franchisees  who are already running the business to get all the information you need before you open your own business.

While there are many good coffee and café franchise opportunities for sale, they are all different. Before making your decision, you should consult a lawyer specialising in franchises.  You’ll also want to know how much you can make  from the business so consult a financial advisor or accountant experienced in franchising. If you need finance, there are a number of banks which specialise in financing café and coffee franchises

What you need to know when looking for a Coffee & Cafe Franchise

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The changing face of foodArrow

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Coffee & Cafe Franchises From Our Directory

Bakers DelightArrow

With over 30 years of experience, Bakers Delight is a successful Franchise business with a growing network of over 700 bakeries spanning across four countries. Bakers Delight has a proven business formula which provides comprehensive training and on-going support.


You are invited to join Coffix and become your own boss in an ethical and environmentally responsible company. Coffix stores are offering exceptional Fairtrade coffee at a fair price and operating using a proven system that gives good income for a very low investment.

Columbus CoffeeArrow

NZ’s premium café franchise. A highly recognised and trusted brand offering customers exceptional coffee and chef-prepared food in a modern café environment. Awarded both Supreme Franchisee of the Year and Food and Beverage Franchise System of the Year 2015/16. NZ founded concept operating since 1995. NZQA certified operating manuals and training systems. Suit owners with passion for coffee, food and the value of customer relationships.

Epiphany CaféArrow

Epiphany Café are seeking people who are committed to excellence. Our point of difference is unique products such as homemade artisan donuts. This is more than just a business venture, we work hard, enjoy what we’re doing, but know how to have fun while achieving our goals.

Majestic Tea Bar - Espresso & ChocolateArrow

Majestic Tea Bar is a premium new cafe concept that aims to revolutionize not just the tea culture but also the cafe market across New Zealand. No direct competition, high margin products, full training provided, no experience required.

Sierra Boutique CaféArrow

Network of premium cafés specialising in gourmet coffee and freshly prepared food. Sierra still roasts every coffee bean with care, in their Newmarket roastery.

Streetwise CoffeeArrow

Every day thousands of coffee lovers buy a Streetwise coffee. Our designer coffee outlets have become symbols of coffee perfection. We’re seeking people nationwide who love the thought of selling fantastic coffees to appreciative customers. Site selection assistance, training and support is given.

The Coffee ClubArrow

One of NZ’s largest café and restaurant franchises, The Coffee Club have a comprehensive menu and offer relaxed dining experience. Take advantage of a proven track record, great training and ongoing support. Ideal if you are passionate about people and building customer loyalty.

Xpresso DelightArrow

Xpresso Delight has been offering franchises throughout Australia and NZ for 12 years and we encourage you to share in our success as the premier gourmet coffee system. We transplant the café experience into the workplace using state-of-the-art espresso machines to provide a semi-passive income with life-style benefits.

Café BotannixArrow

Contemporary deli cafés serving organic coffee and organic food options in Palmers garden centres.

Hollywood Bakery EspressoArrow

With more than 40 outlets throughout the Auckland region, Hollywood Bakery Espresso is by far the largest and still the fastest growing café chain. For more than 16 years, Hollywood Bakery has been providing great service, great food, great coffee and great prices.

Muffin BreakArrow

Muffin Break is a unique specialty bakery/café retail system that operates throughout Australasia and is growing rapidly in the UK. Muffin Break has developed numerous product recipes since its introduction and continues to innovate with products

Robert Harris Coffee RoastersArrow

Robert Harris Coffee Roasters operates New Zealand's best-known and largest chain of retail café franchises. Proven success in cities and provincial centres nationwide.We look for team players with high standards in presentation who have customer service experience plus the ability to work with people.



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