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Turn over of £80,000+ with the UK’s No1 mobile coffee franchise

Click on the franchisees below to hear what they have to say about operating their own Cafe2U franchise business:


Kevin & Laura Thomas, Cafe2U Cardiff Gary & Rachel, Cafe2U Bristol North Jeff, Cafe2U Belfast Harbour Matt – Cafe2U Croydon

Kevin & Lisa Thomas, Cafe2U Cardiff

Gary & Rachel, Cafe2U Bristol North

Jeff, Cafe2U Belfast Harbour

Matt – Cafe2U Croydon

Cafe2U is the world’s largest mobile coffee franchise system, delivering fresh espresso coffee and great food to businesses, events and functions. Cafe2U is an associate member of the British Franchise Association and has over 50 franchises in the UK.

Cafe2U… the world’s largest mobile coffee franchise
Tim & Kathie Cafe2U Reading West
Tim & Kathie Cafe2U Reading West


With over 180 franchisees worldwide, Cafe2U is the world’s largest mobile coffee franchise system, delivering fresh espresso coffee and great food to businesses, events and functions.

In the fast-growing coffee industry, Cafe2U offers opportunities for small business entrepreneurs to own their successful mobile coffee business without the hassles of landlords, rent or staff.

With ten years operating experience in 6 countries and over 150 franchise partners, our expertise is both extensive and proven.

The Cafe2U business model is based on weekday success, with our franchise partners able to increase this regular revenue through event and function work, so you can balance your lifestyle and business goals.

Laura Cafe2U Aberdeen
Laura Cafe2U Aberdeen

Each Cafe2U franchise owner is equipped with a state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Vito van fully compliant with all Food Safety and Local Government requirements.

Cafe2U's exclusive coffee blend is roasted to a unique recipe that uses only the finest beans. All Cafe2U branded products are made with only top quality ingredients to ensure that the food and beverages served are of the highest standard


Training and Support How we train and support you

Introduced in March 2009, the Cafe2U Acceleration Package is a unique four-week training and support program for all new Cafe2U Franchise Partners to ensure that your business gets off to a flying start.

The Cafe2U Acceleration  Training and Launch Programme provides new Franchise Partners with:  

John Hinde graduates from the Cafe2U training Academy
John Hinde graduates from the Cafe2U training Academy

1 week of classroom training, incorporating:

  • Professional barista training
  • Safe food handling (HACCP Certification)
  • Food management systems
  • Franchise Partner training manuals
  • Business operations manuals
  • Business development manual
  • Launch promotional pack
  • Business management training
  • Local area market training


1 week Franchise Partner (in territory) pre-work conducted under supervision of the Franchise Development Manager (FDM) – a personal coach and mentor to help you get up and running

2 weeks in territory launch program with a Franchise Development Manager to fast track the development of the business

2 weeks of minimum £250 per day Franchise Partner Revenue Guarantee.

The FDM is always available for help and visits each Franchise Partner quarterly to document success and plan improvements and growth.

Franchise Partners are supplied with a local area marketing toolkit and in January/ February Cafe2U holds its Annual Conference where Franchise Partners from around the UK and Ireland gather for a motivating weekend of learning and networking.


Financial Information How much does a Cafe2U franchise cost?

A Cafe2U franchise costs from just £25,500 + VAT which includes your exclusive territory licence, training, launch and marketing pack. You will also require one of our fully converted Mercedes vans which can be funded over 3, 4 or 5 years (subject to finance approval).


  • No % royalty –Fixed weekly fee
  • No upfront support fees
  • Minimal start up costs
  • 4 week training included in Acceleration Package
  • Business support package of £250 per day during launch period
  • You become a Cafe2U business owner sooner
Who's Ideal for Us What we look for in a Cafe2U franchise owner

Like any business, owning and operating a successful Cafe2U franchise requires 100% commitment. With this in mind we encourage you to carefully consider the following important points whilst you conduct your due diligence:

  • Determine your motivation for wanting to join the Cafe2U team
  • Assess any lifestyle and income implications of owning and operating your own Cafe2U franchise
  • Determine if your financial situation supports the establishment of a Cafe2U franchise.

Territories/Locations Franchise territory

We have a unique territory-mapping program based on a sample of existing territories. This allows us to provide you with an exclusive Cafe2U territory, which we know will provide a customer base sufficient for the needs of a successful franchise.

Exclusive territories allow you to choose your area (where still available) and never compete with other Cafe2U Franchise Partners. With Cafe2U, your neighbours are your teammates, not your competition.

There are great territories available across the UK.

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