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Last updated on March 31st, 2022

Coffee shop fit out cost

Whether you are starting a new coffee business, or giving your current shop a revamp, fitting a coffee shop is a very large task. There are many moving parts to consider when renovating a coffee shop, like the coffee machinery, furniture, and the kitchen to name a few. When calculating coffee shop fit out cost, we strongly advise planning and allocating your budget in advance to avoid overspending. Whilst a complete coffee shop fit out is a lot of work, there are plenty of tradespeople available to help you get the job done.

Whether you’re starting a new coffee business, or giving your current shop a revamp, fitting a coffee shop is a big project. There are many moving parts to consider when renovating a coffee shop, like the coffee making equipment, furniture, and the kitchen to name just a few.

When calculating your coffee shop fit out cost, we strongly advise planning and allocating your budget in advance to avoid overspending. Whilst a complete coffee shop fit out is a lot of work, there are plenty of tradespeople available to help you get the job done.

 Low costHigh costAverage cost
Price to fit kitchen £1,200£1,800£1500
Kitchen fitter (per day) £120£180£150
Furniture (one unit)£93£425£282
Total coffee shop fit out cost £20,000£100,00060,000
Commercial coffee machine cost £1,655£4,360£1,899
Handyman per hour£20£30£30
Plumber per hour£40£60£50

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

Coffee shop fit out cost

The cost of fitting out a coffee shop will depend on the size of your premises and the facilities you offer. Your budget will be the biggest constraint on material quality and spec. If your coffee shop offers food, it will need kitchen space, alongside toilets for customers.

A coffee shop fit out cost could amount to anything between £20,000 and £100,000. Whilst this is a large upfront investment, investing in your shop and making it a pleasant environment will increase your business’s profitability.

Barista equipment will also be a substantial cost to factor in, commercial machines can cost between £1,500 and £15,000.

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coffee shop interior

Kitchen cost

A small kitchen could cost as little as £1,200 for materials, minus labour costs. With labour costs for builders at around £200 a day, you can expect to spend in excess of £2,000 to get your kitchen fitted out. Every kitchen needs running water, so get a plumber to do this for you.

We always recommend using a professional as incorrect plumbing could severely damage your business. A plumber on average costs £50 an hour, a worthy investment for peace of mind.

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Furniture cost

Having a variety of furniture will add some character to your coffee shop. You can purchase breakfast bars with high stools, or smaller tables to help give the shop a cosy feel. You can even opt for ‘shabby chic’ and get mismatched furniture second hand. Fitting as much seating into your coffee shop as possible will help bring about a better return on investment as you’ll be able to accommodate more customers.

Large benches and coffee bars come in an array of prices, beginning at around £90. In order to get the most out of your space, hiring a joiner to create bespoke furniture could help you best utilise the space you have available.

If bespoke furniture is too pricey, you can easily hire a handyman to help build flat pack or store bought furniture. A handyman costs around £20 to £30 an hour, they can help with any odd bits and bobs you need.

FAQs

How much does it cost to renovate a coffee shop?

A full renovation can cost £20,000 to upwards of £100,000. However, the total cost is very much dependent on the scale of your renovation.

Do I need to renovate my coffee shop?

Changing up your cafe’s look every so often can help refresh your shop, giving it a new lease of life. It is important a coffee shop creates a fun, relaxed atmosphere for customers to enjoy and use. A new look for your cafe could also attract new customers. If your coffee shop is also feeling a bit cramped as the business has grown, a renovation can help make best use of the space, giving customers and staff more room.

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