45 Creative Coffee Shop and Cafe Names

Updated on October 30, 2018
What to name your cafe?
What to name your cafe?

Choosing the Perfect Coffee Shop Name

So you’ve got what it takes to open a small, local coffee shop: serious barista skills, recipes for a bunch of awesome beverages, and the knowhow to whip up some delicious eats.

That’s all great and totally necessary, but what are you going to call your cafe? Brew up a big pot of coffee for this one because this is going to require your attention.

Look around at all of the successful coffee shops and you will find that a majority of them have great names. Much like in any other type of business, choosing a name that is both unique and catchy is an important part of the business-planning process. You want a passerby to actually walk in, and a good name can make this happen.

Video: 50 Coffee Shop & Cafe Name Ideas

Catchy Coffee Shop Name Ideas

 
 
 
Aroma Mocha
Grinders Cafe
Steamy Beans Coffee
Baristas
Ground Up Cafe
Tatiana's Cafe
Beans 'n Cream Cafe
HuggaMug Cafe
The Busy Bean
Beany Business
Impresso Espresso
The Coffee Club
Boston Barista
Jacked Up Coffee
The Family Bean
Club Coffee
Jumpin' Beans Cafe
The Friendly Bean
Coffee Express
Jumpstart Coffee Shop
The Grind
Coffee House
Lava Java
The Hideout
Coffee Time
Manhattan Mocha
The Roasted Bean
Cup o' Joe
Mugs Coffee
The Split Bean
Dream Bean Coffee Shop
No Doze Cafe
The Steam Room
Espresso Cafe
Screamin' Beans
Topped Off
Espresso Express
Spiced Chai Cafe
Wake Up Cafe
Expresso
Steam Beans Cafe
Wide Awake Cafe
Grind House
Steamin' Mugs
Yo Jo Coffee Shop

Creative Business Naming Tips

What will you name your cafe?
What will you name your cafe?

Cafe Name Brainstorming

A few things should be considered:

  • Keep it simple. Choose a name that's short and sweet and try to avoid cafe names that are difficult for the average Joe to pronounce or spell (pun intended)! You want them to be able to remember you rather than settle for the nearest chain coffee shop. (Yeah, we’re looking at you, Starbucks!)
  • Look to your specialty beverages and treats. Find inspiration, perhaps at the bottom of a cup of coffee (or two, or three...). "Espresso," "Mocha," and "Latte" all sound good in a name, especially to someone yearning for a cup.
  • Use your name. If your name is Joe, celebrate with a shot of espresso! Espresso Joe’s sounds pretty good! Even if your name isn't Joe, it will add personality and homeyness to your cafe's name.
  • Use your location. Location plays a big part in the success of your coffee shop, so why not emphasize it in your shop's name? Manhattan Mocha, Jacksonville Java, and Boston Baristas are a just a few examples to get the juices (or should I say coffee) flowing!
  • Use adjectives. Using a coffee drink or tasty treat in the name? Try adding different adjectives (hot, homemade, sweet, etc.) to see what flows nicely together.
  • Use the theme. If your cafe will have a theme, incorporate it into the name if possible.
  • Think of your audience. Are you trying to gear your cafe toward a certain crowd of people? If this is the case, keep this in mind when thinking of cafe names. Youngsters aren’t likely to frequent a cafe called “Old Geezer's Coffee.”

Finding the perfect name for your coffee shop.
Finding the perfect name for your coffee shop.

Get Opinions From Others

After making a very long list of possible names (it is okay to list some that seem silly or outrageous, as this list will be narrowed down, and after reading these outrageous names a few times over, they may grow on you), give the list to close friends and family members and have them choose the names they like. This will give you an idea of what names will give your cafe that frontline appeal, the kind of appeal that can make all the difference.

If you are really having a hard time coming up with any names, or if you find yourself stuck between a few good ones, invite a group over to discuss it over some coffee (how suitable)! Just keep sipping that coffee, the name will come to you!

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      Paula Daniel 

      4 days ago

      Great article. Thanks for all your help in planning my new bakery and coffee shop. I found this list and wanted to share of 500 cool bakery names https://best4businesses.com/bakery-names/

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      Luan’s café 

      9 days ago

      I think it’s a good name!...

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      Faran 

      5 weeks ago

      Bigmug cafe

      How's it?

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      Unknown 

      7 weeks ago

      Is the name COOL CAFE taken?

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      Sourabh 

      7 weeks ago

      This is a great post thank you for sharing valuable knowledge with us....

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      Banu priya 

      2 months ago

      I want to open coffee and juice shop I was searching for rhyming names but I am unable to get

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      nancy 

      2 months ago

      I want to name my coffee shop, but don't know yet and no idea what's gonna be a name of my coffee shop

      please help thanks.

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      Natalie 

      2 months ago

      Oh my gosh i love to cook it is the second best 2nd best....... 3rd best........ 4th best...... one of the best things in my life!

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      Isra 

      2 months ago

      I am doing a project plz help dont know what to name my enterprise

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      Naz seppy 

      2 months ago

      Uhh my parents are planning to open a cafe what should we name it ?

      It’s in turkey

      We want an English name

      Something relating to me ! (

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      Scrum 

      3 months ago

      Woohoo

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      Margaret goodman 

      3 months ago

      opening a vegan or vegetarian restaurant, want a trendy name please

      thinking of cafe@1234 (the street number)

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      lola mariee 

      3 months ago

      love this thing but didn't help much chhers love you xx

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      Rupendra 

      3 months ago

      Please suggest me unique name for coffee shop,and bar

      I want to keep the name of them with explaination because I m opening for 5star hotel

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      emme 

      3 months ago

      helped me so much

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      kennedy and joy 

      3 months ago

      thank you so much for this sight i love all these names and yes this is for a school project

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      vishal gawai 

      4 months ago

      I M Going To Start Coffe ship In Mumbai Need A Catchy Name

      Shop Current Name is Leaffab

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      Songul Yesilyurt 

      5 months ago

      Hiya!

      I am buying a sandwich shop which is already trading and I would like to change the name of it but I have no idea would that be. All I know shop's many customers are students, public high school nearby. Looking forward hear your thoughts and suggestions, many thanks

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      Majid 

      5 months ago

      I am going to open the dessert shop.

      Please can anyone give me name for?

      Many thanks

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      vm 

      5 months ago

      Hii..am open a cafe based on containers model ..so I need a best nd unique name for this cafe

      So suggest any name ...comment ur opinion

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      Brandon 

      5 months ago

      Good

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      me 

      6 months ago

      there’s no aesthetic detail to this :c

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      margvela 

      6 months ago

      can someone give me a name for cafe ? i want something original and the letter should be 4 . plz help me

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      samy 

      7 months ago

      i am going to the next couple months coffee shop please can anyone give name for coffee shop names please?

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      Someone 

      7 months ago

      Can someone pls give me a name thats has to do with unicorns ?? P.S. is my homework to design a logo and come up with a name

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      Madhusudhan 

      7 months ago

      Catchy name for cafe

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      Vishwanath 

      8 months ago

      How about hot coffee?

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      Abhay 

      8 months ago

      Cafe name please word

      G and S

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      kishan 

      9 months ago

      hi i am opening an cafe its an old home with 6Rooms were we get coffee,tea ,snakes,ice cream

      kindly suggest best name with letter staring with

      V ,C,R

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      Uzma 

      9 months ago

      Starting a jam business. Need a name for my brand. Cheeky or funnyname would be good idea

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      jad hobeika 

      10 months ago

      i am opening a coffee shop from shipping containers,

      based on the theme i thought of CARGO COFFEE SHOP as a name.

      what do you think about it?

      any other idea i will be grateful.

      thanks

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      Umair Abdullah 

      11 months ago

      Please give me a spice shop name.

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      AnonymousDora 

      11 months ago

      Hey, I'm making a cafe shop based on an origami theme! (So excited!!! XD)

      I've decided to name it "Cafe Kami", kami coming from the japanese word for paper(where the '-gami' in origami comes from)

      It has a nice ring to it and can be further abbreviated to C.K which is pretty cool.

      In addition, I 100% agree with the author of this article! Short and simple!

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      dfghjk 

      12 months ago

      Im making A Cafe and starting buisness with it what should i name it?

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      lolno 

      13 months ago

      the grind cafe is on roblox

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      Sweet 

      13 months ago

      Any business name for a coffee shop?

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      Cal Shummon 

      14 months ago

      Tatiana the Ultimate name for Cafe

      Coffee Shoppe is

      "Cafe Kobo"

      FaceBook Scrambled

      The best Dear...

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      queencafe 

      15 months ago

      supppppp lava java i like that name

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      sushil 

      15 months ago

      dreamers Zone...is it ok.....

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      ShawnTell 

      16 months ago

      This is a great website

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      bana 

      16 months ago

      I would like to open a cafe suggest me name

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      Gracyn Vanderbye 

      17 months ago

      I'm making a maid cafe/bakery in a virtual game, and the name I've come up with is 'Kandii Dreams'. I can't even remember why I thought of it when I used it for my social media, but whatever. It's cute. I would be honored if anyone were to use it for a real bakery/cafe. (But credit me plz. ;v;)

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      Gajanan Nagre 

      17 months ago

      Requirements Coffee

      Regarding Bussiness

      9011094411

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      Heheheheheeheh 

      17 months ago

      Noice

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      Join Dairy Queen! 

      18 months ago

      OIN DAIRY QUEEN YA DUMB LOSEWRS

      LOSERS*

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      una 

      18 months ago

      I need a funky young name for a cage that does everything dinners waffles crepes the lot

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      Cafe express 

      18 months ago

      I'm making a cafe in minecraft I needed a good cafe name for it so I came here thanks

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      Sandy 

      18 months ago

      Suggest a nys name for my cafe , also included other dishes like bakery products ,

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      abhishek singh bundela 

      19 months ago

      i am opening a cafe need a unique name it includes chinese,coffee and shakes

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      Lora 

      19 months ago

      What is a good name for coffee business, just selling coffee, no shop or cafe.

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      Angie 

      19 months ago

      Endless Grind

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      Lord 

      19 months ago

      How about cup o' joe that is my favorite

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      vio 

      19 months ago

      I want to open a crepe and coffee shop in south Florida we need a good name

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      VICKY KUMAR 

      20 months ago

      I need a name for my iceream pizza, sandwich, burgure coffee,milkshakes shop..

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      Candy 

      20 months ago

      how about the The Tea Pot, or Hype?

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      Paul 

      20 months ago

      Mim, how about Pit Stop ...

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      Ashkhen 

      20 months ago

      I NEED AN INTERESTHING NAME FOR MY LAUNJBAR

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      Desi 

      21 months ago

      Bharath, for a rooftop cafe I'd suggest Moonlight Cafe or Sunset Cafe (depending on your location).

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      Bharath 

      21 months ago

      Can u suggest me innovative names for a cafe. ..it's a rooftop cafe and mainly we serve food dishes

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      sravan 

      21 months ago

      I need a name for my lassi,coffee,milkshakes shop..

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      Jangl 

      22 months ago

      jangle at jilll's

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      Sandy 

      22 months ago

      Emary what about Elementary? It combines your names and is related to the nearby schools :)

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      mahesh KOKITKAR 

      22 months ago

      So nice

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      Mim 

      22 months ago

      Any name ideas for a drive through coffee shop?

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      polo 

      22 months ago

      hi i like naming cafes

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      viraj mawinkatti 

      23 months ago

      Hey just saw ur post on this coffee names ita amazing but can u suggest sm coffee names new ones. I stay in India South region.

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      rahul pathak 

      23 months ago

      Hello there i Want To open my New Tea shop i thought in One roof I'll provide all verities Of Tea's and many kind of all breakfasts as possible it's Just a little shop not a big restuarent or cafe so can you suggests The bestest name ideas

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      cafe name at Jimbaran Bali 

      24 months ago

      next month I will open cafe, the menu mostly use Taco & Lettuces. would you like to suggest me what the unique name would I give

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      Camdyn 

      2 years ago

      What if your looking for coffee/bakery names? I'm doing a school project on economics and have to start my own business.

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      Bonnie 

      2 years ago

      Are these made up lol

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      Rowan Malin 

      2 years ago

      Kappa

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      runa 

      2 years ago

      hi guys, can you please help me come up with a name of the bar im gonna be planning to open?

      thanks a lot!

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      Nickiesha murray 

      2 years ago

      Hi Java Moe I would really like your help I live in Kingston Jamaica and I want an amazing name idea for my coffee house its a variety of items there like pizza, hot dog and sweets treats and of course coffee but I can't come up with a name I want something unique,memorable and very catchy I want when people hear the name they feel happy and want to go there and feel relaxed and special. Thanks in advance

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      Vicki 

      2 years ago

      Sips with Bites

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      Wow 

      2 years ago

      You're so cute

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      nicky & Darren Abrahams 

      2 years ago

      im opening a rural coffee shop warehouse style fitted we struggling with names

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      Masseyfabfive@gmail.com 

      2 years ago

      What do you think of Jim's Beans for a drive thru coffee shop?

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      2 years ago

      cherry bomb cafe

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      Tom 

      2 years ago

      I think a good name would have bean (pun intended). "Mean bean" cafe

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      karen 

      2 years ago

      Adding a coffee shop to my gift store, cant come up with the right name. anybody have any good names? need help

      thanks

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      christina 

      2 years ago

      love the names i need a craft name

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      Harley 

      2 years ago

      I need a lil help with naming a cafe shop with cake and tea

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      Rachel 

      2 years ago

      I am in the beginning stages of opening my coffee shop and have come up with the name of

      Heavenly Java

      please tell me what you all think.

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      Jignesh 

      2 years ago

      Can u suggest an all day veg cafe bistro with beautiful retro indoor and greenery outdoor seating tucked in a quiet back of the house. BTW I'm from Chennai, India.

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      mike brown 

      2 years ago

      I am opening a drink stand on campus mainly juices ....any brilliant names? I'm in Accra Ghana by the way

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      Ni3 Chemate 

      3 years ago

      Hi

      I m opening speciality cafe serving only buttery EGG menu please suggest me name, it's located nearby college campus and middle class residential area

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      Emary M. Dalida 

      3 years ago

      Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro Philippines

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      Java Moe 

      3 years ago

      where exactly is this coffee located?

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      Emary M. Dalida 

      3 years ago

      My name is Emary and my sister in law is Elma.We are planning to have a coffee shop along the high way closest to college and highschool. Any suggestion for a name for our cafe???

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      Emary M. Dalida 

      3 years ago

      my Sister in law and I are planning to have a coffee shop along the highway nearest to college and higschool.What should we name about our cafe?

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      MOHAMED SHAFEER 

      3 years ago

      noni restaurant

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      Glace 

      3 years ago

      That's a good name.

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      Ramon 

      3 years ago

      Your cafe should be named

      'Zakir's Deli'

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      Mayoorii 

      3 years ago

      Im opening a terrace cafe please suggest a cool name

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      owais 

      3 years ago

      bla bla coffee bar

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      Tousef Zakir 

      3 years ago

      hi iam tousef zakir i have open cafe in karachi -pakistan my cafe loacted in that area where is high class n middle class people living and people most like desi food such as bbq, fast food, burger, rolls, biryani, etc

      can u help me to suggest any name?

      i shall be thankful to u

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      George Nyakundi 

      3 years ago

      Nice names,but am yet to find the best

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      Java Moe 

      3 years ago

      Selma Alabama,

      The Pinto

      King Cotton Cafe

      The Long Walk Cafe

      The Picket Fence Cafe

      The White Pillow Cafe

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      Pringle 

      3 years ago

      I am opening a coffee shop in historic selma, alabama need a name for the coffee shop

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      Ben 

      3 years ago

      I need a name for my Coffe shop I live in Sydney australia? Strong and catchy name

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