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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.
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Catchy Coffee Shop Name Ideas
Steamy Beans Coffee
Ground Up Cafe
Beans 'n Cream Cafe
The Busy Bean
The Coffee Club
Jacked Up Coffee
The Family Bean
Jumpin' Beans Cafe
The Friendly Bean
Jumpstart Coffee Shop
The Roasted Bean
Cup o' Joe
The Split Bean
Dream Bean Coffee Shop
No Doze Cafe
The Steam Room
Spiced Chai Cafe
Wake Up Cafe
Steam Beans Cafe
Wide Awake Cafe
Yo Jo Coffee Shop
Creative Business Naming Tips
How to Brainstorm a Cafe Name
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 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.”
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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Lea Wilson on July 12, 2020:
The Way of Coffee
The Coffee Sense
In CA we have one called
The Coffee Cat
Remember the cats in the Yuban commercials......ahhhhhhhhh....
Luka Rose Lee on June 25, 2020:
I am writing a book and need a name for the cafe that the whole story surrounds
Abinash on May 13, 2020:
I want a cafeteria name which have 'S' in middle, plzz ask me the name
mohsin on April 19, 2020:
I want a name that have meaning of moody thing like double shot coffee or something like a thing that's belong to the content of brain
k on March 02, 2020:
I'm working on a business proposal for school and it's about a cafe/bar and I need some suggestion for names.
Aditi on March 01, 2020:
I want a nice name for my newly cafe.
H on February 27, 2020:
elias sfeir on February 26, 2020:
we named it RAKWé
kasey on February 07, 2020:
jhay on January 28, 2020:
i have a new coffe bar coming soon and is in a third floor, any suggestions on name? i was thinking CAFE & BAR ALTITUD, or coffe&bar 3rd Level, any suggestions?
Jessica on December 27, 2019:
Hi I need a name for a coffee shop / event hall
I need nice name coffee and Juice on December 04, 2019:
I need nice name coffee and Juice
Horse on December 03, 2019:
I am doing an entrepreneur project. I need cute ideas for a cafe please! It’s like a bakery and a cafe.
Yuri retarded on November 11, 2019:
Cup o’ joe mama
Kiri from Sri lanka on October 29, 2019:
Can you help me ineed nice neme coffee lavazza shop
Sri lanka on October 29, 2019:
But I need nice name
Fino on October 28, 2019:
Wake up cafe
Darsy on October 25, 2019:
Would you please tell me what is the meaning of “ lava java “ ?
Sav on October 17, 2019:
I thought u can choose two XD
justin on October 16, 2019:
why is it only an 9% for Macchiato
Bec green on October 12, 2019:
It’s is yes please
Thank you Bec green
mr deed on October 07, 2019:
Arianne Esmilla on October 03, 2019:
Looking for a nice name for our cafeteria. anything about LAGOON, or related to LAGOON
NAWAL on October 03, 2019:
Looking for a nice name of my upcoming cafe in india
Student on October 03, 2019:
Not impressed but you do you
DANI on October 01, 2019:
I NEED HELP FINDING A CAFE NAME FOR A CENTRAL AMRICAN THEME CAFE! PLEASE
Gregs on September 17, 2019:
?I would like café name which shows how handsome I am
Aman on September 14, 2019:
ali on September 07, 2019:
Juice VS. coffee
Mary Ann on August 14, 2019:
Cas D'Amore= house of love
Solaoa on July 17, 2019:
Hello people I just wanted ur help to suggest me a name for an Italian cafe I am looking forward for ur suggestions:)
Delaney on June 23, 2019:
I have been studying for weeks to find a good coffee shop names and I may only be 12 but this has given me some good ideas I hope mugs isnt taken I really want to own my own coffee shop one day
Hassan on June 06, 2019:
I want to name for my new barista tools web.
Steve on June 05, 2019:
My school needed a name for the school cafe so this is great and if my name that I pick from here gets picked at my school I get 1 hot chocolate for every week for the rest of the year Thanks!
rileu on May 28, 2019:
Luan’s café on May 17, 2019:
I think it’s a good name!...
Faran on April 21, 2019:
Unknown on April 06, 2019:
Is the name COOL CAFE taken?
Sourabh on April 05, 2019:
This is a great post thank you for sharing valuable knowledge with us....
Banu priya on March 24, 2019:
I want to open coffee and juice shop I was searching for rhyming names but I am unable to get
nancy on March 20, 2019:
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.
Natalie on March 06, 2019:
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!
Isra on March 06, 2019:
I am doing a project plz help dont know what to name my enterprise
Naz seppy on February 27, 2019:
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 ! (
Scrum on February 25, 2019:
Margaret goodman on February 16, 2019:
opening a vegan or vegetarian restaurant, want a trendy name please
thinking of cafe@1234 (the street number)
lola mariee on February 12, 2019:
love this thing but didn't help much chhers love you xx
Rupendra on February 03, 2019:
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
emme on January 29, 2019:
helped me so much
kennedy and joy on January 29, 2019:
thank you so much for this sight i love all these names and yes this is for a school project
vishal gawai on January 03, 2019:
I M Going To Start Coffe ship In Mumbai Need A Catchy Name
Shop Current Name is Leaffab
Songul Yesilyurt on December 26, 2018:
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
Majid on December 23, 2018:
I am going to open the dessert shop.
Please can anyone give me name for?
vm on December 08, 2018:
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
Brandon on December 03, 2018:
me on November 25, 2018:
there’s no aesthetic detail to this :c
margvela on October 31, 2018:
can someone give me a name for cafe ? i want something original and the letter should be 4 . plz help me
samy on October 11, 2018:
i am going to the next couple months coffee shop please can anyone give name for coffee shop names please?
Someone on October 10, 2018:
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
Madhusudhan on October 04, 2018:
Catchy name for cafe
Vishwanath on September 27, 2018:
How about hot coffee?
Abhay on September 18, 2018:
Cafe name please word
G and S
kishan on August 22, 2018:
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
Uzma on August 01, 2018:
Starting a jam business. Need a name for my brand. Cheeky or funnyname would be good idea
jad hobeika on July 27, 2018:
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.
Umair Abdullah on June 29, 2018:
Please give me a spice shop name.
AnonymousDora on June 25, 2018:
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!
dfghjk on May 28, 2018:
Im making A Cafe and starting buisness with it what should i name it?
lolno on April 22, 2018:
the grind cafe is on roblox
Sweet on April 07, 2018:
Any business name for a coffee shop?
Cal Shummon on March 08, 2018:
Tatiana the Ultimate name for Cafe
Coffee Shoppe is
The best Dear...
queencafe on February 20, 2018:
supppppp lava java i like that name
sushil on February 14, 2018:
dreamers Zone...is it ok.....
ShawnTell on January 28, 2018:
This is a great website
bana on January 23, 2018:
I would like to open a cafe suggest me name
Gracyn Vanderbye on December 31, 2017:
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;)
Gajanan Nagre on December 20, 2017:
Heheheheheeheh on December 18, 2017:
Join Dairy Queen! on December 02, 2017:
OIN DAIRY QUEEN YA DUMB LOSEWRS
una on November 24, 2017:
I need a funky young name for a cage that does everything dinners waffles crepes the lot
Cafe express on November 17, 2017:
I'm making a cafe in minecraft I needed a good cafe name for it so I came here thanks
Sandy on November 14, 2017:
Suggest a nys name for my cafe , also included other dishes like bakery products ,
abhishek singh bundela on October 26, 2017:
i am opening a cafe need a unique name it includes chinese,coffee and shakes
Lora on October 23, 2017:
What is a good name for coffee business, just selling coffee, no shop or cafe.
Angie on October 16, 2017:
Lord on October 11, 2017:
How about cup o' joe that is my favorite
vio on October 10, 2017:
I want to open a crepe and coffee shop in south Florida we need a good name
VICKY KUMAR on October 03, 2017:
I need a name for my iceream pizza, sandwich, burgure coffee,milkshakes shop..
Candy on September 30, 2017:
how about the The Tea Pot, or Hype?
Paul on September 12, 2017:
Mim, how about Pit Stop ...
Ashkhen on September 05, 2017:
I NEED AN INTERESTHING NAME FOR MY LAUNJBAR
Desi on August 18, 2017:
Bharath, for a rooftop cafe I'd suggest Moonlight Cafe or Sunset Cafe (depending on your location).
Bharath on August 13, 2017:
Can u suggest me innovative names for a cafe. ..it's a rooftop cafe and mainly we serve food dishes
sravan on August 11, 2017:
I need a name for my lassi,coffee,milkshakes shop..
Jangl on August 01, 2017:
jangle at jilll's
Sandy on July 31, 2017:
Emary what about Elementary? It combines your names and is related to the nearby schools :)
mahesh KOKITKAR on July 24, 2017:
Mim on July 17, 2017:
Any name ideas for a drive through coffee shop?
polo on July 11, 2017:
hi i like naming cafes
viraj mawinkatti on June 26, 2017:
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.