45 Creative Coffee Shop and Cafe Names

Updated on March 22, 2017
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.

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Catchy Coffee Shop Name Ideas

Aroma Mocha
Grinders Cafe
Steamy Beans Coffee
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
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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        lolno 30 hours ago

        the grind cafe is on roblox

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        Sweet 2 weeks ago

        Any business name for a coffee shop?

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        Cal Shummon 6 weeks ago

        Tatiana the Ultimate name for Cafe

        Coffee Shoppe is

        "Cafe Kobo"

        FaceBook Scrambled

        The best Dear...

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        queencafe 2 months ago

        supppppp lava java i like that name

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        sushil 2 months ago

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

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        ShawnTell 2 months ago

        This is a great website

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        bana 3 months ago

        I would like to open a cafe suggest me name

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        Gracyn Vanderbye 3 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 4 months ago

        Requirements Coffee

        Regarding Bussiness


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        Heheheheheeheh 4 months ago


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        Join Dairy Queen! 4 months ago



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        una 5 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 5 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 5 months ago

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

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        abhishek singh bundela 5 months ago

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

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        Lora 6 months ago

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

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        Angie 6 months ago

        Endless Grind

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        Lord 6 months ago

        How about cup o' joe that is my favorite

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        vio 6 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 6 months ago

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

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        Candy 6 months ago

        how about the The Tea Pot, or Hype?

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        Paul 7 months ago

        Mim, how about Pit Stop ...

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        Ashkhen 7 months ago


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        Desi 8 months ago

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

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        Bharath 8 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 8 months ago

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

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        Jangl 8 months ago

        jangle at jilll's

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        Sandy 8 months ago

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

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        mahesh KOKITKAR 9 months ago

        So nice

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        Mim 9 months ago

        Any name ideas for a drive through coffee shop?

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        polo 9 months ago

        hi i like naming cafes

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        viraj mawinkatti 10 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 10 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 10 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 12 months 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 12 months ago

        Are these made up lol

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        Rowan Malin 13 months ago


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        runa 13 months 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 13 months 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 14 months ago

        Sips with Bites

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        Wow 14 months ago

        You're so cute

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        nicky & Darren Abrahams 15 months ago

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

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        Masseyfabfive@gmail.com 15 months ago

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

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        16 months ago

        cherry bomb cafe

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        Tom 17 months ago

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

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        karen 18 months ago

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


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        christina 19 months ago

        love the names i need a craft name

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        Harley 19 months ago

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

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        Rachel 19 months 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 21 months 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 21 months 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 24 months ago


        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 2 years ago

        Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro Philippines

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        Java Moe 2 years ago

        where exactly is this coffee located?

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        Emary M. Dalida 2 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 2 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 2 years ago

        noni restaurant

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        Glace 2 years ago

        That's a good name.

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        Ramon 2 years ago

        Your cafe should be named

        'Zakir's Deli'

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        Mayoorii 2 years ago

        Im opening a terrace cafe please suggest a cool name

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        owais 2 years ago

        bla bla coffee bar

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        Tousef Zakir 2 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 2 years ago

        Nice names,but am yet to find the best

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        Java Moe 2 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 2 years ago

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

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        Ben 2 years ago

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

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        iqbal 2 years ago

        SabrinahH - The caring Coffee? or the caring mug? Serenity?

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        SabrinaH1 3 years ago

        Thanks for your suggestions! Any ideas for a cafe serviced by special needs individuals or shall I say special baristas!

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        alejandra 3 years ago

        Well, thanks for the help. I think that works for someone who knows what to sells or what he/she wants. Not like the person who i'm working for right now... Would you bealive me if I tell you that his star product are Doughnuts, but he doesn't like them?! he doesn't like his commercial name either... The only thing he knows is he wants to build a café and compete with a Starbuks which is 2 blocks the place... The closest name i have for this is "Come here and give us your money". He doesn't even have a good coffee's offer...

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        arjun 3 years ago

        Hi my name is arjun paul and I have a place in india mukteshwar. It's a cold place , super cold rather..what should I name my cafe ...

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        Emilia Riera 3 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

        Fun. I once met a business couple who owned a gas station with a drive through espresso shop. It was called the "Pump and Grind." Seriously!

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        MasterDripper 3 years ago

        very creative names indeed - thanks

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        Elisabeth 3 years ago

        I've been thinking about opening up a cafe for a few months now, as I've been drinking coffee and loving it for the past couple of years. I think I've got what it takes to create a place where coffee lovers will feel like home. This article has been really inspirational for me in my endeavors to find the right name for my coffee shop.



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        Johne818 3 years ago

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        David 4 years ago

        My coffee shop will have an old General Store theme. Any suggestions for a name?

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        Carlos :P 4 years ago

        Bits And Bites

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        fernanda coffe 4 years ago

        sephy coffe

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        Paradox 4 years ago

        The bean hive

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        yeah 4 years ago

        The Frapp House

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        Java Moe 4 years ago

        Why.. Hello Carmyn Koberinski my name is Java Moe and if you like I can make some suggestions about your naming issue. Perhaps you can tell me a little bit about your shop.

        Below are some suggestions I made to a friend earlier but hers was a different situation. Perhaps with more info I can be of help.

        Solar Cafe

        Sunspot Cafe

        Sparrows Coffee House

        Eagles Point Cafe

        Kneed Cafe

        The Mighty Red Cafe

        Blue Bliss Cafe

        Paradise Coffee House

        Sanctuary Cafe

        Perch Cafe

        Roosting Point Cafe

        Boots Off Cafe

        Laid Back Coffee House

        Easy Chair Cafe

        Remember You get Moe with Java Moe

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        Tatiana 4 years ago from Florida

        Thanks Carmyn. I hadn't included other names since the main focus was on coffee shop/cafe names. Check out my article about bakery names; it might have more of what you're looking for. Have a great day! :)


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        carmyn koberinski 4 years ago

        I like your names but can you think of some names that you can use if your cafe is not about coffee