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  1. Funny I have asked the same question on here with not many replies like you! I guess we are posting in the wrong forum or something. Much head scratching
  2. Hi I hope I am posting this in the right forum! We are setting up a New Coffee Shop, its quite small so I expect to sell anywhere between 40 and 100 coffees per day and would expect no more than say 20 in any 1 hour period. I am thinking of a 2 group machine but have no idea of what boiler capacity to go for? I was thinking of spending around £4000 and hope to have it installed for this. Any suggestions out there. Oh and I also need a couple of grinders, regular and decaf! Cheers G
  3. I see that my post has been moved? However I cant find where to? Anyone have any ideas Thanks
  4. Hi We are setting up a New Coffee Shop, its quite small so I expect to sell anywhere between 40 and 100 coffees per day and would expect no more than say 20 in any 1 hour period. I am thinking of a 2 group machine but have no idea of what boiler capacity to go for? I was thinking of spending around £4000 and hope to have it installed for this. Any suggestions out there. Oh and I also need a couple of grinders, regular and decaf! Cheers G
  5. oops glad you spotted that! Actually the footfall based on my early observation is nearer 2000 per day (250 per hour 9-5) and probably much more in summer so maybe 60-70 customers sounds about right. I actually need to get nearer 120 customers through the door per day to make the rent + rates work! But I presume the 60-70 would increase with repeat business and advertising pull ins etc. Anyway it is clear I need to do more research and maybe some maths lessons too !
  6. We intend to sell Coffee ( obviously!) Tea, Smoothies, Shakes, Panini's Toasties, Sandwiches, Cakes and treats. ( All top notch quality) However we are hoping to stay clear of bacon butties full breakfast's etc as although we appreciate they can be great earners we are not sure the smell will fit in with the model of Coffee shop with Art Gallery/Exhibitions/Classes etc. We have seen a few other Coffee Shops that seem to get plenty of business with this model. The trouble is the only good premises and locations we can find are with A1 retail use and cant seem to figure out if we could sit people inside without A3 class use? Some of the information out there seems to indicate it would be fine providing you don't need any extraction equipment? I am also considering taking the premises on A1 and using the permitted development change of use bylaw ( May 2013) which allows temporary change of use for 2 years and applying for a change to A3 further down the line. If the change is rejected and I was not permitted to continue trading with A1 I would then exercise the 3 year break clause to end the tenancy! ( This is a worst case scenario of course) Any thoughts from budding planning consultants or legal eagles out there would be gratefully received!
  7. Hi everyone I am looking at a few sites to open up my first coffee shop come art gallery ( my wife is an artist) We intend to sell Coffee ( obviously!) Tea, Smoothies, Shakes, Panini's Toasties, Sandwiches, Cakes and treats. ( All top notch quality) However we are hoping to stay clear of bacon butties full breakfast's etc as although we appreciate they can be great earners we are not sure the smell will fit in with the model of Coffee shop with Art Gallery/Exhibitions/Classes etc. We have seen a few other Coffee Shops that seem to get plenty of business with this model. The trouble is the only good premises and locations we can find are with A1 retail use and cant seem to figure out if we could sit people inside without A3 class use? Some of the information out there seems to indicate it would be fine providing you don't need any extraction equipment? I am also considering taking the premises on A1 and using the permitted development change of use bylaw ( May 2013) which allows temporary change of use for 2 years and applying for a change to A3 further down the line. If the change is rejected and I was not permitted to continue trading with A1 I would then exercise the 3 year break clause to end the tenancy! ( This is a worst case scenario of course) Any thoughts from budding planning consultants or legal eagles out there would be gratefully received!
  8. thanks garydyke. I am familiar with both of these Coffee Shops, both excellent but one in particular would be a stones throw away from where I am thinking of opening so I'm not sure how helpful they will be haha. Unless they have no fear of the competition of course ( good attitude to have I guess)
  9. Hi everyone! A great thank you to all of you for the words of wisdom and advice. It is good to see so many helpful Avatars already I have spoken with a few people in the trade including Limini Coffee in Bradford and York Coffee Emporium. I have already been blown away by the level of detail that goes into making that perfect cup of espresso and cap. I agree, I will be keeping things simple to start with and may try a guest espresso later down the line. I have tried my hand at using an espresso machine but reckon I have quite a lot to learn. I will be trying to source a good artisan bakery too, although I am reluctant to go for too much cooked food as I don't want the place smelling of bacon fat for example. I don't think this will be ideal for the art side of things. At the same time I realise that the range must be large enough to get bums on seats and cater for the important lunchtime trade! 3% of passers by jeebsy? Sounds good to me, I reckon over 1000 pass this shop every day so I will be happy with 300 of them ( think York City Centre) I also intend to go for an alcohol licence later down the line to go for the early evening Bistro. I have loads of other questions but will find the correct forum to post them in. Once again thanks to all !
  10. Greetings to all here. My wife and I are planning on starting our own Coffee Shop combined with an Art Gallery and art skills centre. She has the skill ( artist) and I have the business savvy ( hopefully) I have been involved in the operation of several other business but don't have a great deal of experience in catering, so I am on here to get some pointers on business planning, Food safety, equipment etc. I've had a good lurk on here ( doesn't everyone?) and a recurring theme and perennial question seems to be "how do I estimate occupancy from footfall"? Mmmm seems its pretty much guesswork, hopefully after absorbing as much information as I can on here and elsewhere I might be closer to the answer in the coming weeks Speak soon
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