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It has never been a better time to start a Cafe business. The cost of starting an outlet has come down, and the cafe culture is just picking up. Starting a new cafe requires some effort and one of the first challenges you will come across is naming your cafe. In this article, we analyzed 1000+ top rated Cafe names / Coffee Shop names in a bid to try and help name your new outlet.

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Popular Cafe names & Coffee Shop names

Cafe names and Coffee shop names

We picked the best rated Cafe and Coffee Shops and found that most of them preferred to use their signature menu item as part of the name. Most outlets used words like “Brew”, “Costa”, “Beans”, “Chai”. “Shakes” as a part of their name.

Unique name ideas

One of the best ways to create a unique name is by adding popular prefixes and suffixes. Below are some words that you can use to form your Cafe or Coffee Shop name.

Use your speciality

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Chai
  • Shakes
  • Mocha
  • Burger
  • Waffle

Use popular cafe and coffee shop name suffixes

  • Street
  • Studio
  • Bench
  • Garden
  • Company
  • Culture
  • Aroma
  • Shack
  • Garage
  • World
  • Junction
  • Factory
  • Point

Use words associated with coffee making

  • Kettle
  • Aroma
  • Roast
  • Brew
  • Black
  • Mugs
  • Cup
  • Toast
  • Brown

Dos and don’ts

  • Create a name that’s easy to say and write.
  • Align the restaurant name to your outlet’s personality.
  • Do not directly copy the name from a neighbourhood business.
  • Check if a suitable website name and social page handles are available.
  • Trademark your name as soon as possible.

Cafe name generator

If you would like to generate random Cafe name ideas, checkout the Cafe Name Generator.

Website and social page availability checker

Almost every Cafe runs a Facebook and Instagram page to get followers. It’s a good idea to ensure that a suitable handle for your outlet’s name is available. Use the Namecheckr tool to check availability.

Download 1000+ cafe names and coffee shop names list

We wrote this article by analyzing 1000+ cafe and coffee shop names. We also picked up the best rated outlets to make sure the names carried a bit of luck. If you wish to checkout this, download a copy of the cafe names list here.

Other useful articles

If you are a first time food business owner, please read our article on how to start a restaurant business.

Opening a restaurant? Checkout our article on restaurant names.

Opening a bakery or cake shop? Checkout our article on bakery names.


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