A shipping container café or ‘Pop Up Café’ is a great way to make your business stand out from the competition. If we’re honest with ourselves, not many people can start their day without a skinny latte or a long black, and meeting for a coffee has become so much a part of the UK culture that it’s hard to imagine how we socialized before it became so popular! Some of the most successful cafes are tiny start-ups with little more than a good coffee machine, a great barista and a café. Unfortunately though, building and rental costs can really bite into a small business’ profits…even a tiny hole in the wall café needs to pump out a lot of cappuccinos or short blacks before it can cover the rent. And that’s where the shipping container café comes into play!

Container Café Sizes

The compact size of a shipping container café makes it a prime candidate for a start-up café, because you don’t need much room to set up. A corner of land in a car park, a spot on a marina, a market, a dog park, the beach, a vacant block of land or a building site that won’t start construction for a few years are all top spots for a pop up café. When the approvals to build come through, the café can be simply shipped somewhere else. Many shipping container cafés are actually built as permanent structures as well, simply because the construction costs are so much cheaper (and they also look great).

Pop Up Cafes Grow Your Business

Everybody loves the convenience of a Pop up Café. Not surprisingly entrepreneurial want-to-be café owners are looking at doing things a little differently (and more cost effectively) – including converting shipping containers into pop-up cafes. Not only is a shipping container café cheap, environmentally friendly, and portable, it’s really, really cool. Industrial chic and coffee go fabulously well together – ask any café owner. You can expect to see a lot more of super-cool shipping container cafes too; the next contestants on Channel Seven’s Restaurant Revolution will be converting shipping containers into – you guessed it – a shipping container café! In fact if you’re thinking of starting a shipping container yourself, you might like to get in early before the demand outstrips supply. We have a great range of used containers available for your shipping container project but we suspect they will become very popular after the show airs.

It Makes Fantastic Addition to Your Business

If you’re a business or a club looking to bring in an extra income stream, a shipping container café can be a really profitable addition to your business. You don’t even have to run it yourself. You could set up the café on your property, then rent it out to a barista or two keen to start their own business without the high costs. It’s a win-win situation – and can be set up quickly and easily. Take a look around your business. Are your staff driving out to get good coffee? Could something as small as the availability of good coffee make your customers choose you over someone else? Is there room for a profitable shipping container café on your property? It’s definitely worth considering.

Decided a Shipping Container Café Is Just Right For You?

Great, let the experts help! At Container Logistics Labs ™, we’ve been selling and converting shipping containers for over 10 years. So if you’re thinking of converting a shipping container into a fantastic café, give us a call . Whether you’re buying a container to convert yourself, or want us to do it for you, we can help turn your café dream into a cool café reality.

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We sell, hire and modify a huge range of shipping containers in the industrial and commercial sectors, as well as offering shipping containers for sale nationwide to the general public. So whether you’re looking to buy or hire a specific type of container, or else modify a container to your own unique needs, we are here to help. With a large range of shipping containers in stock, and decades of industry experience