As I type now, colleges kids are having their spring break and most coffee shops in university town are quiet. You have to make sure you have local business during summer vacation, winter vacation and spring break. Or you have to make sure you can make so much during school year that you can afford the quiet times. And yes, if the shop is conveniently located to both car (parking) and foot traffic, and you have good amount of out door seating and if you are lucky AND if you know what you are doing, you can make WAY more than 65K a year, first year. I don't mean to imply you don't know what you are doing, but creating a successful business is hard, even when all the elements are in place. By the way this is not a Mormon school where drinking coffee is against the religion, right?poeticdiabetic said:The closest college is up the street with a student population of 36,000.