Need help with coffee shop layout


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Nov 24, 2004
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I gotta prepare a layout for the coffee shop. I need to include the following:

Along with coffee, this store would be selling baked goods with the exception of donuts. There is no drive-through and the type of customers expected at this store would be walk-in. The customers will not be in a rush to leave and there will also be gifts and magazines available for sale.

A basic rough idea of where to place each section or item would be helpful. This would include tables and chairs, cash registers, possibly a line for customers to make phone calls, space for storage, and other displays.


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Oct 18, 2004
Portland, OR
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Ergonomic design is very important for your cafe to operate well.

There are design and equipment placement examples for a 1000 sq. ft. coffee house and a 2000+ sq. ft. coffee house in Bean Business Basics ... These are very detailed and include everything from your pastry cases, refrigeration, washrooms, and even furniture layout ideas.

Often people will hire a company to do their design for them, or at least put a second set of eyes on them ... but if you are looking for a way to get a good rough idea this may be the way to go.

I think that Cafe Design by Pegler has some overhead plans, but they are not as detailed as far as equipment goes, more for interior design ...

Good Luck!