Start-Up coffee Shop Financials

dedmaroz

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Jul 12, 2009
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Good day all! I've ready many posts on this site and want to thank you for all your information and tips! My question is relating to startup costs, can you please share apprx what type of capital will be required for 6months of operation? Im in process of lease negotiations the cafe will be about 950sqft and it is one block away from a large university, so with proper marketing and high quality product and reasonable prices i hope to break even within 6months.

lease w/ nnn will run me about 3500monthly...
i'm interested in other expenses? how much did you spend on fixtures? and other expenses that you only begin to see once your in business? Also i'm planning on leasing the equip first to reduce startup costs and will have warrnty support (good idea?)

thank you in advance
 

ElPugDiablo

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Jul 16, 2004
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Hartford and New Haven, CT
dedmaroz said:
i'm interested in other expenses? how much did you spend on fixtures? and other expenses that you only begin to see once your in business? Also i'm planning on leasing the equip first to reduce startup costs and will have warrnty support (good idea?)
You are asking a very vague question. You can pay $300 for a chair or go to your local junk yard and find your chairs for a song. The point is it all depends on how you envision your shop and how much you can afford to spend. I have seen shop nailed together for less than 40K, and it shows, and I have seen super duper expensive place costing over 300k to construct which is no guarantee for success.

As far as other expenses once you are in, what are your menu items?
 

tlowing

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Jan 19, 2008
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Cocoa Beach, FL
I recently opened a coffee shop. We bought most of our equipment secondhand. Much of it through Craigslist search. Due to the poor economy we were able to purchase a lot of inexpensive equipment.




Company Item Age (years) Price

WalMart Bakeware 1 $21.16
Michaels CraftPunch 1 $14.83
Wenesco Melter 2 $485.00
Sams Club Canopy 1 $210.39
WalMart Bakeware 1 $9.61
WalMart Utlitiy Shelf/Boxes 1 $24.42
Paramount Coffee Espresso Coffee Grinder 4 $960.45
WalMart Keys, Bakeware 1 $48.76
Courtyard Employee Refrigerator 1 $40.00
Martin Sorenson KitchenAid Comm Mixer 10 $150.44
Darlene Oathout Chairs 8 $100.00
Dinner My Way See Invoice - Refrigerator, Freezer, Dishwasher,Smallwares, Cleaning Equipment, etc 2 $6,500.00
WalMart Platters & Pyrex Bowl $15.07
JodieJean3767 Panini Grill 2 $569.00
One.Way.Up 3 Coffee Brewer/Grinders 3 $1,200.00
Ronald Coleman Coffee Roaster 6 $3,300.00
Prima Supply Drop In Sinks 1 $198.67
E. Freidman Assoc Triple Sink & Faucets 1 $818.00
E. Friedman Assoc. triple sink 1 $818.00
Gordon Court Espresso Machine & Filters 6 $2,200.00
GadgetAppliance Espresso & Coffee Cups 1 $249.06
Green Bean Coffee Brushes, Whisk, & Pitcher 1 $91.09
Bigelow-Superstore Theater System (Sound) 1 $886.98
Dell LCD HDTV (TVs) 1 $1,602.69
Mountanos Brothers Grande Mugs & Saucers 1 $131.85
Sun-Team Cup Dispenser 1 $39.85
Sun-Team Top/Rack Cup Dispenser 1 $26.00
Tommy Truong Undercounter Refrigerator 3 $500.00
Mary Seiler BlendTec Blender 2 $450.00
Staples LCD Monitor (Computer) 1 $185.49
Sushi Lauderdale chairs/barstools 8 $2,350.00
Dlanterman 3 Cup Holder 1 $51.00
Cowan Plumbing Toliets/Sinks/Urinal 1 $1,459.58
dealyard.com Faucets 1 $84.97
Allclean4854888 Toilet Paper Dispenser 1 $66.03
W30Chuck Titan Tankless Water Heater 1 $495.00
Strudels oven,pan racks,sheet pans 3 $1,095.00
Mouse Surplus tables and chairs 15 $220.00
Mouse Surplus tables and chairs 15 $280.00
BeallsOutlet Bakeware 1 $28.49
Atlas Drop In Sink 1 $100.00
Office Depot Calculator - Shop 1 $11.65
Goodwill Wares 1 $31.79
BeallsOutlet Cookware 1 $30.63
Mountanos Brothers Cappe Cups & Saucers 1 $98.00
Misc Plate Set 1 $10.60
Kendal Signs Sign for Shop 1 $3,667.43
Dollar General Slow Cooker 1 $21.20
McReynoldsAir Ice Machine 1 $2,987.10
Fobmeister Permavault Drop Safe 1 $62.00
FreshWaterSystems Everpure Filter - Espresso 1 $96.08
Sams Club Condiment cart, seat, etc 1 $352.76
AmericanFire&Safety Fire Extinguisher & Inspect 1 $74.20
TomK Cash Register 1 $524.10
Costco Shelving - Storage Room 1 $302.97
Sams Club Waste Cans/cart 1 $274.67
Target Bookcases - Retail 1 $272.40
WalMart TrashCans/Pic Frames 1 $95.40
Cecile Belden Credit Card Terminal 3 $165.00
WalMart Buckets/Bakeware 1 $36.17
Terry Turner Directv Reciver 1 $299.85
bestlink_usa Directv Slimline Dish 1 $78.95
SandraBiskie Aprons/Visors/LogoFee 1 $97.50
TheZCoffee.com Whip-it & Chargers 1 $51.25
TheZCoffee.com Whip-it & Chargers 1 $51.99
US Food Cambro Ice Bin 1 $507.60
US Food Food Bin, Bagel Slicer, etc 1 $240.58
US Food Dishers/Food Scoops 1 $56.49





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