Market Sectors


The café sector is broken down into the following categories:

  • Café – chain - Starbucks / Costa etc
  • Café – independent
  • Café – in retail outlet / deli
  • Cafe - where hot drinks are served in a sandwich shop
  • Cafe - roadside & "greasy spoons"

There is much discussion about how to define a cafe, but we use the following as a guide :

  • Where hot & cold drinks are the establishment's main revenue generator.
  • Where food can be purchased, to eat in or take away.
  • Where the establishment does not hold a licence for alcohol.