Coffee shops have always been a popular start-up idea but now people are selling a wide range of drinks on the high street. Here are some ideas to get you started:


Coffee shop
Coffee shops serve a wide range of freshly prepared coffees, including espressos, lattes, mochas and cappuccinos, which are prepared by trained baristas using coffee beans ground on the premises. They also serve filter coffee prepared using pre-ground beans, tea, hot chocolate, iced coffee and other chilled and soft drinks. Find out more >
Smoothie and juice bar
Smoothie and juice bars serve a wide range of freshly prepared and blended fruit juices, smoothies and milkshakes, as well as snack items such as muffins, traybakes, yogurt and granola pots, and cereal bars. Find out more >
Tea room
Tea rooms serve a wide range of teas, including traditional English varieties, speciality and unusual blends, green tea and fruit teas, coffees and soft drinks. They typically provide traditional afternoon tea or cream teas including freshly made sandwiches, scones, cakes, biscuits and sweet pastries. Find out more >
Wine and cocktail bar
Wine and cocktail bars are licensed premises that specialise in serving a wide range of classic, vintage and contemporary cocktails, including original cocktails created by the bar’s staff. Find out more >
Microbreweries are run by craft brewers who produce, bottle and sell real ales and craft beers on a small scale. They produce innovative, unique beers and ales, often using locally sourced ingredients. Find out more >