Cafes and Coffee Shops in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Cafes and Coffee Shops Market Research Report | ANZSIC H4511b | Mar 2014

Brewing up business: Australia's strong coffee culture supports revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Cafes and Coffee Shops market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Cafes and Coffee Shops industry owes much of its success to Australia's love for quality coffee. With the influx of European immigrants after World War II and the emergence of popular European-style cafes, a strong and vibrant coffee culture has developed across the nation. This love for coffee supported industry demand through the global economic downturn and has fuelled growth over the past five years. This upward trend is expected to continue over the next five years.

Australia's coffee culture and the prevalence of small speciality cafes and coffee shops have resulted in a high level of competition, low barriers to entry and low industry concentration... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Cafe and Coffee Shops industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. Operators spend an estimated $0.06 on capital investment for every dollar paid as wages. Cafe and coffee shop operators require significant labour input in all areas from coffee and food service, to cooking and cleaning. Most positions are relatively unskilled, with some training required for roles such as coffee making. Many cafes and coffee shops lease both their premises and much of their equipment to lower the initial capital outlay. This significantly lowers capital intensity and decreases start-up costs for new entrants.

The level of capital intensity can differ between players, depending on the scale of the business... purchase to read more


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What is the Cafes and Coffee Shops Industry?

The industry consists of cafes and coffee shops serving food and beverages for customers on premises. The industry excludes takeaway food services, restaurant and catering services, theatre restaurants and establishments that primarily offer the sale of alcohol for consumption on and off premises.

Industry Products
CoffeeOther beveragesFood
Industry Activities
Cafe operation including BYO, licensed, BYO and licensed and unlicensed establishmentsCoffee shop operation

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