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In 1987, the first Dulcé Ice Cream and Coffee shop in Rink Street was opened in Port Elizabeth close to today's International Head Office. The food menu was developed and continually upgraded through a process of ongoing market research. This has become an integral element of the success of Dulcé ’s franchise concept.

The Brand

Established since 1982. Franchising since 1994 with approximately forty outlets operating in 2014 in different locations such as malls, corporate head offices, private hospitals, office parks, airports, hotels, Country and Golf Estates.


Café Dulcé is a proudly South African brand with a continental menu. It is a brand focused in specific segments such as Coffee Shops, Restaurants, Events and Functions, Banqueting, serving high quality meals to a specific customer profile.


Full training is given to management and staff, comprising of two weeks at head office or a training store and two weeks on site. Full ongoing support is provided throughout the franchise period.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

Preferably a hard working hands-on owner/operator with an outgoing personality.


When It All Began


Lee Caldecott

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Rob Barrett

Head Office

Heidelberg, Gauteng

No. of Outlets


Available Opportunities

Contact Café Dulcé directly.

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 1.7 – R 2.6 Million

Initial franchise fee

R 95 000

Initial Working Capital

R 150 000

Minimum owners contribution

30% – 50% Depending on credit portfolio
Franchise Terms

Management services fee

5% of revenue

Marketing fee

1% of revenue

Initial agreement term

5 Years

Renewal term

5 Years

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