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The world's largest mobile coffee franchise provides opportunity and support for entrepreneurs who deliver fresh espresso coffee and great food.

The Brand

Australian-born Cafe2U, the world’s largest mobile espresso coffee franchise is proud to be the pioneer of the mobile cafe industry around the world, launching its first van in Sydney, Australia in 2000. In 2004 Cafe2U was purchased by its current owners, and a strategy was implemented to fully franchise the mobile coffee business and grow it worldwide.

Besides Australia, Cafe2U has expanded internationally into the United Kingdom, USA, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa. With a population of just over 50 million in South Africa, this is a rare opportunity for Cafe2U to be part of the evolving demand for quality espresso coffee.


The Cafe2U Franchise System has been specifically designed to be a profitable Monday to Friday business. Cafe2U Franchise Partners provide a core range of cafe style products based around the delivery of a high quality espresso based coffee. The business model ensures that Franchise Partners concentrate on establishing a daily run within commercial business parks and industrial estates.

Follow your dream of business ownership with the support of Australia’s first – and now the world’s largest – mobile coffee franchise in the fast growth coffee industry. Cafe2U provides opportunities for small business entrepreneurs who deliver great coffee and food to businesses, events and functions.

Now in South Africa, we are looking for entrepreneurs to join over 200 successful mobile coffee van business owners worldwide. The Cafe2U unique mobile coffee franchise system means business success without the hassles of landlords or rent. The model is built around the working week, so revenue from events and weekend activities can significantly increase earnings potential.


Each franchisee attends two weeks classroom-based training followed by two weeks on-the-job training. During the classroom training, franchisees are taught business management, budgeting, cash flow planning and marketing.

During the two weeks on-the-job training, the franchisee will be accompanied by a Franchise Development Manager who works with the franchisee to launch and market their business. The Franchise Development Manager assists the franchisee in creating a daily run and then accompanies the franchisee as they visit business sites and canvas new businesses.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

To fit the profile of a Cafe2U franchisee you need to be passionate about coffee, quality and service.


When It All Began


Andy Simpkin

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Marco Da Silva

Head Office


No. of Outlets


Available Opportunities

Throughout South Africa.

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 899 000

Initial franchise fee

R 150 000

Initial Working Capital

On application

Minimum owners contribution

On application
Franchise Terms

Management services fee

R 1 550 per week

Marketing fee

R 275 per week

Initial agreement term

10 Years

Renewal term

5 Years

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