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Prices charged in a Café or Coffee shop,

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

Many owners just go with the flow. That’s a BIG mistake. So often as I visit various café or coffee shops, I find menu items similarly priced. Sure, in some circumstances identical prices are warranted but the amount of times owners put no serious thought into a price other than to match what others charge…

Pound Coffee Roastery

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

Well where does one start with this roasting house which has literally grown from the ground up to now become a major player in the gourmet coffee scene in Western Australia. Enter Justin Gardner, a humble pommie who’s ability to roast coffee beans to perfection is now instrumental in contributing to many of Perth’s café…

CUSTOMERS

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

The lifeblood of a Café or Coffee Shop Never has the reliance of customers been so forcibly etched into the minds of hospitality business owners than as it is today amidst these crazy times the world now finds itself in. The ability for a café or coffee shop to attract sufficient customers has always been…

The Man Behind the Cover Photo

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

Well the answer that question is Matthew Crosby. Even before he has reached the ripe old age of 30, Matt has a somehow squeezed a lifetimes worth of not only adventures but work experiences, somehow always falling back on his only true love (other than his girlfriend), that of photography. Put simply, he has like…

STAFF – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By owningacaforcoffeeshop

It is a common myth that a great idea, a great location, plenty of initial capital and some enthusiasm is all that is needed to open a successful hospitality business. Sure, a portion of these aspects are necessary but, tough times may await those whose don’t consider much, much more. One vital yet an often…

Why write a book?

By Mike Keating

I love coffee! I love people! … and I also appreciate success that is hard earned. There are plenty of ‘average’ cafes and coffee shops. You know the type. You go once or twice but there was just not enough in the cup or the cake or customer service to bring you back. There then…

Is it true many people suck at running a cafe or coffee shop?

By Mike Keating

Without doubt the question above probably never gets said out loud but unfortunately it is one of the harsh realities facing many participants involved in the hospitality industry. The cold hard truth is that many in fact simply do suck or in more politically correct terms, are just not cut out to appreciate and then…

Here’s my Mark!

By Mike Keating

Welcome to my blog. This is my effort at writing the ‘bible’ in hospitality and coaching you to believe in yourself and your abilities to succeed in the industry. This book will help you to become the undeniable ‘stand out’ amongst all competitors. Never under estimate the concept of making your venue the ‘second home’…