What’s in a Coffee Shop Name?


What should I name my coffee shop?!? It’s one of the most popular questions that I am regularly asked and surfaces with alarming frequency and urgency on online discussion boards. First things first: don’t panic!

The trend in coffee shop names these days from cutesy to outright absurd, are you naming a business or a boat? I suggest that rather than come up with the latest coffee pun, consider something that more appropriately captures the essence of your business and tells potential customers what they are likely to expect when they walk through your doors.

Let’s take a look at some of the popular categories of coffee shop names and their representative examples (these are REAL):

Medical Side Effects

  • Trembling Cup
  • Permanent Addiction
  • Jitters (also, Jitter Bean, Jitter Java, Jumpin’ Jitters, etc.)
  • Diuretic Delights (okay, so I made that one up)

The Puns

  • Bean Around the World
  • Daily Grind (also Back to the Grind, Nose to the Grind Stone, Breaking Ground, Sacred Grounds and so on)
  • Brewed Awakenings
  • Brews Brothers
  • He Brews (a Christian Coffee Shop – this one is growing on me)

The Crowd that Misspells Espresso with an “X”

  • Premium Expresso
  • Heavenly Expresso

The Unfortunately Named

  • Mud Puddle
  • River Brew
  • Java Trout Expresso Internet Bar & Gifts (I attempted to contact this company and congratulate them on their naming achievement, but alas, they were out of business or perhaps in hiding)

The frustration associated with naming a business is probably the result of competing in an escalating battle of wits. Let’s think about this rationally, consider:

  1. Who are your customers? With proper business planning, this one should come rolling off your tongue. Are your customers morning commuters? Students? Couples out for an evening of entertainment? Office workers? All of the above? Knowing who your customer is will help you to understand how your name will be perceived.
  2. What is your business identity? What do you want your customers to think about when they read your name? (coffee – doh!) we’ll get to that in a moment: IN ADDITION TO COFFEE, what do you want your customers to think about? This is a question only you can answer. Is it an emotion? a place? a memory? There are plenty of words other than “bean,” “cup” or “java” that you can use to get your point across.
  3. Now we can tell them it’s coffee. You should always keep the image of coffee present so that customers can quickly identify what you do. Picture driving by a business at 40 MPH and seeing the name or logo; in the blink of an eye it should be readily apparent that you serve coffee as a primary business. On the topic of that logo make certain that the logo is clear, not overly elaborate and has a crisp and easily identified color scheme.
  4. Make it unique – Unless it is your intention to masquerade as part of some large chain (such as a coffee shop I once visited named “Starbean,” written in bold green and white text), you’re going to want a brand name that can be uniquely associated with your company and product. Do a little search on Google for “Daily Grind.” Go ahead, I’ll wait. At the time of writing this article there are over 1.4 million mentions of the words Daily and Grind, and nearly 700,000 for the phrase “Daily Grind”; I can identify about 150 unique listings that are coffee shops or other coffee and tea related businesses. How will your business possibly be identified, recognized or remembered through all of that noise and confusion? Also consider possible legal setbacks to having such a similar name. Daily Grind-A is not going to be very happy when Daily Grind-B opens up down the street and will probably have something to say about. Always have your attorney research your prospective name(s) for possible infringement on another existing trademark or business name – you can do a cursory search through the US Patent and Trademark Office website and the corporation or business division of your Secretaries of State offices.

Oh, there’s one more category that I failed to mention above:
Popular Culture and Literature Names

  • Bean Me Up
  • Hill of Beans
  • and Starbucks

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What’s in a Coffee Shop Name?

642 Responses

  1. Hi there, My partner and I are looking to open a small coffee shop in Glasgow,Scotland. We will be doing lots of home baked cakes too. Food wise our menu will be fairly limited, sandwiches, paninis, baked potato, salad, that kind of thing. We are really struggling with a name and would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks :) x

    Gillian Dougall July 2, 2014 at 2:47 am #
  2. I am planning to start a cafe (coffee shop with small eatery) in bangalore, india.
    I want to name it after my son Vikramaditya who passed away at a small age of 10 months.
    Adi’s cafe is what came to my mind (we called him adi, adu)
    Please suggest any innovative yet loving way to name the cafe. Thanks

    Neha June 21, 2014 at 2:17 am #
  3. Let me have a think about it and I will get back to you.

    javamoe February 9, 2014 at 2:56 am #
  4. Java Moe you are a coffee naming master!! I need your skills!
    My hubby and I are in the planning stages of getting a coffee roasting business off the ground, but we’re stuck on the name part, of course.
    We are going to start roasting at home and sell at our local farmers market. Eventually our goal is to own our own coffeehouse, roasting/brewing our own coffee. We are based in Noblesville, Indiana. We do not really want to be defined by where we are located. We want a name that will grow with us. We love the idea of rustic with modern flair. We love the outdoors, adventure, fun. We want to bless people with our products and create an atmosphere where we can create relationships and know our customers. We have lived in Colorado and Alaska, both very active places. We are in Indiana to be close to family. We love the thoughts of hiking and mountains, but not sure those words would grow with us.

    Some ideas we have kicked around are:
    Affinity Coffee – love what we brew
    Moxie Coffee – get up and go (I think the slogan is trademarked)
    Journey Coffee Company

    Thank you so much in advance for your help!!!


    Selena February 1, 2014 at 8:50 pm #
  5. Awesome cup and confections.

    If coffee was the main product confections will cover the rest. Perhaps 2 DBA’s one for the coffee and one for the rest for the rest of your products. But that would be expensive.

    javamoe January 15, 2014 at 3:51 am #
  6. Hello Dowe,

    If you can tell me where the shop is located and the type of clientele and a little bit about yourself so I can make better suggestions. :)


    javamoe January 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm #
  7. I’m hoping to set up an appointment with my SBDC Rep this Friday to discuss this, but I’d appreciate your input as well! I have a name picked out that I’m going to keep to myself because it’s totally unique on Google and I want to keep it that way, but my problem is I won’t only be selling coffee. My business will start out selling specialty cookies and whole bean coffee, then progress to iced coffee and tea concentrates, and if all goes well I’m going to open a Hot Cocoa shop, and if that goes well I’m going to open a cafe. I’m concerned that my Awesome Coffee Company name won’t apply to my Hot Cocoa business or my cookie business, and I really want it to be all encompassing. Is it odd to buy cookies from a Coffee Company, or would you stop at one for an awesome cup of cocoa? I suppose I could get multiple DBAs, but that would just scatter my brand and confuse my patrons. What do you think? Awesome Cocoa, Coffee, Tea and Cookie Company? Awesome Confections? Awesome Coffee & Comestibles? Who even knows what comestibles means besides me? Your two cents is appreciated! :-)

    Dowe January 7, 2014 at 2:21 am #
  8. Merry Christmas everyone!

    Java Moe December 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm #
  9. Hello friends I just got me a blog. However you will need to enter wordpress to look for it ( javamoe ) as I have only been on it for less than a week and it takes google six weeks to recognize my blog and rank it. Please note that what ever you ask here on Andrew Hetzel’s web site ( coffee strategies ) will still be answered regardless if you ask it here or on my blog.

    Please be aware that this is Andrew Hetzel’s web site and I am just here to help you people out figure out names for your shop!

    It’s been a long vacation so lets begin! If you happen to have stopped here by accident your in luck as I can make a few suggestions about names.

    Java Moe

    javamoe December 19, 2013 at 11:52 pm #
  10. I am planning to open a coffee house in a university in India.Please suggest me some names

    Honey February 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm #
  11. Krisi-

    Your Coffee Stand sounds great! This is not more girly, but it is more original…

    Double Barrel Coffee

    Or to be more girly…

    Caffeine Girls Coffee

    Or to describe your stand…

    Pink Camo Coffee

    Jessica January 26, 2013 at 10:23 pm #
  12. Krisi- Your coffee stand sounds fun!!

    What about Double Barrel Espresso? :)

    Jessica January 26, 2013 at 2:31 pm #
  13. I am opening a drive through espresso and sandwich stand. I am a county girl and the decor will be camo, pink and firearms. I live in a logging, fishing and hunting town in Washington state USA. And the majority of our customers will be log truck drivers. I’d like the name to be girly to an extent. I have been racking my brain and can’t think of anything. I was thinking of Double Shot Espresso. But it doesn’t scream girl owned. Please help.

    Krisi January 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm #
  14. i am looking for a name starting( S) some one can give me a iadia

    pathiraja January 14, 2013 at 12:06 am #
  15. My dream is to open a large community based coffeehouse. A place for people of all ages and stages of life. Family and friends near and far come to gather for community events, a good chat, and delicious coffee, tea, smoothies, snacks, and yummy food. I want it to have great healthy, all natural options. I would also like to have a small portion of the profit go to a local non-profit or at least host fundraiser events. I will be moving soon, so I do not know the location. It will most likely be in the Pacific Northwest where there is alot of natural beauty (ocean, lakes, rivers, mountains, wildlife). Ideally it will be open from 6am-12am daily, if it’s in an area I can afford to do that. More about me….. I love the colors blue, green, and red (not together! haha). I love cleverness and wit. I like simple elegance, as well as traditional and vintage, as well as contemporary!! So the style is TBD, but I’m leaning towards just a comfy feel. I am often complimented for my big smile and joyful attitude. I love to work hard, but also love to have fun and laugh.

    Names I like, but are already taken:
    Jubilee Coffeehouse
    Family Tree Cafe
    Bluebird Cafe
    Kindred Cafe

    Name not taken, but not sure if I like:
    Cozy Community Cafe (can call it C3 for short)
    Give and Take Cafe

    Words I like:
    Delight, Twilight, Sunrise, Sunset, Divine, Family, Friends, Home, Hope, Kettle, Joy, Happy, Adventure, Cheer, Tree, Bird, Natural, Nature, Love, Grand, Gather, Roots,

    I want something simple and unique. Also, easy to say and spell. Only letters, so I don’t have url issues. (example, please no names like, “DELI-CIOUS Cuppa’ Coffee” or “Coffee N Tea Shop” or “BEV-2-GO”)

    I love one word names, plus cafe or coffeehouse at the end.
    (For example “Jubilee Coffeehouse” or “Kindred Cafe”)

    Anyone have ideas for names or motto/slogan? Thanks in advance :)


    PS: Awesome post and comments, you all are great…. JM is king of names!!

    Jessica January 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm #
  16. planning a coffee/ light lunches shop in Windhoek Namibia,Independence avenue down town…mostly business people, but very accesable from the street…any suggestions on names?
    any suggestions will be appreciated

    erika January 8, 2013 at 10:06 pm #
  17. im only 19yrs of age and have my own cafe / juice bar and have no idea what to call it . if there are any suggestions please help me ? something that turns peoples heads, and something that really stands out …. ??

    Keziah October 23, 2012 at 9:46 pm #
  18. Hi. I will soon be opening a coffee shop in a holiday resort on the beachfront in South Africa. I need help with a name. my clientelee will be the residents of the resort. i am offering coffee with home made bakes and pastry. Ice cream, popcorn and toast sandwiches with various cold salads.

    Nadia Nicolaidis September 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm #
  19. Hi I am after a name for a cafe shop I’m opening up. It will be open from 11pm to 9am so would like a name around these trading hours. Its situated in the Markets where truck drivers and delivery crew are constantly passing

    So far i have come up with:
    The Allnighter
    Night Owl
    Night rider

    Please help :)

    melanie July 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm #
  20. Hi All,

    This might be somewhat off topic, but I’m not sure where else to put this. You all have had some great idea about coffee business naming. My question is about where to find my business niche. I’m planning on starting an internet only (no brick and mortar store) coffee business where I will take the best of the best single variety coffees, roast them to perfection in micro batches and ship them immediately to my customers. I’m aiming for consistent top quality. I know it takes some time to build a reputation, but where do I find my customers in the first place? Do you all feel this market is saturated, or is there always room for the best? Thanks for all of your comments.


    Guy McCardle June 14, 2012 at 6:57 am #
  21. cuddle a cup cafe

    Carol June 6, 2012 at 10:16 am #
  22. Hi Bally = have you thought of the name “the Writs” ?

    Claire May 27, 2012 at 11:21 pm #
  23. ~!!!!!! i am so in the right place!!!!!!~

    coffee/bakery shop opening up in a month’s time…we already have some thoughts of coffee shop names but now we’re LOOKING FOR A SUPER CREATIVE & CATCHY TAGLINE that goes with it!!

    aside from coffee/bakery stuff, we’ll have pasta/salads/wraps/pancakes-waffles-french toast /nacho salad and all that jazz!

    we’re in bangkok (thailand)!! =)) our shop is beside a local steak house and a few other local cuisine…most 70% of residents in this area eat out & love the “chilling” feel to relax and just hide out…our deco is mostly a dark chocy tone with cuts of calm pastel colors on the rusty/vintage/retro pinch.. we’re hanging some of our photography artworks & playing with lightbulbs to add a cozy touch…

    any tagliners out there pls? =))

    claire May 5, 2012 at 10:25 am #
  24. Great Site-Lots of good ideas, and I need one :) My son is opening a Carquest Auto parts store, on a huge corner lot, with Hwy frontage in Coos county Oregon. His is the first building you see coming into town. He is going to put in a drive up coffee shop. May put in other towns, franchise? so name must be unique. Could use Rogue or Tank in the name. Thanks!

    Darcie April 28, 2012 at 7:57 pm #
  25. Thanks Emma! There is nothing crazy about doing what you love. I will have fun I get to learn the whole business and how to creat a business plan. Going through a consultant company. There is so much to do in this business if you just go in it with a plan. I bet alot of them did and have open more than one shop. I will keep you posted on everything.

    David March 27, 2012 at 11:58 am #
  26. Thanks David! Congratulations on going to barista school it sounds really interesting, I bet you’re gonna love it! It really is a ton of work and investigation, I have to present a business plan in order to graduate which has been really helpful in this process. It’s really nerve wrecking its not as easy as it sounds although it’s a weird and good kind of nervousness. Do I sound crazy?It would be great to hear how everyone has been doing so we can cheer them on. Good luck with your new business and barista school, I’m sure everything will turn out much better than you expect!

    Emma March 27, 2012 at 11:46 am #
  27. Good Luck Emma. I am 28 and looking to open my business in the fall when everything opens up. I am getting ready to go to Barista school next month. The research and planning is taking up all my time but I am enjoying doing what i enjoy. I hope all the other post has succeeded in their business have not heard lately how they have done.

    David March 27, 2012 at 11:22 am #
  28. Hi everyone,

    I just spent the last few hours reading every post on this site, you’re all so creative. Java Moe I think its awesome how you help others!

    Like many of you I am also looking for some help with names but I’m planning on opening a bakery there will be coffee and tea but I would like for my bake goods to be the focus. I live in Mexico the bakery will be downtown. Nearby there are tons of bank corporate buildings, tattoo shops, hippies selling cool crafts they make such as earings, clothing stores, very small typical mexican food restaurants, a really cool urban 2o story apartment building and two large chain restaurants sort of like dennys in the US. I’m in my late 20’s about to graduate as a chef; really excited and extremly scared as well. I like cute, eclectic and bold. Thank you in advance for all of your help!

    Emma March 27, 2012 at 11:12 am #
  29. I am looking to open a coffee/music venue soon in AZ. Having a hard time thinking of a name so I can start getting the license I need to operate. With the new strip mall going up and the cardinals stadium I see alot of potetional in that area. Want to do more like a sit down coffee house that features local artists. Does Anyone have any other ideas that might help me. Thanks!

    David March 25, 2012 at 11:38 am #
  30. Hi, i need your advice.
    I’ m opening a coffeeshop near the airport and other near the central bus station. The local language is spanish.

    Please help me with the name!!!



    Claudia March 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm #
  31. Hello guys

    I wanted some help, am from the UK looking to open a coffee shop in the business end of town, near solicitors, job centre, lawyers lots of passing trade, business and local shoppers.

    i want something that appeals to everyone, so business users, free wifi etc, bucket seats for people who want to relax, and news screens on for people to come in and lounge,

    also will be not only doing coffee etc, more like sandwiches, wraps, food, snacks and cakes etc.

    it is in Coventry, west midlands. UK

    Suggestions please?

    Bally March 12, 2012 at 1:21 pm #
  32. Hi there
    I’ m opening a coffeeshop in a Garden Centre.I was thinking of Serenity Place.Do you think it will work.Blessings

    Marita Jooste March 5, 2012 at 9:30 am #
  33. Hello,
    I’ve been working on this idea for a coffee shop and its really cool, but the name i came up with (REGGAECAFE)i randomly just googled it to see if there was any similar name out there and disappointedly, there is…….but other names i have in mind are CABASHCAFE, URBAN KING, RAGGAMUFFIN BREWS!!!!!! ———

    I’d be grateful for alot of help!!!
    Thank u!!!!

    Afroshani February 28, 2012 at 11:31 am #
  34. Hi Java,

    I am planning on opening a bookstore/cafe in Abu Dhabi, the UAE (where Dubai is located also since that seems to be more popular). I am having difficulty coming up with an appropriate, unique, and memorable name for it.

    The idea for my bookstore is that first and foremost it will be a standalone place. All the bookstores in my country are situated IN a mall. And so I want to change that. The demand for books is not great here, hence the idea of adding a cafe to it in order to lure people in, cause everyone loves coffee and a muffin!

    Secondly, I want it to be very cosy, warm, homey, i want it to be very rustic and traditional. Think brown. I want people to walk in and smell the books (and the coffee). For a slight modern twist, I’m thinking of having a twitter wall, so you can tweet about the place and see your tweet come up in front of you. It’s going to have blackboard menus tho, today’s special, that sorta thing.

    Any ideas for a name? So far I’ve come up with:

    papermuffin (all small letters, but each word in a different colour)

    Delectus (which means book in latin)
    Once Upon a Cafe (but I hear that exists in NJ)
    Paperback’s Cafe (but again that exists)
    Brewed Tales (I didn’t get positive feedback for this one tho)

    Help! Thanks!


    Suad February 20, 2012 at 8:55 am #
  35. I like some of your comments on names,for coffee shppsincluding mystic brew,the heated kettle,happy heart cafe,i like my own sugesstions aswell,such as tea time delights,tea time pleaures, or cafe aromaZZZZZZZZZZZ.

    Patricia Mullen January 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm #
  36. Hi there,
    I have a coffee shop branding project at school and I came up with couple of names for the place (I’m going for a local coffe shop, hang out spot type of place)

    1. Coffee Stain (or just The Stain)
    2. Sunrise, Sunset
    3. Morning Bird
    4. Stayawake
    5. Black Magic Coffee

    Any feedback please?

    Paulina January 27, 2012 at 6:57 am #
  37. hello all that was so great to read , i was trying on my own to get a name too , am opening a coffee shop also but the main idea is to serve waffles , cupcakes & pastries along with coffee of course may i have ur help getting the right name that express that the only thing i come up with is ( cozy bites) but still that doesn’t show the idea … 1st waffles ,then cupcake ,snacks & hot/soft drinks in this order i need to get the idea to the customers , what do u think guys ^_^

    rana January 20, 2012 at 8:20 am #
  38. Hi was hoping you all could help with a name for our Relay for life coffee booth. would like it to refer to relay and of course coffee

    heather January 18, 2012 at 5:44 am #
  39. I’m writing a book with love and romance in it. About a dream coming true.

    Mee January 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm #
  40. What kind of book are you writing, Mee?

    A thriller might be called Beaned to Death.

    A comedy might be called Java See a Bull in a Coffee Shop?

    Both facetious titles, of course, but the genre is important to consider first.

    Mars Cronin January 14, 2012 at 7:20 am #
  41. Sorry typo I meant ‘For my book’

    Mee January 11, 2012 at 2:14 am #
  42. I’m writing a book set in a coffee shop, can anybody suggest a name foe my book?

    Mee January 11, 2012 at 2:10 am #
  43. Wow! I can’t believe how long this thread is! What an amazing, useful site, I am so glad I stumbled upon it! I love all the brainstorming name suggestions! I must say, Java Moe – I am impressed!
    So, my hubby and I are in the process of possibly buying an already established coffee shop. The shop currently does no marketing and has slow but steady traffic. It is very close to a big community college here in the midwest. Anyway, my hubby hates the name (it’s currently called Coffee Talk). It doesn’t even have a website, if you google “Cedar Rapids Coffee Shops”, you won’t find it. It is very small (cozy) and I think with even just a little additional marketing (coupons, specials, anything), it would really make this place hop – perfect location with no nearby competition. Anyway, I am hesitant to change the name, I don’t want to scare off the regulars. What do you think, keep the name (it is kinda outdated and boring) or make a new one? They have several gourmet sandwiches (most are named after local things). I thought maybe the C.R. Coffee House and Deli or Cafe Rapids, Cozy Cafe? My husband likes the Daily Buzz (he wants to get a liquor license in the near future) or Under Dog Cafe and Deli (support your local Under Dog!). I also thought Bosie’s Bistro was cute (Bosie is my two daughter’s names combined…Bella & Josie). Okay, hope to hear from you soon Java Moe and everyone!

    Angela January 2, 2012 at 10:18 am #
  44. I will be opening a espresso bar with treats but with a soda fountain & 50’s twist & I cannot come up with a name. I live in western NC & will open my place on the Main St. Please help :)

    Melisa December 4, 2011 at 7:26 am #
  45. We are looking for names for a coffee shop that is part of a Christian based thrift shop that supports a family shelter. Also looking for a name for the thrift shop. One idea for the thrift shop is Second Hand Solutions. Not sure if that’s a good name or not. The coffee shop will be ran on donations.
    I like the name He Brews but don’t know if it has been patented or also overused. Would love to hear some new ideas. Both names would be on the same exterior sign. Thanks much! We’re opening soon. Need some ideas within the next week.

    Kevin December 3, 2011 at 6:31 am #
  46. Hi….no the name doesnt need to have the word coffee…but it should b related to it somehow so that the customer gets to know just by the name that its a coffee shop…

    Neha November 1, 2011 at 7:35 am #
  47. You’ve got some great suggestions here for people with their new business. Care to help a girl out? I’m looking at opening a drive-through coffee shop with a small deli – just some sandwiches, etc. Right now, there is no seating, so I don’t really consider it a cafe (everything will go out the window). I’m leaning towards something that reflects both coffee and deli in the name, but am having a lot of trouble. It is in Colorado. Ideas?

    Tammy October 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm #
  48. actually forget about the starbucks example. clumsy mistake on my part.

    Michael October 11, 2011 at 11:31 pm #
  49. Just a question about the name for a coffee business, does it necessarily have to include the term coffee. For example say I decide to open up a cafe that serves good food and coffee but the concentration is more on the food than the coffee. Starbucks, as a name, doesn’t give off the impression that it sells coffee but they do and many other things for that matter

    what are you thoughts on that?

    Michael October 11, 2011 at 10:32 pm #
  50. Hi….. I’m planning to open a coffee shop in New Delhi, India in January…..plz suggest a name for the shop….coz any name that i come up with has already been taken…..plzz help…

    Neha October 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm #
  51. If you are serious about taking over the business then you have learn everything about it.

    – you need food handling license to cook and prepare food.
    -barista certificate so you can make fantastic coffee .
    -there is about a half a dozen certificates that you need to have in order to take over the business.

    these certificates do not carry over. (Even if you own the business you still need them) they are individually earned and need to be renewed every so often. The department of health and Food and Safety, council and state permits, soooo many permits and licenses to go through before you can take over this place. It depends what the rules are in Oregon.

    Once you get all the permits and licenses and certificates to run the joint, you then need a business plan.

    -How many cups of coffee do you need to sell in a day to cover your running expenses?
    -Are you going to sell food? What is the regular amount of customers going through the store?
    -do you have enough capital to run this business without dipping into your own savings account.
    -money for the business and money for yourself must ALWAYS be separate.
    -Are you hiring other people?
    -you will pay wages
    -social security
    – you need a very very very very good accountant! (preferable the godfather of your first born)

    -TAAAAXXXESSSSS must always be up to date.
    -equipment depreciation (your coffee machine is not immortal.)

    -Remove all the running expenses of your coffee shop, cups , electricity etc…whatever is left could possibly be called profit.

    Hehehehe a name….surely pare you can get creative on this one but give me a day or two and i might think of something.

    Java Moe October 10, 2011 at 12:42 am #
  52. Java Moe,
    Mabuhay !!! I live in a small town about 9,800 pop.(Came from Cebu city ,Philippines) .Now I live in Oregon.Been blessed …I do dentistry and real estate.I have a small commercial complex where one of my tenants wants to close their coffee shop ,after six months of being open.They average only 35 to 40 customers a day,$125-to $200 per day,7 days a week.I have invested on a drive thru and the tenants did the improvements.My wife is thinking of taking over ,but we have no idea on what to do.That is with running a coffee shop.I need a name,a consultant and a business strategy.I believe in your creativity and talent.Please help a kababayan !!!

    Albegood October 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm #
  53. hi, Iam from New Delhi India, planning to open a Cafe (Coffee, Chai (tea), Juices, wraps, sandwich & lots more)
    Kindly suggest a good name……..Welcome for names on a lighter note like “Bean Around the World” or A theame Cafe (like bollywood or Movies in general.

    Thanks, looking forward to ur reply

    RY September 16, 2011 at 10:24 am #
  54. theres a competition at my school for the best name for a coffee shop that is being built , and the best name is choosen and is awarded $100. ANy suggest would help , its St Pauls btw. PLSE HELP 😀 thank-you

    Lilly Pop September 15, 2011 at 11:38 pm #
  55. hey all, wow what a lot of comments to get through, and some very good ideas. I hope that everyone is doing well with their coffee shops.
    I am also setting something up in my local village in England, it is a very wealthy area with 2 good primary schools and a sought after secondary school. The aim is to set up a coffee shop that caters for parents and young children There will be a bookshop area, offering story time and crafts for children, and we will also be offering pottery classes, art classes, cookery classes, There will also be a deli and light snacks available.

    It is an amazing huge space in and old bank with light pouring in through double height windows. BUt… I like so many other am stuck for a name. so far I have…Artistray Cafe

    ieat… idrink… icafe

    The Edica Cafe ( Edward and Erica, my children’s names)

    The grindhouse

    Edica’s grindhouse

    would love to incorporate the bank, and maybe the word deli it would be good if it could have the word craft or art in it? help!!!

    thanks all
    tori xx

    Tori September 15, 2011 at 1:38 am #
  56. Coffee, Tea & Me
    The Daily Grind
    Let them drink Coffee……
    Sexy Coffee
    Top Shots
    My Cafe
    Coff it up
    The Bucket
    Not Just Coffee
    Bean to Tea

    Wend September 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm #
  57. hi my friend and i have just began to plan to open a coffee bar within the next couple of year.
    we are trying to decide on a name,
    she likes carpe deim and i like mr. beane’s joe ( mine is in dedication to her father who passed at the beginning of this year.his name was joel beane.) can i please have some input!?!

    nina ;) September 9, 2011 at 8:01 pm #
  58. Found this site this morning and loved all of the suggestions! We have been working on our business plan, so as soon as we have a few name idea’s we will throw them out for you all to see!! I’ve had a great time reading this great posts!! :)

    Mike September 4, 2011 at 8:47 am #
  59. Hey,
    We are wanting to open up a Christian Coffee shop in Johannesburg, SA. I was wondering if you had any ideas for what would be a good Christian name, but to still attract everyone. Ideas?

    Alex August 29, 2011 at 12:11 am #
  60. Hi I need help with a name for my coffeeshop in Baltimore. I would like to have a modern and relaxed type of cafe. Any suggestions?

    Granada July 27, 2011 at 10:06 am #
  61. Hi,
    I’m opening up a coffe shop at a metro station. Will be selling coffees/specialy coffees/teas/baked goods/bagels/sandwiches.
    It’s a quick grab and go buisness.
    Any suggestions for a name would be greatly appreciated.

    JustCoffee July 27, 2011 at 5:53 am #
  62. anyone with ideas for a name for a cafe selling, coffee, tea, cappuchinos, paninis, salads etc… with a warehouse decor and concept?

    any suggestions woud be appreciated

    trish July 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm #
  63. Hi java mo,

    I was just wondering if you had any thoughts for my coffee shop in trentham gardens England.

    It would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks

    Marie July 15, 2011 at 1:45 am #
  64. Kara

    I’m thinking short and easy to remember names.

    The Sunny Shack Cafe
    Okanogan Cafe
    The Sunny Okanogan drop the espresso makes it sound too elitist.

    The S.O. Cafe


    Java Moe July 15, 2011 at 12:43 am #
  65. Java Moe- Thanks for the ideas, I like Espresso Shack and Coffe Tin. Still thinking something like ‘Sunny Okanogan Espresso’ what do you think?

    Kara July 14, 2011 at 6:19 pm #
  66. Attention : Kara

    Espresso Shack
    The Coffee Tin
    River Tin Cafe
    The River 40 Cafe
    Tin Pan Alley Cafe

    Java Moe July 14, 2011 at 2:13 am #
  67. Hi- I am buying a drive thru espresso town in Okanogan WA and need a name. The building it is in was originally a tiny house built in the 40’s. I thought ‘Little House Esresso’ would be cute but it is too similar to other names in the area. The stand is also right on the river, thought maybe I could include that in the name. Also I like ‘Sunshine Espresso’ because they call the valley we live in the Sunny Okanogan. Would love some new ideas. THANKS

    Kara July 13, 2011 at 7:54 pm #
  68. such a great site — love the ideas that you (and everyone else) has given…
    We’re looking into purchasing/taking over a coffee shop, but it would need to be moved, and we’d need a new name (currently 5th Avenue Espresso – but won’t be on 5th anymore!)… we live in small town, O’Neill, Nebraska — supposedly the Irish capital of Nebraska… my husband and I (Dan & Jamieson) are needing ideas for a name… Lots of farmers, hunters, fisherman around here…
    What we’re thinking is coffee shop (coffees, teas, smoothies, etc), plus scones, muffins, bagels, fresh fruit, yogurt, etc., and maybe further down the road, have simple sandwiches, soups, salads, etc., for lunch? Not really sure on that part, yet, though…
    Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated… Thank you!!

    Jamieson July 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm #
  69. I co-own and run a coffee shop in Ireland. Currently, it is called “Dave’s Coffee House”; which is my husbands name.

    We are looking to expand the shop, though; set a few more up around the country and “Dave’s Coffee House” doesn’t have the ring of a name or brand that you’d remember.

    We have just gotten a roaster and are roasting our own green bean in the shop, so we want to incorporate the word “Roastery” or “Roasters” if possible.

    One of the rivalling businesses is called “Cork Coffee Roasters”, which has a wonderful ring to it. That’s the kind of thing we’re aiming for.

    We want a memorable name as we hope to start wholesaling soon.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    Cara July 5, 2011 at 10:32 am #
  70. Good day java

    I am from South Africa and opening a coffee shop all goodys are home made. There are losts of offices around me and on the premise we have car repair shop auto glass repair shop.
    I was thinking of coffee in a jar and delights

    Charmaine July 4, 2011 at 4:30 am #
  71. Hi there

    I’m been reading through all these amazing posts, but am still finding it hard to think up a name, I’m buying a coffee shop in the heart of england, in a place called trentham gardens in staffordshire, the shop is situated in what is called a shopping village on part of the trentham estate, which compromises of a lake, a monkey forest, a garden centre, a hotel and a Swiss lodge style shopping village, within the shopping village there are some other eaterys these are called, pieminster, riverside Resturant, the rotissari, Davids cafe, coffee interlude, and delicious. My Coffe shop is going to have a vintage shabby chic feel about it, where all the decor is shabby chic, and there is ditsy furnishings like bunting and maybe a picket fence outside, I’d like to make the coffee shop into a coffee shop and florist, selling small items of pottery, and vintage things like jugs and bottles and jars to put flowers in, I know it might sound s bit weird to you, but the shabby chic thing is really big here. So the names we have already are “shabby chac” & “cafe du fluer”.

    What do you think any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    I’ll also be selling food and cakes.

    Marie July 3, 2011 at 5:30 am #
  72. I prefer related to African or Ethiopian thing….thank u Denise.

    ethio June 27, 2011 at 10:20 am #
  73. I live in the most beautiful place in Australia – it is called Noosa! its sub tropical queensland, it gets very hot and humid in summer but winters are mild. Noosa is renowned for its beautiful Laguna Bay Beach and spectacular Noosa River along the banks of Noosaville. It is a very popular holiday spot. Its so good Richard Branson bought a little island on the river! I am dreaming about a business, just a coffee lounge, where people can sit in comfort and drink good coffee! Would love your assistance with a name which would suit the area! cheers Denise

    Denise June 23, 2011 at 10:28 pm #
  74. Hi i live in Ethiopia and am planning to open new cafe shop. can you please give me some names related to my country weather and people like we have 13 months of sunshine in our country and diiff culture and beautiful people.

    ethio June 21, 2011 at 9:15 am #
  75. Hi! Great historical review of cafe names!! We are opening a fully takeaway coffee/select-a-sandwich/on the run breakfast/homebaked muffins kiosk in an office building called “The Rocket” in Australia and trying to come up with a unique name that fits the business and slots in with the building name… we want it short and punchy but have found our ideas aren’t exactly original…
    Jet Fuel
    Do you have any suggestions from a different perspective??
    Many, many thanks for any ideas!!

    emabells June 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm #
  76. I am considering starting a newsletter that would be distributed at local independent coffee shops and cafes. It will have news, trivia, and a local artist showcase.

    Anyone have a name for me?

    BigMike June 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm #
  77. My mom and I are new owners of a coffee cart, not sure of where we will be opening it up at yet. But we live in AZ and still need a name.

    Brooke June 3, 2011 at 5:54 am #
  78. hi everyone. i dont have a name yet for my coffee shop. i want it to be cheesy and catchy. please help. my shop is located near a busy high-way.. i want a name that people will love to say/ remember… thank you in advance:)

    tsin May 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm #
  79. We r opening a coffehouse and will sell mixed drinks and beer as well as margaritas. We need help with a name that will encompass coffe and drinks. HELP. We are in a small town in Texas. People are a wide variety from wealthy to everyday run of the mill people.

    Rilyndo May 11, 2011 at 1:39 pm #
  80. hi java joe and all i am in brisbane australia and am starting a jewellery /coffee shop have some ideas but thought u may come up with something unique and catchy

    Jason May 3, 2011 at 4:18 pm #
  81. hi

    i am thinking of opening a coffe shop and i like a few names –

    coffee monkey
    chunky dunkz
    shaggys shag bar

    hectorino April 22, 2011 at 11:21 am #
  82. Hey there, what an amazing source to look into when struggling with a name for your coffee shop..Great job guys! and thanks a lot to java moe

    I’m thinking about opening a coffee shop that pays attention to quality coffee preparations, and will also serve a variety of desserts, sandwiches and cakes. I also want to get in touch with the community by helping and supporting in different ways; e.g. volunteerism. I want my coffee shop design to be modern and I’m targeting people from the age of 18-50. I was thinking of doing in house roasting but I’m still not sure about that. Please help me come up with a name..

    Thanks a lot

    mansour March 31, 2011 at 9:33 pm #
  83. Hi,

    I have taken over running a coffee house on a Christian missions center in Lake View Terrace CA. (middle of san fernando valley) It’s off of the courtyard where everyone hangs out.

    Its been running for 4 years but never had a name. We have a very international mix of staff and we’re committed to making it a fair trade coffee house. At leas thalf of us don’t want anything too churchy.

    Oh and i had the bad idea of having people suggest and vote for names with the final decision
    being mine. one guy lobbied people to vote for his which was Cup of God’s Wrath

    I guess I was hoping for Hope or joy or something like that in a foriegn language.

    Any ideas?

    Laura March 31, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    WILL March 24, 2011 at 9:08 am #
  85. I am the activities director at a Bible college – Virginia Baptist College. Our slogan/motto is “for the work of the ministry…” We are opening our own coffee shop/cafe and we need an exciting name to get people interested! It will be a place for students to spend their time in-between classes, etc. Please help, soon!

    Mocha T

    Mocha T March 11, 2011 at 12:50 pm #
  86. So our situation is a little different. We’ve been in business in Indianapolis for 8 years. Unfortunately, our lease is up and our landlord isn’t interested in economic times, just top dollar. We have been operating under the name of Lulu’s Electric Cafe, however, there really isn’t anything electric and no one knows who lulu is. We bought the business pre-existing. We are going to move about 3 blocks on the same busy street. We are iffy about taking the name?? Nice to keep the reputation, but it really doesn’t mean anything to us. We are near a hospital, private schools, and want to be gender neutral. Sometimes, we feel the name excludes men?? We do get lots of retired men in the morning. Then ladies groups at lunch, and people who work in the strip center all day. Although in Indy we are not near the Speedway. The strip center is The Willows, although there are no willows there?? We have a full espresso bar, as well as, homemade pies, small breakfast menu, sandwiches and hearty soups. Everything is made from scratch. Any ideas???
    Here are some we are considering
    Lulu’s Souper Coffee
    Lulu’s Soup ‘r Coffee
    Willow Leaf Coffee-hoping to bring in the loose leaf tea
    Lulu’s Coffee & Tea
    Lulu’s Bakery Cafe
    Any ideas would be appreciated, but we’ll be making our decision fast.

    Tiffany February 27, 2011 at 10:07 am #
  87. hi java!
    this is yalda from Iran.
    i need a unique farsi name for my coffee shop!
    can you help?!

    yalda February 27, 2011 at 12:37 am #
  88. I need a name for a coffee shop that will be housed inside of a car dealership. Any suggestions?

    Wendy February 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm #
  89. well here we go. starting up a roasting business. need help with brainstorming business name.

    i live in an area synonymous with natural beauty. we are in a coastal community known for their huge redwoods, rugged mountains, 6 majestic rivers with an abundance of salmon and steelhead, foggy summer days, and the northern portion of our state.

    the people here are blue collar, homesteaders, ex-hippies, and eco- conscious college kids.

    our target is to provide our area with coffee that is high quality, gourmet, but not pretentious.

    my ideas are all over the place. need help.

    Robb February 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm #
  90. how about The Cocoa Bean Scene?

    Jena February 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm #
  91. Hi There Java Moe and All other Coffee Shop Owners.
    Refreshing site, I currently run an Internet Cafe and want expand to combine it with a Coffee shop and Deli / Bakery. I have read so many of your names Java Moe and must admit that you are indeed Briliant @ what u do. Not that this is what you do for a living, I know. None the less, you have single handedly become the ORACLE OF JAVA in the world of MOCHA. So I call onto you for your wisdom for I have read through each and every mail on this site and know that if you cannot help me I am surely Screwed.
    My dilema is that I am in a small town in South Africa and a hisorical, tourist town at that. the fact that I am going to try and combine four businesses into one is not unique in this town, as nearly all businesses in town work on the “mish mash ” concept. I am right next to the biggest oldest most famous church on our “county” on the busiest corner of town. So I need to capitalize, and do it with flair.
    I would love to pick your brain and I know that every mail you receive is to pick your brain. I am sure that if you had a penny for each reply you send you would be owning your own chain of coffee shops. You and Andrew Hetzel are the Joda’s and Skywalkers of Mocha world and I wish there was a way we could all repay your kindness.
    We thought of a French name since our decor is French country with a twist of Modern sleek.
    But French is difficult to pronounce here.
    I thought that something that would have the @ sign in the name would link everything but it is difficult to combine @ cake & Deli (or is it?)
    I hope you can let me know via e-mail .
    If you cannot help I would understand. It seems that you are swamped and we mere mortals ask so much.
    You are truly an inspiration, keep it up.

    Wendy Pan February 7, 2011 at 10:01 am #
  92. My sister and I are wanting to open a coffee shop (in abour 2 yrs) and upstairs sell some jewlery and a few clothes items. Is there anyone that has advise on how to start up and keep it rolling?

    JDH January 27, 2011 at 6:50 am #
  93. i m going to open a coffee shop……plz suggest me a name starts from “M”

    rajnish January 26, 2011 at 8:04 am #
  94. I also need help with a name for our expresso shop we are opening. It will be part of our video/music store. Right now we are White Dog Video (I bought the store many years ago with this name) and Dog House Music. Any suggestions? We live in Tahoe, so mountains, snow, cold, etc would also be appropriate. Thanks!

    Paula January 20, 2011 at 7:04 pm #
  95. oh ya by the way our slogan is “offering the unexpected” if that helps any

    Melissa January 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm #
  96. JM
    I am buying an existing business that is now a gift shop type store almost like a mini hallmark. its current name is temptations. I am going to turn it into a coffee shop/bakery/cafe’ i live in small town about 3500 people. i need a good name for my coffee shop i would prefer not to use the existing name since we will be changing the product. the building is down town on main street in between a church and bowling alley the building is very historical. any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


    Melissa January 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm #
  97. Hi Java Moe
    i livng in taegu korea.
    i will open roastry coffee shop in center oh city.
    here is famouse coffee shop name in daegu.
    DAVINCH coffee
    hands coffee
    ediya coffee
    hollys coffee
    tom N toms coffee
    ZOO coffee
    most name is very easy to pronaun and easy to remember because english is not first language.
    please give me advice easy name not too cute.
    here is what i thought

    coffee connect
    grand coffee
    coffee park


    park January 19, 2011 at 5:02 pm #
  98. hi, ur doing great job i really like ur website. Aw im from nubra valley its in ladakh (india) n i want a name for my coming up coffee shop and my customer wil be tourist office working n student. N if i make a money thn i wil be having medical camp in few village and i want shop to be my office n a place for everyone.

    stanzin January 16, 2011 at 3:47 am #
  99. Hey Java Moe and All!
    I’m writing my final paper for MBA program and my business plan is to open a coffee shop. My shop will be located in a small city in Kentucky, near a courthouse. Most of the residents are blue collar workers, some farmers, some commuters to a larger city…and of course I would expect a lot of customers from courthouse workers/visitors. The city is located in Bullitt County. Here are my ideas…do any sound good…if not, do you have any other suggestions?

    Bullitt Beanery
    Java Junction

    So, yeah, I don’t have many ideas. I like Bullitt Beanery, but what do you all think?

    Heather January 15, 2011 at 6:53 pm #
  100. heyy all and java moe

    i must say ur gifted!! its amazing how u can come with such ideas wow!
    i need an advice im opening with my husband a cafe next to universities.its a cafe for college students basically with internet cafe and pastries .can u give me a name and a slogan?
    appreciate it thanks!

    nadine January 5, 2011 at 12:32 am #
  101. thanks JM!

    (Che = argentine expression)
    (Lato = ending of gelato)

    would it be pronounced gelato in the US?

    keep bringing potential names! :)

    jimbo January 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm #
  102. Jimbo,

    Cielo Dolce
    Miscela Perfetta
    Cosi Buono
    E Questo
    Molto Bene

    Chelato sounds nice but I am lost on the meaning perhaps you can explain more. I suggested a couple of italian names they may or may not go with your setup but leave a note if any of them gets your attention. I like the first two the last is not so good.


    Java Moe December 30, 2010 at 2:54 am #
  103. HELP!
    It’s ON, we are opening our GELATO plac in downtown Chicago this summer. It is a very small space but great location. The concept: Artisanal Gelato (Argentine style) and related products (premium coffee, bakery, etc…) with very limited seating space. After some polls, the names people like the most are:


    Which one of these is the best fit??

    We really need all of your perspectives. Thank you in advance for your expert comments! (and feel free to suggest other names)

    Jimbo December 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm #
  104. I’d love to visit that city someday.

    Neptune’s Cafe
    1st Virginia’s
    Shire’s Cafe
    The Colonial
    Fast Track Cafe
    Sandy Beach Cafe
    Ocean Man Cafe
    Greenline Cafe
    Riptide Cafe
    Mondo Cafe
    Uno Aroma Cafe
    Settlers Cafe

    Tell me your exact address for this coffee bar please.

    I need you to tell me the theme of your cafe.

    I will think of some more as soon as you give me these details.


    Java Moe December 20, 2010 at 2:06 am #
  105. Oh, and I’ll be selling fair trade organic coffee…I don’t know if that detail helps.

    Help Java Moe! Your suggestions for others have been great!

    Jana December 15, 2010 at 5:30 am #
  106. Please help! I desperately need a name for a coffee shop. I’ve tried everything to come up with a name that’s short, specific, meaningful, easy to spell, say, and remember, clever, and unique short of paying someone to do it…putting adjectives and colors together, searching trademarks, play-on words, idioms, etc. The names I came up with that I liked the most were unfortunately trademarked.

    I’ll be opening in a shopping center in one of the most affluent areas in Virginia Beach, VA. This area has great neighborhoods with waterfront properties, country clubs, public and private schools, a community recreation center, and more.

    My target market is working professionals and homemakers, 35-65 yrs old; secondary market is high school students. We’ll be offering specialty coffee/espresso drinks and drip coffee as well as teas, juices, and smoothies and a small selection of breakfast pastries, baked goods, and paninis.

    I’ll be getting my coffee from a roaster a few cities away who puts 8% of his profit toward the Chesapeake Bay Clean-Up efforts.

    If you have any questions or would like more info. about my location, concept, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask. Thank you in advance!

    Jana December 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm #
  107. “You may have to consider bringing your shop to your customer. ”
    Excellent advice!

    Get involved in your community. Donate brewed coffee to the school teachers lounge, offer free tastings at as many venues as you can, donate a few weeks worth of coffee to the local churches, partner with local NFP’s by brewing at their fund raising events and splitting the proceeds with them… Make yourself known and know your customers!


    Pete December 10, 2010 at 3:03 am #
  108. Are you easy to find? Does anyone know you’ve opened your shop? How much advertising did you put out? Did your ad have a come on?

    “Bring this coupon and get a free scone!”

    You may have to consider bringing your shop to your customer. Join the local flea market and set up shop there, its a good place to make some noise about your shop.

    Make a business corporate package.

    “We deliver espresso to your office!”

    Get to know your competition. Look around the other shops, what is it that they are doing that gets peoples attention? Surely your coffee is just as good if not better than theirs.

    Remember keep it simple. Know your neighborhood they are your customers. If you can convince old Mrs Brown down the road to come out of her house and into your cafe then you know your doing something right.

    Double sugar extra cream!


    Java Moe December 10, 2010 at 2:37 am #
  109. Hello brew lovers,
    I just opened up a Coffeehouse on historic Route 66 in a town of 1,100 people. I am having a VERY difficult time getting a small town to even come to the drive thru to try us. When they do, they love the product, they just dont know anything about espresso. I almost expect they are intimidated or dont know how good these drinks are, cause it doesnt seem like they care. We are located 30 miles from Amarillo Texas which is around 200,000 people and loaded with starbucks and other local shops. The very few customers that I do have are consistant, their just isnt enough of them. So the question is, how do I get the locals here? Does anyone who started a shop had a super slow time the first few months and the difficulties that I am having? THANKS!!!

    Andy December 9, 2010 at 11:39 am #
  110. Hello Coffeeniacs
    (heeeeeey that’s my coffeshop name! There it is!:) Any ideas on a coffeshop/bar with a MOTORSPORT Twist on it ?


    Toni December 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm #
  111. Hi, I am setting up a coffee shop and play centre offering arts and crafts as well as a big indoor play structure for kids. We will offer parties and activites like cooking, craft, painting, pottery, etc for kids and try to offer a relaxing environment for parents…lounges and low coffee tables, and glass walls separting the play area’s to keep the noise down. I really want a great name, it is so hard to convey play, create, party, relax,coffee,food etc…. I am in Mackay in central queenland. It is a semi rural town relying on sugar cane farming and a huge mining industry, it is on the coast and has the marina/beach feel too….. I want to convey modern facilities and comfort…..sorry I’m babbling…. Would love some advice…. thanks C

    Clare November 15, 2010 at 4:39 am #
  112. Looking for a name for for our lolly shop/cafe in a small country town in Victoria Australia. Looking for something short and sweet!

    Chantal October 27, 2010 at 1:35 am #
  113. This is an amazing site to have found. JM you are brilliant and the creatvity here is awesome!!

    I am a Canadian nurse leaving the many issues of medicine and metal health behind for my new coffee house adventure. Having worked with homeless youth the last few years part of my profits will go to support the program I am leaving. I live in scenic and historic Nova Scotia and my cafe will serve customers of a downtown area that is increasing in large numbers due to condo and new building. I plan to have a place for folks to read, write, and hold poetry slams. There will be books to browse, evening workshops, and a holistic and Zen like setting – but very cozy too!! I will also support other small community events, have posters for local art shows.

    We are very much into the green ecological movement here in NS so coffee will be fair trade, organic, and we will support the reuse, recycle philosophy. Our little province loves the arts, and loves it sea faring history. The competition coffee shop has a name with ‘sea’ in it and I want to avoid the word. Because I do hope to attract and support the writer’s in our area I had thought of “The Green Blogger’s Cafe”… and- come spill the beans with us …as the slogan. I know it will be nicknamed (ie”lets meet for coffee at Blogger’s) because we like to do that here in NS. I don’t know if that name will be too specific. Other ideas and thoughts greatly appreciated.

    My menu attraction will be fresh baked scones with local jams and Devonshire cream. We will also sell local made juices etc. and some large muffins and cookies.

    Heather October 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm #
  114. hey guys,

    i badly need a name for my shop. its basically serves tea, milk tea, coffee and muffins. any unique, elegant and creative name? thanks!

    jc October 18, 2010 at 7:50 pm #
  115. hi guys im trying to name a place in london that will sell coffes, ice cream, juice, smothies ,sandwishes .any sugestion?

    djimi October 16, 2010 at 2:08 am #
  116. We are starting a Christian Coffee shop/ book store and internet cafe we are going to be in a historical area directly across the street from civil war museum and historic village with homes and shops from town all moved to create a village for tourists to look at. We want a christian themed name that the very large catholic populated community will not find blasphemous. We like He-Brews, but don’t think it reflects all we do… Suggestions???

    Annie Varnadore October 10, 2010 at 3:41 am #
  117. My hubby and I just bought an automated coffee machine business. These machines will go up in high traffic office buildings in our home town, places like RIM (the Blackberry) and Toyota, etc. It replaces the need for those gross pots of coffee that sit in the office kitchen all day long…

    It is gourmet coffee, with the additional choices for hot chocolate, americano, latte, cappuccino, mochachino, etc. We’ll be using gourmet, organic, free-trade beans.

    Our background is very spiritual, we lead a church and this is a secondary income for us to do more outreach and missional work – in our community and internationally.

    We’ve tossed around so many names, it’s getting ridiculous. I’m so happy I found this sight because just like a zillion others… we were considering “Sacred Grounds”. Thankfully, you’ve helped us “see the light”! :)

    It’s not an actual cafe we’re opening, so I don’t have to worry about a cafe logo but something catchy and different to get the attention of the business owners we have to get business from.

    Grinds of Distinction Services (God’s) was one my hubby threw out at me tonight.

    The Brown Bean was mine.

    Any ideas?

    I’m a major coffee addict… you’d think this would’ve been easier for me! thanks

    Shash October 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm #
  118. ahhh de todos los que lei no puedo sacar un nombre que dificil! seria una sandwicheria y cafeteria.. que me sugieren!!???

    Romii October 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm #
  119. I am starting a coffee/deli and am trying to come up with a clever name. I live in a small town in Arkansas, and my husband is a HS Band Director. I was thinking something along the lines of Beats – N- Eats, or Southern Delight, something like that?? I want to encourage local talent to come through out the week to entertain, whether be musically, or comedy. Just a good local hang out, that is fun and has great coffee, and sandwiches. :) Any Ideas at all???? HELP PLEASE

    Melissa September 23, 2010 at 7:15 pm #
  120. Hi JM,
    Totally at a loss. My husband and I bought a Fedex truck and are converting it to a mobile expresso business. We can not settle on a name. We have gone from Moka ‘n’ Motion,Java Falls (name already in the local shell stations kiosk) Perks to Expresso Express, seems like a mouthful. We live in Twin Falls, Idaho and primary customers will be medical,day spas, banks etc. I have so enjoyed reading all your ideas. They are amazing! If you have any suggestions it would be wonderful…Thank for you time Kim & John Kelley

    Kim September 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm #
  121. Greetings Everyone! Love this site.
    I am opening a coffee shop in a small village in southern Belize. 500 locals with another 500 potential customers out of town. Tourists will be about 30 – 50,000 per year. While you can get drip coffee at breakfast places in the village, this is the first specialty coffee shop. Offering coffee and teas hot and cold along with sweet goods.
    The location is in the center of the village next to real estate offices and banks etc. and other good restaurants.
    My place is a Cabana on stilts, ( 10 feet in the air), with a well treed area that has great shade, including mangoes, papayas, palm trees as well as other fruit trees and bushes.
    I had thought of just using the name Keith’s Koffee or Umbra, ( Latin for shade), coffee but my friends thought I should tie in the high cabana in to a name that will draw in the crowd.
    Thought of Above Grounds but “grounds” seems to be used to death.. Also as a note;
    The coat of arms in Belize say’s “SUB UMBRA FLOREO” which is Latin for Under the shade I flourish.

    Any feedback or suggestions would be greatly appreciated….. Thanks in advance Keith

    Keith September 16, 2010 at 4:46 am #
  122. I’m starting a coffe/ cafe in Belize on an island called Abergis Caye in San Pedro.we will offer Internet and a small assortment of snacks, sandwiches, smoothies and fresh juices. I was considering using my name (Michelle) in the business name but need some creative help. Maybe there is a cool name that will attract both locals and tourists…. Help?
    Ps…. We are literally 20 ft from the most beautiful ocean water. Hmmm

    Michelle September 6, 2010 at 12:42 am #
  123. Climbing themed? The two best that I could come up with:

    Carabeaner Cafe


    Belay Cafe

    Pete August 31, 2010 at 3:02 pm #
  124. How about something with Beanstalk? Goes with the climbing theme and coffee beans.

    Beanstalk Coffee
    Up the Beanstalk
    Jack’s Beanstalk

    kimmie August 31, 2010 at 2:14 pm #
  125. My climbing gym is going to open a coffee shop/ cafe soon, and we need a name (I also work there)… if you want to know how we are unique – please visit our site. Boulder, CO is known for having A LOT of unique coffee shops (noone likes Star*****) , although this one will be INSIDE the facility – but still needs to be really cool! We are about Community, and our name (Movement Climbing & Fitness) is very representative of US.
    If you have any suggestions, I would love the help…
    I have come up with:
    Off the Ground
    “no grounds”
    Sit Still Jo
    Up Juice
    Allez Cafe (“GO UP!” in french)
    Redpoint Cafe
    Send it
    Dirt Java
    No Ground Efeects
    Rock Java
    Joe Move
    …nothing SPECTACULAR….
    thanks for your creativity!

    Smiling Jo August 31, 2010 at 2:01 pm #
  126. Jehovah Java (a play on Jehovah Jireh)….

    I know “Jehovah” is an artificial name for Adonai – derived from applying the wrong vowels (the ketiv qere vowels) to the Divine Name… but it’s catchy.

    Rev. Brian August 23, 2010 at 5:49 am #
  127. Hey guys, I’m at a stump really. I have a wonderful cafe set up, but no name to go with it. I’ve been turning and turning what I can name it. The cafe is a place to chill out, and on the second floor I have a nifty little dj booth set up to play alt/indie music plus a small karoke stage for random karoke and stand up comedy.

    I don’t know what to incorporate into the name, if my favorite animal, being a panda, or some witty star wars name like Java the Hut. Maybe someone can help?

    MidoriAme August 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm #
  128. Hey Carol..i,m thinking you can abbreviate and have Carol’s Choco cafe or Corner cafe. Anyway i’m not so good with names, why i’m looking for a name for my coffee shop which is opening in a few months, it will be located in a small town mall in Palapye, Botswana Africa. Target market is university students and business people and it will be in a form of a park/ garden…i’d also like to serve some baked goodies and feature open mic and poetry sessions on weekends… Java Moe pleas help!!! Coffee park, Coffee garden, Glow’s deli n cafe??

    Moonglow August 18, 2010 at 11:53 pm #
  129. Hi, wow! I feel so lucky to have found this site. What do you think of the name “Carol’s Chocolate & Coffee Corner” with the tag line ” The Coziest Corner in the Block” as I plan to serve snacks with chocolate as the basic ingredient and, of course, coffee/chocolate drinks. It will be a small corner shop. As to the theme I’m still playing around with some ideas such as rustic or vintage, or in my case, antique Indonesian/Javanese ‘tempoe doeloe’ (old days) style.

    Would love to hear your comments.

    Carol (btw, I live on the island of Java, Indonesia) :)

    Coffee Carol August 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm #
  130. It means that you are off drinking coffee while the customers are on hold. :)

    Andrew Hetzel August 11, 2010 at 8:00 pm #
  131. Andrew, thanks for the suggesting a name for it. I just can’t get the “We know what you’re really doing”?


    Al August 11, 2010 at 5:46 pm #
  132. Hi,

    I have such fun reading all the suggestions of names here. JM you seem to have a wealth of suggestions.

    My husband and I have been debating names for our new coffee shop venture in our small town in Kent, England.

    We have gravitated to the idea of using the mugs using the Penguin Classic books, so hopefully will be using these as our main drinkware. From this I have been trying to go down the literary route thinking of a name. We will been having a ‘shabby chique’ decor with at least one leather sofa, and a bookshelf full of classic books (some of the Penguin Classics, but not entirely) for customers to peruse while they linger.

    I am not keen on having a reference to coffee (or any of the variants) in the name, and this is where my husband has got hooked into. So far he is keen on Jumping Java, but this was before the book theme hit.

    We will be selling good quality teas and homemade cakes, muffins etc, as well as a limited savoury selection such as paninis and cous cous salads. We are keen to keep to the Fairtrade and Local ethics.

    Concerning the heritage of the shop and town. The shop is a grade 2 listed building, which lastly was a secondhand furniture shop, but previous to that it was a greengrocers called Apples and Pears. The town is one of the ancient Royal warrant cinqe ports, however the port is long gone now. Many many place names here are related to Abbey – which was destroyed in the reformation. The town has also a long history with producing gunpowder.

    However with all the history parts I think I am wavering towards a literary type name, the one so far from the lists I have read JM post so far that I think I like the best is Cafe Noir, but sadly we could not use this as there is already a cafe using this in England, and I think it is a coffee brand as well. We could not either go down the route of penguin, as apart from copyright I would not like to restict to one publishing company.

    Oh I also really liked ‘Much Ado About Brew’ but I noticed the libary coffee shop already went with this.

    I was wondering if anyone (JM?) has any inspiration relating to people/place names from classic novels? I keep coming with a blank on this – the most obvious Dickens references are already heavily used.

    Hope I’ve given enough food for thought. Thanks very muchly in advance. I will definately keep you posted on the result.

    JulesGG August 6, 2010 at 3:39 pm #
  133. if u dont mind, can u plz post a reply soon….
    i have only 2 days time :)

    sap August 5, 2010 at 7:05 am #
  134. HI JM,
    i am soon opening a coffee shop in India. the area is full of students of ages 15 to 27.we have many institutions around the area.
    Along with coffee, we have hookah, a billiards table, and 3 x-boxes for playing games in three big tv screens. we are also including simple food items like burger, frenchfries,puff’s,soda’s and so. I m searching for a good and unique name for it..can u plz suggest me few…thanks in advance…
    ps: i dont want names including hookah,..

    sap August 5, 2010 at 7:02 am #
  135. Hi,
    We are opening a coffee/tea cafe on the second floor of a historic building. On the first floor is a byob restaurant. We are thinking wood floors, comfortable seating, a place to relax. Music some nights from local musicians. It’s located on a canal in PA. Any ideas for names?
    Thank you!

    Stasia August 3, 2010 at 8:36 am #
  136. Al: I suggest that you call it “Talk with my Manager,” as in, “may I place you on hold while I go to Talk with my Manager?”

    We know what you’re really doing! :)

    Andrew Hetzel August 2, 2010 at 8:16 pm #
  137. Good day Java Moe, I am from the Philippines and I am planning to put up a coffee shop with cakes and pastries, sandwiches and some refreshments.

    It will be stationed at the lobby of a Call Center office that employs 2,000 ++ agents. I need help. Can you suggest a catchy name for it.

    Thanks a lot


    AL August 2, 2010 at 7:48 pm #
  138. hello everybody, I want a coffee lounge name simple, short, easy to remember a bit like the ”PAUSE”, ”HONEY AND PIE” ou ”AROME” for a project on France which is offered gourmet coffees etc … but also healthy food and fast … I block currently on the name
    thank you

    THE GANDOU July 29, 2010 at 12:10 am #
  139. Hi, there I am opening a cafe shop in a professional office building(real estate). We not only sell coffee,we also sell bit alcohol. So its like a cafe and bar. Please help me! by the way, we are in New Zealand. thanks alot

    Laura July 27, 2010 at 7:08 pm #
  140. Hello M,

    That last bit of information was crucial. Illinois…hmmm.

    Featherweight Cafe
    Dad’s Cafe
    Mazelnut Cafe ( I reckon that NN is cool enough for a shop name.)
    Pioneers Cafe
    The Creamy Flask Cafe
    Cona Jug Cafe
    Artisan Cafe
    Bon jour Cafe
    Cafe O’le

    if you read some of the suggestions I have given before you can use them as well. Please tell me more about what you think you want to express in your coffee shop.



    Java Moe July 26, 2010 at 9:10 pm #
  141. Hi JM!
    We live in the Mid West in a town where a ton of people love coffee.It will be probably somewhere near main street or downtown. Our last name is Beavers so that could give you some ideas. People in our town are all pretty nice. Our town is ready for some change since we have a DQ Monicals Arbys Subway Dominos and McDonalds… that is it! Thanks so much!

    PS: We are about 10 minutes from the University of Illinois in Champaign

    Mazelnut July 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm #
  142. Hello M,

    Can you tell me the name of the town and where your dad will set up his coffee shop. If you can tell me about your town and the folks that live around the area I will try my best to come up with a name for your shop.



    Java Moe July 25, 2010 at 2:16 am #
  143. Hi Java Moe! I am 12 and I am my dad’s coffee secretary:) he is a home roaster and REALLY GOOD! He wants to open a coffee shop and my job today is coming up with names for him… we live in the United States and he will sell coffee pastries and sandwiches possibly. I am invisioning a somewhat dark coffee shop that feels homey. I also thought about convincing him to get a dog to keep at the shop (ONE THAT DOESNT BARK) and I hope that would make it even more relaxing… can you help us with some name ideas? we live in a small town with 1 mcdonalds and not even a walmart! Thank you so much in advance!

    mazelnut July 24, 2010 at 8:48 am #
  144. Hi,
    I recently bought a coffee trailer to open at events ( Australia), although im having trouble coming up with a name, i was thinking of baristable – for irresistable coffee?

    i really need help!! i need something catchy….i kind of wanted a seductive name. we had recently worked at our first event and it was embrassing that we haven’t had business cards and flyers developed, more so the fact that we actually had a few people interested in having us at their next event.

    i was also thinking phoenix cafe, you know the whole rise from the ashes meaning we move from event to event. As you can see i really need help!!! Please some one help me =)

    oh and p.s i am so glad to have stumbled on to this site! thankyou to the owner if you don’t know how truely awesome you are!!! wow!

    Miss Oli July 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm #
  145. So glad I stumbled on this place, i’ve really loved your ideas. My partner and I will soon be opening a coffee shop on the south coast of England. It’s in a busy town, moments from the sea front and pier.

    Excellent coffee, cakes, chocolates, sandwiches and soups. We want a nice chilled out vibe, and will be having live music/poetry evenings.

    One idea is The Mermaid Cafe, which I love but he doesn’t.

    Would love some help please.

    Clemency July 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm #
  146. Enjoyed reading the comments and suggestions of coffee shops. Am interested in opening coffee shop in the city of Nairobi – Kenya.

    frankie July 6, 2010 at 11:35 pm #
  147. this site is great!
    altho’ i have some names written down already, looking at the new and nice names y’all suggested make my think tank whir some more

    here are a some that came to my mind (though haven’t checked yet if these aren’t used yet)

    Sip N Stay

    Cup A Chino, of Cafe Chino (if the owner is of chinese ancestry or may be thinking of adding some dimsum on the side)

    A Cup of Jo (maybe i’ll tell my sister, her name is Jo)

    BADA-Bean (corny badabing badaboom!)


    fblover June 22, 2010 at 9:34 am #
  148. LC

    where exactly is the shop located and where are you from and what kind of customers are going around the area? All the information you can give me please.


    “even yoda cannot see the future” mmm always in motion the future.

    Java Moe June 19, 2010 at 2:20 am #
  149. Opening a cake/cupcake/cookie shop and have recently changed my biz plan to include coffee. The original name doesn’t quite work in getting the coffee side of things out to the public at first glance.

    Off the top of my head, “Cakespresso” comes to mind but I’m not quite loving it.

    The shop will include custom cakes (wedding, anniversary, grad, etc), ready made cakes, cupcakes, and cookies in a display as well as traditional gourmet coffee shop selections (caps, fraps, espresso) and pastries too (danish, muffins, etc)

    Any ideas?

    OH! And I go by my initials: LC… so any ideas using those would be extra peachy.

    TIA for any ideas you guys might have. :o)

    LC June 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm #
  150. Since it’s next to the station what about
    Midnight Espresso
    Midday Espresso
    Estation Espresso (both words start with E, like your names).

    good luck!

    Ivan June 13, 2010 at 7:48 am #
  151. Ooops, meant Pennsylvania!

    Husker June 13, 2010 at 6:58 am #
  152. We are (re)opening a coffee house bakery in a town in oennsylvania, next to a train station.
    The owners both have names that begin with E. Looking for ideas…we seem to have exhausted them all.

    Husker June 13, 2010 at 6:57 am #
  153. Wow, more and more ideas, thank you! :)

    Tara Themis June 10, 2010 at 6:41 pm #
  154. In a perfect world we all get what we want but we trade our souls for it.

    Java Moe June 10, 2010 at 1:56 am #
  155. Cafe World ^^

    Rhiza June 9, 2010 at 4:32 am #
  156. Tara,

    Full Circle Cafe
    Push N Shove Cafe
    Nine Lives Cafe
    Cats Cradle Cafe
    Ball N Twine Cafe
    Karmic Pickup Cafe
    SHAC cafe – Smile have a cup

    karma karma Chameleon..you come and go…

    Come and Go Cafe
    Shake the Karmic Tree Cafe
    Karmic Energy Cafe
    Feline Karma

    maybe I’ll think of something….


    Java Moe June 9, 2010 at 3:46 am #
  157. Kim,

    The Open Palm Cafe
    The Ohm Cafe
    Home Side Cafe
    NJAOC – Not just any ordinary cafe!
    The Happy Heart Cafe
    The Steel Press Cafe
    Schoolies Cafe
    Congregation Cafe
    Pioneers Cafe
    Time Out Cafe
    Warren’s Furlough Cafe
    The Mess Hall Cafe
    First Watch Cafe
    The Guides Cafe
    The No. 1 Cafe
    The Kinetic Cafe
    R & R Cafe
    The Electric Fire Fly Cafe
    Ion Bean Cafe
    Lithium Pick up Cafe

    maybe I’ll think of something.


    Java Moe June 9, 2010 at 3:38 am #
  158. Jana, thanks for your ideas! :)

    Tara Themis June 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm #
  159. Tara, what a cute theme. Java Moe is the expert but a couple of ideas sprang to my mind:

    Karmic Coffee
    Karma Kitty Cafe
    Karmic Cat Cafe
    Coffee Karma

    Good Luck!!

    Jana June 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm #
  160. Hello! My husband & I are in the process of starting a coffeehouse. We are trying to find a name related to cats and/or karma. We originally had a really good cat-themed name, but it was stolen & trade-marked out from underneath us by a former would-be investor ( who made off with portions of our orginal business plan as well — live and learn). In light of this particular incident, we figure somehow including “karma” in the name would be a fitting touch. Any feedback or ideas would be most appreciated, thank you!

    Tara Themis June 6, 2010 at 6:03 pm #
  161. My husband and I just bought a coffee shop/roastery but not the name that went along (was the previous owner’s actual first name.) Now we need a new name! We are:
    . located in a resort beach town (Rehoboth Beach, DE)
    . coffee house, roastery, bake shoppe, cafe
    . offering free wi-fi / indoor & outdoor seating

    Other area coffee shops nearby:
    Starbucks, Java Bytes (coffee & internet cafe), Surf Bagel, Brew Ha Ha

    We’d like to keep the name not location-specific, in case additional store locations are added.

    Any help greatly appreciated! Thanks!!

    Jen Z. June 3, 2010 at 11:23 am #
  162. hey y’all
    we live in new zealand and are about to open a cafe…we are in desperate need of a great name. it is a long narrow building where we are hoping to gain a regular corporate clientele but also be appealing to a broad range (its a small city and we need all the customers we can get) we are thinking of a theme vaguely art deco/1930s but mostly a pretty neutral feeling place…food is going to be simple yet tasty – reminiscent of home cooking with a bit of flair…and of course there will be great coffee. some names we have been throwing around so far are:
    whiz bang cafe
    pie in the sky
    bust a grub
    they all start to sound bad after a while! we are eagerly welcoming any suggestions! thanks!

    kyles May 29, 2010 at 9:33 pm #
  163. This is Kim from Detroit area
    most of what we’ve come up with hasn’t gone over well with different folks…
    My husband is the main person running everything. I’m just trying to help out with the name without much success. Here’s what we have so far..
    Dave’s coffee (My husband is Dave) personal but boring for the name of a shop
    Java Joy
    Espresso Yourself
    More than Mocha
    Genesis Coffee
    Caleb Coffee (our 7 month old baby’s name)
    Kitts Coffee (our last name)
    Coffee Corner
    Daddy K’s Coffee Shop
    Kahvi Coffee (my husband is Finnish kahvi is coffee)
    Inizio (start or beginning in Italian – start
    your day, your project, your relaxation with our coffee???)

    kim May 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm #
  164. Java Moe // May 26, 2010 at 1:39 am

    attention kim – can you show what you’ve come up with so far.


    Sure, thanks for your help! I attached my previous post, too. Here are the names we have come up with so far:

    Read Between the Grinds
    Creative Juice
    Local Flavor
    Culture Cafe
    Velvet Steamroller
    Turn The Page
    The Buzz
    Local Hot Spot

    Thanks again for volunteering your time on here!

    we want to open a coffee shop/book store/art gallery in a small town in a rehabbed historic building. There will be open mic nights for poetry reading and music, comedians, etc. One of the owners is a retired Navy Chief and the other is an eclectic hairstylist and salon owner 2 shops away. Help us with a name! Thanks!

    kimmie May 26, 2010 at 3:47 am #
  165. I may answer quickly or I may not answer at all. Please remember I only do this as time permits.


    Java Moe May 26, 2010 at 1:41 am #
  166. attention kim – can you show what you’ve come up with so far.


    Java Moe May 26, 2010 at 1:39 am #
  167. I LOVE this site!!! I am in the planning stages of creating a coffee shop/used book store to employ adults with high functioning autism. Any name suggestions?

    CatChris May 25, 2010 at 12:41 pm #
  168. and…appropriate, too.

    faeriegirl May 25, 2010 at 9:20 am #
  169. I LOVE “Swan Dive”…too, too fabulous.

    Closer to Rumors…

    faeriegirl May 25, 2010 at 9:16 am #
  170. Just spent the last 3 hours reading all the great info. My husband and I are in the middle of gutting/renovating an old German imports store and turning it into our own coffee shop. We are located in Warren, Michigan. A large busy suburb just a few miles north of Detroit. We are just down the road from the GM Tech Center and our road is a short cut for the a.m. commuters coming from the north-east and heading to the Tech Center. We are in a plaza with a German name (Bavarian Plaza) but none of the shops have any German connections. There is a bar, a hair salon, a sushi place and a health food store within the plaza. We are also next to a banquet hall and Buddy’s Pizza. We aren’t really interested in naming our shop in terms of the cars or Motor city or the Tech Center. Another shopping center with the name is dying out and it just brings forth all the wrong images. We would love to set ourselves apart with over-the-top friendly, helpful service, sharing a quick cup for commuters, and providing a warm friendly relaxing atmosphere throughout the day and evening for families, students, business travelers, etc. We want the community to enjoy local artists displays, elementary, middle and high school student activities, talent shows and displays, Christian music, live music or open mic nights and saturday mornings for kids with balloons and puppets. Serving hot and cold coffee beverages, pastries, fine chocolates, and ice cream. A children’s area and couches with fireplace and tables and chairs indoors as well as on the sidewalk outdoors. We want people to come in and just feel like there is something special and different and welcoming about our place. We have a few ideas but nothing that jumps out as THE right one. ‘Thanks for your help!

    kim May 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm #
  171. Hello Java Moe,
    3 years ago I purchased an existing business which distributes locally roasted coffee, tea, chai, syrups, sauces, soy and other related cafe essentials. Generally higher quality products. The business is located in western Canada. Main customers are cafes, offices, restaurants, churches. The business has evolved to focus more on supplying beverage supplies than wholesaling coffee. The current name refers specifically to coffee and I would like a new name that does not pigeon hole the business as a coffee supplier rather one that suggests beverages and related items… any thoughts?

    Leigh May 21, 2010 at 5:48 pm #
  172. The Brush Cutter
    Wild Swans
    Wild Faeries
    Black Bears Cafe
    The Fighting Fish

    and now I leave you a quote from lisa simpson.

    “If a tree falls and no one is there to hear it, does it make a noise.”

    as usual she says this to bart and he fails to grab the concept.


    Java Moe May 8, 2010 at 2:48 am #
  173. where are you closer to the swan valley health center or near rumors skate n snow?

    Swans Nest
    Swans Roost
    The Heated Kettle
    Downy Feathers
    Swan Dive
    Birds of a Feather
    Axe Handle
    The Stump
    Sow and Reap
    Sun up Cafe
    Wet Beak
    Red Feather
    Log Jam
    Boot Spikes
    The axe swing

    Java Moe May 8, 2010 at 1:40 am #
  174. Wow…ok, here’s my deal:

    Town and area of 7000 to serve. Rural manitoba, main industries are farming and logging. Shop will be on the main floor of a 100 year old brick masonic hall we have purchased. We are planning to live on the top floor loft. My husband is a South African fine artist/graphic designer, and I have sold handmade faerie costumes for the past 14 years. We plan to sell fair trade/organic coffee, healthy and indulgent home baking, handmade upscale crafts from Canada and beyond, and ourselves.(!) The town in called “Swan River”, and we are on one of the busiest – across from the post office – corners in town. And yes, we will be all things to all people. Really.
    You can see how badly I need help here.
    Names on the table thus far include:
    The Blackbird
    The Big Blue Bicycle
    Paper Moon
    Daydream Believer
    The Perfect Day
    Barn Swallow
    As you can see, none of the arty names we are drawn to really say what we are planning to do…we were thinking about adding to the end of one of these – “remarkable coffee and delights”…

    or now, for something completely different???…

    faeriegirl May 6, 2010 at 5:37 am #
  175. I called my coffee shop Haute Coffee which I think is a great pun, but I’m sure it’s not original!

    W4r Ch1ld April 26, 2010 at 1:16 am #
  176. Hi everyone. I want to start by saying I’ve just spent 2 hours reading the amazing posts on this site and I think Java Moe and all the other guys who give suggestions are very talented and very kind. I am also opening a coffee shop and will serve panini, pasta, cakes and ice cream in a seaside town in the south east of England. My husband is Italian and his name is Arturo and my son’s name is Gio. My husband wants to use an Italian name, but I’m not sure the locals will get it. I like the idea of it being a meeting place because as well as the main cafe, there will be a couple of very cosy sitting rooms. We will be catering for locals, office workers and tourists of all ages. Any ideas? Many thanks, Violetta.

    Violetta April 25, 2010 at 2:10 am #
  177. we want to open a coffee shop/book store/art gallery in a small town in a rehabbed historic building. There will be open mic nights for poetry reading and music, comedians, etc. One of the owners is a retired Navy Chief and the other is an eclectic hairstylist and salon owner 2 shops away. Help us with a name! Thanks!

    kimmie April 24, 2010 at 6:42 pm #
  178. My hustand and I are opening a coffee shop/cafe at a golf driving range in South Africa – need an appropriate SHORT name. Can you help?

    Lynne Monks April 23, 2010 at 9:24 pm #
  179. help a name of a coffee shop must have a name in amsrerdam greetings from south afrika rene

    rene April 16, 2010 at 3:53 am #
  180. Hi Everyone

    I’m from little old New Zealand and my client is working on developing a coffee roasting brand, here are some background details.

    Will be roasted and marketed in china.

    It is to be initially sold through a 3-4 cafes called flatwhite. It is then planned to get the coffee into hotels, couple of big contracts.

    Target audience is the young adult chinese population discovering coffee and NZ/Australian expats.

    Could be a strength using a western influence, but then again could be just as good with a chinese influence.

    I have been thinking of a few – Bang, Hit, Monkey Bean, Mr Bean, Wired. Just cool names though, no connection yet with the audience etc.

    Thanks in advance

    Brent April 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm #
  181. I have a coffe shop that was next to a few motorcycle dealerships and I named it Java Moto. I recently moved it into a Mall. The msll owner would like me to rename it saying that customers might not understand what Java means. Any suggestions on a name for a Mall Coffee house?

    Meliza April 11, 2010 at 9:17 am #
  182. Hi,
    me and my wife are opening a coffee shop and wine and martini bar. we are looking for a good name for it, something that makes people easily remember us and also attracts anyone one passing by our business for the first time.

    we want to find a name that represents all with a little more emphasis on the coffee shop part.

    thanks everone

    Abe April 9, 2010 at 11:56 am #
  183. Hi,
    My son and I are starting a coffee business with four italian speciality coffee machines. We are doing this to create jobs for my daughters for university and create a later retirement. We also would like to support free trade beans and promote recycleable cups or use cups instead. We also would like to support a cause one day a month locally or nationally, meaning donate money recieved for one day to the cause. We believe in peace, giving back, making people feel good and a good cup of coffee.
    We need a name for our coffee company. The names I have read on past comments and liked are the following:
    Hava Java ……for a brewed awakening
    Mystic Brew
    Mother Bean
    Native Bean
    Benjora Bean (means peace)
    Bean Bolt
    A cup of Java
    Java Minute
    The Beanattitude
    The Bean Trap
    The Bean Trap
    Ground Up

    We want a name that creates a positive emotion and visual, simple to say and can have a added caption to accompany the name.

    Thanks in advance for suggestions. Apprecate all responses. S

    Sharlee April 9, 2010 at 2:05 am #
  184. Latte Lounge

    Ivan Torossian March 30, 2010 at 8:05 am #
  185. Hi,

    I’m opening a business in the heart of downtown Ottawa, Canada. the owner dose not want to sale me the name so I’m going to change it.

    my concept is to make it into a coffee shop, and wine and martini lounge.

    I want to find a name that represents all with a little more emphasis on the coffee shop part.

    thank you


    Abe March 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm #
  186. Hi!
    I’m from Ukraine , Donetsk city and we are about opening our new coffee business. It will be some coffee shop later, but so far we are gong just to roast and sell coffee to the coffee shops and cafes. So we need a brand. Our target audience is so wide and our main focus is on Fresh Roasted beans from different types.
    Also, there are the same names of two founders- Dmitriy (or Dima). We sought about some hero ( like name Coffe Bob ) , which we will use later in our slogans and ads. Or may be some in Italian as our supplier from Italy.
    If you can help, it will be great!!!!

    Irina March 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm #
  187. Java Moe, I’m in the final stages of my business plan and really can’t seem to find the right name for my coffee house. I plan on serving a variety of health foods, as well, in a grocery type setting. Please Java Moe, any comments will be of great help. Thanks

    Brian March 25, 2010 at 9:32 am #
  188. Hello Java Moe, you are a coffee shop name ledgend, wish i could meet you one day and go for a nice non starbucks coffee. what is your fav coffee any way?? im goin to open a coffee shop in scotland and my theme will be scottish food aka haggis?any ideas please. when you come to scotland be sure you come and see me.


    Campbell March 18, 2010 at 2:35 pm #
  189. Hey Java Moe. You have some really catcthy names for coffee shops. Can you give me an idea? I’m opening a coffee shop Eldoret, a medium sized town in western Kenya. The shop is on the ground floor of a very busy mall right next to a famous supermarket. The mall is located on the main street in the centre of the town. We also plan to serve sandwiches and grills (mainly steaks and chicken dishes) as well as cakes and desserts in addition to coffee. Any ideas for names that could incorporate the meals too? Some of the names we’ve come up with:
    MacGrillers coffee bar

    Thanks for your help!

    Imran March 17, 2010 at 9:54 am #
  190. the best one I have come up with for a Coffee Shop Cafe is…..

    Cafe’n’Ate (caffeinate)

    Mazz March 16, 2010 at 12:24 am #
  191. Hey Java Moe (and others)!

    I just recently took over running a small coffee cart at my church. Though the cart has been there for years it has never really had a name and has just been called “the coffee cart”. Even though thats fine, I would like to get a more creative name for it and am lacking the brains to come up with one.

    This cart is student run and is located within our church. I don’t really want any “Christian” based names, just something that would be church appropriate (so avoiding things like Mystical and such). For some reason I really am drawn to “Perk” being in the name but can’t get past “The Central Perk” from the TV show FRIENDS. If perk is too difficult to work with my other idea would be to have the name of the cart fit the initials of our church “SBC”. With this, the C would stand for either Coffee or Cafe I imagine.

    Thank you so much for your help!

    Melissa March 11, 2010 at 1:31 pm #
  192. too much coffee can’t sleep…

    Java Moe March 8, 2010 at 3:00 am #
  193. Java Moe….
    Do you ever sleep?
    And was the Barry Manilow tribute on the 28th a midnight homage to his latest album release?
    Thanks for your help earlier. Love to see the updates still.
    Marie, Better Brew Coffeehouse, MN

    Marie March 7, 2010 at 8:36 am #
  194. come on people leave a comment!!!

    Java Moe March 7, 2010 at 2:19 am #
  195. well……do any of these names work for you?

    Java Moe March 7, 2010 at 2:16 am #
  196. I am opening a coffee bar in a salon. We are located in Rugby ND which is the geographical center of North America. I wonder in that location should or could be used in a catchy way, but also with the salon in mind. Not asking for much huh? Ha

    Sheryl March 6, 2010 at 7:02 pm #
  197. julie,

    Rise n Dough

    Java Moe March 6, 2010 at 4:21 am #
  198. behind the clouds
    the sun is shi-ii-ning,
    there’s a big blue sky right behind the clouds!

    Java Moe March 4, 2010 at 10:26 pm #
  199. julie,

    Bakers Deelight
    Red Ribbon
    Shake N Bake
    The Rolling Pin
    Crema de Fantastique
    The Egg Wash
    Wheat N Eat
    Buns Galore

    more when I get a chance.


    Java Moe March 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm #
  200. Mrs. P,

    Consult your local council for small business name registration. Go to the internet and search online if your local area already has that name registered. Ask …ask…ask. Do not be afraid to ask. Every place on every continent have their own registration procedure. So be aware and ask.


    Java Moe March 4, 2010 at 9:59 pm #
  201. I’m putting together a plan for a coffee shop but not just serving coffee & pastry. This will also have retail of everything coffee, machines, (with demos on how to use them before you buy) beans, cups, candy and what ever is coffee related. I’m in Cedar Rapids, IA. My ideas for a shop name are; first “All Things Coffee”, “Jimbo Rays Coffee House” “Coffee Klache Stop”

    Ljray March 4, 2010 at 8:18 am #
  202. Java Moe,

    I was so impressed by your ideas for coffee houses I was wondering if you would like to try your hand at offering names for a bakeshop.

    My products are simple but delicious, made from scratch, using fresh, seasonal and whenever possible, local ingredients. So far the menu includes chocolate and lemon tarts, mousse cakes, cheesecakes, sticky buns and raisin butter tarts. My menu will expand to including fruit tarts in the summer/fall. I also offer seasonal specials ie Xmas, Valentines day etc.

    My market is locals who are too busy to bake, they maybe single 30 somethings or married with young families. Currently I am operating my business out of my home on a residential street in an area of Toronto called Little Italy with a couple of condos nearby. So far my clientele has been all word of mouth.

    Names I have thought of include:

    jules bakery
    home baked
    delicious dessserts
    bake shop
    yummy things

    Many thanks for your thoughts!

    julie March 4, 2010 at 4:08 am #
  203. hey Java Moe! you have awesome names and advice!

    can you tell me where i get a name registered and the initial steps to making my name, mine. ?


    mrs. p. March 3, 2010 at 6:06 pm #
  204. I write the songs that make the whole world sing.
    I write the songs of love and special thing s.
    I write the songs that make the young girls cry.
    I write the songs, I write the songs….

    Java Moe February 28, 2010 at 12:41 am #
  205. HIna ,

    where exactly in the UK is this cafe?

    The Night Owl
    The Dawn
    The Midnight Oil
    REM stop
    Full Moon
    The Black Night
    Cup & Pipe
    Lounge Lizard
    Wide Awake
    Sleep Walkers

    Java Moe February 27, 2010 at 3:37 am #
  206. Kat,

    The Jolly Roger
    The Mystic Cafe
    The Crows Nest
    The Providence Cafe

    Java Moe February 27, 2010 at 3:25 am #
  207. Alley,

    Congratulations on tying the knot!

    The SilverStar is a good name. drop the cafe.

    tell where the cafe is located. look at my other suggestions further on up at the top of this blog and you will see I made some oz cafe names. but if non fit then give me more info about the place your in.

    Java Moe February 27, 2010 at 3:21 am #
  208. Willful Woman,

    The Hat & Ribbon Cafe
    The Weave & Spin Cafe
    Bonnet & Bows
    The Coverest
    The Red Ribbon Cafe
    Magnifique Cafe
    The Gracious Lady Cafe

    Java Moe February 27, 2010 at 3:15 am #
  209. Hi Everyone,

    Ive just brought a shop and am converting it into a coffee/chai lounge. Will be serving food (sandwichs, paninis, soup, thin crust pizzas, indian finger foods such as samosas, indian sweets, cakes etc) Also be selling fresh juice, shakes, frozen yoghurt with fruit and italian ice cream.

    Im from London (England) and am finding it very difficult to come up with a name. Im trying to stay away from words such as ‘coffee, caffe, bistro, blend’ etc. Nomal coffee places in England close quite early, where as im looking to stay open till late as i want to encourage people to come and relax with friends, partner, after work meeting etc. In the evenings, desserts and drinks will be our main focus.

    There will be wireless internet so customers dont have to rush off quickly.

    The best way i can describe it would be a posh lounge with a modern, yet with moroccan and indian influenced decor.

    Im located on a busy high street and some of the shops near me are called:

    – Thai Buffalo
    – Mr Tickles
    – Roosters
    – Mazaldar

    Some of the names that we came up with were:

    – Tealight lounge
    – Twilight
    – Indian Garden
    – The Point
    – 253
    – Rehab
    – Tempest Lounge

    I really need help guys and it would be very much appreciated. This is the one thing that im stuck on :( Didnt realise that it would be this hard!

    Really look forward to hearing from you, especially Java Moe your good at this.

    Good Luck to everyone x

    Hina February 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm #
  210. Ok, I’m opening a Coffee House/Cafe/Roasting Co in Idaho. There will be food service and live entertainment during the week nites/weekends. Very casual warm fun friendly environment. Also will have Beer & Wine. Will do catering and renting private space for parties ect… Sort of Trading Company -ish. And sort of “pirate themed”. Was thinking something like Calypsos but that’s already taken. But something like that… Need help please!!

    Kat February 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm #
  211. I know that I am not opening a shop or anything, but I am doing a History Fair project & I’m doing it on Starbucks, it’s due on Wednesday so I need ideas for a title fast!
    I hope all of your coffee shops succeed!
    God Bless!

    Tricia February 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm #
  212. Hi! Im in the process of securing finance for a local established coffee shop! Yay to hopefully living the dream!
    We have 2 kids, getting married later this year on a local island here in Australia.
    The coffee shop/ takeaway shop is in a shopping center complex, and im looking for something quirky/ different/ witty etc but still half normal! I know, thats confusing.. probably why im so stuck!
    Id love to appeal to all ages, and have my main attraction be that im not selling food/ drinks at sky high prices!
    I thought about maybe..
    * SilverStar cafe

    Now ive drawn a blank on anything I like!
    I love stars, butterflies, palm trees, lime and coconut (i know.. weird but oh so good!)
    But i really want it to b a gender neuteral hangout..

    Hope u can help!

    Alley February 20, 2010 at 2:17 am #
  213. Hi ,

    I reside in mumbai in India. I am opening a Coffee shop in next month. Kindly help me with some names like Cafe Coffee Day and Costa Coffee.
    My shop is located on the Main road.


    Amit verma February 20, 2010 at 12:02 am #
  214. Liza, you can’t do that. It’s illegal.

    This is a fascinating site. I just spent about 45 minutes reading it. Here is my unique problem. I hope it’s worthy of your attention, Java Moe.

    I’m a writer currently working on a novel about a small town in Connecticut. It’s a slightly worn town that was originally the site of ribbon and hat factories in the late 1800 and early 1900’s. It’s in a wealthy part of the state but it’s not a particularly well-off town. The story centers around life in the small downtown and partially in the coffeehouse run by a sweet, slightly overweight, neurotic but lovable gay man named Cyrus Dear. Cyrus had an idyllic childhood in this town and is raising his adopted daughter Queen there with his impossibly gorgeous partner, Joe. Next door to the coffeehouse is a bookstore run by a bossy older woman who thinks Cyrus is an uncouth lout. Cyrus’s idea of culture is watching Dancing with the Stars and critiquing the costumes. Running this coffeehouse is a dream come true for him. What would he name his coffee shop?

    Willful Woman February 19, 2010 at 9:23 am #
  215. Dear All,

    I am going to open a cafe and restaurant in a egypt in a very classy location i need some help concerning the name

    Omar February 17, 2010 at 11:53 pm #
  216. Java Moe…just thought I’d let you know that I’m going forward with Better Brew Coffeehouse in Minnesota…thanks for your comment (#394).
    Hope to open in May! Really long time coming… but it’ll happen soon!!

    Marie February 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm #
  217. Hi I want to open a coffe house and I got inspierd by TV show “Friends” so I want to name my coffe house “Friends” and have the sign look like the sign of the TV show!! And also the design of it inside also look similar, have pictures of the most ppopulas series inside etc…Now I won’t get in troble for copy right will I????? please let me know!!!! This is so important for me!!!!

    Liza February 12, 2010 at 10:28 am #
  218. Iam starting a new coffee shop in Kochin, the new shopping mall,I want get a new name my coffee shop pls send me the new catchy name

    tpmzahir February 1, 2010 at 9:50 am #
  219. Any ideas for a name for a mobile concession cart with expresso, coffee, pastries???? It will be in Alabama and in a downtown historic area.

    sandra January 30, 2010 at 5:36 pm #
  220. I need a name for a up scale coffee shop

    I love these three names:

    Cafe Dolce
    A Cupa Cafe
    De Choco-Latte

    Anything of that sort would be great please help

    Alex January 27, 2010 at 5:15 pm #
  221. need name for coffee, snackbar, grill & pizza located in skating rink in MN.

    Paul January 25, 2010 at 5:43 pm #
  222. What a fabulous website and discussion. but as I read through all the posts I didn’t see anything that would fit my business.. I’m in the early stages of starting a coffee importing business to distribute green coffee and if all goes well, in a few years expand into roasting as well.. need help with a name..something original and distinct, so I can also use for web based sales…help me, please…..

    Trevor January 21, 2010 at 6:15 pm #
  223. Hi,
    i have just bought a cafe/sandwich shop currentley called CAFE ROYALE i am looking for a new name – can you help
    It sells breakfasts, sandwiches, omelletes, salads, burgers, chips, coffee, cakes, etc it is a mid range cafe in a large residential area lots of schools and business’ nearby. My daughters are called Cassidy & Lexi, my name is samantha(sam) would of liked to incoporate maybe one or more of our names – any ideas????

    Samanth January 19, 2010 at 10:38 am #
  224. Hey all you creative people! We are opening up a coffee shop at our camp. We have both youth and adult camps, so I wouldn’t want the name to pigeon hole us to one or the other. Our camp has a western theme throughout (false fronts on building, horses, staff wear old style western clothes), but it’s not just cowboys and horses, but more Old West including themes of Gold Rush, frontier/mountain man kind of feel. We are located in the high desert of So. California (the Mojave Desert), but our property feels a bit like a oasis in the midst of the desert with our own lake and landscaping. The facility that is hosting the coffee shop is called “Ike’s Roost” (kind of an inside joke on that name, but it won’t be changing soon) and the suggestions so far are “Ike’s Roast” or “The Mo’java.” I’m not feeling totally sold on either one, so if anyone has any more suggestions, I’d appreciate the input. Thanks!

    Laura January 19, 2010 at 8:34 am #
  225. I saw your website its very interesting. I wonder why your chicken laid a blue egg? Very curious indeed.

    Niche 154

    this is a perfect name as you wont be pigeon holed into serving coffee only.

    I’m going to be really upset if I have to pay to read your blog.

    I saw the place and it is beautiful, I’m a sucker for hardwood floors and super shiny varnish. It so homey and classy.

    give me some time…I’ll sleep on it and see what I come up with.

    Java Moe January 16, 2010 at 3:21 am #
  226. my fiance is opening a cafe his name is Edwine and most people call his ED is realy hip and people person love coffe bronx location but cant find a name with his bronx swager name for the cafe. Please help with name!! thanks

    carmen January 7, 2010 at 10:35 am #
  227. Opening a shop spring 2010. Check out my website for photos of the place. The house was my grandmothers and it’s on the main road on the opposite end of town from the tourists. It’s is only moments from the turnpike, however and it’s still a busy area. The goal is to become a destination spot with great coffee, lots of events going on, and display gardens for the garden center side of my business. I initially wanted to name it “Local Roots” because it will be a coffee house, with future expansion into a boutique and retail plant sales and growing. I’m going to buy local as much as possible and I want to keep the atmosphere relaxing and artsy. You’ll never know what to find. With that said, I didn’t think the name “Local Roots” would really work well as solely a coffee house to begin with. I don’t want customers saying…why would she name it that, that doesn’t work. So I really like the word Niche so I’d thought about “Niche 154″ with 154 being the address number. Everyone likes my name and wanted me to name it “Jassy’s” but… I don’t want to seem like I didn’t put the time in to properly name my business.

    Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.

    Jassy Smith December 31, 2009 at 5:28 am #
  228. Ben
    What about Stage Right Cafe


    Wendy December 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm #
  229. if that name is already being used?? thanks

    hildy December 21, 2009 at 10:53 am #
  230. I am looking at naming my coffee shop /cafe..THE KARMIC CUP CAFE…as it is totally vegetarian …because a big part of is the coffee shop should I add that to the name…or would that be too much in a name…what do people think?

    hildy December 21, 2009 at 10:53 am #
  231. Thanks Jana, You provided some interesting ideas that have created some thought. Much appreciated.

    Ben December 20, 2009 at 1:16 pm #
  232. Ben, these popped into my head:
    Arte Cafe
    Coffee on Stage
    Encore or Encore Cafe
    Bravo or Bravo Java
    Broadway Coffee
    Matinee Cafe
    Stage Door Coffee
    Footlight Cafe or Coffee

    Of course, Java Moe is awesome and I’m sure will have great ideas for you!

    jana December 20, 2009 at 6:28 am #
  233. looking for a name for a small coffee shop near a theatre district for performing arts and live events.

    Ben December 19, 2009 at 7:29 pm #
  234. i am starting up a business -coffee shop, bakery..completely vegetarian..no eggs, meat or fish..any ideas for a name..thanks

    hildy December 19, 2009 at 4:03 am #
  235. Java Moe,
    After much discussion, we have decided to name our coffee shop located inside the local library “Much Ado About Brew” with a picture of William Shakespeare holding a mug with our logo on it!
    Wish us luck!

    Dave Scholl December 16, 2009 at 8:20 am #
  236. Hi Java Moe,
    What do you think of The Mountain Brew or Closer to the Ground as coffee house names..

    Brian December 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm #
  237. Hi, next year I plan on opening a Caffe with coffee, but main business will also be ARGENTINE GELATO. I would like a name that suggest these three concepts, GELATO, COFFEE and ARGENTINA. I have thought of:
    -Che-Latto (I’ve already registered this one).
    -Argelato Caffe
    -Argie, Argentine Gelato & Espresso
    -Don’t cry for me – Argentine Gelato & Caffe

    Any other suggestions? ideas?? thank you all lovely people!

    IVO December 7, 2009 at 4:56 am #
  238. Hi, thanks! Great info here. I’m setting up a coffee shop in a small country Hospital. Will be open to staff, visitors and patients. I keep coming back to Christo’s Coffee Shop as I’ll be running it on my own. I would be grateful for any ideas and thoughts! Thank you!

    Christo November 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm #
  239. my coffee shop is side of the river .
    so how to name for that lovely?
    please help me …

    gipsyhunter November 22, 2009 at 8:09 am #
  240. Well, Java Moe, we have our Library Coffee Shop names list narrowed down to the following:

    Much Ado About Brew
    The Shhh!presso Cafe (it is in a Library!)
    The Lit and Latte
    Great Latte-tude
    MugWirt’s Café (it’s the Jack & Alice Wirt Library) or
    The Mug@Wirt’s Café
    The JitterMug Café
    Moch au Lait Café (rolls nicely off the tongue!)
    Mocha’Lait Cafe
    Higher Ground (serving Mystic Monks Coffee)
    Common Ground

    I am kinda partial to “Much Ado About Brew” or Shhh!presso Cafe

    Dave Scholl November 11, 2009 at 7:07 am #
  241. Hello Marie

    That is a lovely name. Make sure its not taken. A thorough search through business name registration should yield results. If its taken you may have to modify it. If not then rush over to register it. If I think of anyhting I’ll post it here.



    Java Moe November 11, 2009 at 2:13 am #
  242. Wow! Lotsa questions about names. Guess I should have looked here sooner. I’m looking at locating in a small town in southern Minnesota. I have a good base of customers from Rochester that will come through on their way to Minneapolis and St Paul. I’ll have the locals as well. Stressing recycling, reconditioned furniture, well pulled espresso shots and freshly brewed coffee with mainly FTO. Local produce AMAP. I’m considering “A Better Brew”. Any comments? Thanks and hope you’re not too tired from all this!

    Marie November 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm #
  243. Hi Java Moe

    Sorry I haven’t got back to you but I have been working flat out the last couple of days. I will most definitely let you know which one of your brilliant suggestions I actually end up using. The problem is my family – or should I say the problem is me letting my family think they should have input into this.

    Shone – LOVED the cozy part of the suggestion and am working on combining that with some of Java Moe’s suggestions. Cozy was definitely the atmoshpere I’m aiming for so this word is a hit. What do you guys think of Cozy Cuppas?

    Please don’t worry if it takes me a day or 2 to get back to you as I travel all around the country for work and sometimes I’m just too tired to do anything other than collapse. Have been working from Sydney for the past couple of weeks so this is cool – also makes me impatient to open the shop so I can stay in one place permanently.

    Thanks guys – you’re the best

    Fiona November 7, 2009 at 11:04 pm #
  244. Its the waititing that kills me you never know if they used your suggestion or not….



    Java Moe November 7, 2009 at 9:10 pm #
  245. Hop Around Cafe


    Java Moe November 6, 2009 at 3:58 am #
  246. Cherish Cafe
    Lifestyle Cafe
    Full Stop Cafe
    Hug N Kiss Cafe
    LFH Cafe (love, faith,hope)


    Java Moe November 6, 2009 at 1:21 am #
  247. Good name Shon.


    Java Moe November 5, 2009 at 10:49 am #
  248. What do you think of the Cozy Java Cafe???


    Shon November 5, 2009 at 5:33 am #
  249. Mum’s Goss Stop Cafe


    Java Moe November 5, 2009 at 4:03 am #
  250. G’day Fiona,

    If you’ve read the rest of the thread then you know how dangerous and financially costly it is to get a copy righted item and use it as your own. Erskine Perk goes in the same line as Cafe Nervosa. If you see it on the show it is therefore the property of the show. So yes your daughter has a future in business and commerce.

    New Haven Cafe
    Mum N Bub’s Pitstop
    TAGOFOTHCO Coffee Shop
    (first two letters in the sentence – thank God for the coffee)
    Revival Cafe
    Half a Moment Cafe
    Drink N Play Cafe
    Tram Stop Cafe
    Cafe Dee Lite
    Load Off Cafe
    Ersko’s Cafe (make sure this ones not taken)
    Beans and Beanies Cafe
    Mum’s the Word Cafe
    Hi-Tensile Cafe
    Booster Cafe
    Goose It Cafe
    Coffee N Change
    Lug N Chug Cafe
    Great Western Coffee Shop
    Potential Cafe House
    Inland Cafe
    Pavers Cafe

    Fiona’s Mix Cafe
    Freedom Cafe
    Watch N Go Cafe
    Juggling Cafe N Tea House
    Old Hand Cafe
    Drink Here Cafe
    Suburban Cafe
    Whip It Cafe

    if I think of anything else, I’ll post it here.
    I wish you all the luck in your coffee adventure!



    Java Moe November 5, 2009 at 3:39 am #
  251. Hi there Java Moe

    Wow you really are good! Unfortunately I lost my last manuscript where I described the area so here goes again. The suburb is about 20-25 years old with most people having lived in the area for at least 10-20 years. The average age of the suburb is 25-55 with a lot of children. the shopping centre I am looking at is a redevelopment of a tired and old centre and most of the new shops have yet to be leased. A major supermarket chain in opening in April 2010 and I am looking to capitalise on this bringing new people to the area. At the moment most people who live in the suburb travel to the next suburb to do the majority of their shopping and only use the local centre for their emergency items. The revamped shopping centre is modern, full of natural light and the shop I have chosen is in prime location immediately adjacent to the entrance. The centre is on the corner of Swallow and Peppertree drives and directly opposite a large child care centre. Next to the child care centre is the local primary school and the local high school backs onto this. A lot of the mums and dads walk their kids to school and are often seen chatting outside the school gates before and after school. My main focus for the shop is to make it child friendly as there are a lot of young mums and I hate it when I go into Cafes and see kids with strapped into prams or worse still mums juggling these kids on their laps while they try and drink hot beverages. I plan on having a children’s area and have previously successfully designed an area like this for a medical centre so will use the same methodology in the shop. Now I have bored you with all the details does that inspire or exhaust you? Thanks for the above idea by the way – I will run this past my very critical family, reject their contributions and then get back to you with my decision LOL

    Fiona November 4, 2009 at 11:17 pm #
  252. Another thought

    my son came up with the name Erskine Perk (borrowing from the show Friends) but my daughter (who likes to plan big) says that eliminates the possibility of future franchising. Any thoughts on that.

    Fiona November 4, 2009 at 10:37 pm #
  253. Hello Fiona,

    Coffee, Tea and Me

    Can you please describe the surroundings of the area. type of neighborhood and people that will be walking past your shop. As much information as you can give me.


    Java Moe November 4, 2009 at 12:09 pm #
  254. Java Moe you are the best! I googled naming coffee shops and came up with this site – amazing. I have just spent a long time reading your witty and wonderful suggestions. I am opening a coffee AND tea shop in a small suburban community in Sydney and was thinking of a few names
    Steep Brew
    Park Brew
    Brew Park (the suburb is Erskine Park)
    but that is about the best I can come up with. I really want a name that reflects tea as well as coffee and the design of the shop is going to be bright and vibrant (no browns or shades of) with lots of purple (just like the colour) and more like a kitchen with low benches and counters. I want the name to reflect a place to come and have fun and chat with friends, much more a meeting place than somewhere to just buy a drink and a snack. I love everything you come up with but nothing quite matches what I’m looking for – got any ideas? Glad to share a story to ‘pay’ for any contribution to my dilemma. PS I love a good chat if that helps

    Fiona November 4, 2009 at 3:32 am #
  255. Thanks for the suggestions! I have submitted a list to the library for their perusal, asking them to eliminate any they are totally opposed to. We will then select the name for the coffee shop. Will let you know the outcome!

    Dae Scholl November 3, 2009 at 6:14 am #
  256. @svictoria1329
    Aromaahhz … sounds nice and I get what you’re trying to do with it. The issue is the spelling. Imagine using it in conversation… I see it in my minds eye like this: “… yeah, that’s Aroma’s…A,R,O,M,double A, double H, Z… that’s two “A’s” and two “H’s”…Arom-aahhz. Get it?”

    Obey all of Andy’s suggestions at the top of this page…. plus if you have to spell it out every time you speak it, it’s probably not the right name.

    Pete November 2, 2009 at 11:13 am #
  257. My apologies to those I did not answer straight away. If you still have not named your cafe please indicate it here on this thread. I will try to answer as time permits.


    Java Moe November 2, 2009 at 3:23 am #
  258. Svictoria1329

    Aromatic Cafe
    Happy Memories Cafe
    Morning Cafe
    Grand pa’s Cafe
    Aroma Cafe House
    Breakfast Cafe

    Aromaahhz – its original, who knows it might catch on. Your shop…opens everyday with Aromaahhz. Its like a twist on a very familiar memory. If you like it go for it. Just a suggestion imagine waking up to Aromaahhz 5 years from now. If you can see yourself still liking it then go for it. Your shop! Your rules!

    goodluck / Kapla!


    Java Moe November 2, 2009 at 1:28 am #
  259. I am thinking of naming my coffee shop…Aromaahhz. I really want people to associate the name with a memory or feeling. I know I think of sitting down to breakfast with my grandfather when I was little when I smell the aroma of coffee. What do you think?

    svictoria1329 November 1, 2009 at 7:07 pm #
  260. Side Splitters Cafe
    Aficionado Cafe Haus
    Celebre Cafe


    Java Moe October 31, 2009 at 10:01 pm #
  261. Paraiso Cafe
    Kaballero’s Cafe
    Mother’s Delight Cafe
    Home Town Cafe
    Local’s Cafe
    Chain Gang Cafe House
    Plain Sight Cafe


    Java Moe October 31, 2009 at 5:24 am #
  262. Plantation Cafe
    Huron Guide Cafe
    Silver Fox Cafe
    Necronomica Cafe
    Astronomica Cafe

    Gastronomica Cafe
    Hand Eye Cafe
    Symbols Cafe
    Padlock Coffee House

    Gravitas Coffee House
    Atomic Knee Cafe
    Figure Four Cafe House
    Core Cafe

    Flight Cafe
    Scholastic Cafe
    Boa Coffee House
    Wranglers Cafe
    Brawlers Cafe

    Midnight Oil Cafe
    Slicks Cafe
    Broads Cafe
    Goose Cafe
    Chowder Heads Cafe


    Java Moe October 31, 2009 at 5:16 am #
  263. Hello Dave,

    Wirt a Look Cafe
    Wirt a Stop Cafe
    Wirt a Minute Cafe
    Wirt a While Cafe
    Wirt a Moment

    The Mighty Ax Cafe
    The Tree Trunk Cafe
    Sea Shore Cafe
    Read @ Cafe

    Meicigama Cafe
    Circum Spice Cafe
    Tuebor Cafe
    Brook’s Cafe
    White Tail Cafe
    Apple Blossom Cafe
    White Pine Cafe
    Petoskey Cafe
    Saginaw Cafe

    Wild Wolverine Cafe
    The No. 8 Cafe
    Cobbs Cafe
    5 Lakes Cafe

    If they choose one please tell me. If I think of any others I will post it here.


    Java Moe October 29, 2009 at 3:17 am #
  264. We are a non-profit agency providing services to people with disabilities here in Michigan.We are opening a coffee shop in the main branch of our public library and I have had the name i came up with shot down by the library board. Disappointing to say the least. I thought
    The Librewry Cafe
    was catchy! Anyway, I find myself looking to you, Oh Great Guru of the Mug! Our agency’s name is VOICE, Inc., the library is named the Wirt Library, and we are located in Bay City, MI a town of mainly Polish/German ethnicity. We will be hiring people with disabilities (not all obvious) to staff the shop and will be serving coffee from Mystic Monks ( a real monastery in Wyoming where the monks roast and sell the beans to support the monastery). Our intended clientele is adult library patrons, groups holding meetings in the library meeting rooms, and of course the children that use the library. We will also be advertising a lunch delivery service to the surrounding downtown area. It is expected that in addition to coffee and tea based drinks, we will have smoothies, boxed juices, snack foods, several lunch selections and we hope to attract local craft/jewelry/art vendors to place items for sale in the coffee shop area.
    Some of my ideas are:
    MugWirt’s Cafe ( a bit Harry Potter-ish – for the kids) variations could be
    The Mug @ Wirt’s
    Great Latte-tude
    The Lit & Latte
    The Shh!presso Cafe
    The JitterMug Cafe

    Any suggestions would be appreciated! If you would like more information, please ask!

    Dave Scholl
    Director of Marketing & Development
    V.O.I.C.E., Inc. of Michigan

    Dave Scholl October 27, 2009 at 11:16 am #
  265. Wow! what creative names!

    I am looking to start a coffee shop in a small town. The only competition will be a main stream franchise… nothing fancy. I want the focus to be a meeting place, sit in, cozy, with books and stuff. Local artists preforming, a gift shop.. but the main focus on the coffee and community within the shop.

    I don’t want to call it a cafe… i think if it has anything small town in the name it won’t fly.. it’ll need to be artsy and modern.. any ideas?? :)

    Anita October 5, 2009 at 9:37 am #
  266. Hi,
    Any name suggessions for a cafe (serving few varities of coffees, teas and snacks) which also has a library, gamin station.
    Location is close to a law college, basically to attract collage crowd :)

    yosa October 2, 2009 at 7:26 am #
  267. Have a Java

    ruben September 29, 2009 at 7:17 pm #
  268. L’Arôme
    Aroma Cafe
    Coffe Bean
    Cafe Libre
    Dolze Cafe
    Cafe Bellisimo
    Click Cafe
    Cafe Click
    Cafe Creme

    ruben September 29, 2009 at 7:14 pm #
  269. I love your naming ideas! How about some great ideas for a rural coffee house featuring a drive-through in an area where there are both farms and upscale housing developments — the proposed location in an old schoolhouse. Thanks!

    Jeannie September 25, 2009 at 10:03 am #
  270. Hi,
    I am planning to set up a coffee shop in mumbai please suggest some good names

    Pradeep September 11, 2009 at 7:10 am #
  271. hey—what about cowpies and coffee beans????….see why i asked for help!

    to-judy-from titian September 3, 2009 at 9:47 am #
  272. judy, what about -caffiene whisky,or one cow town coffee?or moojoes coffee? ?i dont know i cant even name my own shop!? ha ha

    to-judy-from titian September 3, 2009 at 9:41 am #
  273. oh!yeah! i also thought of tawandas from the movie.?????????

    titian September 2, 2009 at 6:52 pm #
  274. i am opening a coffee/breakfast/icecream/gifts shop in a small country town in juliette ga .it is known for the movie fried green tomatoes,it is a historical town and tourist attraction.it will be family friendly with karaoke books…..etc.ihave three daughters and all of thier friends call me mama tee ,they think i should name it that?what do you think?i have also thought of hot shots,fair to middlelon,the river shack,hick town cafe,three blondes brew and chew ,or blondees…which stands of course for my daughters! please help me ,i need to decide within a few days.

    titian September 2, 2009 at 6:47 pm #
  275. I’m going to be selling bagged coffee,beans & ground,aso gift baskets with mugs& coffee,in restuarants & western giftware shops.
    Need a western type name.Our region has oaks & rolling hills in northern Ca.Rolling Hills name is taken.Prefer to have the name of Cowpokes in name,but not set in stone.There are many ranches in area.
    Thought of Cowoke’s Small Town Brew,Cowpoke’s Divine Grind,Grazing Herd’s Joe,Udder Cowpoke Coffee,Wild Herd Brew,Etc.
    Can you help me think of a name that may have a little cowboy humor?Something people will chuckle or remember,Like …Cowpoke Stimulus Package of Joe?Or… Range Riders riden’ Herd,or Kicken’ Up The Dust.

    judy August 26, 2009 at 6:12 am #
  276. the coffe place call Tolentino s place
    international coffe and bakery

    vickie August 23, 2009 at 8:05 pm #
  277. Moe you still out there…you’ve got moe talent than most. Love to hear your suggestions on a coffee shop in Peru…. gotta beat ramallamadingdong.

    llama dave August 22, 2009 at 4:15 am #
  278. hello JM!
    great thread. however i am struggling with a name for my coffee shop, can you help?. the outlet sells coffee/paninis/home made cakes and is situated in a mixed use art centre in a small rural town called Ivybridge in south devon UK. the centre has a libary, and is also a cinema, live music venue. Maybe some coffee cinema/Literary reference??

    nick byrne August 21, 2009 at 1:28 am #
  279. HI

    My name is Anita (Catherina, Sophia), I’m from South Africa, I would like to open ‘n cozy coffee shop/deli where everyone will feel welcome, ladies, men, etc.
    The area: Situatued next to a beautiful dam, view over the dam, very busy road in front, lot of tourist, especially over weekends and holdays.
    I love vintage, antiques. I like to sell, great coffee, chocolate croissonts etc, handmade nougat, flowers, computer point in shop etc.
    Couches and antique table and chairs.
    I love the name on this website, English Rose, do anyone have more ideas for a lovely coffee shop name?? Thanks for the help.
    Anita (mail: [email protected])

    Anita August 14, 2009 at 2:31 am #
  280. Hello Java Joe,
    I love reading through your ideas and have been very inspired.
    I don’t have my name yet. I am opening a moderately upscale Coffee house/Martini Bar. I also plan to make fresh NY style Bagels and have evening entertainment. The hours will be from 6;30 am to 2am.
    I am in Lowell, MA which is the birth place of the industrial revolution. There is a National Historic Park, University of Mass, and a Community College in town. The Downtown is booming with sheik new restaurants and bars. There is a new Large urban renewal plan in progress with hundreds of new artist lofts Retail space and condos being built into the old mill buildings. Also a new Court house is being built.
    The old brick mill buildings and canals dominate the appeal of the city in addition to it being the birth place of Jack Keroac.
    I want to locate in one of the mill buildings and have exposed brick interiors with relaxed indoor and outdoor seating.
    The target market is the condo dwellers, tourists, college students and surrounding towns people from the affluent areas.
    I came up with The Rendez-vous cafe but there is a Skid row place with a similar name and I don’t want the association.
    Help Please.

    Wildflowermon August 13, 2009 at 6:51 am #
  281. hi guys….
    i am planning to establish a coffee shop in my city,its surrounded with large number of youngsters and i really need a catchy name for my coffee house…
    can you suggest me any good names via e-mail

    shyam August 11, 2009 at 8:15 pm #
  282. Hello Java Moe, Greeting from Canada!

    You have a wonderful way with words and are simply brilliant at playing with them! Kudos to you for helping so many, many people!

    My husband and I will be starting up a small, funky cafe in a small town of about 4,500 people. There is currently one coffee house open in the area, though it is not favoured by the locals (for its lack of ambience and tasteless decor …so sorry to sound like a snob, but just relaying the feedback of many I’ve spoken with)who generally move to the area from large cities such as Vancouver, BC, Calgary, AB, and as far away as Australia and South Africa.

    The town itself is a mining town, located near the Rockies, full of great people who love being outdoors (fishing, skiing, visiting one of the many waterfalls in the area) and most of them are yuppie types who enjoy book readings, art venues, music festivals, and are well travelled. About 30% of the town is made up of Australians and South Africans who live and work for a 2 year term as the largest coal company here is internationally owned.

    Many of these people have expressed great interest in a trendy little cafe that will serve as a gathering spot for tasty little ethnic dishes, and a desert and coffee spot that they miss from the big city.

    We would love to be able to provide this service, but need a catchy name. Such fun!!

    My husband has dreamt of opening a spot called The Lounge Lizard, but in this situation, not so cafe-ish.

    Many thanks in advance to you, you amazingly creative man!

    :) April

    April August 6, 2009 at 9:25 pm #
  283. This looks like the place to try out names….we are considering opening a coffee shop/cafe/wine bar in a small community in the midwest. My choice for the name is “Mojo’s” however I ran the name by some young people in their 20’s and all they could think of was Austin Powers and sexual connotations. What do you all think? Is it really that connected? We want it to be a meeting place….a 3rd place….and we love the tag line “Meet at Mojo’s.”

    Other thoughts….
    513 Main (guess what the address is??!)
    Maggie J’s

    redrover August 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm #
  284. Hi all,

    this is Pradeep..i have just resigned my job to get into coffee Business couple of weeks before…..i have many questions…so please be patience to read the whole stuff.

    1. i’m approaching some Govt & private institutions for the funding only for me.(there are 3 partners ready with their investment)

    2.i feel until and unless i will have a investment share the role of mine may not be a crucial one.

    3. I have a offer

    friend of mine(is into coffee shop field past 8yrs) who offered me he will work up to the break even point as a employee and after that he wants some percentage as partnership(initially there are 4 partners, now he will be 5th one)

    note: i dont have any prior experience in coffee field or service sector.

    please suggest me what should be my next step.

    thanks all…..

    pradeep July 24, 2009 at 12:01 pm #
  285. To quickly add on to my last email I know what I want customers to think about when they hear my name or think of my coffee stand: quality, superior, delightful, tasty, classy, BUT ALSO: quick, fast, on-the-go service. So it’s kind of a combination of the 2…sorry to confuse …I’ve got a lot of names/ideas going through my brain and would appreciate any ideas : )

    AZ July 21, 2009 at 3:06 pm #
  286. Hello,

    It has been my dream to open up a drive-thru coffee shop/stand and maybe eventually turn it into a franchise.

    I am thinking of going a number of different routes with the name…. I will be opening it up in a busy area in one of the larger cities in Oklahoma. My target market is: people on their way to work, soccer mom’s dropping off the kids, etc. I also know that I want to be known as the coffee stand that offers quality coffee at a good price.

    I am from the Seattle area and thought of naming it Seattle/Northwest type names b/c of it’s connection with coffee.

    I also thought about King’s Coffee, but my friend said that’s corny…maybe I should play off of it being a drive-thru…I’m definitely open to suggestions….PLEASE HELP!

    AZ July 21, 2009 at 2:40 pm #
  287. I thinking of opening a coffee house. I’m American- Mexican decent, my partners are from Germany and India. We currently live in the Middle East= Gulf region. Most coffee shops are franchise- starbucks, the Coffee Beanery, Costa , Columbia.. We want something unique for the locals and hope to franchise in the future if successful. Any one has suggestions on names.

    Margie July 21, 2009 at 5:18 am #
  288. JM nice site to visit…I to, am yet another person opening a coffee house. I live in the northcountry of new england, A French town, hockey loving town and an old paper mill town that’s trying turn the corner after the mills closed. Any help with a name would be appreciated.

    Brian Allen July 7, 2009 at 4:41 pm #
  289. hi jm
    i was trying to find a good name for our coffee shop for our feasib..
    nice site..
    your good man.. filipinos really are good..
    keep it up..


    mark June 29, 2009 at 10:09 pm #
  290. JM. FYI . I just posted with the name Mario. I went with aylube originally. This way you can tie the two posts together. Thanks.

    aylube June 29, 2009 at 10:34 am #
  291. JM. Thanks for your suggestions. Here’s my thoughts. My first name is Mario. I am thinking I can name my cafe/donut shop with the name “Mario” in it. I am banking on the branding of the name thanks to Nintendo. As far as my neighborhood goes, its middle class, white with many baptist churces in the area. Keep also in mind my menu is very diverse serving coffee, donuts, gyros, burgers.
    Another very important part of the donut making process is the fact that donuts are made when and only when customers orders them. They will be fried and hand dipped on the spot. It would be nice to come up with a name that incorporates all of these factors. Thanks again for your help? any suggestions ?

    Mario June 29, 2009 at 10:33 am #
  292. Yeah!!! Thank you JM!!! I love these and these are the kind of ideas I was looking for. Now the hard part….deciding on the best one.


    JulieM June 24, 2009 at 4:00 am #
  293. just a reminder for you folks asking for ideas. They are all around you and within you. Where you are and who your with. Coffee is not just coffee, its the meeting of friends and family. (often anyway). A celebration of the tradition of drinking coffee.

    -tell me where your country is
    -tell me where its located
    -describe to me the people and places that are near to it.
    -tell me as much as you think will help me help you.


    Coffee in a library or sort of…..hmmmmm

    Sponge Readers Cafe
    Revolutionary Cafe Haus
    Ra’s Cafe
    Starlight Cafe
    Solo’s Cafe
    Sonic Cafe
    Time Guardian’s Cafe Haus
    Belaque’s Cafe
    Eye Spy Cafe
    Avant Garde Cafe Haus
    Brush Strokes Cafe
    Easel Cafe
    No.10 Coffee House
    Medium Cafe
    Java N Art Cafe

    ugh.. soooo sleepy must rest to regain anming powers. Ugh spell bad going is….zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.



    jm June 24, 2009 at 3:14 am #
  294. Hey JM

    Just wanted to say thanks for your ideas, they were great. I think we will be going with Bean’licious. You have made my life a little easier (one less thing to worry about).

    Thanks again!


    LJM June 23, 2009 at 2:24 pm #
  295. JavaMoe,

    Thanks for your hard work. I’m impressed with all the names you’ve come up with for others. It’s been almost a month ago that I posted so you might have missed it. Could you take a look and when you get inspired give me some ideas? I would really appreciate some help with brainstorming. Thanks!!!–JulieM

    JulieM June 23, 2009 at 6:02 am #
  296. also forgot to mention we are in the Midwest in a town on the Mississippi. Not that it matters but thought it might help to inspire.-NewBrew

    NewBrew June 23, 2009 at 5:16 am #
  297. JM- Awesome thank you for letting me know. Get some rest and then focus all of your creative energy on me!! Just kidding. -NewBrew

    NewBrew June 23, 2009 at 4:50 am #
  298. P.S. to give another feature to the Ventures Cafe, we are opening early and closing late e.g. 7am to 2am.

    Expect to gather entrepreneurs to discuss ideas

    thanks so much again JM!

    jimmy June 23, 2009 at 3:26 am #
  299. New brew dont worry I’m still thinking..


    jm June 23, 2009 at 3:15 am #
  300. MinaMaharet,

    Your next on the waiting list. Lt sleep on it for a few days and see what I come up with.


    jm June 23, 2009 at 3:11 am #
  301. saman!

    Please direct this question to Andrew as he has more ideas about this kind of thing. I’m only good with names.



    jm June 23, 2009 at 3:08 am #
  302. mia,

    Bean N Book Cafe
    Java Read Cafe Haus
    The Magic Bean Cafe
    Cafe Noir
    Necronomicon Cafe
    The Good Book Cafe
    The Dingo Reader Cafe
    Wallabee N Joey Cafe
    Arm Chair Cafe
    Smoke’O Cafe Haus
    High Tea Cafe
    Billy Boil Cafe
    Jumbuck Reader Cafe


    jm June 23, 2009 at 3:05 am #
  303. To everyone else:

    to everyone else waiting for a suggestion please be patient as I do this thing late at night and I don’t exactly have a magic hat that I pull these names out of. It takes a bit of thinking and inspiration to come up with names. Even then some people don’t even say thanks and criticize your suggestions.

    thank you for your continued patronage .


    jm June 23, 2009 at 2:48 am #
  304. Aylube,

    Commons Cafe
    The Grand Prairie Cafe Haus
    Main Street Cafe
    Stone House Cafe
    Limestone Cafe
    Pikes Cafe
    Levee Coffee House
    Island Cafe
    Arch Cafe Haus

    I’m surprised you had to ask me for name where you live is a wellspring of ideas for names. That part of St. Louis is so rich in history and events I’m sure you easily come up with some thing better than the ones I’ve proposed.

    E Street Cafe Haus
    élégant Cafe Haus (french for smart)
    Panache Cafe
    Mystère Cafe Haus

    If you wish to name your store after a theme please add more descriptions so I can get an idea of what the neighborhood is like.


    jm June 23, 2009 at 2:41 am #
  305. Hello Inga,

    Sometimes the most obvious names are the best. People remember you and the place where they are.

    Inga & Innes Cafe

    Paradies Cafehaus
    Double I Cafe
    Meeresküste Cafe
    I Spy Cafe
    Twin Hearts Cafe
    Gute Zeit Cafe!
    Little Italy Cafe
    Sonnenaufgang Cafe
    Sonnig Cafehaus
    Leben Cafehaus
    Letzter Halt Cafe Haus
    Rakete Cafehaus

    if anything else comes to mind I shall post it here. But if there is a theme you wish to pursue to the naming of the shop please give me more descriptions.



    “Ich bin stolz deutscher zu sein!”

    pardon my bad german…


    jm June 23, 2009 at 2:22 am #
  306. Hi JM

    No ideas yet for a name for our little coffeeshop in Swakopmund, Namibia ?

    Would appreciate your ideas.

    Inga June 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm #
  307. I’m opening up a coffee house by day and tavern by night in Las Vegas, NV and I’m in desperate need of a name.

    We will have coffee, beer, liquor, food, books, and other forms of media as well as a stage for live music and acts (poetry, acoustic, bands, open mic)


    Thank you in advance :)

    Austin June 22, 2009 at 8:34 am #
  308. Hi-

    My group is thinking about starting a coffee shop for VCs and entrepreneurs in a high-tech office area.

    Any recommendations?

    jimmy June 20, 2009 at 2:40 pm #
  309. i m organizing a focus group at my place day after to innitiate a coffee house, even though its meant to be spontaneous, i would really appreciate few questions/pointers as conversation starters.

    saman June 20, 2009 at 2:03 am #
  310. minamaharet: Mr. Bean!! haha

    mia June 19, 2009 at 8:34 am #
  311. Pretty,pretty please?!

    NewBrew June 19, 2009 at 5:12 am #
  312. Thanks JM. We were also thinking about situating the shop in a city side street near the uni and hospital for maximal population effect. I like ‘The Lounge” but I dont think my husbands sold. He’s wanting more of the book shop and the coffees on the side. It would be predominantly visited by locals and a younger crowd. Looking forward to your input.

    mia June 19, 2009 at 3:45 am #
  313. Mia

    The Green Oz Cafe
    Sunrise Cafe
    Coffee, Shop N Go Cafe
    No. 8 Wire Cafe
    Sun Zone Cafe
    Suntan Cafe

    not in the zone today I’ll have more suggestions in a few days.


    jm June 19, 2009 at 2:50 am #
  314. Aylube

    we shall call your shop

    Crop Circles Cafe…just kidding I’ll see what I can come up with.

    give me a few days maybe something will come to me.


    jm June 19, 2009 at 2:21 am #
  315. Please e-mail me some suggestions for a name. You’re ideas are creative, not cheap!! (I’ve worked with the public long enough to know that Ana Ali is so screwed!) Here’s the specs: the coffee shop is about a 10’x10′ corner at a medical clinic wedged between the heart clinic and the industrial rehab area, but accessible to the entire clinic. The majority of the clientelle will be doctors and nurses, but I don’t neccessarily want to have a “medical” name because we have leads on other places that may be interested in having coffee shops. So I am hoping very soon to open satellite shops in other places such as a factory, a university and a library. This is an established shop but I don’t like the name (London Espresso). I want an intelligent name that’s a little fun. We also plan to serve light breakfast sandwiches and bagels and for lunch egg, chicken, tuna salad w/bread/croissants. Also muffins/cookies. We also will serve Italian Sodas and smoothies. You may also be interested to know that our daughter will be managing the shop for us. She is the mother of our beautiful Grand-daughter. She has moved back home with us because she is going thru a divorce. Her husband of 3 years served in Iraq w/ the Army. He came back a very angry and troubled young man. He wants nothing to do with his wife and daughter. He suffers with Post traumatic stress disorder and personality disorder. We want to help our daughter, as she is just another victim of this war. Not that you wanted to know all of that, but I understand that in naming ….knowing all the facts helps to personalize the name. Thank you in advance for any suggestions you may offer. NOW……….get to work! ;^D

    NewBrew June 18, 2009 at 7:48 pm #
  316. Hi Everyone!!

    2 of my friends and I are looking to start an arthouse theater/coffeehouse in Wichita, KS. We have a huge movie-crowd city, but the main theaters (Warren Theaters) don’t offer independent or foreign films. We know there is a very large demographic for this type of theater, mainly with the 3-4 major colleges we have in the city.

    We will only have one screen to start, but we want to offer coffees, sandwiches, and from scratch pies and pastries. We are planning to name the sandwiches after either famous classic film actors (“I’ll have The Brando, please”) or famous directors (“Can I get The Scorsese with no tomatoes?”)… if that helps out.

    We will also have a performance space for poetry nights, local bands and also offer lectures from various professors, etc. from the surrounding universities.

    We want a name that really works well for the area. We’re trying to avoid anything too Kansas-y (The Sunflower Cafe, for example). I would like something that incorporates film. A post from a few years ago had some suggestions, but they just didn’t pop with me. I’d like it to be able to have one word (“I’m heading to the BLANK to grab a bite.”) if possible. I was thinking of “Cafe Noir”… but i’m sure that’s taken.

    I’d love anyone’s suggestions for a name!!!
    [email protected]

    Thank you so much!!!

    MinaMaharet June 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm #
  317. Hello, my husband and I would like to open a coffee/ book shop. We are in South Australia. The coffee would be espresso based, organic and fair trade. The book shop would sell unique books for the person to buy and read in the shop. It would be situated on the coast/beach and would be decorated with lounges and tables. Can you help us with a name that would project a warm ambience and also be a coffee/book cafe. Thankyou

    mia June 18, 2009 at 10:19 am #
  318. jm,
    The midwest. My shop is in Saint Charles, Mo a suburb of Saint Louis.

    aylube June 18, 2009 at 4:07 am #
  319. Peter

    The name sounds good.

    Royal Aroma Cafe
    Royal Cafe
    The Kings Cup
    The Queens Cup N Saucer
    The Duke’s Cafe


    jm June 18, 2009 at 4:06 am #
  320. Aylube

    Go Donut Go! hehehehehe

    Aylube tell me where your from and I will try to make suggestions.

    JM is a registered trademark and cannot be used without prior consent of owner.

    jm June 18, 2009 at 3:53 am #
  321. LJM

    Bean There Done That.
    Bean Ecstacy
    Beans Talk
    Bean O Rama
    Bean N Bikkis
    Bean w/ me.
    Bean N Bread

    Let me think of some more n I’ll post it here.

    Aussie,Aussie,Aussie !!! Oi Oi Oi

    Java Moe is currently in Beenleigh having a wonderful time in M10 Mega.

    jm June 18, 2009 at 3:49 am #
  322. Hi Java Moe

    Wow I’ve been reading this blog with your ideas for coffee shop names with great interest ! You never seem to run out of ideas !
    I live in a small coastal (Atlantic Ocean) town called Swakopmund in the country Namibia (Africa). I want to open a coffee shop in our sleepy little town – the main income is tourism. My boyfriend makes divine Italian style pizzas so we’ll also have a pizza oven. My specialties are quiche, funky muffins & cakes also toasted sarmies, wraps with different fillings and then of course home made pastas with out of this world sauces ! There would also be a deli section but I don’t want to use the name deli as we have a little Fish Deli already in town. We both have names that start with an “I” for Inga & Innes so I’ve been playing with the idea of The IN Caféhaus – as we have a very large German community in Swakop – I am also from German descent. Currently I run a little catering business with the name of The Magic Table – but I somehow don’t think that this is a suitable name for a coffee shop. Anyway see what you can come up with would appreciate your help !

    Inga June 15, 2009 at 9:58 pm #
  323. Hi,

    My company runs a bookstore,but we inted to feature also in the line of coffee drinks.Most of the people around the site are dignitaries.Am thinking we should name the shop “ROYAL AROMA COFFEE SPOT”.How appropriate is these name.

    PETER June 14, 2009 at 10:47 pm #
  324. Thank goodness for this site. It has given me so many ideas and insight on a topic I thought many didnt really care about. I am opening a place that is primarily a donut shop/coffee, however would like to incoropate gryos, other sandwiches and light salads. During my research, I found this to be a very good idea to many in the area. There isnt a donut or gyro shop in the area. The demographic area is mostly caucasian with various backgrounds of students, professionals, etc. I obviously want this place to be successful. Can you please suggest a name for such a place? On one side if I name it with the name “Donut” in it, the majority might think thats all I sell. So I am trying to come up with a name that encompasses this type of cafe style. Thanks so much!!

    Aylube June 10, 2009 at 9:53 am #
  325. Hi, we own a coffee & tea wholesale company. Have just leased premises in a suburb called Mitchell, Australia – which is an industrial suburb. We are in the midst of opening a shopfront with an espresso bar to sell coffees to the public. Would love help naming the shop. Thought of Bean & Gone but this has already been used.

    LJM June 3, 2009 at 5:01 pm #
  326. One other thing is that I would really like to carry organic and special-diet foods (gluten-free, casein-free, etc.) but I just don’t think I have the market for it here.

    JulieM May 31, 2009 at 3:20 pm #
  327. Java Moe,

    I am going to be opening a small coffee shop inside a new library. It won’t open until next spring or summer but I’m really struggling with coming up with a good name. The town itself is fairly small but more people live in the outlying areas and quite a few commute through town to get to Austin. We are not a suburb of Austin but are close. We will be located right on the highway.

    There are no other upscale coffee shops here, just convenience stores. I don’t feel the need to have the name associated with books just because it’s in a library. It will be open outside library hours so it’s not totally book-related.

    One idea I have is to call it The Art of Coffee…by Julie (as if I am the artist, signing my work) and have local artists put up their work. In addition, I could host once a month events where kids can come and create art, using different mediums each time. I feel that everyone has an artist inside, they just have to find the right medium. This isn’t a definite, just an idea.

    I plan on serving coffee, espresso-based drinks, tea, hot chocolate, fruit smoothies, juices, upscale chocolates, some baked goods, and occasional sandwiches. The space is only 300 sq. feet so I won’t be able to offer much food.

    Our town is known for a local festival called the Oatmeal Festival but I do have hopes of opening one or two more locations in neighboring cities so I don’t want to make the name too town-specific.

    Thanks for any help you can provide and I hope this gives you enough information. If not, just ask. :)

    JulieM May 31, 2009 at 9:05 am #
  328. Nana’s Coffeehouse & Deli
    Common Coffeehouse & Deli
    County Coffeehouse & Deli
    Deja Vu Coffeehouse & Deli


    jm May 30, 2009 at 2:25 am #
  329. Opening a coffeehouse in East Texas and need a name. I will have Cappucino’s, Latte’s, Smoothies, Sandwhiches, Salads, Soups, Desserts, pastries, bagels. I wanted something like _________Coffehouse & Deli. we are in a college town, Panola College and the street we are on is Panola Street. I did think of Panola Street Coffeehouse & Deli, but want something kind of catchy. We are known for the Tex Ritter Musuem I am a 46 yr old grandmother called Nana. thanks for any suggestions!

    Vanessa May 27, 2009 at 6:29 am #
  330. Primo Supremo!

    Java Moe May 19, 2009 at 11:11 pm #
  331. Hello, I’m opening a coffee/sandwich/pasta/pizza shop. I need a name which will attract coffee drinkers and sub eaters. The location is on a corner and the street is 1st street. so I came up with Primo which is first in Italian. Besides cafe and subs or sandwiches what can I add to the name to make it more appealing. Thanks

    Dean May 17, 2009 at 6:20 pm #
  332. hey you guys, after reading thru all the names sugested i have narrowed it down to

    cafe au lait

    is either of it taken ?
    which one do you guys like best?

    pooja May 13, 2009 at 9:39 am #
  333. Hey Denise,

    Made up your mind yet?


    Java Moe May 12, 2009 at 11:55 pm #
  334. yes I am sure the name you chose has cafe at the end of it good luck ana and I will continue to suggest unique and cheap names to the masses. Yes your right Jana definitely a winning personality is needed he he he.


    Java Moe May 12, 2009 at 11:53 pm #
  335. Nothing better for business than a winning personality…..

    Jana May 12, 2009 at 9:11 am #
  336. thanks.. but these are very cheap names..
    we have choosen a best and unique name..


    AnA Ali May 12, 2009 at 8:57 am #
  337. Who is this mendicant that’s giving you so much trouble.


    Java Moe May 10, 2009 at 1:32 am #
  338. Oh everyone is so wonderful for all the suggestions – unfortunately I can’t use the word Breve’ at all… I confirmed with an attourney that Breve is federally trademarked and I can either buy a license from Missouri or change my name… letsee- cause me grief, had to hire an attourney, now I want to buy a license from you? OR– change my name?? Hard choice, eh???
    Love this site, so will keep referring for new name! It will pop!!

    Julie May 8, 2009 at 10:29 am #
  339. JM – I really like Au Breve, classy with a touch of exotic….. bravo!

    Jana May 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm #
  340. Alla Breve
    Au Breve
    Il Breve
    Too Breve
    Long Breve
    Aroma Breve


    Java Moe May 6, 2009 at 1:53 pm #
  341. i need a name for my new coffee shop

    sushil kumar May 3, 2009 at 8:13 am #
  342. Hi,

    Java Moe is the Maestro!!! I have learned so much reading this site and have a short list of names. Am entering a competition to win the set-up costs and equipment for a coffee shop. Hold thumbs, please EVERYONE – joint positive thinking has got to help – I so badly want to win – my first coffee is called Java Moe!!!!

    shirley May 3, 2009 at 6:14 am #
  343. Julie — speak with your attorney before doing anything in this matter. This area of law is extraordinarily complex and needs to be interpreted by an intellectual property attorney (not your general attorney). From the perspective of a business person that is not an attorney, it seems highly unlikely that the claim is enforceable when the current trademark holder has only 3-4 locations clear across the country in Missouri… it seems more unlikely that someone would pay the thousands or $10’s of thousands of dollars that it would take to file a claim against your business, a business that is clearly not in competition with his own and would not be confused by consumers. It does not cost much to send off a cease and desist form letter to scare you out of using the name, but preparing a Federal trademark case is something else entirely. …but yes, it would have been better to get the attorney involved in the first place to avoid this situation. Good luck.

    Andrew Hetzel April 26, 2009 at 5:41 pm #
  344. Good Evening…. What a fantastic site and ideas!
    Boy do I have a story to tell… I live in Oregon City, Oregon (20 minutes south of Portland), I opened a coffee shop with a drive thru on January 1st! I spent hours in front of my computer working on the theme, the name, the colours, our children did our logo, we waited for construction to finish (9 months!)!
    Recently, received a telephone call from a gentleman in Missouri telling me that he “owns the name Breve'” he tells my staff that I am to quit using his name… a week later, a certified letter arrives from an attourney! Indeed, the name Breve’ in regards to naming a coffee shop has been nationally registered, I am to cease and desist…. he wants $$ for “the damage I have done” and the domain. The long and short of it— he registered the name before the internet was as widely used, yes the name is a drink! If he were to try to register it now, he would not be able to…..
    Oregon City, Oregon to Missouri– who would have thought that this would be an issue???????
    He is trying to sell franchises — ah ha moment! My place is awesome, his are cafeteria’s……
    So– dilemma– I had an incredible website (#1 on Google search all month!!), my walls have all the definitions of Breve’ on them, my signs are incredible (still paying f0r them!!) — I need a name that is equal to my previous name! I wish I could show off the website to show the world my place to understand my frustration and heartache..
    Any help, suggestions are greatly appreciated – I have until 1 May to change the name…………….. Thank you for listening! I suggest to anyone naming a business look on the National Trademark and Patent Registry first!!!

    Julie April 26, 2009 at 3:45 pm #
  345. I am tired of the desk scene and have a small motor home and wanted to travel the U.S. selling coffee, tea, cider, and hot chocolate at Farmers markets, craft shows and much more,

    How bout a name that takes me roaming across the country, the only thing I keep coming up with is “Roaming Java Cart”.

    Kathleen April 26, 2009 at 3:09 am #
  346. Prince Ali’s Cafe
    Jaffars Cafe

    Java Moe April 20, 2009 at 11:16 pm #
  347. perhaps we could call it

    The cave of wonders cafe!

    Java Moe April 20, 2009 at 8:13 pm #
  348. please, am trying to open a new coffee shop in Damascus / Syria, so would u try to help me in finding a name.

    Tarek April 20, 2009 at 3:05 am #
  349. hi im going to open coffeeshop and restaurant in amman jordan the cafe lockated at a corner and down stairs for bilding > please i need some good name for all peoble

    mohammad aziz April 20, 2009 at 1:13 am #
  350. hey java moe

    love the names you have come up with. im from india and the coffe shops here are mostly big brands. people are just starting to to catch on to the coffee shop concept.

    i want to start a coffee shop which serves sandwiches and salads and pastries. this kind of combination has never been done before. i floated the idea to some people and they loved it.

    im looking for something fun but simple. i have leased a great commercial property but i dont want it to be place specific (i’m looking to open more than one shop) but i dont want it to be too formal.

    im really impressed with your other sugestions. pls help

    pooja April 17, 2009 at 1:34 am #
  351. How about

    Slightly used town!

    Java Moe April 16, 2009 at 11:36 pm #
  352. Unfortunately, New Town already registered by someone. :(

    CSL April 15, 2009 at 11:36 pm #
  353. perhaps if you gave more information other than old town cafe I could be more constructive and helpful.

    Newtown Cafe!

    Java Moe April 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm #
  354. Hi,

    I am from Malaysia, can anyone think of a cafe name for me? “OLD TOWN” is so famous here, I am thinking to create “XXX Town”. Any idea?


    CSL April 15, 2009 at 4:46 pm #
  355. Pakistan Zindabad!

    Java Moe April 15, 2009 at 2:39 am #
  356. Hello Ana Here…

    hehehe …tell me Ana if I gave your shop a name in Urdu would it fit in the area where you are or would you rather it be in Punjabi?

    Khushi Cafe!
    bedaar Juice Bar
    taza dam Cafe N Juice Bar
    ban hawai Cafe

    If I think of any thing else I’ll post it here


    mashroob saath Java Moe!

    Java Moe April 15, 2009 at 2:36 am #
  357. hello.. ana here my husband is willing to start a small cafe .. its a juice and cooffee bar.. we live in pakistan … we need help .plz suggest us a unique and nice cafe name..

    anaali April 14, 2009 at 6:50 am #
  358. Denise tell me if you use any of the names I gave you.



    Java Moe April 13, 2009 at 10:35 pm #
  359. Hello Denise

    Go Java Go
    Last Pit Stop
    The Pit Stop
    Stop, Java N Go
    Stop N Rest Cafe
    The Presidents Cafe
    Java N Cream
    Twin Lamps Cafe
    Red Brick Cafe
    D ‘n’ D Cafe
    Red Fire Cafe
    Welcome Cafe
    5th Street Pit Stop
    Heart Warmer Cafe
    Steaming Cup Cafe
    Meadowlark Cafe
    Fir Cafe

    Below are some of my older suggestions that might suite your circumstances.

    Heart Stopper Cafe
    Nitrous Cafe
    Jet Fuel Cafe
    High Octane Cafe
    Burnin Desire Cafe
    Black Jack Cafe
    Bean O Rama Cafe
    Neuron Starter
    Symbiosis Cafe

    I don’t think it would hurt to use the word cafe though I know what you mean when you start using that word attached to the name of your shop people have that automatic connotation in their mind about what the shop is all about.

    But like most of my suggestions to people naming their cafe. Be sure your comfy with it and its a name that you like and will enjoy. Nothing worse than having a name on your shop that a few weeks later you absolutely hate.

    My best wishes to you and your endeavor, I hope it all works out.

    and now a little John Campbell .

    I am a lineman of the county…

    good luck denise

    go Java Moe go! Java be good!

    Java Moe April 12, 2009 at 3:15 am #
  360. Yes, the one in Benton County. I’m astounded that you’ve heard of Monroe, let alone you’ve drove through it…I’ve lived here all of my life.
    I do think ladybug is kinda cute…but was hoping to come up with something more gender neutral and relays what it is…I’m really not keen on using dragon in the name because everything I come up with almost sounds tavernish. Question, I’ve always wondered if using the word cafe in the title would lead people to think that’s it is more of an eatery, not true? I’ve tried talking her into the Coffee Buzzz, and play off of bees..but she doesn’t like it…Other ideas were the Heavenly Cup and the Purrrfect Cup. If we still had the old mill by the river, we could have played off of that…but was taken downs years ago. Argh..
    If you do have other ideas would love to hear them.

    Denise April 11, 2009 at 4:18 am #
  361. Hello Denise,

    Is that Monroe, Oregon the one near Benton county? Where upon entering Monroe you see the big welcome sign with the two lamps beside it and a bush growing underneath. (Always wondered if that was a bush or a specific plant that was placed there) Has a big red brick base as a foundation.

    I reckon don’t make it too hard for yourself some names are best if you keep it simple and easy to recall. Your daughter chose best.

    Ladybug Cafe

    The cups can be stamped with the outline of big red labybugs. Even the condiments, everything you give out tissues etc. should have that logo. The name may not be too your liking but think about it for a moment. Its easy on the mind and rolls of the tongue real quick. Nothing complicated, its quick n easy at the Ladybug Cafe.

    But if you would like more suggestions …

    The Dragons Drive Thru… hmmm dunno.
    Dragon Beans
    Dragons Flagon (more suitable for a bar)
    Dragons Java

    Ladybugs Tea N Biscuit

    akk need to think more, give me a day or two..



    Java Moe April 10, 2009 at 2:05 am #
  362. I always think of the nursery rhyme when I see ladybugs…. “Ladybug, ladybug fly away home”. How about Fly Away Cafe or Fly Away Coffee? Kind of does double duty with your drive through approach. You could use ladybug colors/theme/logo. Just a thought…..

    Or maybe… Dragon Brew Drive Thru

    Jana April 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm #
  363. My daughter and I are opening up a drive-through coffee shop in Monroe, Oregon, population 700, basically a bedroom community in between two larger cities and has a lot of traffic going through it. We are desperately trying to come up with a name. Not much goes on here, it’s a little farm community and the school mascot is the Dragons. My daughter maybe wants ladybug in the title, but I find it hard to play off of that…a logo that catchy, etc…We are running out of time, want to open by May 1st. Any ideas???

    Denise April 9, 2009 at 3:27 am #
  364. Heavenly Brew
    Choirs Of Beans
    Holy Java!
    The Cup of Java

    I’ll see what I can do.


    Java Moe April 9, 2009 at 1:06 am #
  365. Got a project for college… we had to look around for a potential retail/business space in our town as our starting point and create an imaginary business around it. Anyway I spotted this gorgeous little chapel next to a river. Suprisingly there aren’t a lot of cafes in the area only fast food. I’ve gone with the idea of a coffee shop because I think the setting and the lovely stained glass windows would create an inviting and relaxing environment. But I’m stuck for a name. I liked the idea of “Angel” but unfortunately such a place already exists in town and my tutors would not appreciate it.
    Anyway I hope I’m not wasting your time, I know that there are actually REAL businesses to focus on, but any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you!

    riverside April 7, 2009 at 2:02 pm #
  366. Hey Arturo,

    Don’t shoot yourself in the foot, these are good names that you’ve suggested. Remember that people often have a hard time thinking about shop names. The fact that you came up with these is impressive. Keep suggesting.


    Java Moe April 2, 2009 at 2:59 am #
  367. I know this may sound crappy but some cool names I’ve imagined for a coffee shop are

    Southern Sun
    Crescent Moon
    Rendez-vous (rally point)
    comme il faut (as it should be)
    art déco (decorative art shortened)

    And maybe decorate the place according to the name

    Arturo April 1, 2009 at 4:32 pm #
  368. Hi everyone. I’m going to open a mobile coffee business and I’m in search of a name. I will be going to sporting events, blues festivals, fundraisers, etc. in my area, and know that the name is important. I’ve thought of Brews to You and “Geo” on the go – but would like a name with growth possibilities. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Georgiann March 31, 2009 at 1:21 pm #
  369. Good concept ! I’ll see if I can think of a name.

    More mojo with java moe!

    Java Moe March 30, 2009 at 12:28 am #
  370. Hi, I write resumes for a living and I also love coffee. It occurred to me that I could market my talents to local coffee shops. Customers could come in for a cup of coffee and a resume-writing session with me. I wanted to advertise this service to prospective cafe owners and the public as “Resume Cafe”, but this name is already spoken for. So, two questions: (1) what do you think of the concept? and (2) what might be a good name? TYIA, John

    Java John March 29, 2009 at 12:09 pm #
  371. thanks for the puppy name Java Moe, but we finally came up with Iced Cappuccino, as he has brown swirls around his eyes, and just a few other spots of brown and black on his ears and back, and on his little nose), with the rest of him being white.(he is a black and white sable merle Cocker Spaniel), thank you again. I will keep Frapochino in mind for our next puppy:)

    paintedpaws March 23, 2009 at 9:25 pm #
  372. Play ground sounds just about right.

    Java Moe March 23, 2009 at 8:56 pm #
  373. Frapochino for the new puppy

    Java Moe March 23, 2009 at 8:55 pm #
  374. I am working on opening a kid-friendly coffee shop. I have 2 names that I thought of.

    Mocha & Milk
    Play Grounds

    Any suggestions on which sounds better?

    Mel March 22, 2009 at 7:25 am #
  375. Hi Janet Michael,

    Given the nature of your business how ’bout:

    The Buzz


    shaneo72 March 21, 2009 at 9:31 pm #
  376. Java Moe
    From what I have been reading, you are great with the names. So, ummm..I raise Cocker Spaniels, and have named them COFFEE, MOCHA, LATTE, FR VANILLA, and MIKE”S SPIKED JAVA. I have a new puppy coming, and I am having a hard time to find the right name for him. any suggestions?…lol…Any help would be great.

    paintedpaws March 21, 2009 at 7:32 am #
  377. Janet Michael – Java Media

    Java Plan
    Multi Java
    Java Rush
    Banana Java
    Java Banana
    Java Idea!
    Java Concepts
    Java sleep

    as in I am so sleepy se you tomorrow

    Java Moe

    Java Moe March 21, 2009 at 3:11 am #
  378. Hello, my name is Janet and I’m addicted to coffee. (Hello Janet!) I am trying to re-brand my marketing firm and would like to keep coffee in the brand somehow. I am currently using Java Media but would like to create something new. I have researched myself out of my creative place. Can anyone offer some suggestions? We offer marketing strategies, graphic & web design as well as event planning.

    Janet Michael March 20, 2009 at 5:57 am #
  379. I’m going to open a coffe shop/juice bar and also sell snack in a school in an international school in Thailand. I’m thinking of ” Barista kids “. What do you think? I want to convey the impression of chic and style yet still connote the feeling that it’s for school kids. Could you also suggest other names?

    Toyting March 19, 2009 at 7:58 am #
  380. Huzzah!

    thank you thank you my dear friends!
    naming a coffee shop is easy!
    running a coffee shop that’s hard!

    Jill – that’s great love! good to know that you’ve chosen one and an easy one to remember too.
    good luck in your coffee ventures!

    Get more Mojo with Java Moe!

    Java Moe March 19, 2009 at 1:07 am #
  381. JM, Oh my gosh…my dream is to live on Bainbridge! Where do you live? I probably should have gathered that by now, but don’t quite know. Thank you so much for all your work you do for all of us budding coffee shop owners. We will all be successful I am sure despite this economy. Who would ever give up their coffee!!? S.

    Susan March 18, 2009 at 7:25 am #
  382. Hello Java Moe. Your so cool. It’s weird to be hooked on reading about coffee shop names, but I love it. I am the one with the castle coffee shop in Monticello KY. I loved your suggestions, but I have opted to go with a simple name like Coffee on the Corner. In my town it will work so much better. My two favs was Jill and the beanstalk and Dragon’s Brew. I loved that one, but unfortunatly I have others to consider. I will continue to look forward to your suggestions to others out there who are in need of you. I never realized how stressful it could be just to pick out a name.
    And cheers to you too,

    Jill Angelle March 18, 2009 at 4:52 am #
  383. Hello everyone,

    It would be nice to know if you used my suggestions. A note on this site would be nice. A cup of coffee would be good. A monetary donation to my naming skills would be great!


    dammit jim I’m a barista not a doctor!


    Java Moe March 18, 2009 at 12:57 am #
  384. Sue in the UK,

    Willaby’s Cafe
    (named after that rouge in jane austens novel)

    The Silver Spoon Cafe
    Union Jack Cafe
    The Reservist Cafe
    Pigeon Hole Cafe

    Soiree Cafe
    The New Express Cafe
    The East Land Cafe
    The Royal Line Cafe
    The Skipper
    The Captains Set Cafe
    Astrolane Cafe
    Sextant Cafe
    The Navigators Cafe
    First Mate Cafe
    The Brig Cafe
    Stockade Cafe

    you know what sue, it does not matter if the name is posh or not what matters is that its the one that you like. It has to sit with you well and no matter what I suggest the final choice is yours.

    The Sparrows Nest Cafe
    (named after a very very famous pirate!)
    Windjammers Cafe
    Easter Winds Cafe
    The Bounty Cafe

    ok thats about it sue if I think of anything else I’ll post it.

    Java be good!

    Java Moe March 18, 2009 at 12:50 am #
  385. Hey Susan!

    My sister lives in Seattle on Bainbridge Island. Yes you can name your coffee after yours truly the pleasure is all mine.


    hope it all works out for you!


    Java Moe March 18, 2009 at 12:11 am #
  386. Thanks for all your suggestions so far!
    I am on the East coast of England in the united Kingdom !!!Our cafe is situated in a traditional Sea side town but down a very exclusive street so need a Name that reflects this please!!slightly posh!!!
    thanks for taking the trouble to think up some names xx

    sue March 17, 2009 at 9:02 am #
  387. Thanks JM for your suggestions! I really like the first one, I was thinking along those lines. Here’s one for you….More (Moe) Java, less Moo.
    Can I name the mocha with lots of soy cream Java Moe?
    I am not in the heartland so that is probably a plus although I love the MidWest everyone! In rainy Seattle instead….Susan

    Susan March 17, 2009 at 8:47 am #
  388. sue in the UK,

    love you’ve got to give me more info. I have nothing to work with here. The kind of people you’ll be serving? Businessmen or Tourists? Rich, middle class, everyone else…you gotta give me more clues…

    The Love cafe
    Bickies N Tea
    Crackers N Cheese
    Camembert Cafe

    Grand Day Out Cafe

    more info please



    Java Moe March 17, 2009 at 2:22 am #
  389. You know I can only keep guessing as to what your coffee shops surroundings are. Please if you want my help you must give me maximum information. Don’t hold back. If a cat came in and ordered a Mocha Latte and Treated a dog to an espresso by all means include it. Any information is better than no information.

    You don’t get the Moe with out Java Moe

    Java Moe March 17, 2009 at 2:01 am #
  390. Jill Angelle,

    You my dear have the perfect prop! The location and type of building tells you you should name it as such.

    The Castle Cafe
    Sword N Shield Cafe
    Crusaders Cafe
    Nobleman’s cafe
    Stone N Masons Cafe

    The other suggestions by our readers were very good .

    Jill N The Beanstalk Cafe
    Farquad’s Cafe (disney will sue you if you use this)
    The Magic Mirror’s Castle
    Merlin’s Keep Cafe
    Enchantment Cafe

    so many to go with your castle cafe my dear hope this helps.


    Java Moe March 17, 2009 at 1:58 am #
  391. Ann on the coffee cart,

    Coat Tails Cafe
    Ribbons N Bows Cafe

    we’ll see what else i can think of,


    Java Moe March 17, 2009 at 1:48 am #
  392. stephanie in redneckville,

    I suggest you look up the list and refer tot he other names I gave for states around that area.

    The Fighting Fish Cafe
    The Bear Trap Cafe
    Bait N Tackle Cafe
    Decoy Cafe
    Pointer Cafe
    Cross hairs Cafe

    any other ideas i’ll post it,


    Java Moe March 17, 2009 at 1:43 am #
  393. Cheryl the coffee reseller,

    The Fast and Delicious Cafe
    Java on Wheels
    Go Java Go
    Ignition Cafe

    Ugh… must think some more..



    Java Moe March 17, 2009 at 1:39 am #
  394. Susan with no milk in the coffee,

    Progressive Cafe
    Brew Masters Cafe
    Sunshine Java
    Body Java
    Think N Drink Cafe
    Mocha Mocha Mocha Java!
    Smart Cafe

    sorry susan I’m afraid thats it if I think up of any more I’ll post it here.


    Java Moe March 17, 2009 at 1:35 am #
  395. urgently need a classy name for a traditional English tea Room/deli/gift shop
    Doesnt have to have the word tea in it!
    My name is Sue but can`t think how to use my name!!doesnt have to!
    thanks I am on the coast in the uk

    sue March 16, 2009 at 12:56 am #
  396. Jill,

    Coffee in Wonderland
    Cafe Neverland
    King Arthur Cafe
    Coffee Castle
    Fairydust Cafe
    Magic Beans
    Fairyland Cafe
    Dragon’s Brew Cafe

    Jana March 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm #
  397. Oh yes, I forgot to tell you…. I promised we’d name a coffee after you… it’s a Moe Joe! Coffee with a shot of espresso and full cream.

    Jana March 15, 2009 at 10:33 am #
  398. Hi Java Moe et al –

    We have our Coffee In The Attic open, and are struggling along, trying to build the business. We have reached the “break even” point to cover expenses since we opened Jan 5, but now we are trying to actually make a buck to live on. We had a big front page write up in the local paper about our opening and the headline read “New java joint opens despite recession”. Kinda depressing, huh?

    If you remember, we are on the court square in Covington, TN, and it’s a quaint, historic, artsy-fartsy kind of place.

    I have a new concept for you to work on.

    We want to start an ad campaign using print and radio ads. We need a good jingle or slogan. Our store is coffee, pastry, sandwiches, fancy desserts along with all the *bucks type coffee drinks. This spring we’ll add ice cream and salads. We also sell antiques, collectibles, vintage jewelry, books, local artist’s works, handmade soaps/candles, and just anything at all we find along the way that strikes our fancy. It’s a warm cozy atmosphere, with music all the time, sometimes even live. Tables on the sidewalk, too. You never know what or who you’ll see when you come in.

    Here’s one idea for radio ad:
    Storekeeper: “Will this be all for you?”
    Customer: “Yes, that will do it.”
    Storekeeper: “OK, that’s one antique necklace, a Prada handbag, and a bicycle seat.”
    Customer: “Oh, wait. I almost forgot my coffee! I’ll have a tall cafe mocha with whip and a croissant with orange marmalade, please.”

    You get the idea. Corny, I know, but this is a small town that thrives on corny. I’d like something funny or upbeat rather than fancy-schmancy.

    Are you inspired?

    Jana March 15, 2009 at 10:20 am #
  399. Hi Jill,

    Running with your castle/ fairyland theme perhaps-

    Jill and the Beanstalk

    Shaneo72 March 14, 2009 at 9:05 pm #
  400. Hello. Me and my partner and about 10 other people can not agree on a name. We live in a small town, big enough for a walmart, but that is the extent. Back woodsy, but not enough that everyone is hicks. no offense intended to anyone. It is in Monticello Kentucky. The shop is in downtown across from the courthouse and next to lawyers. The building is an old stone building that looks to me like a castle. It is partially seperated, so one half I plan to sorta design for the public and business people during the day and the other half will be more of a castle, fairy land, alice in wonderland type thing with music in the evening, more laid back. hope I have given enough info. I appreciate any feed back. I like to read your suggestions and other peoples dreams about coffee shops. Thank you.

    Jill Angelle March 13, 2009 at 8:22 am #
  401. I am going to operate a coffee cart to travel with to weddings, festivals, and other events. Looking for a simply but kind of classy name. One idea I’m thinking about is The Coffee Carriage. Any other ideas?

    Ann March 13, 2009 at 7:35 am #
  402. I am opening a coffee shop in a very small town in rural MS. I plan to serve deli style lunches, soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches etc. I also want to feature local artists. We are in the town square across from the courthouse. We are in a national forest and, how so I say this without sounding mean, it’s redneckville! Lot’s of hunting and fishing. Please help I am desperate for a perfect name…….

    Stephanie March 11, 2009 at 7:41 am #
  403. Hi JM – I am going to be opening a Coffee Reseller route where a private label coffee will be sold on display stands in various retail locations and could use a catchy name – so far have come up with
    Beans About Town Coffee
    Coffee About Town
    Any suggestions would be appreciated – thanks.

    Cheryl March 9, 2009 at 6:18 am #
  404. this thing requires a bit of thought…


    Java Moe March 8, 2009 at 12:38 am #
  405. Hey JM, I hope I didn’t scare you off with my rad concepts!

    Anyone else out there got anything?

    😉 S.

    Susan March 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm #
  406. Hey JM, So sorry I haven’t gotten back to you. Been so overwhelmed just trying to work on a business plan. So much fun!

    Anyway, this coffee shop will offer dairy alternatives….soy, rice, almond, oat, hemp milks. And an awesome selection of vegan pastries and possibly some lunch entrees later on. Most of us are constantly being told that “milk does a body good” but the scientific fact is that dairy milk, cheese, etc. is really bad for you. It isn’t just about the lactose; it is the type of protein as well as the ethics of dairy production. Dairy consumption also contributes to all kinds of health related issues and more and more of us are becoming aware of these problems.
    I need to indicate in some way that this coffee shop is going to be different from the others. First, we will offer a great cup of coffee or espresso, unlike the thousands of shops that don’t have a clue as to what it takes to achieve this.

    It is progressive thinking for sure but I am just not coming up with names that would indicate a better alternative to *bucks!


    Susan March 5, 2009 at 11:33 am #
  407. i suggest you give me more information.


    Java Moe March 5, 2009 at 1:22 am #
  408. already established coffee house, under new ownership of young guy in his 20’s- serves wraps, paninis, coffee, tea, etc – need a fun name!?

    any suggestions?!

    liz March 4, 2009 at 11:59 am #
  409. Non-dairy creamers are substances which are intended to substitutes for milk or cream as an additive for coffee, or other beverages; they do not contain lactose, and are therefore not considered dairy products. Non-dairy creamers typically contain sodium caseinate, and a milk protein (casein) derivative that does not contain lactose. Other common ingredients include corn syrup and vegetable juice solids. Some creamers are based on soy candels rather than on milk fat.

    On this matter I think we should have a long and deep thought about what exactly were trying to impress upon your customers.

    Unless there is a large proportion of customers that are lactose intolerant. Every idea is worth exploring. Live and learn said grandpa.

    Milk Allergy Cafe
    Disaccharides Cafe
    Lactase Cafe
    Splitter Cafe
    Mom’s Dairy Free Cafe

    crikey this is just too hard. Hey susan send me more info about that cafe your setting up. where when who etc…


    Java Moe March 3, 2009 at 2:59 am #
  410. OK, so everyone thinks I am crazy for wanting to open a dairy free coffee shop. I think it would work but need some suggestions for names. What do you guys think?

    Susan March 2, 2009 at 7:01 pm #
  411. Holy rollers! Holistic names indeed!


    Java Moe March 2, 2009 at 4:58 pm #
  412. Hi Java Moe…
    We too are opening up a stand in a church. Here are two names we’ve thought of.

    “Perkatory” (but , we’re not catholic so…)

    The Beanattitudes : Blessed are the coffee drinkers!

    Nadine R March 2, 2009 at 11:19 am #
  413. This shows you how the world economy is affected by the recession. It use to be that there were at least half a dozen people always asking for help for names but now we had what? 2 or 3 in a month. A sad state of affairs indeed.


    Java Moe March 2, 2009 at 3:52 am #
  414. can you be a bit more specific. need location of coffee place type of neighborhood and type of coffee your will be serving.

    alexis, grace, madeline

    M.A.G’s Cafe (first letter of the girls names)

    Java Moe February 27, 2009 at 9:06 pm #
  415. We are going to be opening a coffee shop and want the name to be meaningful and thought of incorporating our girl’s names. What do you think about “Graceful Rose Cafe”?

    Our girls names are Alexis Grace and Madeleine Rose. Any other suggestions?


    Kenda February 26, 2009 at 5:57 am #
  416. John

    perhaps you wish to be hip and in with the crowd as far as coffee name goes I suggest a name you yourself will be comfy with. one that reminds why you got into the coffee business in the first place.

    The Beavers Cafe
    The Tomahawk Cafe
    Pale Face Cafe
    The Reservation Cafe
    The Smoke Signal Cafe

    (thats catchy: I’ll meet you at the smoke signal)

    Frontiersman Cafe
    Ball and Musket Cafe
    Harassed Executive Cafe
    Budget Cafe
    Eightball Cafe
    Birdseye Cafe
    Handmaidens Cafe

    My all time favorite :

    The Lusty Wench Cafe!


    Java Moe February 21, 2009 at 12:59 am #
  417. Thanks David – my ego needed boosting so you can image that I’ll do my best to give your shop a name.

    If you would so kindly give me some idea of where the shop is located and the type of neighborhood its in I’ll be glad to throw in my two cents of suggestion.

    more java to the moe.

    Java Moe February 20, 2009 at 10:17 pm #
  418. thinking of opening a coffee shop for my son,im an interior designer and a retail store builder so the materials will probubly all be free .i stopped by this site and it blew my mind
    java moe your a FRIKEN GENIOUS!!

    david February 19, 2009 at 2:37 pm #
  419. john n the office

    coffice . . .I’ve heared others…

    you can just imagine if we used all the letters of the alphabet for that little idea of yours…eh.

    for such a place of beauty and history and deep spiritual meaning you should do better my friend.

    come now! Yellow Stone, Cowboys N Indians the great industrial factories of yester years. Montana is a beautiful place.

    Gun Slingers Cafe
    Trappers Cafe
    Prospectors Cafe
    Little Big horn Cafe


    Java Moe February 19, 2009 at 4:10 am #
  420. Jamie the indie

    Steam Punk Cafe
    ( but that steam punks copy righted)
    Beans N Brush cafe
    Java N Jive Cafe
    Freedom Cafe
    Free Thinkers Cafe
    Work in progress Cafe


    Java Moe February 19, 2009 at 3:59 am #
  421. John n the yuppies n suites.

    Yuppie Vill Cafe
    Suites N Java
    Sharks Cafe
    Sheds Cafe
    Meet N Cafe
    Customer Service Cafe (a lot to live up to)
    Ethics N Morals Cafe
    Business Practice Cafe
    Portfolio Cafe
    Quote Cafe
    Deal Sealer Cafe
    Shake Hands Cafe
    My Card Cafe
    Meet N Greet Cafe
    By Commission Cafe
    Tie N Skirts Cafe
    The Whole Block Cafe
    Cornered Market Cafe
    Ad Budget Cafe
    Client Call Cafe

    ok I’m nodding off real sleepy now.


    Java Moe February 19, 2009 at 3:53 am #
  422. Arlene

    Arlene w/ the bean
    Arlene’s Beans Cafe

    Arlene’s Cafe!

    (my god its so revolutionary why did’nt I think of this before!!!!!) Arlene’s Cafe sure to be a hit.


    Cup’a Arlene
    Arlene /w an A Cafe
    A Cafe

    Crickey this is harder than it seems!!!!

    Cafe A
    Arlene and Friends Cafe
    Scones Arlene
    Arlene and Java

    eyes closing need energy or got o sleeepppp…

    Java Moe

    enelrA Cafe

    Java Moe February 19, 2009 at 3:42 am #
  423. Hospital in a coffee


    Recovery Cafe
    Stitch N Patch Cafe
    Splint N Cast Cafe
    False Alarm Cafe
    Take Two Cafe (as in take 2 and call me)
    Intravenous Cafe
    Liquid Diet Cafe
    Alive N Kicking Cafe
    Rib Tickler Cafe
    Time Out Box Cafe
    Thank God Cafe
    Pit Stop Cafe
    2 Minute Cafe
    The Trembler Cafe
    Syndrome Cafe
    Soul Cafe
    Little Pleasures Cafe
    Breather Cafe
    Gulp N Go Cafe

    ok I think we’ve covered enough hospital in a coffee.

    Java Moe is not relate to Mojo jojo!

    Java Moe February 19, 2009 at 3:30 am #
  424. berts: How about “ER: Espresso Room.” Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    Andrew Hetzel February 18, 2009 at 8:28 am #
  425. Hi Guys, need help with naming our coffee shop. its going to be at the first floor of a hospital. We were kinda thinking of creating an ambiance that makes you forget your in a hospital, (even for a while). Something homey, laid-back, and relaxing.

    thanks in advance

    berts February 17, 2009 at 8:32 pm #
  426. We are looking to open a coffee shop in a small riverfront town in Western PA.
    We would love some help in coming up with a name. I would love to use something that reflects the popularity of the “indie” movement and gives a bohemian handmade or oldworld feel.
    My husband is a musician and I am an indie artist/ designer. We have found a cosy little shop that used to be a bakery that has a loft upstairs. Our thought is to use the downstairs for the cafe which will serve coffee, bread, sandwiches and soups, and to use the upstairs as a loft for indie musicians, artists, film makers and crafters to hang out, work, network and display their items.
    We want to target the 20-35 age group and are near several collages, so we have decided to open just before lunch till midnight daily, and have concerts, open mics or film fests on the weekends. We hope to rent the room out for parties or practices in the mornings when the cafe is closed.

    Oh, I also love anything victorian or steam punk

    Jamie February 17, 2009 at 7:59 pm #
  427. Arlene, some simple thoughts for you:

    Arlene’s Beans

    Cafe D’Arlene (Cafe Darling)

    New Arlene’s Cafe (New Orleans Cafe)

    Joe n Arlene’s

    Lil’ Arlene’s Coffee Shop

    Pete February 13, 2009 at 12:57 pm #
  428. Hi John,
    I hope this is no too lateral but

    if it(your cafe) reminds people of an office,

    is for trendy suits who like humor and wit,

    and your coffee and service will be consistently top quality each day,

    how about naming it “Deja Brew”?


    Shaneo February 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm #
  429. I suggest ‘The Corner Office’ or ‘Corner Office’

    Sean February 11, 2009 at 9:06 am #
  430. Hi John. How exactly should I put this… although I fully agree with the concept of making your business name descriptive, “coffice” conjures images of choking, coffins and office coffee service all in one. OCS, of course, being a far more negative association than death.

    Keep working along that same path, maybe something like “Coffee HQ” or the “Coffee Cubicle.”

    Best of success, Andrew

    Andrew Hetzel February 11, 2009 at 8:50 am #
  431. Hey Everyone,

    I am starting a coffee shop in Montana. I want it to be a second office for business people. I was thinking about naming it coffice?? Does anyone have any better ideas. Thanks for the help! Cheers

    john February 11, 2009 at 8:12 am #
  432. hi,
    i have a new coffee shop in india by name


    sudheer February 5, 2009 at 9:58 pm #
  433. I dream of opening my own coffee shop someday! I am looking for a name. I live in a small town in Arkansas. Where I plan to have a coffee shop is a strip with antique shops, flower shop, Police Dept., hair salons and a bank. It’s a perfect place where I know a coffee shop would do well. I would like Arlene to be in the name of the shop somehow. Something simple warm and inviting. Can you help me?

    Arlene February 4, 2009 at 5:12 am #
  434. Hi Mel,

    Bean Babes



    Shaneo February 2, 2009 at 3:04 pm #
  435. Hi!!

    I am in the process of opening a kid-friendly coffee shop and I am having a hard time coming up with a name that reflects both kids and coffee. I am trying to think of something that is unique and super cute….any suggestions?


    Mel February 2, 2009 at 12:08 pm #
  436. Here are a few ideas:
    Joe’s Nuts
    Nutty Joes
    Jittery Joe’s Nuts (oh my)

    Adam January 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm #
  437. The community lives in the past with their memories of what once was. I want to bank on those memories as nostalia I can mount on the interior walls, and move forward with the present. I think it is a concept that may just work. A velvet hammer of sorts.

    Adam January 27, 2009 at 11:58 am #
  438. Adam: if the community is “ready for change,” why look back? Choose a name that invokes the expectation that new memories will be formed at your location, not rehashing of the old ones.

    Andrew Hetzel January 27, 2009 at 8:13 am #
  439. Shannon: Consider that there is an established company in the Northeast USA called “Chock Full O’ Nuts.” Understanding that you may not be in their geographic region, if I represented that company, I could be concerned about the similarity of “Oh Nuts” to “Chock Full O’ Nuts.”

    Andrew Hetzel January 27, 2009 at 8:10 am #
  440. We have a coffee shop inside of our retail store. We specialize in Pecans. I want to appeal to the kids at the technical college right down the road from us.
    I was thinking about naming the shop “Oh Nuts Coffee Shop”.
    Does that sound bad?

    Shannon January 27, 2009 at 7:32 am #
  441. Well, is will be based on nostalgia of the area. There used to be a railroad, an amusement park, and of course the lake. It is a small community ready for change (although they don’t know it yet). I would like very much to bring the memories of the past into the shop and create a homey, cabin-like atmosphere were everyone is welcome. Casual and comfortable with internet access.

    Adam January 27, 2009 at 3:36 am #

    semo January 27, 2009 at 12:46 am #
  443. Help!

    A scrapbooking and coffee house. I love Scrap and Bean, but it’s already in use! :( I thought Espresso Your Memories. I don’t know. I just know I need help/ *lol*

    so ummm. COme on java Moe. HELP! :)

    Lisa January 26, 2009 at 6:25 pm #
  444. Adam: You want a “name that lets people know what [you] have,” so what exactly is it that you have?

    Andrew Hetzel January 26, 2009 at 4:32 pm #
  445. I am investingating opening a coffe shop in Ohio on a lake and am trying to come up with a name that let’s people know what we have. I am interested in fun names as well as serious ones. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Adam January 26, 2009 at 12:50 pm #
  446. Masoud, where is your new shop located in Dubai? I was through Dubai twice last year and expect to be in the Gulf again this year sometime. I would love to see your shop.

    Andrew Hetzel January 26, 2009 at 12:49 pm #
  447. Name is the most important issue in the Business
    and after that comes the Quality of the cervice.
    I will soon open a Cofee shop in Dubai .
    it will be western style ,called the
    Cow Boys Cafe
    see you there .
    bring your cow boy hat with you!!!!

    Masoud Assili January 26, 2009 at 6:21 am #
  448. Hi
    I am opening a coffee and deli shop in the south shore of lake Erie. Lots of tourists and fishermen/women. wifi, fireplace grreat place to chill out but I am in need of a cool name that makes a mark in the minds of people that will make them curious enough to check us out. Iappreciate any ideas!

    John January 16, 2009 at 7:02 am #
  449. Hi guys,
    I live in kuwait. I am planning to open coffee shop in middle east. Please give me good Coffee Names in English or Arabic.

    chandekar kuwait January 12, 2009 at 7:37 am #
    how about the name “English Rose” for your florist/coffee shop??
    hope it helps!

    SERENE January 11, 2009 at 8:52 am #
  451. i need to open a coffe shop in egypt \
    i need a nice relaxing friendly name

    karimbalbaa January 7, 2009 at 11:16 am #
  452. North Georgia Roasters

    Southern States Roasting Co.

    Southern Coffee Roasters

    Dixie Roasting Co.

    Dixie Roasters

    Rebel Roasters or Rebel Roasting Co.

    North Georgia Coffee Co.

    North Georgia Coffee Roasters

    Georgia Coffee Roasters

    Jana December 27, 2008 at 7:26 am #
  453. Im a coffee roaster…..no need for a lark or a cliche name..something timeless or geographic..something sturdy and general…this will be in north georgia but i must see to possible online sales…so would a demographic name hurt?

    Glen December 26, 2008 at 8:20 pm #
  454. Moe, sorry for the delayed response – we’ve been SO busy trying to get the shop open. Love the names, especially liked Volunteer – thought about maybe Volunteer Coffee Cafe, but in keeping with our eclectic offerings of antiques/collectibles, local art AND coffee, we went with Coffee In The Attic. It is unique, and had so much potential for design and advertising. Made a great huge sign out of aged wood to look like the triangular gable of a house, with a 6 inch deep roof with cedar shingles, the “Coffee” is in script on wood cut out, painted and nailed over the peak, then In The Attic is lettered on the wood underneath. It’s very 3 dimensional. We’ve had so many compliments on the sign and the design. We used a teal color in the store with aqua accents, looks super with the old hardwood floors, the oak cabinets and shelving, and the chocolate brown ceiling and display windows. Just need to come up with an awning to go over the door, either chocolate brown canvas or maybe copper sheeting over plywood. We put antique bronze sconces at each side of the door. We had hoped to open by Christmas, but found out several pieces of the equipment we purchased from the closed down coffee shop in Memphis were broken and we had to repurchase them. Including the huge commercial freezer. Ouch.

    I will take and post pics and come back to post the link so you can see them. And yes, you do have the right court square. You must have seen the pics on the chamber of commerce site. It’s really very quaint and historic. We feel lucky to be there.

    Thanks again for the great suggestions!

    Jana December 26, 2008 at 7:25 am #
  455. Hi Alex,
    I think of swans when i think of perth, adding an italian twist i thought of the following name for you…
    cigno nero cafe
    (italian for black swan cafe)
    You could make a mad logo.
    What do you think?

    shaneo December 21, 2008 at 8:18 pm #
  456. Message for Christian coffee shop.

    How about the logo of the fish in the name.
    Since Christians are fishers of men.

    John December 10, 2008 at 2:38 pm #
  457. hi everybody,

    I’m opening a cafe in Perth western Australia i need a name for my shop please. We will be serving local business workers mothers elderly and business people. our my product will be coffee, panni, homemade italian foods. some of our ideas lets us know what you think,

    the lunch pad
    the coffee spot
    coffee on the run

    alex November 22, 2008 at 1:27 am #
  458. My twin and I would like to open a coffee house in good ole Utah… so far we have- “Lifters” and “Coffee Table” (my personal fav) for a name. The idea is to have a place for moms, dads, and kids to come and enjoy coffee with friends… like a gathering place… but do not want to leave out the busy people and students, an those with out kids… We want to serve sandwiches and pastries. Ideas are appreciated!

    Mom2three November 20, 2008 at 7:15 am #
  459. Hey everybody. i need a name for a college cafe. The name is Colby Community College. We are the TROJANs. Any ideas? i have already thought of, The Trojan Bean, The Trojan Roast, or CC’s Cafe.

    Callee November 11, 2008 at 4:11 pm #
  460. You are all so talented! And so helpful!
    I have just returned from Savannah to partner with
    my sister in a donut, coffee shop combo. We live in a small town in northeastern Pa. We have a few ideas, however if we could get some feedback or
    any help we’d really appreciate it.
    The area is rural, appx pop. of 20,000. and old railroad town-but now is small blue collar industry and a large training hospital. Nothing that really jumps out to name after.
    Here are some thoughts and any that any of you have would be great!
    Ashlin’s uncommon grounds
    mojo mama’s coffee cafe
    dueling sisters
    the donut grinder
    lucky cup cafe

    Lindsey November 10, 2008 at 3:24 pm #
  461. Small town Girl – how about Java Cow?

    The Barista November 9, 2008 at 11:49 am #
  462. Hi,
    I need help coming up with a unique coffee/ice cream shop name. It will be located 6 miles south of Lake Superior in a small Upper Peninsula of Michigan town (pop. >300) It will be serving tourists and middle class people. Our area is known for its “once” copper mines.

    Thanks in advance!

    Small town girl November 8, 2008 at 4:57 am #
  463. Eric,
    I did not see your post to my website / or an email from my website from you! I have to look at what happened.
    I’m assuming that you used one of the contact methods we have setup on the Contact Us page? Did you use the white area on the left side of the page or the area on the right side of the page.

    Can you also email me directly whatever it was that you sent via the form? I don’t want to miss out on your suggestions!

    Thank you sir!


    Pete November 7, 2008 at 5:22 am #
  464. “Hey, Java Minute?”
    “Yeah, I Java Minute to meet with you!”

    Since it rings like “Gotta Minute” it rolls the tongue, and sounds familiar. It also sets up the reader / hearer for Coffee as well as casual but not overlong conversation while at the same time being ‘inviting’ and personal …evokes a mental picture of a friend saying “hey, you gotta minute to talk?”

    I like “Java Minute?” (with the ?, but it also works without it)

    Pete November 7, 2008 at 5:19 am #
  465. Thank you very much for you suggestions….I didn’t even think it would be this hard to choose a name. I will let you know what I decide on…thanks for your help. I like Java Minute…It has a nice little ring to it….don’t you think?

    Let’s meet at “java minute” in the mall?

    Lisa November 6, 2008 at 8:47 am #
  466. Hey Pete!

    I sent you an email on your site. But if you like any of the other names here please feel free to use them. That is if Lisa has not picked one out for herself.



    Java Moe November 5, 2008 at 1:08 pm #
  467. All good suggestions!

    Java Moe November 5, 2008 at 1:06 pm #
  468. hello im a college student and im writing up a business plan for my class, i chose to do a coffe/tea shop, i was wondering does anyone know where u can find the supplies or what a good differnt name would be????

    so far i have
    Taste the Differnce
    java Hookup (yet that leaves out the tea)
    kool down (teas and cofffee just for you)

    thnaks for your help!!! ^_^

    sara November 5, 2008 at 12:05 pm #
  469. java Loko, JavaLicious and Java Minute are all good names for what you describe. (make it Java Minute?)

    Here are some others:

    Java Lisa (logo is the Mona Lisa with a cup of coffee)


    Java Nation

    Run in Java

    Java me now!

    Pete November 5, 2008 at 4:58 am #
  470. Hello Lisa,

    Java. . . if I had a dollar for every Java drinkin place I knew about I’d still be short. . .


    java java banana
    Java Loko
    Java Metric
    Java Licious
    Java Jing
    Java Scones (love scones!)
    Java Lock
    Java Mana (mana means spirit)
    Java N Go!
    Java Munch
    Java Stop
    Java Shop
    Java LOL
    Java Roast
    Java Minute

    oh dear lord too many java’s I see anything else I’ll leave note on this site.

    It aint a java without Java Moe!

    Java Moe November 5, 2008 at 4:10 am #
  471. Hi,
    I am taking over an already established Java shop in my home town’s only Mall. This shop has been there over 8 years and does very well. I have to change the name and everything I have come up with seems to already been taken. I’m so frustrated. I want to keep Java in the name and I would like for it to be short and simple and catchy at the same time. It needs to fit the Mall scene as well. It’s not a sit down java cafe but there is tables out in the mall walkway. We will also serve muffins, scones, fountain drinks, energy drinks etc….Please help!!! I need to find a name asap and would appreciate any and all suggestions. Some that I’ve come up with are:
    Java Bean
    Java 4 U
    Java n’ Jitters
    Java Crazy
    I’m sure you see where I am going….Please help!!!

    I can’t wait to hear from you.

    Lisa November 3, 2008 at 6:37 pm #
  472. Java Moe,
    You are a naming maven! I’m impressed with the names you are able to come up with and your willingness / desire to use your naming gift to help others. Admirable!

    I’m not starting a cafe / coffeeshop (but I’m sure glad so many folks are!) … instead, we have started a roasting operation. No cafe, just roasting excellent coffee beans for cafe’s to use.

    While we have the right company name (Second Chance Coffee Company) we don’t have a good brand name for our coffee. (“Second Chance Coffee” does not sound appealing!)
    There is too much to explain here and we’ve got enough information on our website to give you the right idea about who we are and what we’re doing.
    You said that you wanted to find a way to make some money using your gift for naming. You may not have any idea what you’d charge for the service but I am willing to pay you to help us come up with the right name.

    To do that well, I think we’re going to have to talk. My contact information is on our website (on the “Contact Us” page… what a concept!). When you have time, give me a call or just send me an email reply and we’ll go from there.

    Thank you,

    Pete November 3, 2008 at 8:30 am #
  473. We really liked ‘Kismet’, but a lot of people around here didn’t know what it meant so we went back to the drawing board to avoid confusion or forgetting the name. We think we’ve decided on The Brilliant Bean (which covers our ‘shiny stuff’ and our intellectual stuff!) Thoughts?

    Ahlam October 23, 2008 at 2:50 pm #
  474. we are two girls, we need to come up with a catchy name for a coffee shop. a southern name, but keep it clean (: but deff. not corny. thanks!

    Hayley and elizabeth October 20, 2008 at 10:47 am #
  475. Hello Ahlam,
    thanx for the suggestion but sthing like that will look quite folklore to the locals (current customers). For your store though there is a rich catalog of god names ! Artemis, Kyveli, Danai, Athena, Alkyon and lots of others…
    Let me know what you think about what I described for my shop
    Good luck 2u too!

    MaVa October 18, 2008 at 11:23 am #
  476. Andrew,
    Thank you for the suggestion…I love it! We’re planning to do a ‘naming party’ soon with some of our intended staff members and some wine 😉 Yours (Kismet Cafe/Coffeehouse) is definitely going at the top of the list, though!

    We didn’t do floor drains; the concrete had already been poured in the building (warehouse) I’m leasing. We have drains coming from the walls to the equipment, and we’re staining the concrete early next week.

    MaVa, have you thought about using some cool god/goddess name for your shop? We’ve actually thought of doing that for our shop but hadn’t found one we liked yet. Have never been to that part of Greece, so I’m not sure if that sort of thing is ‘overdone’ there. Best of luck, and if my crew and I come up with any cool names that might work for you, we’ll let you know :-)

    Ahlam October 17, 2008 at 2:20 pm #
  477. best of luck to you melissa and hope it all works out for you and your company.


    Java Moe October 17, 2008 at 1:21 am #
  478. Hey Java Moe,
    We finally decided on Red Leaf Coffee Company. We are painting the shop cleanly with a prominant Red Leaf (Maple Leaf, to be exact… as long as it doesn’t look like a pot leaf!!). It’ll give the locals something different to look at besides all the Italian themed places. I wasn’t “in love” with the name, but as we changed the font and logo I loved it more and more! Maybe I’ll post a pic when it’s all done in a month or so.
    (I still like Fighting Fish =)

    melissa v October 16, 2008 at 6:06 pm #
  479. Hello!

    Sorry for the short description of my last email. My coffee shop is in Greece, Athens, outside the metro station serving Acropolis and just outside the entrance of the soon to open new Acropolis Museum. For the time being we are franchise of a greek chain but plan to go independent.
    Beside us there is another chain store offering exactly the same product and in the neighborhood there are several other no-name stores. We and the other chain-store get the most of the pie.
    The majority of the clients are nearby offices. Tourists and the like are about 20-30% of the current job but due to increase dramatically after the opening of the museum.
    The whole neighbourhood is predicted to change after the museum opens and the roads around us are going to be pedestrianized so it is going to be a new city center around us soon. After we change the name, we plan to to keep similar product mix as we have now. After we establish the new business we intend to change the product mix to more high quality but focusing on the same clientele as we are now. The chain whose we hold the name currently is considered to be medium priced and focuses on cheesepies and coffee specialties.
    Our main concern is to keep our current customers and be attractive to passing by tourists (or not tourists).
    Please tell us your opinion about the risk of changing the business to no-name!
    This is the most important because it is a well going business.
    We have thought of the name Habit Coffee (or Cafe).
    My husband considers ‘Chez Marie’ it seems to me that this does not fit to the everyday and snack caracter of the shop.
    Please delight us!

    Thank you for the time!

    MaVa October 16, 2008 at 11:02 am #
  480. Ahlam: how about the word “Kismet?” …has a nice ring to it, describes your intent (fate / fortune) and also a good Turkish / Arabic origin. First thing that popped in my head after reading your message and visiting your web page… sorry for the delay, was working in Asia last week.

    By the way, how did they run the waste water drain line? I didn’t see any floor drains in the concrete. Best, Andrew

    Andrew Hetzel October 15, 2008 at 5:44 pm #
  481. Help…changing our coffeehouse name and are opening in a few short weeks!!! Currently, it’s “Expressly 4 U Coffeehouse”, and we’re looking for a shorter name that conveys that we are more than just coffee. Here is my vision (and sorry in advance, it’s long!):

    I’m very much a believer in the “Law of Attraction” (what you think about you bring about, “The Secret” movie, Louise Hay, etc.), and that’s the environment I would like to provide. I want customers to leave and have a better day because of their experience with us. I have been collecting powerful quotes and phrases for a long time, and we’ll hand them back along with their receipts. Kind of like fortune cookies, but without the cookie. Um, and the fortune We’ll also have art from some local artists and prints and cards from http://www.mysoulsoup.com and http://www.storypeople.com/storypeople/Home.do, handmade jewelry from some local places, some glass artwork/suncatchers, and carry water from http://www.h2omwater.com/home.php which totally goes along with they type of feel I want to create. We’ll also have ‘previously-read’ books (good for the environment and affordable!), with maybe a few favorite newly published. Some CDs, etc., and whatever else we come across that we think people may find interesting.

    As for employees, I’m looking for all of the buzzwords (honest, dedicated, hardworking, self-motivated, etc.), plus a few more. I’m not a micro-manager, by any means. I want a team who can figure out what needs to be done and work together to make it happen. Of course, be able to follow established policies and procedures, but offer suggestions to improve operations. Basically, I just want a really positive, enthusiastic team who can see my dream and help me make it a reality.

    Here is a little bit of the background for my ‘vision’ for the Coffeehouse:

    I lived in Spain for nearly 6 years, which is where my coffee shop dream started (though the terms ‘cafe’ or ‘coffee shop’ don’t quite encompass my vision), but I wasn’t sure where I wanted to do it when I relocated stateside. I envisioned an empty warehouse with different sections built into it; a yoga area (which will now also serve as a live music/multi-purpose area), a reading/Internet area (away from the noisy hustle and bustle) with sofa’s and comfy chairs, a children’s area (a small place for the kids to play and create, where they can still be seen/supervised), a cafe style seating area, a display of new age/metaphysical books & interesting music Cd’s and DVDs & a little yoga ‘stuff’, and a coin laundry (I know…doesn’t really fit in, but wanted people to be able to multi-task, like I do.) How do I know this warehouse is meant for my shop? Because I didn’t really want the hassle of the laundry machines-just the convenience for people to be able to relax while still getting things done (can you tell I’m a single mom?)-well, there just so happens to be a nice, new laundromat directly behind the warehouse! Now I can use the ‘extra’ space for semi-private rooms that people can reserve for gatherings (showers, book clubs, etc.) I’m only going to serve coffees and smoothies (no alcohol), and a few other small things (tapas, wraps, salads, etc., and of course pastries and a few home-made desserts.)

    My vision for the shop is more of a community center/coffee house. I want everyone who walks in to feel comfortable; young, old, and in between. It’s going to be very eclectic (not a bunch of cookie-cutter matching furniture, but a blend of interesting items, furnishings, and decor), and should have something that appeals to everyone, on some level.

    Unfortunately, at this time we aren’t able to do the yoga studio or the individual rooms, but we’ll add them in as soon as we can. We will have a ‘cafe’ side and a ‘bookstore/giftshop’ side, though.

    The type of music I imagine playing is a bluesy-jazz. Dianna Krall, Eva Cassidy, Susan Tedeschi, Jack Johnson, and maybe some older stuff mixed in (and of course any newer stuff that happens to match the atmosphere!)

    If you visit my myspace page, you can see photos of the coffeehouse thus far.


    Thank you in advance for your great ideas! I’m usually pretty creative, but the right name is alluding me :-(

    Ahlam October 11, 2008 at 2:33 am #
  482. please tell me what you name it when you’ve decided.



    Java Moe October 3, 2008 at 10:10 pm #
  483. my husband fishes all summer long in canada – i’m sure the Fighting Fish will ring his bell! I’m liking where this is going – thanks – I’ll be renaming this weekend so I’ll double check this site =)

    melissa v October 3, 2008 at 5:49 am #
  484. Rocky Mountain High
    Yukon Ho!
    Da Wildabeast Coffee Co.
    The Woodsmans Axe
    Ponderosa Coffee Company ( named after one of your trees in BC)
    Cariboo Coffee Co.
    Allophone Coffee Co.
    Canuck’s Coffee Co.
    Double Double Coffee Co.
    Four by Four Coffee Co.
    The Fighting Fish Coffee Co.

    Long live the Canuck’s!

    if I imagine anything else I’ll put it here Melissa.

    Java Moe October 3, 2008 at 2:25 am #
  485. just to remind all our patrons that this is andrew hetzel’s site and not mine. I’m just here along for the ride. Plus help you people make up names for your coffee shop.


    Java Moe October 3, 2008 at 1:50 am #
  486. Great Website, lots of good ideas.
    Here’s my problem. I have a drive thru coffee stand already…. Milano Espresso but I want something MY OWN and/or local.

    I’m from the Great North (B.C. Canada), living in WA State. I want to combine Canada/US or say something about my rooots… or the outdoors. Words I like:

    Mt Angel
    Mt Royal (montreal named after this)
    Rocky Mtn
    Due North
    True North
    Bear Country
    Maple ?? Leaf??
    Silver Maple
    …. ending in Coffee Company

    Any ideas would help! thanks, melissa

    melissa v October 2, 2008 at 6:55 pm #
  487. Kendy!

    HELP will be given!!

    as soon as you describe your situation! Where do you live? What type of people are going to buy your coffee! Why o why did you not describe anyting about your shop!!


    Java Moe September 30, 2008 at 12:28 pm #
  488. HELP!!
    I need real good coffee shop name ideas ASAP…as soon as possible

    Kendy 16 September 30, 2008 at 9:55 am #
  489. Long live the “KING” thankyuh very much!

    Java Moe September 30, 2008 at 3:28 am #
  490. ok I’m settin up a new rule. You must place your email in the leave a comment box otherwise you wont get an answer. All these great naming ideas are wasted if you dont leave your email.

    Java Moe September 30, 2008 at 3:24 am #
  491. That is very nice of you Jana! Ok is the courthouse a red brick building with white trim and black roof? If your looking at it in a certain angle you can see the patriot bank at the back? Just tell me if this is the place. Otherwise I may be looking at the wrong picture.

    Native Brew
    The Happy Hunting Ground
    Southern Latte
    Southern Belle
    Sweet Potato Queen
    Fort Jana
    Chikasaw’s Trail
    Four Season’s Cafe
    Brick Lane
    Gunpowder Cafe
    The Cotton Gin
    51 Pit Stop
    The Majestic
    The Big Hatchie Catch
    The Volunteer
    The Flint Lock Cafe
    Buffalo Horns

    well thats it for now I’m too sleepy to think. email me what you think.


    go with the flo w/ java moe

    Java Moe September 30, 2008 at 3:18 am #
  492. Here’s our shop idea… We have already purchased the building and have just agreed to buy the entire furnishings and fixtures from another coffee shop in Memphis, TN. Our shop will be on the small town square in Covington, TN, which is the county seat. It’s a typical town square, with the courhouse sitting in the middle, and one way streets with shops and slanted street parking all the way around. The square just had a major facelift and looks very nice. There are several events held on the square every year. Yesterday was Harvest Festival, where they closed off the streets and had music all day, vendors, food, crafts, etc. Our building is between the Old Town Hall, which is now an upscale restaurant/gift shop and a florist. It’s latest use was barber shop. 12 foot ceilings, original hardwood floors. The fixtures we purchased include antique small tables and chairs and a wonderful antique oak mercantile cabinet with pull down bins with glass fronts. She currently has coffee beans under the glass. We will put down oriental rugs in the seating area, around a faux electric fireplace. There will be one long wall of wooden shelving cabinets. This is a rural, small town just north of the big city of Memphis. Some people commute, but being on the square, we are guessing most of our business will be local. We plan to sell mostly just coffee, espresso drinks, cappuccino, etc. I plan to offer a few homemade sweets daily to go with, also fruit smoothies and wraps. Free internet hotspot, too. We don’t think the coffee business alone will sustain itself, so are planning to stock the shelves with antiques and collectible resale items and also allow local artists and crafts people to sell their wares there on consignment. We plan to hold/sponsor a monthly event of interest to the community. For example, a Guitar Hero video game contest for the teens, a horseshoe tournament, a crafts fair, karaoke night, teen karaoke night, live music night with differing genres of music each time, etc. Regular business hours are going to be 7A-2P, 7 days a week. We plan to offer the place for rent for special occasions or meetings in the evenings. I’m having one helluva time coming up with a name that encompasses all that and remains simple, so I’ve just about given up and decided to go with something short and catchy.

    Here is the short list I’ve managed so far:

    Coffee In The Attic
    Local Flavor

    I would surely appreciate any assistance and will name a coffee after you!!

    Thanks, Jana

    Wowzem September 28, 2008 at 11:50 am #
  493. Mava!

    Where and what country are you from?
    more description please…I cannot suggest without you telling me about your country.


    Java Moe September 26, 2008 at 1:43 am #
  494. Hello Haily,

    If your after single world spanning names like starbucks its one in a million. (Some day I hope to be paid for helping people out figure out names for their shops) So here are a few suggestions.

    (do a wiki on it you’ll like the definition)

    The Hub
    Serenity (sounds like its copyrighted)
    The G Spot (gathering spot)
    Natures Best (sounds like an amway product)
    Chatters Delight
    The Tempest
    The Fox’s Den

    if anything else comes to mind I will add it on. I’ll see if my brain can come up with something more creative.


    Java Moe September 26, 2008 at 1:40 am #
  495. Hey Nicky!

    Whats your nationality? American? Cuban? Mexican. Just want to know so I can mix it in your coffee shops name.

    there is no moe unless its Java Moe.

    Java Moe September 26, 2008 at 1:15 am #
  496. i am starting a coffee shop and it will have wireless internet for customers to come in and use there computers while they have a coffee

    whats a good name

    warren September 22, 2008 at 4:41 am #
  497. hello
    I have a coffee-quick snack shop which is part of a chain. I intend to go independent in a few months and im looking for a name. my shop is located at the exit of a metro station near a soon-to-open important archaeology museum, due to bring a wave of tourists. My current customers are people working in nearby -mostly- offices. Please suggest me sth short like Habit Cafe (not-english speaking country).

    Thank you in advance for your creativity!!

    MaVa September 17, 2008 at 3:20 am #
  498. Ok this is in Europe.

    Surrounding is huge area, only high-rises, 300,000 people in condos and around 100,000 people in the cafe block. Yes, there will be passer-bys – certain parts of the area is filled with modern business and office buidlings. We don’t want to use the town name or imply something specific to it because we plan to put up more in other locations.

    All the coffee-houses use the word coffee, cafe, etc, do we have to use it since we are more that that? The distinquishing feature of our place will be it’s “interactive” features.


    Haily September 16, 2008 at 7:08 pm #
  499. Hey Java Moe,
    I have really enjoyed readings your posts and I’m impressed by all your coffee names.
    I live in Venice Florida and my plan is to open a coffee shop that is a gathering spot. Light lunches, tea, coffee, cakes. I will arrange it livingroom styles with couches, lamps, rugs. A few small tables. Jazz on Sunday afternoons, chess board and backgammon available, books for sale, kids story time on Sat morn, poetry readings , open mike night etc.
    We have a generally older client but I believe we will build up a core group of regulars who will be various ages.
    What do you think? Good name gets you a free lunch!lol

    Nicky September 15, 2008 at 11:57 am #
  500. Trey and Janet,

    You need to give me a description of the place the shop is in. Business district? Shopping district? People just passing by district. You gotta give some clues here. The name lends itself to the area.

    A common theme that hangs in the vicinity.

    The Ringmasters Cafe
    Prospectus Cafe
    Masquerade Cafe
    Well of Souls Cafe

    downtown L.A.

    Java N PDA’s cafe

    give me a descrition of the neighborhood and I’ll give you suggestion.



    Java Moe September 14, 2008 at 4:17 am #
  501. Hey all,
    opening a coffee house (with sandwiches) and still haven’t got a name! …I keep saying, “I’ll know it when I hear it!”

    I don’t want to emphasize coffee or food, rather that it is a community place where together we consider more holistic input into our lives (toward positive community change). It will be an “interactive” cafe which includes things to do and events.

    ~Huge part of town filled with high rises (no houses)
    target group singles and young married up to 45
    ~more of a bohemian feel
    ~activities and emphasis on holistic input into our lives

    Haily September 14, 2008 at 4:01 am #
  502. Hello to all lovely people out in coffee land :-)
    I make high end custom weddings/specialty cakes in Los Angeles. I just got a store front as my shop, however it’s a bit large for what I need so I’ve decided to add a coffee shop in the front part of the store, as you may have guessed it… yes …. I’m in desperate need if a fabulous name for my new cafe. I also will have my own brand of coffee which we’re working on formulations at the current time to customize different blends for us exclusively, so as you can see the name is really important since it will go on all my retail products as well. My new shop is located right before you enter downtown Los Angeles if that may help. any suggestion are welcome and highly appreciated :-)

    Janet September 11, 2008 at 8:42 pm #
  503. a couple of friends and i are doing an economics project and need help for a name for our coffee place.
    our idea is that it won’t just be a coffee house, but will also serve as a resturaunt, movie theater, hang-out place, and study nook. we’re appealing to all age groups: from teenagers to retired people. we have themed nights (bingo night, Foreign Film Fridays, swing night, stuff like that)

    any suggestions welcome! thanks

    Trey September 11, 2008 at 1:03 pm #
  504. i desperately need a name for a coffee shop/ bistro which will be serving sandwiches pastries and the sort.. please help was thinking of park bistro, garden cafe,cafe Incas.. please help with suggestions..

    tanu August 31, 2008 at 8:10 pm #
  505. I really like your website and the ideas that you give. I live in Ethiopia where coffee was originated and I’m planning to open a coffee shop and a lounge/bar and couldn’t come up with a name…i liked the idea of CapuVino but would not be fair to use it eventhough I live far away…Kindly give me some ideas, thank u!

    Maggy August 19, 2008 at 10:52 pm #
  506. I like the idea of the Cypress Coffee Mill. It has a strong reference that everyone in the area could relate too, especially those who may not know about the building’s history. It also may drive the interior decor – to be an old mill type of shop. Good Luck

    Pat August 11, 2008 at 11:16 am #
  507. Hi Everyone!
    My husband and I were hired by a lady who lives in Bermuda to open and run a coffee shop. The location is in a small town in the hill country of Texas. We are having a hard time deciding on a name. Here are a few ideas we’ve tossed around…

    the Vault (the building is circa 1900, old west town bank)
    10 Gallon
    Kawa Kafe (old polish town)
    Cypress Coffee Mill (town on river with lots of cypress)
    StrongRoom (once again bank idea)
    John Coffee Hays (Texas Ranger that was connected with Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson)

    The town has a lot of history to work with and I would just love for someone to help throw in some ideas!!
    Some of the other local business names are:
    The Old Spanish Trail
    The Branding Iron
    The Cowboy Store
    Blue Gene’s
    Longhorn Saloon
    I’m sure you’re getting the idea!! We need to stand out!

    Thanks Guys!

    KT August 11, 2008 at 10:44 am #
  508. Wow! I never knew how many people wanted to open a coffee shop! Finding the name is only part of it. I opened a shop in May, 2004 and have never looked back. We are in a small but wealthy village (pop. 2000 not counting dogs and cyclists) near NYC. I have a few suggestions for you shop newbies:

    1. Get a memorable but not too cutesie name.
    2. Get a great location. Near colleges, large office complexes, on Main Street or on other high traffic areas. Don’t sacrifice good location for cheap rent.
    3. Get good equipment. Used can be cheap but will also fail sooner than new. Most roasters will give you free brewers. Bunns are my favorite.
    4. Get great coffee. Find a local micro-roaster. Check out “Roast Magazine” or other sources to find one in your area. Try their products and choose the best.
    5. Learn everything about how to make great coffee. Brewing and espresso is an art and you NEED to be great at it. Look for SCAA backed events in your area (more about SCAA later.)
    6. Hire carefully. Train them hard. Be a coffee Nazi! It’s important to your customers and to you that your staff make quality drinks.
    7. Join SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America.) It’s a valuable resource with tons of people willing to give you advice, encouragement and a shoulder to cry on (the coffee industry in general is like that too.) Plus they have a great annual convention with tons of free classes (and some paid ones), a superb trade show and lots of inspiring attendees.
    8. If you want any more sage advice, I’d be happy to help. [email protected].

    Tim August 6, 2008 at 7:43 am #
  509. Hi,
    I wondered if anyone could give me any suggestions on a name for a cafe i´m opening soon in the south of spain, it´s in a spanish town but aimed at british people, i want the clients to think coffee house where you can meet your friends, hangout, eat british food products?
    Any ideas…?

    Lara July 30, 2008 at 12:37 am #
  510. I guess I should let you know that I am looking for something that makes you think of a cool winter day, sitting next to a fire, drinking a nice fresh, hot cup of coffee.

    Thanks Again!

    Dawn July 14, 2008 at 9:40 am #
  511. I’m planning to put up a cafe that has a laid back beach feel to it. Preferably with a cute mascot. I just can’t think of a name. Beach House comes to mind… or Island Coffee Co. but I’m looking for a name that just stand’s out. anyone got any suggestions?

    tdbur July 13, 2008 at 9:50 pm #
  512. I am looking at starting my own roasting business and have been working on some names, but nothing yet. If anyone has any ideas, I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks :)

    Dawn July 13, 2008 at 12:09 pm #
  513. Hi All

    Nice to meet you here!

    I am from Chennai, India and am opening up my first cofeeshop and plan to go for a chain in the coming years. I would like the name to express the following,

    1. Its affordable
    2. Its refreshing
    3. Its high quality

    I have currently thought of “Refresh” as the name and with the caption running on the bottom… “experience the DIFFERENCE” or “Brown. Bolder”

    Can you please let me know your comments and also let me know your recommendations.

    I am also planning to buy the Coffee Statistics report from http://www.top100espresso.com/coffee_consumption_statistics_report.html for USD 49 is that a good buy?


    Ravee July 8, 2008 at 2:12 am #
  514. I want to established a coffee shop..and my target place is Baguio city and its the summer capital of the Philippines .. can you help me to think what is a good name for my shop? and the description of it…thank you so much..(” ,)

    jo420 July 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm #
  515. I am building a coffee club page for my website. They all sound the same and I’d like something to reflect my new company’s name – River City Bean and were in Richmond Va. I thought of the misspelled “The Expresso Lane”. Clever thoughts for the online coffee club? Thanks so much.

    pat July 2, 2008 at 12:22 pm #
  516. I am planning to purchase an existing coffee shop/sub shop/ice cream shop. I need to come up with a name that grabs attention. Most of the business comes from the coffee and sandwiches. I like the thought of using the word cafe in the name but don’t know if it applies since its more subs and soup than anything. Any ideas?

    dawn July 1, 2008 at 11:31 am #
  517. hi! i’m opening a coffee shop here in davao… and i’m stuck with the name “zodiac cafe”… its name that way because the whole concept of the shop is incorporating the different zodiac signs in the names of the coffee, as well as, more of the reading materials that will be placed in the shop are about astrology and the like… also, the ambiance of the shop has a whimsical and rustic look… target market would be college students and young professionals…help! can you give me any other alternative name?

    margaret June 21, 2008 at 6:32 pm #
  518. helo! jaz passin by. im interested in putting up a christian cafe sort of thing, where christian bands and singers can perform. im from the philippines , in a small summer capital city. my target are christian teens and adults who favor a christian atmosphere.. is there a chance for this idea?

    mylene June 17, 2008 at 5:49 am #
  519. I am opening a Coffee Shop in Northern, Georgia ~ Gainesville. We are two minutes from Gainesville State College. It is located at a very busy traffic light. It will be a small coffee house with only outdoor seating…80% drive-thru. We are only going to serve shade grown coffee ~ healthy sandwiches and soups ~ compostable paper products…It’s going to be a “Green” coffee cafe. I NEED A NAME!!! Any suggestions???
    Second Request, would love to hear from you

    JTS June 3, 2008 at 8:08 am #
  520. Sher,

    Wine bar? How about changing “Pucky’s” to “Corky’s.” Sorry, couldn’t resist!

    Andrew Hetzel May 31, 2008 at 12:11 pm #
  521. Hi, I am taking over an established coffee house that is also a small cafe / restaurant and bar. I will be adding more of a “wine bar” to the establishment. It is very cozy. It is located just outside of Raleigh NC. I already know most of the clientel since I am a local and I visited the shop on a daily basis. I need to change the current name from “Pucky’s” to something catchy… thanks

    Sher May 31, 2008 at 12:07 pm #
  522. Hi, I am going to be opening a coffee bar in a cobblestone tourist community and at the entrance to the wichita mountain wildlife refuge in Oklahoma ( Elk, buffalo, prairie dogs, longhorn cattle etc.) I was thinking of a few name but i would like to get a little feedback or some other ideas.
    The Bison
    The Buffalo grounds
    The Buffalo Brew
    The Bison Perk

    the pathfinder May 30, 2008 at 4:12 am #
  523. I am opening a Coffee Shop in Northern, Georgia ~ Gainesville. We are two minutes from Gainesville State College. It is located at a very busy traffic light. It will be a small coffee house with only outdoor seating…80% drive-thru. We are only going to serve shade grown coffee ~ healthy sandwiches and soups ~ compostable paper products…It’s going to be a “Green” coffee cafe. I NEED A NAME!!! Any suggestions???

    JTS May 29, 2008 at 6:21 am #
  524. Hi,
    I am looking to open a small coffee shop in Deland, FL. My business will also serve donuts, pastries, light sandwiches, and smoothies. I have yet to come up with a name. I see that everyone is so creative. I want to have more of an upscale cafe and live music, open mic, poetry on a featured weeknight. I think that a one or two word title will fit the bill for me. I am really thinking of “Cafe Fuel”…what do you think?

    Tee May 28, 2008 at 5:53 pm #
  525. TRINITY ….. i love this name

    berat May 28, 2008 at 12:15 am #
  526. I’ve been trying to think of a name for the coffee shop that I want to open.

    I want to open a small-ish shop that will serve specialty coffee and baked goods. I also want to have live music on the weekends featuring local bands. The live music will mostly be aimed at the younger crowd – making it a place for them to hang out on the weekends with their friends. I want to open up in St. Cloud, MN – I think the population is like 66,000 or something. I just want my place to be somewhere where people can come and hang out and sit and chat and relax. I’ve also thought about having icecream available too for any children that are tagging along with their mothers – what do you think?

    Any suggestions would be wonderful! I’ve read all of these posts and I think it’s great that so many people are so enthusiastic about coffee!

    Tameka May 22, 2008 at 9:22 pm #
  527. Hey i really need a sweet name for a coffee shop
    Love your help please

    Abby May 22, 2008 at 2:25 pm #
  528. naku k8 tawagin mo na lang

    kopee of my tatay!

    mas puntahan pa ng mga paying customers rather than the kids who hang around and not buy anything.

    Java Moe May 14, 2008 at 10:36 pm #
  529. hello! i passed by through this site as i was searching for a good name for my coffee shop. i want a name that is simple. a name when said yields a coffee as top of mind. im from the philippines. i want my market to perceive the place as specialty store for coffee and desserts.

    i wanted to name it barista then under the name is a simple text of coffee & sweets. but the name barista could not be used anymore. i thought of the word bariste instead. what do you think?

    k8 May 14, 2008 at 5:29 pm #
  530. I am starting the ground work for a coffee business and, like many of you, am having trouble with the name. All of the core values of our business tie back to the idea of ‘one’. I don’t want to call it One because that’s boring – it has no ring. “Hey, let’s go to One” doesn’t sound too exciting. So I’m trying to think of names related to the word ‘one’. I think my top two ideas so far are:

    Bucanya [Coffee Company, Cafe, etc]. Bucanya is the pronunciation of the Ethiopian word for solitary.

    O’ One [Coffee Company, Cafe, etc]

    I have reservations about both. Bucanya is kinda strange, obviously, and will present issues with pronunciaton and spelling (marketing trouble). O’ One will present issues with our website URL. Also I’m just not that wild about the name, although it is better than just One.

    Any suggestions?

    Sean May 9, 2008 at 9:06 am #
  531. hey i have to invent a buisness for comp. class (eww) and i need a name for my coffe shop…ive thought about:
    The Black Cup
    Mocha by Molly
    The Blue Tea Kettle (tea house combo)
    Brazilian Beans
    i need ideas!

    Mocha molly :) May 8, 2008 at 4:09 am #
  532. Enjoyed reading through the names of coffee shops. Our family is considering putting in a donut & coffee shop. We live in a small rural town-main industry pine trees. Any suggestions for names…

    Tina May 4, 2008 at 11:20 am #
  533. hello my wife and i need to name our coffee stall at a weekend market in the norwest region of west australia, the area is also known as Carnarvon, the gascoyne region, outback coast, ningaloo reef,river delta, any ideas would help, we are farmers and our business name is desertbloom industries

    shainy April 29, 2008 at 2:45 pm #
  534. i will gladly appriciate your help!!!!

    talia Tillett April 27, 2008 at 1:23 pm #
  535. hey,
    i am looking for a name for a new coffee shop that i am planning to open at the airport. i am from a small country Belize. there is a great need for a coffeeshop at our airport so i am willing to invest and open one but i need your help on a coffee shop name. help!!!

    talia Tillett April 27, 2008 at 1:20 pm #
  536. My name is Ashley… I am thinking about opening a coffee shop.
    The location will be borderline Oklahoma/Arkansas. (Thought I like OK better).
    My main coustomers will be high school students and local business owners.
    I would like a name that is fiery. So far my favorite name I’ve seen (Posted by Java Moe) is Jet Fuel Cafe. It sounds sparky and exciting… But I don’t know that it actually fits the area.
    I’m going crazy….

    Ashley Beller April 25, 2008 at 7:00 am #
  537. I’m Chris and i was thinking about opening up a Coffee house and wanting to know what you think of a name for it along lines or like all sports and relaxing. Also possibly along with coffee having sandwiches maybe but most likely just coffee soo any ideas please let me know…

    chris bebout April 15, 2008 at 4:46 pm #
  538. My friend is thinking of opening a coffe shop we have been thinking up some names for the place. Here are a couple we came up with.
    Lisa’s Lovelies!

    Georgina & Paul April 12, 2008 at 9:41 am #
  539. Im planning of opening up a coffee shop. It would be in a small student/seaside town in cornwall. It will be place where you can spend alot time in (big comfy sofa’s etc) with a library for people to read, wireless and examples of students art work (from the local art college).

    I really like names such as ‘the lounge’ or ‘the loft’ something that makes you think of being at home or comfortable and welcome. I know the lounge has been used many times before, any one have any similar ideas?

    This will be my first business and will start when I finish university.

    Thanks, Katie

    gingerkatie April 9, 2008 at 3:20 am #
  540. Detective type – we’re planning murder mystery evenings, book clubs and book signings, mystery writing workshops – etc.
    There’s a cafe in downtown Denver called ‘Mocha Motive’ which made me smile.

    Honor Hingston April 8, 2008 at 8:24 am #
  541. Honor Hingston.

    Mystery themed cafe? Detective type or story type theme? sherlock homes type theme? Give me a better description of the area please.

    Java Moe April 7, 2008 at 10:49 pm #
  542. since there are a lot of questions at the moment please be patient if I don’t answer back straight away as naming is a hard thing to do. I do have a life outside of this naming thing thats going on. so please be patient and I will help as time permits. Thanks.

    Oh Ali I do hope that you liked my suggestions.


    Java Moe April 7, 2008 at 10:46 pm #
  543. Thanks! I think we are going to go with The Twirl N’ Toss cafe.

    Ali April 7, 2008 at 1:56 pm #
  544. americano; au lait; barista; bean; brew; café; cappucchino; coffee; cup; decaf; espresso; foam;
    frapp; froth; fuel; grind; ground; infuse ;infusion; java; joe; latte; macchiato; mocha; perk; press; roast; roastery; saucer; shade grown; steam; stir;

    There’s my list of coffee shop starters . . . hopefully helpful. I still need a coffee shop name with a mystery theme . . . any thoughts?

    Honor Hingston April 7, 2008 at 8:05 am #
  545. Sarah 979C

    The start of something big. Good luck on the cafe, it is a big undertaking and not lightly entered into. Make sure both feet are firmly planted on the ground. Make a study of the people passing by the closed down cafe. Why did the last cafe fail
    (o -town) naming is easy. Setting up a business is hard.

    Iowa. . .you know Jim Kirk is from Iowa. hehe

    Opportunity Cafe
    Bubs Cafe

    ugh.. im out for tonite i’ll try again tomorrow.

    Java Moe April 6, 2008 at 10:21 pm #
  546. ok ok were getting a bit crowded now.


    The Waves Cafe
    Circuit Cafe
    Backhand Cafe
    Pike Cafe
    Pitch Cafe
    Free Hand Cafe
    Clank Cafe
    Flipping Cafe
    Circle Cafe
    Twirl N’ Toss cafe
    Spinners Cafe

    any colour guard will pick up on the name of your cafe but not the ordinary shmoe who just happens to walk by.

    Boomtown Cafe
    Reds Cafe
    Tall Stacks Cafe

    I’ll send more if i think of anymore, hope this helps.

    Java Moe April 6, 2008 at 10:11 pm #
  547. Hi, i’m opening up a coffee shop/entertainment. I’ll hve local garage bands play on the weekends. I’m opening it up in a small town in the midwest. My costumers wil be highschoolers, daily commuters to work. Any suggestions on a name?

    Jessica April 6, 2008 at 11:11 am #
  548. Hi, I am opening up a small coffee shop in my sisters dance studio. I will not only have coffee but a small deli. I am from North Dakota. Any suggestions on a name?

    Meyer April 5, 2008 at 7:00 am #
  549. I need name for the coffee house that is located in a upscal area of Dallas. the Building is known as Castle in this area and it looks like Castle. Please help me with the name. Thank you.

    Kaz April 4, 2008 at 7:00 am #
  550. Opening a coffee /donut shop, we too need a name!
    Located in a small town (Sayre) in northeastern Pa.
    Mostly blue collar employment,blue collare area.It is also an old railroad town. One of the larger employers is a training hospital-but I don’t want to
    name, targeting only them and limit my audience.
    Our primary products will be coffee and donuts!
    Love any ideas! Thank you!!!!

    mcchicdlx3 April 3, 2008 at 5:23 pm #
  551. I am opening a coffee shop/deli. My shop will be shared with my aunt’s shop called classy candle hire. She hires out candles, stands and decor. So the people will be seated at tables made up like you sitting at a wedding table. The decor of the shop will be phenomenal. I need a idea for a name that will describe the decor and the good food.

    Please help!!!!

    Danielle April 2, 2008 at 1:02 am #
  552. Thank you so much! Can’t wait for the suggestions

    Ali March 30, 2008 at 2:18 pm #
  553. for the christian coffee shop….

    devine grind

    or maybe you should be a little less obvious and obnoxious and go with something simple and classy like:


    Just a thought –


    Cameron March 27, 2008 at 5:34 am #
  554. Java Moe-
    Actually I’m from Iowa, 2 hours southeast of Des Moines in a city called Ottumwa.
    I might be working with a coffee shop in the next town over, so I know how to make all the drinks when I open my own shop- because my husband and I want to do this- but we know nothing about coffee- boy are we in trouble!!! LOL
    “City of Bridges- River of Opportunity”
    The coffee shop that was here (closed now) was once called O-Town Coffee- but I don’t want to follow in their footsteps by having the same name and finding the same fate. The next one was Common Grounds Coffee Shop, but they have recently had the same fate as O-Town.
    It’s going to be downtown, but we have a lot of work to do!!!

    Sarah979c March 27, 2008 at 4:49 am #
  555. Hi I live in Swakopmund, picturesque, sea side town in Namibia. The town in mostly German, Afrikaans and English. I want to open a Coffee shop, near the sea side, out of town. Should be room for kids to play. Target groups are staying at home moms, holiday makers, tourists. It is very quiet out of season so I have to get something out of the ordinary to attrack the locals as well, the premises is 6km from the nearest shops.
    Any ideas would be nice, especially a name?

    Marilize March 27, 2008 at 1:50 am #
  556. Excellent story!

    and for that my dear I will concentrate on this flag waving coffee shop of yours. Give me a few days and I’ll post the suggestions here soon.

    Java Moe March 26, 2008 at 9:07 pm #
  557. i’m planning to open a village style cafe,
    any good suggestion for the shop name?
    i’m from malaysia.

    wysee March 26, 2008 at 8:31 pm #
  558. I am from Cincinnati. Haha, spirit fingers, cute.

    Ok, so, a story…
    We walk through the entrence in a single-file line; poles clank down the line as is tradition. The people filling the stands sounds like chaos; all talking to friends and whatnot on thier own. The clashing sounds of thousands of people talking is some how soothing; a great contrast to our stomaches that won’t stop turning and flipping. The wave of clanks are now coming back to the front. The girl behind me hits my pole and I hit the pole in front of mine. Once the clank stops at the front girl, in unison we say, “leave it on the field,” circling our poles and hitting the gound at the last word. I go and hug my best friends in the guard and the band and return to my spot. Once everyone is back, slowly the line starts to walk toward the back of the RCA Dome arena; we will perform this show one final time in just mere minutes. A nervous chill runs through me as I look out into the packed stands. Never have I ever seen so many people come to watch us before in my four years of being in the Color Guard. We finally approach the 50 yard-line. The Marching Band starts to warm up, and the guard takes the field. Thus begins our Finals performance at Bands of America.

    I hope that will suffice!

    Ali March 26, 2008 at 1:13 pm #
  559. hey there….. im in the process of opening a juice bar cafe and need something fresh and inviting. I am planning on sourcing a much organic fuit and veg as possible!!! I would like something simple… but inviting – The Lemon Garden and Dandelion are two that I have consdered but id like something a little more simple & earthy……… any suggestions would be apprecited…. thank u!

    Keirina March 26, 2008 at 4:17 am #
  560. Any ideas for a mystery-themed coffee shop?

    Honor Hingston March 25, 2008 at 5:45 am #
  561. Hi, im going to open a cafe in singapore. The cafe located at a corner with minimum walking crowds. My concept ..to display paintings all over my walls. Wanting to create a artistic and fantasy kind of ambience for my customer.. meanwhile am thinking how should i name my cafe.. any suggestions?

    jim March 21, 2008 at 5:59 pm #
  562. Hello Sarah,

    Just a query really are you from Pittsburgh by any chance? I’ve always wanted to visit that place, but I wonder if the weather is as bad as Seattle’s? Does it rain often?

    Coffee would be the perfect remedy. In this time of joyous celebration of the birth of your child, perhaps we should reflect on what we want to name our cafe.

    Perhaps a name or word to go with CJ.

    CJ’s Sunshine Cafe

    If you feel like you want it very hip or witty then I advise you to think carefully as these things tend to date rather quickly.

    The Steelers Cafe! (sorry had to plug that in)
    Let me reflect on it Sarah and I will give you some suggestions. I’ll get back to you a.s.a.p.

    Java Moe March 20, 2008 at 1:18 pm #
  563. Help, we just had a baby, and his name is Christopher Joel, we are thinking about starting a coffee shop in his name CJ’s Coffee House.
    The city we are doing it in is called ‘The City of Bridges’. Any suggestions? Also adjacent to the coffee house is going to be a copy shop (do it yourself). Hard to play on the words copy and coffee because they sound so similar. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Sarah979c March 20, 2008 at 9:42 am #
  564. Spirit Fingers Cafe. . .(sorry couldn’t resist)

    For a flag spinning moment I pause to slam on the brakes and wait for ali to colour our world with her story.

    Java Moe March 18, 2008 at 11:58 pm #
  565. Ali,

    where are you from? you must share with me a memory. . .a story if you will of what it is like being in the wintergaurd. That my friend will be my asking fee for helping you out. It has to be the most vivid and exciting memory you have of the group. don’t forget to answer my first question.

    Java Moe March 18, 2008 at 11:46 pm #
  566. I need help with a name. My winterguard group is starting a coffee shop at our school and are just stuck on the name of it. If you don’t know much about winterguard, here are some words that coincide with it:
    color guard
    double time
    amazing :]

    Can you help us?

    Ali March 18, 2008 at 10:07 am #
  567. So tired now. Must sleep to regain my naming powers. Oh by the way. . .if your coffee chain ever makes it big. Please tell me.

    Java Moe March 7, 2008 at 1:56 am #
  568. Sorry if I didn’t answer all of you. If you can please post again I will try to help everyone and their naming difficulties.

    To Barb who posted in Nov 16.

    The Harlequins Cafe
    Red Balloons Cafe
    Ring Masters Cafe
    The Amazing Barb Cafe
    Barb’s N Carbs Cafe

    tell me what you called your cart please.

    Olivia – Nov 20

    Strong Arms Cafe
    Olivia’s Buns N’ Brew (just a pun)
    Buns N Brew
    Points Deli Cafe
    Bakers Delight (sounds taken)
    Crossover Cafe
    Jaunt Cafe n Sandwiches.

    just a reminder for you folks asking for ideas. They are all around you and within you. Where you are and who your with. Coffee is not just coffee, its the meeting of friends and family. (often anyway). A celebration of the tradition of drinking coffee.

    -tell me where your country is
    -tell me where its located
    -describe to me the people and places that are near to it.
    -tell me as much as you think will help me help you.

    remember no description no help.

    Bob E

    Indaba Cafe – Sounds good and has great meaning.


    The Helping Hand Cafe
    Brothers Cafe

    Martha Feb 5

    California is so full of so many ideas you need it simple to make it stand out.

    The Good, The Ham, The Coffee.
    Wings Cafe
    The Flying Horse Cafe
    Angels Cafe
    Fault Line Cafe

    Java Moe March 7, 2008 at 1:53 am #
  569. Cindy, Honey,

    These are hard workin folks and you want them to remember your coffee. (Yourself Included)

    Cindy’s Cafe
    Harvest Cafe
    Mornin Brew Cafe
    Hot Cup Cafe
    Heart Warmer Cafe

    I want you to drive around town and see how folks live their lives. Talk to them if possible and listen well to the words they use. Often they will repeat certain words or phrases. This will be your cue to remember these terms and use it as your cafe name.

    Hay Bailers Cafe
    Combine Cafe
    Udder Madness Cafe
    Pitchforks and Eggs Cafe
    Fleecy Wool Cafe

    or something to that effect. remember that folks around your part live simple but effective lives. They want the name to be easy on the eyes and warm in belly. Tell me if it works.

    Java Moe March 7, 2008 at 1:24 am #
  570. Ok lets start with Amy!

    Assuming you have not named your cafe yet.

    We are. . .(sorry couldn’t help myself)


    You live in a town that lives and breaths football so I’m sure only the tourists wont get it.

    First Down Cafe
    Blitz Cafe
    End Zone Cafe
    Field Goal cafe
    Hail Mary Cafe (religious folk might take offense to this one)
    Hot Dog Cafe
    Hang Time Cafe
    Kickoff Cafe
    Nickel Back Cafe
    (My favorite, sounds really footballish hehe if there is such a term.)

    Playbook Cafe
    Quarterback’s Cafe
    Red Dog Cafe
    Snap Cafe
    Striking an Official Cafe(hahaha another classic)
    Wild Card Cafe (sounds too vegas to me)
    Huddle Cafe

    ok amy these are football term names that most average football fans can recognize. However you live in Marshall territory, there must be a term of endearment you can use that most parents would recognize.

    Herds Grazing Cafe
    The Thundering Pit Stop Cafe (ugh dunno bout that one. )
    Ground Shakin Cafe
    The Herds Cafe
    The Big Green Cafe
    The Wild Herd Cafe

    I’m racking my brain here Amy. I’m done for the evening tell me if any of this works.

    Java Moe March 7, 2008 at 1:13 am #
  571. hey java moe, i was really happy to see ur reply . liked ur suggessions n trying to pick one out of my list with urs added up. thanks a lot for ur help. i will surely let u know if i use the name from ur suggessions. its my request to u that u visit my place without fail if u happen to come to india. thanks again ,java moe, i ll contact u again.

    samreen khalid March 6, 2008 at 12:50 am #
  572. Samreen,

    Although I like to help people figure out names for their cafe’s. I am in no way an authority on the matter. Mr. Andrew Hetzel owns this site, like you I am only here for the ride. However I will give you some suggestions.

    India what a beautiful country. A sea of colours and a people full of virbant hopes and dreams.

    Use these guidelines to name your store.

    1. It must be a name easy to pronounce but must be local in origin.

    2. A Slang or similar term of endearment to friends and family. Must be easy to say.

    phabiilaa coffee
    Ajadi Coffe
    Udana Coffee

    Freedom Coffee
    Peoples Coffee
    Harvest Coffee

    something like that . . .

    every now and then some people say thanks to my suggestions. I would like to hear more of thanks from time to time if you do use my suggestions and a free cup of coffee next time I pass by your shop!

    Java Moe March 5, 2008 at 2:47 pm #
  573. Hi, i am samreen. i had written to u before too but found no response. may be u need more details. fine. i live in south india. ours is a smalltown n my husband is starting a new coffee grinding n coffee powder selling unit. thought of hundreds of names but all exist in web. going mad for a short , simple n easy to pronounce name such as grand coffee, county coffee, wild coffee, estate coffee….. . please help me . eagerly waiting for ur reply. dont disappoint me please.

    samreen March 4, 2008 at 10:48 pm #
  574. The beautiful country of Haiti!

    My friend the name of your country should be it!

    Haiti Cafe!
    (world renown in Haiti)

    Ok that was too obvious. perhaps the following.

    La Perle des Antilles Cafe
    Massif du Nord Cafe
    Tap tap Cafe
    Carnaval Cafe
    Sunshine Cafe
    Voodoo Cafe

    i suggest a name that is full of meaning for the people of your country or neighborhood. A slang or a term of endearment to your fellow men.

    Java Moe March 4, 2008 at 11:38 am #
  575. Hi my name is johanne I am a pastry chef , I am planing to move back to my home land (Haiti, Port-au-Prince) to open a bakery cafe in the city. I am having the worst time coming up with a name. I thought of sweet treats which is the name of my home base bake shop here in NY but i would like a fresh start since i will go back there for a new beginning. I will be the first operating cafe in the area. what name would you suggest Java moe and friends?

    targeting customers will be the return Diasporas and tourist


    johanne March 4, 2008 at 10:42 am #
  576. hey 1 i like your sugessions. i too want help from you for my coffee product. please help . please please please suggest me few easy to pronounce names, please….

    samreen February 27, 2008 at 7:57 pm #
  577. You guys are great! I went through and read everyone of these comments!I too need a name for a coffee shop.I’m located in a small town.Pop of 250 people.They are mostly farmers that get up at 4:30am! My ideas are; Hipers, Hiper Space, Lively Fluid(Livelyhood). What do you think?

    Cindy February 25, 2008 at 4:03 pm #
  578. Yes…thats the same school. Clever idea, however, as you can guess, locals are pretty worn from all the movie hype. May backfire.

    Amy Ingles February 24, 2008 at 9:03 am #
  579. Marshall University, isn’t that the one that they made the movie about your football team recently? Saw it on a plane somewhere. How about the name “We are Coffee.”

    Andrew Hetzel February 23, 2008 at 11:31 am #
  580. My husband and I are opening an internet cafe across the street from Marshall University football stadium (home of the Thundering Herd) and are having trouble coming up with a name…considering:
    Morning Thunder (no internet reference there)
    Thunder Grounds
    Stadium Brew and Surf
    …all seem lame to me

    Amy Ingles February 23, 2008 at 11:24 am #
  581. Hey….

    Im possibly opening up a small coffe shop/deli sandwiches type of thing in a small rural town and need some help. were in kentucky (so nouthin to difficult) and on the court square.


    Laina Grace February 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm #
  582. So we have a few contenders for our shop and I want to bounce them off everyone here:
    Abide – This one fits our idea of staying and enjoying the place.
    The Ground Up – This one fits that we are starting something brand new (it also kind of fits what some of us have been through trying to get the old business to work).
    Grindhouse – It’s kind of edgy, I’m not sure if I like it but it is a group favorite.

    Crazy Duck February 15, 2008 at 2:13 pm #
  583. Hi everyone!

    I am tying to start my own coffee roastery, Im looking for some names for my company.
    reallyneed some help here, all the ones Ive comeup with are already registered.

    Justin February 14, 2008 at 10:50 pm #
  584. Sorry I guess I didn’t ask, but I was hoping for some feedback on my post from earlier.

    Here are the names again:

    Artist + Monastary = Artistary Cafe

    Indaba House

    Indaba is a Zulu word for ‘topic’ and used in referencing to a meeting to discuss an important topic.

    Kunjani Cafe

    Kunjani is Zulu for “How are you?”, which fits the theme of this being a place to benefit the community (non-profit) since all proceeds go to local charities.

    Bob E February 14, 2008 at 8:26 am #
  585. we r opening a coffee shop in busy town entre between 2 train stations, with alot of shoppers passing. we will be doing coffee,s and food , like paninis’. in northen england. we want a name that we can take on to new shops as we intend to be opening 2 a yr.

    angi February 14, 2008 at 12:47 am #
  586. The cheesier the better. Sophistication and cultural references should guide you in choosing a name. Demographics and the type of people passing through or staying indicates the level of understanding of the name.

    The Lucky Rabbits Foot
    The Lucky Rabbit
    The Lucky Cafe Shop

    The Clapping Hand
    The Serenade Cafe
    Moments and Memories Cafe

    The Flying Bean
    Happy Bean Cafe


    Java Moe February 13, 2008 at 11:47 pm #
  587. There are so many good ideas here! I admire all the people that are starting something new for their communities! It is a lot of hard work, but the payoff (not just financial) is wonderful!

    I have an opportunity to start a new business in an established location. The space is huge!
    Our mission is focused on building community. We have a lot of families that come in (we have space for children).
    We are planning on having regular all-ages events- live music, art shows etc.
    We have hosted tango, scooter, moms, schools, churches, AA, and various other communities and clubs.
    The location has very little foot and vehicle traffic (thought it is just three blocks away from a MAJOR street and freeway exit) so it is to be a destination place.
    Besides being a destination place, we do host about 100 customers a day from the local warehouses and businesses. But that isn’t enough to keep us open.
    We are looking for a name that includes the ideas of community, sit, relax, family, fun. We don’t want to get people in, just to get them out again, we want them to stay and relax in our big living room.
    We even offer free house coffee every Sunday.
    Oh! We roast our own coffee.

    I don’t want something cheesy, I want something attractive and warm.

    Thank you for your help.

    Crazy Duck February 13, 2008 at 7:00 am #
  588. I am opening a espresso stand in an old small hick town and I need help naming it, any ideas?

    Shauna February 12, 2008 at 5:54 pm #
  589. Java Moe

    thanks so much man.. if you get the chance to visit our place, just let me know.. be glad to be your guide.. jah bless

    inigo February 7, 2008 at 8:06 pm #
  590. we are from faridabad, india & we also want to have an attractive name for a coffee shop which we will be opening very soon. if you have kindly mail us.

    pradeep sood February 6, 2008 at 7:47 pm #
  591. Local artist shows are growing in popularity and I want to start up a non-profit coffee shop that will have a venue and help the community. Art, music, film, good food, intellectual conversation/debate, and coffee/tea are all on the ‘menu’. Capturing this into a name has been tough.

    One Idea:

    Artist + Monastary = Artistary Cafe


    Indaba House

    Indaba is a Zulu word for ‘topic’ and used in referencing to a meeting to discuss an important topic.

    One more:

    Kunjani Cafe

    Kunjani is Zulu for “How are you?”, which fits the theme of this being a place to benefit the community (non-profit) since all proceeds go to local charities.

    Bob E February 6, 2008 at 3:00 pm #
  592. We are a community center and we are opening a coffee shop and a bookstore in San Fernando Valley, CA.
    We are trying to get a name for it that reflects who we are but also that attracts all kind of people. students, parents, commuters, etc..
    Any suggestions?

    Martha February 5, 2008 at 8:41 am #
  593. Perhaps a name that evokes deep emotion and meaning for the people of your country.

    Like :


    Java Moe February 2, 2008 at 9:53 pm #
  594. Hi Ibtehal, I felt that it would be appropriate to jump in myself and respond to your comment.

    Your question is an extremely important and complicated one. Yes, of course, you should be unique in many ways, by having a distinctive brand that represents a quality of product, service and overall experience that is unlike others in your area; however, the “what” is going to take a great deal of time, research and planning in order to execute it properly. I’ll contact you by email to discuss ideas aside from this comment.

    Thanks for participating! Andrew

    Andrew Hetzel February 2, 2008 at 8:02 am #
  595. Hi,
    I am thinking of opening a coffee house, this coffee house will be opened in a high class location which attracts different levels of people ” students, businessmen”however this area has more than one coffee Brand names and other local ones.
    I would like to be unique but don’t know what to offer. any ideas??

    Ibtehal February 2, 2008 at 4:38 am #
  596. The Mighty Cafe
    Brethren’ s Cafe
    Spiritual Cafe
    Cafe of good hope

    Helping Hands Cafe
    (Ask and ye shall receive)

    Java Moe February 1, 2008 at 10:31 pm #
  597. kalach


    see my other suggestions at the beginning of this forum.

    Java Moe February 1, 2008 at 10:27 pm #
  598. Oh by the way inigo it would make a great intro to any story why the cafe was named as such.

    . . .many years ago as a young boy my grandfather walked the hills of the cordillera mountains. The beauty of such sights so inspired him that he thought of taking pictures to bring to his beloved wife my dear grand mama. Alas his pictures did not reach her in time but his legacy is passed on to me. So I show you these picutres in the hope that my grand papa’s passion inspires you to reach for your own heights of success.

    oh di ba!!!

    Java Moe February 1, 2008 at 10:24 pm #
  599. Hey inigo,

    The name alone should say it. “Masferre’s Cafe” You need no other name to go with your cafe as your grandfathers works will explain why the cafe was named as such. A bonus as any expat who sees your cafe will be able to pronounce it. Di ba pare!


    Java Moe February 1, 2008 at 10:20 pm #
  600. I want to open a coffee house/community outreach. I have been thinking of names
    Healing Waters
    The Rock
    The Physicians Cafe
    Need feed back/ideas?!

    ash January 29, 2008 at 7:08 am #
  601. CAN YOU GIVE US SOME COFFEE SHOP NAME? OUR Target market are highschool students..we want to have a cool, refreshing, energetic on the go name that will fit in our customers lifestlye…tnx

    KALACH January 29, 2008 at 1:44 am #
  602. by the way, my shops location would be at Sagada, Mt. Province, northern part of the philippines. my target costumers would mostly be tourists..

    inigo January 28, 2008 at 5:28 pm #
  603. hey guys, i’m planning to open up a coffee shop, would like to name it after my grandfather, the late Eduardo Masferre’. i don’t know how to incorporate his works ( photographs he has been taking in the Cordilleras after the 2nd world war) and the name of the coffee shop. any ideas?

    inigo January 28, 2008 at 5:25 pm #
  604. Hey leila,

    why not try :

    Interpol Cafe

    Java Moe January 23, 2008 at 12:22 am #
  605. Enlightened Brew!
    A cup and the good word.
    A cup of Hallelujah!
    Hallelujah Cafe!

    I feel sort of tingly like if I proceed any further lightning will strike.

    Java Moe January 23, 2008 at 12:21 am #
  606. I am opening a Christian bookstore/coffee shop! I need help coming up with a name……

    robbi January 22, 2008 at 11:46 am #
  607. Hi everyone,

    I am thinking of the ideas about the cofee booth chain. The target market is busy people, people runing to the work, police men, students etc. The possible names are coffee stop, grab coffee, coffina. I am searching fo the internaional name as is not an English speaking country. Any Ideas? I know i is not easy.

    Leila January 14, 2008 at 9:28 am #
  608. I am opening a Christian Bookstore/Coffee shop and am at a total loss for a name… any suggestions?

    Michelle January 10, 2008 at 12:55 pm #
  609. i have a french project and i need help thinking of a french coffee shop name

    kelly December 11, 2007 at 7:39 am #
  610. hi guys im going to be opening a bakery and sandwich coffee bar my premises are located near a bridge so i thought of the name bridge rolls which takes in the name of a bread product but it dosnt really tell customers about sandwich bar any ideas thanks

    olivia November 20, 2007 at 8:31 am #
  611. Hi Friends

    I am starting a business which in coffee. I need some help to decide out my firms name..kindly suggest me some names related to coffee.

    Tejas Pathak November 17, 2007 at 8:48 am #
  612. Hi, looks like I came to the right place. Anyone got any ideas for the naming of a coffee cart. We will be doing festivals around the state.

    Barb November 16, 2007 at 10:48 am #
  613. Hi everyone – can anyone tell me where to find the best coffee equipment for your money …for a coffee shop?

    kathy vickey November 5, 2007 at 2:03 am #
  614. Hi susie-
    I like “The Picture Show Cafe”…..I just like the way it sounds…and what a great idea for a coffee house!

    kathy vickey November 4, 2007 at 1:58 am #
  615. Thanks java moe!
    see, I don’t think it will go over well with the locals…”The Catatonic Owl” but it will work well with tourists…
    and then there’s the more easily recognizable one…”Allegheny Buzz” underneath it…”specialty coffee shop”…
    Or “the Allegheny Jitters”…sounds kind of hoaky. Thanks for the suggestions though…I have to keep thinking!

    kathy vickey November 4, 2007 at 1:56 am #
  616. Hello Susie,

    Perhaps a more French sounding spelling of cinema will make it sound more exotic. How ever if the person reading it does not know how to read it they will never get it.

    Cinematique Cafe ( pronounced as cinematik )
    ES ( underneath ) Espresso and a Show

    “I’ll see you at the ES cafe”

    Kinetoscope Cafe
    Flick n Sip Cafe
    Moving Pictures Cafe
    Cinematograph Cafe

    I’ll add to this if I get anymore ideas.

    Java Moe November 3, 2007 at 12:16 am #
  617. Hello Kathy vickey although your owl name sounds good i don’t know if it would invite me to drink coffee. After reading it several times I think it grows on you.

    for example “I’ll meet you at the catatonic.”
    maybe if you left the owl out of the name and just use ” The Catatonic Cafe!”

    If you still want an avian sound to your cafe you may think of using the following.

    Bird Brain Cafe (the more unusual the easier to remember.)
    Fowls and Feathers
    Winged Cafe
    Wild Talons Cafe
    The Feather Duster
    The Roost Cafe
    Therapod Cafe ( the ancestors of birds. )
    Hugin and Monin Cafe (you hug the warm coffee and moan after drinking )
    Wild Geese!
    Winged Cafe

    This is what I can think about at the moment if anything else comes up I’ll drop you a note.

    Java Moe November 2, 2007 at 11:54 pm #
  618. Hi everyone, I am trying to come up with a name for a coffee house/theater, that will feature independent films.
    So far I have come up with:
    The Java Show House
    Cinema Cafe
    Espresso and Film
    The Picture Show Cafe

    Any suggestions or comments?!?


    Susie October 31, 2007 at 1:00 pm #
  619. hey….i’m stuck on this one for my new coffee shop….
    “The Catatonic Owl”….doesn’t make a lot of sense unless you live in this area where they have all these fake owls on buildings to keep the pigeons away.
    Underneath it will read …coffee shop
    thanks and I’d love to hear your thoughts!

    kathy vickey October 31, 2007 at 12:13 pm #
  620. Perhaps if you tell us where in the world the cafe is located in I might be able to make a more constructive suggestion.

    Lake + Java + Art = LakjavA Cafe
    Friends+Java+Art = Fvart Cafe! ( with a silent v )

    or the big one

    Friends + Lake + Java + Art = FlajalA Cafe

    ok enough of the smart remarks here are a few serious suggestions.

    A common landmark most people recognize about the place usually helps.

    otherwise you may use the first set of names I lent to michael. If anything pops in to my head I’ll let you know.

    Java Moe October 26, 2007 at 11:37 pm #

    SANDY October 25, 2007 at 11:31 am #
  622. I’ve got a few suggestions.

    How about:
    Heart Stopper Cafe
    Nitrous Cafe
    Jet Fuel Cafe
    High Octane Cafe
    Burnin Desire Cafe
    Black Jack Cafe
    Bean O Rama Cafe
    Neuron Starter
    Symbiosis Cafe
    Raktajino – Klingon term for coffee (under license)

    Glug N Chug

    Or perhaps something originally oz like

    Blue Fly cafe
    Matilda’s Cafe
    Croc’s cafe
    She’ll Be Right Cafe
    A Cupa Cafe
    Mate’s Cafe
    Dingo’s Lair Cafe
    Copperheads Venom Cafe
    Bog in Cafe
    Nuddy Cafe
    Fly Wire Cafe
    Bushrangers Cafe
    Cobbie’s Cafe

    My wife says I should stop.

    Java Moe October 18, 2007 at 9:54 pm #
  623. Re: Coffee Ink

    Sounds a little too much like a tattoo parlor for my taste. With a quick search online, I find “Coffee & Ink” and also an “Ink! Coffee.” Perhaps using these two words in a different manner, like we see with these two businesses, will have your desired effect.

    Andrew Hetzel August 23, 2007 at 9:08 am #
  624. hey guys im from perth australia… im opening a cafe around a lot of offices in the area… what you think of the name Coffee Ink

    michael August 23, 2007 at 3:52 am #
  625. be creative, don’t use the word “Grounds” in the title, it’s been done to death, see list.

    Sacred Grounds Coffee House
    State Grounds Coffee House
    The Coffee Grounds
    Common Grounds Coffee House
    Neutral Ground Coffeehouse
    Ground Zero Coffee House
    Columbia Grounds
    Historic Grounds Coffee House
    Ground Effects Specialty Coffee House
    Higher Grounds Coffee House
    Uncommon Grounds Coffee House
    Atomic Grounds Coffee House & Cyberlounge
    Sufficient Grounds Coffee House & Bistro
    Legal Grounds Coffeehouse
    Holy Ground Coffee House
    Gathering Grounds coffee shop
    Above Grounds Coffee House
    Progressive Grounds Coffee House
    Princeton Coffee: Grounds For A Good Time
    Friendly Grounds Coffee Shop
    Fresh Grounds Coffee Shop
    Blooming Grounds Coffee House
    Stompin Ground Coffee House
    Heavenly Grounds Coffee House
    Royal Ground Coffee Shop
    Alternative Grounds Coffee House & Roastery
    Pirate Grounds
    City Grounds Coffee Shop
    New Grounds Coffee Shop
    Solid Grounds Coffeehouse
    Capitol Grounds Coffee

    george July 24, 2007 at 6:35 am #
  626. I’m opening a coffee shop/health juice bar. I need a name that somehow combines the two so that customers, at a quick glance, would understand what I serve. Any ideas?

    Tina July 1, 2007 at 3:19 pm #
  627. No! I would not, stop in a place that said that.
    I would be scared!!!!!
    I am also looking for a name. I will be opening a coffee shoppe and cafe’ and we will serve wraps. I have 2 children. they want to call it Jesemy’s
    Cafe’. That is their names combined. What do you think?

    Diana June 18, 2007 at 12:52 pm #
  628. So glad I found you! Its my dream to open some kind of shop that involves my BF Rachel…..and Crafts….and COFFEE !! How about the name “Crafts, Crap and More!” hahaha I’d stop in to a shop with THAT sign on the door….wouldn.t you??

    Donna January 3, 2007 at 9:25 am #
  629. I’m really desperate for a name for my new coffee shop. It’s going to be combined (kind of) with a florist. (if that Helps).


    Lianné November 5, 2006 at 3:53 am #
  630. I’m interested in opening up a Christian Coffee Shop and have been doing a lot of research. Some names I’ve come across are:
    Cup o’ Joy
    Higher Grounds (Holy Grounds)
    I’ve always wanted to have a business with “Consuming Fire” for the name. I can’t say how that will fit in though :)
    Many blessings for the one opening up a coffee house soon! I hope it works out. Hopefully I’ll be able to say that for myself someday soon!

    Kim June 25, 2006 at 10:09 am #
  631. i like the page; i will be a new coffee shop owner this year i am actually meeting with the current owners tomorrow -6-22-06 – going over inventory etc. anyhow the busniess is strong and i will keep in touch with site. Wish me luck!! and thank you for the on going education topics of Coffee


    troy June 21, 2006 at 5:34 pm #
  632. “Make it unique – Unless it is your intention to masquerade as part of some large chain (such as a coffee shop I once visited named “Starbean,” written in bold green and white text),”…

    here’s a case where that did NOT work: Sambucks vs Starbucks: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/GiveMeABreak/story?id=1390867&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

    Denver Coffee January 9, 2006 at 8:54 am #
  633. Great article! :-) here is a list of the names here in Denver… there are certainly examples from each of your categories:

    Cafe Europa
    Calder’s Coffee (Littleton)
    Common Grounds (Downtown)
    Common Grounds (Highlands)
    Diedrich Coffee (Congress Park)
    Fluid Coffee Bar
    Hooked on Colfax*
    Ink! Coffee | Riverfront
    It’s a Grind (Aurora)
    Kaladi Brothers Coffee
    Monkey Bean*
    Mr. Lucky’s
    Paris on the Platte*
    Peaberry (Cherry Creek North)
    Penn Street Perk
    Perk Hill*
    Scooter Joe’s Coffee
    St. Mark’s Coffeehouse (Uptown)
    Stella’s Coffeehaus
    Taza de Cafe*
    There Coffee Bar and Lounge
    Thomas Bros. Coffee & Chai
    Wired Coffee & Art
    Wired on Welton*

    Denver Coffee October 6, 2005 at 12:15 pm #
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