Our Office

Head Office is in Leeds

Tom Acland

Managing Director

Karen Atkinson

Franchise Development Manager

Callum Ellis

Franchise Development Manager

About Us

Cafe2U is the trusted brand in mobile coffee. As the UK’s leading mobile coffee franchise system, we deliver fresh espresso coffee and great food to businesses, events and functions. We are members of the British Franchise Association and have over 90 franchisees in the UK. We are now officially recognized as the 4th largest branded coffee chain in the UK!


Cafe2U… the UK’s Leading mobile coffee franchise 

With over 250 franchisees worldwide, Cafe2U is the UK’s (and the World’s) leading mobile coffee franchise system, delivering award-winning fresh espresso coffee and great food to businesses, events and functions.


In the fast-growing premium coffee industry, we offer opportunities for small business entrepreneurs to own their successful mobile coffee business without the hassles of landlords, rent or staff. With over twelve years operating experience and over 90 UK based franchise partners, our expertise is both extensive and proven.


The business model is based on a Monday-Friday week, with our franchise partners able to increase this regular revenue through event and function work if they choose. This means that you are able to balance your lifestyle and business goals.


Whether your aspirations are to operate a single van, or to build a multi-van business, Cafe2U have the proven formula to help you achieve your goals.


Each Cafe2U franchise owner is equipped with a state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Vito van fully compliant with all Food Safety and Local Government requirements. Our vans are engineered to last, saving you money!


Cafe2U’s exclusive coffee blend is roasted to a unique recipe that uses only the finest beans. All branded products are made with only top quality ingredients to ensure that the food and beverages served are of the highest standard.

Financial Information

A Cafe2U franchise costs from just £26,650 + VAT which includes your exclusive territory licence, training, launch and marketing pack. You will also require one of our fully converted Mercedes vans, which can be funded over 3, 4 or 5 years (subject to finance approval).


Some of the Benefits of being a Cafe2U Franchise Partner

  • No % royalty –Fixed weekly fee
  • Low initial investment
  • Trusted brand
  • Sustainable business model
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Booming industry – over £8.9 billion in 2016!
  • High profit margins
  • High level of daily repeat business.
  • Industry leading 4 week training, including Acceleration Package and income guarantee
  • Ongoing support and training

Best of all, our franchisees love their work!


What we look for in a Cafe2U Franchise Owner

Like any business, owning and operating a successful Cafe2U franchise requires 100% commitment. With this in mind we encourage you to carefully consider the following important points whilst you conduct your due diligence:

  • Determine your motivation for wanting to join the Cafe2U team
  • Assess any lifestyle and income implications of owning and operating your own Cafe2U franchise
  • Determine if your financial situation supports the establishment of a Cafe2U franchise.

Ensure you have the desire to be the very best in mobile coffee.


“We hope all our customers have had a lovely sunny morning – and enjoyed our little bit of fun over the weekend!”


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“Our office has coffee, but I refuse to drink it. I have my standards. … I’ve always enjoyed lattes, but I didn’t drink as much as I do now. I’m amazed they could cram all that professional equipment into a van.”


John O’Guinn

“I loved the idea of being completely mobile but with the barista quality coffee and all the equipment that it requires all built in to the bright red Cafe2U van. After signing the franchise contract, I spent 2 days training in Leeds at the Cafe2U head office. I took my first van out in June 2008 and since then the Cafe2U head office has provided ongoing support via phone and email and I receive regular quarterly visits from a member of Cafe2U team.”


Faye, Cafe2U Franchisee Edinburgh

Interested in running your own Cafe2U franchise? Contact them today by completing the form and clicking SEND. Someone will get back to you shortly.

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