If there’s one thing Australian’s are known for worldwide apart from our easy-going nature and good sense of humour, it’s our coffee. Over the years we’ve developed the craft of coffee, making it into an art with some of the best brews in the world. So, it should come as no surprise that we Aussies love to start our day off with a cuppa – or two or more! It’s estimated that around 75% or nearly 19 million Australian’s consume at least one cup of coffee per day.

That being said, trying to get your foot in the door of the coffee business can be a difficult and expensive task. With rent prices ever increasing, the rental costs or purchase price of a shop can be one of the biggest barriers to entry for those with dreams of starting their own coffee shop. The last thing you want to do is start your business under a massive loan putting constant pressure on you and your business to perform well to keep going.

There’s no need to get disheartened! There’s a much more cost-effective way for you to start your own coffee shop, that’s with a shipping container café. The container itself and the coffee machine will be your two largest investments necessary to start your coffee business. With such comparatively low overhead prices, you’ll be able to start your business of on a much better financial foot, giving you the space to focus more on doing what you love than stressing over massive rental costs or mortgage repayments.

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Aside from it’s affordability, there are many other factors that make a shipping container a fantastic option for those wanting to start their own business.


Shipping containers by nature are constructed to be some of the strongest and safest structures available. You can add a variety of locks and security measures to make it even safer and can have peace of mind knowing that it can withstand some pretty wild weather conditions.


Trying to hit a new market, moving home or just want a change of scenery? There’s no need to stress about your coffee shop when it’s a shipping container. Easily portable, you can take it just about anywhere. You can be a pop-up café/ business stand at events and festivals, widening your market and customer base. You can go to where the customers are instead of waiting for them to come and find you.


Another one of the best things about a shipping container coffee shop is that it can be as simple and minimal or extravagant and unique as you want. We here at Shipping Containers Melbourne specialise in shipping container conversions. We’re here to make your dreams of the perfect coffee shop a reality. With one of the biggest modification centres in the country, backed by a team of skilled modification specialists, we can create an amazing, custom engineered shipping container for you.

Our fantastic team will work closely with you to not only achieve everything you want out of your shipping container but help you to utilise the space you have as efficiently and purposefully as possible to ensure you get the most functionality and versatility out of your space.

We’ve created many unique and incredible business spaces from art galleries to a media centre for Tough Mudder, stages for a radio station and so much more.

We believe in providing superior customer service and will do to great lengths to achieve every little detail that you want for your container.

If you’re ready to take a leap of faith and start your own coffee shop, come to the modification experts. Get in touch with the friendly Shipping Containers Melbourne team today to enquire about a free quote.