Coming up with the right name for your coffee house is not a decision to be taken lightly. The title of your coffee house can have real ramifications on people’s perception of your brand, quality of coffee, and expectations before customers ever walk through the door to enjoy a cup of Joe.

But not to worry, we’ve got you covered with well over 250 coffee shop name ideas to get your creativity flowing. Each of these terms is organized by category, completely unique, and generated with memorability and profitability in mind. Jump to the end of the post and we’ll reveal the four secrets to developing a profitable and memorable cafe name. Let’s go!

Table of Contents: Coffee Shop Names Organized by Theme

Coffee Shop Bean Names

A popular approach to naming a cafe is to include references to beans in the brand.

Arabica Roasting HouseSmashed Bean The Sharp Bean
Liberica Bean ShopFresh BeansSalt & Sweet Bean
The Definitive Bean20 Foot Bean The Mellow Bean
Organic Roastery Happy Bean The Nippy Bean
The Pleasant Bean Wake Up BeansJava Beans
American Bean HouseThe Routine Bean The Morning Bean
Prestige Coffee Co. Jack and the Magic BeanJoe Bean
Robusta Coffee ShopScary Bean Bean Brew
Black Bean Coffee RoastersYellow Bean CoffeeLight to Dark Beans
Morning Grind Cup Full of BeansThe Blended Bean
Property Bean CoffeeThe Mild Mannered Bean The Troublesome Bean
The Personality BeanTart & Tasty Bean HouseThe Baby Bean

Coffee Shop with Brew Names

Anthem Coffee & Tea sells beer and food too.

It’s becoming more popular for coffee shops to serve adult beverages like beer and wine. This can be a major advantage for businesses since it encourages customers to visit an establishment in the evening when coffee isn’t usually consumed.

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Make sure building beer and wine sales is part of the overall business plan when selecting these names. Depending on your location, a liquor license can range from $300 – $14,000.

  • Coffee & Beer
  • Coffee in the Morning. Wine in the Evening.
  • Black Coffee, Red Wine
  • First Sip, Last Drop.
  • Big Brews and Savory Cups
  • Rebel Coffee, Beer and Wine
  • Trifecta Beverage Company
  • Morning Espresso – IPA All Day
  • All Day Cafe
  • Backyard Bottles and Coffee
  • All Day Buzz
  • Coffee & Beer Buzz
  • The Hangover Coffee House
  • See You Latte
  • Macchiato and Man Drinks
  • Beans and Hops
  • All Hopped Up
  • All Varieties Beverage Bar
  • The Coffee & Beer Bar
  • Sister’s Wine & Coffee Bar

Bookstore Names

Many bookstores have added a coffee to attract more customers and add a new stream of revenue to an otherwise shrinking business model. If you’re thinking about doing the same here are some ideas.

  • Bookstore Buzz
  • Java Books
  • Wake Up Books and Coffee
  • The Book Club
  • The Well-Read Coffee Shop
  • The Urban Library
  • The Secret Library
  • The Collective Coffee Shop
  • The Classic’s Bookstore
  • Curl Up to a Book
  • Discovery Bookstore and Coffee House
  • Hemingway’s Corner
  • The Hardcover
  • The Best Seller
  • Top Shelf Coffee & Tea
  • Torn Pages
  • The Bookmark
  • Re-Readables & Coffee
  • A Distant Journey
  • The Author’s Spot

Catchy Names

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If you’re simply looking for something fun, creative, and catchy this is the list for you.

  • Get Me Buzzed
  • Blah, Blah, Java
  • Mama Java Hut
  • The Tiny Island Coffee
  • The Daily Drip
  • Mastering the Drip
  • The Big Bean Cafe
  • Before 6 a.m.
  • Early Riser
  • The Morning Mantra
  • Mastering The Morning
  • Grab a Joe and Go Go
  • I’ll Do It Latte.
  • The Skyline Cafe
  • The Rising Sun Cafe
  • Two Mornings Cafe & Bakery
  • A Coffee Calling
  • The Roasted Life
  • The Express Mug
  • Arabica Calling
  • Too Much Coffee
  • Altered State
  • The Perfect Wake Up
  • Seeing The Horizon
  • The Barista’s Secret

Christian Themed Names

A Drink with a View

If the goal of your marketing plan is to attract members of the Christian community then look no further than this list for inspiration. These names are ideal if you’re located nearby a large church or congregation.

  • Uplifted
  • You Lift Me Up
  • The Truth Coffee House
  • Faithful Blend
  • His Word
  • The Pastor’s Cup
  • Heavenly Cups
  • Daily Devotion
  • Fellowship Coffee Shop
  • Devoted Grind
  • Beverage Ministry
  • Open Eyes Cafe
  • The Daily Verse
  • Small Group Study
  • Morning Study
  • Caffeine Ministry
  • Rise Again
  • The Minister’s Mug
  • The Quiet Path
  • A Cup of Christianity
  • Thy Brother’s House
  • Brother and Sister Coffee
  • The Church of Coffee
  • Forgiven Sins
  • The Meeting Grounds
  • Hell Hath No Coffee
  • A Drink From His Cup
  • A Purpose Driven Cup

Clever Names

Want to sound smart, but not pretentious? Here are a few suggestions.

  • Hobby Coffee
  • Tsunami Coffee
  • Kamikaze Coffee Shop
  • Split Personality Coffee House
  • Four Body Coffee
  • Walking Zombie Coffee
  • Little Mommy Coffee
  • Snobby Coffee
  • Wannabe Coffee House
  • Anxiety Coffee
  • Coffee? Definitely.
  • Coffee Theory
  • Closeup Cup
  • Charge up Cup
  • Fill Her Up
  • Finish Up Every Cup
  • Drink Up Cup
  • Curl up with a Cup
  • From the Ground up
  • Billy Jean Beans
  • Keen on Beans
  • Queen Bean Coffee House
  • The Routine Bean Roast
  • Coffee Canteen
  • Let’s Convene with the Bean

Hipster Names

Wandering Coffee Trailer

If you plan to open a hipster coffee shop, we’ve got you covered. Never heard of this? A hipster is a stereotype of a young urban person that spend all day hanging out at artisan coffee shops. They may be working on a book, a band, or art, but also may be a barista or bartender to pay the bills.

If this is the sort of place you dream about opening these ironic name ideas will be greatly appreciated by this demographic. Here’s a good example of what a hipster coffee shop looks like in the real world.

  • Hipsters Love Coffee
  • I Heart Hipsters
  • The Hipster House
  • Gulliver’s Coffee Emporium
  • Murray and the Mayflower
  • Nico and the Negatives
  • Byron and Bailey
  • Billy and the Brat
  • Bessie: Half and Half
  • Sit All Day Cafe
  • Losing Lennon
  • Left of Enoch
  • There’s Something about Auden
  • Girls and Boys Select Coffee
  • The Hip House
  • Vintage Coffee
  • Throw Back Coffee Co.
  • Back in the Day
  • Bad Ass Barista
  • Bobby & Bentley
  • The Old Tree House
  • The Secret Password
  • Lawless Lawson
  • Chester the Aviator
  • Hipster Baby

French Names

Italian Coffee Truck

The French pretty much invented the modern cafe and coffee shop. Residents of this country have been hanging out and drinking caffeine together for literally centuries. You can’t go wrong with this approach if you want to open an upscale establishment.

  • Barista Margaux
  • Elle Coffee
  • The French Coffee Bar
  • French Do It Best
  • Memories of France
  • Coffee and Baguettes
  • The French Coffee Maker
  • French-Style Bakery and Gourmet
  • Chloe and Coffee
  • The Fanciful French
  • Mornings with Emma
  • Eiffel Tower Coffee Co.
  • Famous in France
  • Meet at the Eiffel Tower
  • Passport to France
  • The Crown of Thorns Coffee
  • Another French Tourist
  • A Drink in Paris
  • Meet Me in Paris
  • Take Me to Paris
  • Seine Cafe
  • Moulin Rouge Cafe
  • The Louvre Beverage House
  • Bateaux Parisiens 
  • The Notre Dame Cafe

Pet Themed Names

A global mega-trend is the humanization of pets. We take them pretty much everywhere we go and they’re treated as well as any other member of the family. By serving the 85 million families with pets in the United States, you’re targeting a terrific market with expendable income. As long as you don’t mind providing touches like a water bowl for dogs and a mini-dog park this can be a fantastic opportunity.

  • Fido’s Favorite Place
  • Canines and Coffee
  • Cats and Dogs Cafe
  • The Dog Park
  • The Pet-Friendly Cafe
  • The Pet Place
  • The Big Dog Cafe
  • The Fancy Cat Coffee Co.
  • I Love Pets
  • The Cat’s Meow Coffee & Tea
  • Happy Paws
  • Happy Pets
  • A Cup of Canines
  • The Puppy Paw Cafe
  • Puppy Tails
  • The Dog Pack
  • K9 and a Cup
  • Fluffy Friends
  • Purr and Grrr Cafe
  • The Polished Pet
  • A Better Breed Coffee
  • Mixed Beans and Breeds
  • The Terrier Coffee Co.
  • The German Shepherd Coffee Co.
  • Dog Lovers
  • Cat Lovers

Random Names

This process works for coffee carts as well.

There’s no specific theme to these ideas. Just a random assortment of ideas to inspire.

  • The Creamy Cup
  • Half and Half Cafe
  • Better Mood Beverages
  • Awesome Aroma
  • The First Sip
  • The Last Sip
  • Out in the Country Cafe
  • Hidden Coffee House
  • Back Alley Coffee
  • 10th Floor
  • Winchester Coffee Co.
  • Satisfied Sippers
  • The Morning Vibe
  • The Fresh Roaster
  • My Cup Overflows
  • The Natural
  • My Living Room
  • Coffee at My Place
  • Mocha House
  • The Thriving Mug
  • Unforgettable Coffee
  • A Brand New Experience
  • The Taste You Won’t Forget
  • The Express Roaster
  • A Touch of Gourmet

Terrible Names

Warning! These are really bad names. Stay away at all costs!

  • Day Old Coffee
  • Tastes Like Mud
  • Looks Like Oil
  • Old Bean Coffee House
  • Bad Reviews
  • World’s Worst Coffee Shop
  • Spit Take Coffee
  • Really Bad Tasting Coffee Co.
  • Belly Ache Coffee
  • Recycled Espresso
  • Second-Hand Java
  • Junky Java
  • The $10 Drip
  • Doomed to Fail
  • Tastes like Instant
  • Watered Down
  • The Forgettable Cup
  • The Average Coffee House
  • The Bitter Blend
  • The Lazy Barista
  • No WIFI Cafe
  • The Loser Lounge
  • The First-Time Barista
  • Decaf Only
  • Strong and Bitter Coffee House

Inspiring Names

Audit of coffee beans.

People visits coffee shops for all sorts of reasons. It’s a place to meet friends, conduct business meetings, and even seek inspiration for an upcoming novel. These name ideas are ideal for customers search of inspiration.

  • Inspiration Nation
  • Feeling Inspired
  • Brilliant Moments
  • Creative Cups
  • Moments of Motivation
  • The Motivational Mug
  • The Spirit of Coffee
  • Revelation Brew
  • Genius Coffee
  • Coffee is Clarity

Brainstorming Tips

Still haven’t found a name that resonates with you? Not to worry. Here are some four best practices for developing a winning coffee house name.

Determining the name is really a larger question about your brand vision. Before you think about a name, take time to consider the following questions:

  • Who do you want to serve? What sorts of people will be visiting your shop? Example: Commuters getting a quick cup through the drive through. Corporate employees of a nearby business. Residents of a certain community. Start writing brainstorming these ideas on a piece of paper.
  • Embrace Your Location: Eating and drinking local is a super trend. People’s eating habits are moving away from mass produced products and prefer handcrafted beverages from artisan producers. That’s you! Write down a list of words that are relevant to your particular city, county, or region.
  • Look up Descriptive Words: Sometimes identifying a few key adjectives is all you need to add pizzaz to brand. Tacking on a key descriptive word like prudent or soulful may be all you need to do to turn a bland word into something memorable. Here’s a big list of adjectives you can use for inspiration right now.
  • Draw from Personal Experience: Look to your own life and what’s important to you when coming up with a name? Often you can find inspiration right in front of you if you start looking for it. What are the things you’re passionate about? What is your mission? Start here and write down free form ideas.

Everyone’s journey identifying the right coffee shop name will be a little bit different. Some people have a brilliant idea before they ever get started. Others need to reflect on the shop that’s right for them.

If you’re in the process of starting your first coffee house, make sure to check out our ultimate how-to guide for getting started.

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