The UK Cafes and Coffee Shops industry includes all specialist unlicensed establishments whose main focus is the sale of coffee, in addition to other hot or cold drinks or light snacks. Specialist cafes and coffee shops have benefited from the changing preferences of UK consumers. Coffee has gained widespread appeal and has become a daily part of many consumers' lives. Cafes performed well at the expense of other social venues, such as pubs and restaurants, during the economic downturn as they were considered an affordable alternative.
Businesses in this industry include all specialist unlicensed establishments that provide coffee and snacks to customers. Cafes that are included as part of more general stores, such as supermarkets, department stores and bookshops, are excluded from this industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.