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Why the Café Business is Going Bananas in Coffs Harbour

Opening a café is a dream for many. Location is key – which is why setting one up in a regional coastal area can be a great solution for the budding entrepreneur. The market is much more accessible than in Sydney. Plus friendly, laid back customers and an easy stroll to the beach after work are both serious pluses!

Coffs Harbour is a lovely town on the North Coast which people are talking about. It has one of the most delightful climates in the country…temperate and sunny most of the year, with fabulous beaches and fishing spots. You can see why it is experiencing a retirement boom, with a multi-million dollar retirement and aged care village currently under development.

“Coffs”, as it’s called by locals, has just over 50,000 residents. It’s got the relaxed feel of a big country town that’s slowly turning into a city, with the benefits of thriving local business and great infrastructure. It also has a bustling tourist industry, with gorgeous beaches on the doorstep. It’s also famous for the aptly named Big Banana, a well-known Australian landmark that is now the biggest waterpark between Sydney and the Gold Coast.

Opening a café under the umbrella of a national franchise like Jamaica Blue is a great idea for anyone who wants support in a competitive industry.

Jamaica Blue are part of Foodco, one of Australia’s Top 3 Franchise groups, which has over 28 years in the food retail industry.

According to the Franchise Council of Australia, Foodco “have an excellent set-up for trainees. They’re well organised and have good, working systems”. All franchisees receive comprehensive training as well as ongoing support.

It’s a simple but extremely successful formula – they now have 126 Jamaica Blue cafés across Australia, primarily in shopping centres. Their menu of fresh, contemporary dishes, refreshing beverages and award-winning coffee have proved a delightful recipe!

A Jamaica Blue café business opportunity is now available at Coffs Central, the town’s major shopping centre. With 130 square metres of space in this Inline café, comfortable seating and a great position in a shopping centre that has a Big W and Best & Less, this site is sure to get lots of hungry and thirsty foot traffic!

If you’ve always dreamed of a seachange and opening your own café, get in touch today!