Designing a menu for you coffee shop
A menu is more important than people often realise. The menu for your coffee shop is your advertising as soon as people are inside your shop. The menu has to be clear and your need to emphasize the right things.
Most menus are often boring and not fun to look at. Your menu should look exciting and the menu needs to work with the rest of your coffee shop. A coffee shop that sells fruit juices and coffees might have two designs: one for the coffees with darker and brown colours, and one for the juices with bright light colours.
Coffee shops have the option to have menus on tables as well. This works for some coffee shops but not for all. Menus on tables might give the customer the idea that table service is available.
We recommend that you pick up plenty of menus from other coffee shops and restaurants for inspiration. Then design your product range, taste it all and work out your menu. Make it fun to look at, clear and easy to read from a distance.
Be careful not to include too much. Also keep your menu fresh and change it once in a while. Add some daily and weekly specials.
What to include in your menu
The descriptions below are purely for example purposes only! You need to customize the descriptions of your items so it reflects your actual product.
A short, intensely flavoursome and rich coffee
Espresso topped with a little cap of foam
Espresso diluted with hot water
Espresso topped with velvety smooth steamed milk
A shorter and more intense caffe latte.
Espresso with smooth steamed milk and glossy wet foam finished with a light dusting of chocolate
An indulgent blend of espresso and hot chocolate topped with velvety steamed milk
White Chocolate Mocha
Your favourite Mocha with delicious white chocolate
Colombian Filter Coffee
A clean cup from the Colombian mountains
Kenyan Filter Coffee
A bright and light cup made of the finest Kenyan coffee.
A single espresso poured over rich vanilla ice cream
Espresso poured over ice added with cold milk
Espresso, milk and vanilla frappe mix blended with ice
A shot of caramel flavouring mixed with espresso and hot milk
A shot of hazelnut flavouring mixed with espresso and hot milk
A cup of foamed milk topped with chocolate sprinkles
A glass of hot steamed milk mixed with flavouring of your choice
Espresso con Pana
Espresso topped with whipped cream
Espresso con Leche
Espresso with hot or cold (sweetened condensed) milk
Spiced tea mixed with hot steamed milk