Shipping Container Cafe

Discover how Live Off Grid can help you create your perfect shipping container cafe.

Characteristics of a Shipping Container Cafe

In business, the ability to stand out from the crowd is a ‘money can’t buy’ attribute. Unique experiences are what bring customers in. A shipping container cafe looks distinctive, it draws the eye and catches attention. 

Shipping containers represent an alternative and money saving take on the traditional cafe experience. An opportunity to take full control over your business in location, approach and design. 

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Why a Shipping Container Cafe is a Good Fit

Shipping container cafe conversions are growing in popularity. They provide a great alternative to traditional buildings for start-ups and existing businesses. They also represent a unique opportunity to both save money and to join a growing trend in cafe culture.

A shipping container cafe is fairly straightforward to build and can be ready in 8-10 weeks. Your cafe can be utilised however you like for festivals, pop ups and more. The world is your oyster. 

Take your business where your customers are


One of the greatest plus points of a shipping container cafe is its flexibility. 

A traditional cafe/restaurant can live or die based on foot traffic. If your business is in a poor location, you can find yourself struggling to attract customers. A shipping container cafe doesn’t have these problems. 

If footfall is low in a particular area, you are free to move it. From place to place, from event to event. 

You and your business are only limited by your imagination. 

Intelligent solutions for inconvenient problems

Space Saving

A good cafe is one where everybody has the room to move around and do their work with enough space. Cramped environments can adversely affect morale and quality. It would be easy to think that a shipping container cafe could be tight for space and hard to manoeuvre, but our design team are experts at making modest spaces feel massive.  

The flexibility of a shipping container cafe means that should you decide you need additional space, you can do it easily. All you have to do is contact us and we can make a second container to complement what you already have.

Take control of your business back from landlords

Money Money Money

For many, the most attractive aspect of a shipping container cafe is financial. Money makes the world go round and it can quickly scupper any new business. 

New cafes are often hit with high costs right out of the gate. Deposits, guarantees and high rent are all expenses that you can no longer put into your business. 

More often than not it is much less expensive for a prospective business owner to commission a shipping container cafe to do the same job as a more traditional building, for less money and with more convenience. 

A shipping container cafe requires no rent. All you need is land to operate on. This can save you a bundle in the long run. 

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How much does a shipping container cafe cost?

Please contact us at [email protected] with your desired specifications for a quote.

How to make a shipping container cafe

Creating your dream cafe using one of our shipping containers is a difficult process. At Live Off Grid we are fortunate to have a world class team able to design and build your ideal space.

How big is a shipping container cafe?

The standard size for our shipping container cafes is 20ft, but many of our clients wish for a larger space to work with. That’s why we can also offer a 40ft container to allow your business greater room to flourish.