What kind of revenue and margins does an independent coffee shop in Manhattan generate?

What kind of revenue and margins does an independent coffee shop in Manhattan generate?

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  1. I suspect not much. Coffee is fundamentally fungible. The people who claim to prefer an independent coffee shop over a chain like Starbucks is small, especially in a place like Manhattan where coffee is seen more as a tool for sustaining long days than an artisanal product.
    This means that you will be competing with other coffee shops on price while incurring similar operating expenses as your more well-capitalized competitors!

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  2. Slate
    ran an article on just this topic back in 2005. The author sketched out his cafe’s expenses and margins thusly:

    > A place that seats 25 will have to employ at least two people for every shift: someone to work the front and someone for the kitchen (assuming you find a guy who will both uncomplainingly wash dishes and reliably whip up pretty crepes; if you’ve found that guy, you’re already in better shape than most NYC restaurateurs. You’re also, most likely, already in trouble with immigration services). Budgeting $15 for the payroll for every hour your charming cafe is open (let’s say 10 hours a day) relieves you of $4,500 a month. That gives you another $4,500 a month for rent and $6,300 to stock up on product. It also means that to come up with the total …

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  3. Revenues per average small coffee shop = $500,000 per year in an urban populated area
    Profit margin = 25%
    ( The Average Profits for a Small Cafe )
    There are about 780 coffee shops in NY county including small chains with 5 or 6 shops but removing Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts
    (Reference USA)

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