This weekend, for your consideration, we’ve gathered up the best WordPress coffee shop themes and café themes.
There’s no shortage of restaurant and food-oriented themes that would do the trick for a coffee shop website, but to make this round-up as useful as possible, we’ve narrowed it down to WordPress themes designed specifically with cafés and coffee shops in mind. Though there’s still a bit of crossover, we’ve decided to leave other food service related themes (bistros, dining, wineries, pubs) for another post.
All themes were selected by hand, based on design quality and features. As with many of our lists, there is a loose order here, but any of these themes would be a good choice for your café’s website.
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Above average user experience and a clean, modern design earn Chilli Coffee a top spot in our list. Simple and elegant without being under-designed, Chilli Coffee will make a instant, positive impression on site visitors. Two distinct designs are provided: one for coffee shops and cafes, and a second for restaurants and bistros. That flexibility could come in handy if your entire business model changes overnight, I guess. Or if you’re a developer buying themes for clients. I suppose that’s more likely.
Anyway, a strong feature set focused on food service is included. Full menus, event management (courtesy of Event Manager Pro integration), testimonials, WooCommerce, and reservations with OpenTable are supported. The theme is both responsive & retina-ready, accessible from devices big and small.
Chilli Coffee is SEO friendly and translation ready with WPML support, so you won’t get buried in Google, and you don’t have to worry about a potentially costly translation process. Settings via Live Customizer leave room for additional customization, and Chilli Coffee is well-documented and easy to install and setup for novices.
Finally, no surprises here: the handy Visual Composer and Slider Revolution are bundled free. The creators of those plugins must own yachts and live in mansions by now.More Info/Download
Now here’s a theme that excels not only visually, but everywhere else, too. There’s a ton of features here. A powerful event manager for detailing past and upcoming events. A menu manager for creating and organizing a categorized menu easily. A staff page for introducing your employees to your customers. And more. SO MUCH MORE.
You also get control over the styling of every element, using a front-end options panel, a feature that puts this theme in a league by itself. Of course, it also offers everything you’d expect from a coffee shop theme of this caliber: responsiveness, WooCommerce support, etc. Highly recommended.More Info/Download
Vicky isn’t just a café and coffee shop theme for WordPress, but a versatile product, with presets for restaurants and wineries also included.
The design is contemporary and cool, with subtle features like parallax scrolling, and CSS transitions, that add visual interest and class.
The theme isn’t only responsive, but fully retina ready, guaranteeing a crisp and consistent user experience across the full range of modern devices and computers. Support for Mega Menus and WooCommerce is built-in, and the theme is translation ready, with WPML compatibility.
A few premium plug-ins are bundled free, adding additional value: Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, WordPress Form for Visual Composer, and Easy View Short Code in Visual Composer.
Built on Twitter Bootstrap, and SEO optimized.More Info/Download
Hot coffee is a WordPress café and coffee theme featuring a light, clean aesthetic that also adapts well to use by bars, restaurants, bakeries and more. The design is minimal, but full of character. Gorgeous fonts, plenty of white space, and subtle animations are sure to make an impression on your visitors.
The theme is compatible with the excellent Booked plug-in, allowing your customers to reserve tables online. With hot coffee, you can even take food & coffee via your website, thanks to full WooCommerce integration.
Theme is easy to install, run and update, and it’s highly customizable. It’s user-friendly, and performance optimized. A nice selection of custom widgets, custom shortcodes, and Visual Composer support (for drag-and-drop page building) extends the flexibility.
Revolution Slider, Swiper Slider, Essential Grid, and FoodPress are all supported. Well documented and regularly updated.More Info/Download
Next up is Dhaba, first released in May. This restaurant, cake shop, and coffee WordPress theme provides everything you need to build a classy, engaging website for your coffee shop business.
Three different homepages are avaiable out-of-the-box, and support for Visual Composer gives you the power to build and manage unlimited layouts. On the backend, webmasters can codelessly brand and customize their site, with access to unlimited colors and advanced typography options.
WooCommerce is integrated for online sales, and table booking management is provided. The theme is 100% responsive and translation ready.More Info/Download
Described by the developer, CMSSuperHeroes, as “elegant, modern, and functional”, this responsive parallax theme is one of the newest on our list. Events management and reservation management are included features. Support for an online shop is included (WooCommerce), in case you want to sell some branded hats and t-shirts. Or maybe you’re marketing your own special blend.
This one’s going to look great on all devices because it’s retina-ready. There’s lots of flexibility and room for customization here too. The premium plugin Visual Composer is packaged with the download for drag & drop page building. The premium plugins Revolution slider and Essential Grid are included too.
Nuvo is translation ready, and comes with extensive documentation and one-click demo installation to get you going.More Info/Download
Kataleya is another recent theme. Designed in a contemporary, one-page style, it features large, eye-grabbing photos and parallax effects (similar to the Nuvo theme). It’s also comes with three preset variations: one for coffee shops, one for a pizza house, and one for a general restaurant use.
Visual Composer and LayerSlider 5 are included as bonuses, and a custom reservation system is there if you need it. You can setup your menu easily with shortcodes, and a fully functional online ordering plugin comes with the theme for easy order management.
There’s lots of customization options available on the back-end too, including four preset color schemes.More Info/Download
The charming Frattini theme comes with three variations out of the box: coffee shop, restaurant, and cake bakery. It’s a no-nonsense, user-friendly theme built on Twitter’s Bootstrap framework. Pictured above is the coffee shop skin. (That makes sense, right?)
The theme is retina-ready and responsive, meaning it will look clean & sharp on the latest high-resolution devices, and it will work flawlessly across the full range of mobile devices.
Users who want to do a bit more customization can take advantage of the back-end control panel to tweak colors, fonts, and more. The theme is well documented and easy to install and setup with the included demo data. A good option for WordPress beginners.More Info/Download
Next up we’ve got Sweet Life. This WordPress coffee shop theme (or restaurant theme) is easy to use for beginners, and easy to customize. It takes advantage of WordPress’s built-in theme customizer and gives users the option of previewing theme changes in real time.
Styling for WooCommerce is included as well as the Soliloquy slider plugin. Supports Jetpack and multiple post formats.More Info/Download
Sunset Coffee is unique in that it uses the free WordPress Layers plugin to provide user-friendly site building functionality.
The default design is modern and minimalistic, with clean lines, bold fonts and lots of open space, but the real strength of Sunset Coffee is found in Layers and its usability. Layers takes WordPress customization further in the direction of services like SquareSpace, and integrates with the platform’s native Customizer feature for real-time previewing.
Sunset Coffee is responsive & retina-ready.More Info/Download
The Espresso theme is slick, flat design theme by BoxyStudio, one of our favorite ThemeForest developers. Their simple, modern themes include everything you need to build your coffee shop or cafe website and then include a few more things just for good measure. There’s a lot of value to be found in the bundled premium plugins alone. Soliloquy slider, Envira Gallery, Visual Composer and Slider revolution are all included. The theme also supports WooCommerce and Event Calendar.
Unrelated: the name reminds me of this one time a barista shamed me for pronouncing espresso “expresso”. It was about fifteen years ago and I still think about it every time I hear the word. I wasn’t even ordering for myself! I don’t drink espresso!
Anyway, a menu builder for restaurants is supported, something called a ‘Blur’ slider (which is pretty cool) and a few other bells & whistles round out the features. Great value.More Info/Download
Verona Coffee Shop Theme
Hey, it’s the Verona theme! This is an excellent, responsive theme with clean, professional design. We think the centered logo in the header/navigation is often a nice look. It’s built on top of the developer’s own framework, which gives you lots of control over the theme with an extensive back-end options panel.
This one is updated regularly, and some of the latest features include retina support and responsive video.More Info/Download
A simple, easy to use theme, Coffee Shop is perfect for WordPress beginners and cafe owners with a bit of web development know-how, who may want to build and manage their own site to save some money. The included demo content will get you going with minimal fuss.
The theme comes with a menu post type, an events post type, and a staff profile post type so creeps at home can more easily cyber-stalk your employees.
There’s lots of options in the admin for changing colors and layout, and 5 PSDs are included if you want to get really crazy with the customization.More Info/Download
We’re pleased we could put Bonjour on our list, because it’s layout deviates from the more ubiquitous corporate/business layout we’ve seen in many of the themes so far. It’s vintage aesthetic adds to impact of the design. It’s a single page, and does away with many of the extraneous features typical of ThemeForest products.
If you’re the type of person who has a tendency to waste time tweaking options and rearranging layouts (as I am), you might want to seriously consider this one.More Info/Download
A colorful, visually striking theme from the masters at ThemeFuse. This is an easy to use, powerful theme that offers multiple layouts, four pre-made styles, a slider and restaurant specific menu pages.
Coffee Lounge is both responsive and retina-ready, so this cafe theme will be the bees-knees on any device you view it on, big or small. The admin sections gives lots of control over the elements and colors and logo, and the theme supports multiple languages, comes with shortcodes, and is SEO optimized out of the box.More Info/Download
Café is a minimalistic, easy to use WordPress coffee shop theme sold by TemplateMonster. TemplateMonster themes don’t offer as much in the way of features when compared to ThemeForest, but the paid add-ons like installation and hosting (at reasonable prices) make them a good choice for users who don’t want to deal directly with WordPress and would rather let someone else handle it.More Info/Download
Another clean, cool looking theme from TemplateMonster. Again, as we noted above, TemplateMonster themes are better suited for users who don’t have WordPress experience and would prefer to let someone else install the site. A good option for novices who want a great looking site for their coffee shop, but fear getting lost by tackling it themselves.More Info/Download
Well, dudes and dudettes, that’s it for our list of the best WordPress coffee shop themes. Give us a heads up in the comments if we missed anything. Or if you’re lonely, I guess.