For many people the day does not start until they have tasted that first sip of coffee. The drink is thought to stimulate the brain and creativity and includes a great caffeinated pick-me-up. (And thankfully, you can find a coffee shop on almost every corner.)
Here we look at 25 great options for creating a WordPress website using a theme designed just for coffee shops, café’s or coffee lovers. What’s in a theme? With so many options and choices, how do you know what’s right for your site? It might help to start with a theme that is designed for your type of website.
Barista Coffee ($70)
Barista Coffee is a fun theme with an image slider, multi-level drop down menus and included PSD files so that you can customize as much as you like in Adobe Photoshop. The simple theme is colored to remind you of a fine cup of joe and features clean typography and open space.
BellaMotel is a responsive theme that comes with everything you need for your coffee shop or café. The theme includes tools for business hours, a reservation form, menu gallery, events listings, cook or chef page, recipe custom post and plenty of shortcodes. BellaMotel also includes two sliders and integrates with WooCommerce.
Bottega is an easy to use theme with a great menu management system to show off your best cups to customers. The responsive theme is easy to customize (logo, colors, background and fonts), has nice menu navigation, links to 11 social networking sites, includes a built-in lightbox, blog and plenty of widgets. This theme also comes with specialty pages for staffing, contact information and menus.
Café Elements ($49)
Café Elements is designed to help get people to you coffee shop with all of your business information right on the home page. The theme is also customizable with widgets, multiple color options and the ability to include featured content and ads. Café Elements is built already search engine optimized and is ready to use once the download is complete.
Cafe Lounge ($55)
Cafe Lounge is a fun and light coffee shop theme packed with customization tools and options. The responsive design is retina-ready and installs with a single click. The theme comes with four color skins (but you can make your own), an animated slider, multiple page layouts and menu pages, including a coffee menu option, designed especially for food-based businesses.
Coffee is a modern and simple coffeehouse-style blogging theme. This theme can be customized with a header or background image and features all basic WordPress functionality.
Coffee & Cream ($40)
Coffee & Cream is a one-page responsive theme with plenty of trendy features. The theme is designed in the flat style and includes parallax backgrounds. It comes with 27 widgets, an infinite number of layouts, dedicated vcard modules, 10 skins (with light and dark color schemes), shortcodes and a slider. Coffee & Cream also features multiple navigation options – CSS/toggle or dropdown.
Coffee Blog (free)
Coffee Blog is a light theme for coffee shops that want to share information and do a little blogging as well. The theme features a bright and open design scheme and features such as social media sharing, included clip art files and the PSD file for the ability to customize the theme using Adobe Photoshop.
Coffee Junkie ($30)
Coffee Junkie is a simple one-page theme designed with a minimalistic style. The theme includes a jQuery lightbox and slider as well a smooth scroll script, favicon support and PSD files for easy customization and editing.
Coffee Shop ($45)
Coffee Shop is a responsive theme that is ready to go right out of the box. With custom post types, widgets and templates for menus, staff and events, it really is possible to have your site up and running in minutes. The theme is customizable and you can change the color scheme or alter almost any part of the design in the included PSD files. The theme is highly visual (so get some great pictures ready) and features a full-width homepage slider and plenty of social sharing buttons.
Coffee Theme ($49)
Coffee Theme is designed specifically as a portal for coffee shop or barista portals. The theme includes social media sharing tools, a modern design, and plenty of customization options from color changes to logo upload. This theme also includes a commenting system, a slider on the index page and a coffee variety-themed menu.
Coffee Time (free)
Coffee Time is a minimalist-styled responsive theme made for reading. The coffee-themed theme is designed for blogs or sites with plenty of content. The theme is fast-loading, includes seven widgets, has adaptable font sizing and allows for a custom header, logo and favicon. The look of the Coffee Time theme is unique with a left-side “header” image and navigation.
Desk Mess Mirrored (free)
Desk Mess Mirrored is a simple theme featuring a desktop and coffee cup. The blogging theme is suitable for a variety of site types. The theme also features a nice navigation, multiple post formats, sticky posts, threaded comments and fixed layout style.
Espressionista is a responsive theme that uses flat colors and rich typography for a blogging site that is easy to sit back and read. The theme offers customization when it comes to color and font choices as well as multiple post formats and social media sharing tools. The theme is designed on a multicolumn grid and includes post thumbnails, a static header and menu item overflow grouping for ease of use and design.
Espresso is a fully-responsive theme with plenty of features. The theme includes a revolution slider, visual composer, event calendar, Envira Gallery tool, blur slider and integrates with WooCommerce. Customization is easy and makes branding the theme in your colors simple and comes with PSD files. Custom widget also help make the theme easy to set up and make your own.
Formidable Restaurant (free)
Formidable Restaurant is a theme designed for almost any type of restaurant business but with a rich color scheme and plenty of features, it would work especially well for a coffee shop. The responsive theme features a home page slider, portfolio (which can be used as a menu), custom header and custom widgets. The front page has two design options and you can add a custom logo, social media sharing link and other simple customizations.
Mocaccino is a module-based theme that makes building and organizing your site easy. The theme comes with more than 30 content modules, in-browser design tools and elements made just for this type of website. Mocaccino includes a menu builder, event manager, staff listing, blogging template and works with WooCommerce.
Sunrise is designed for a variety of restaurant or food-based businesses and will work equally well for coffee shops. The responsive theme has an open and modern design with a handful of extras. The theme includes social media integration and tools for customization (such as uploading your logo or changing colors).
Verona is a responsive and retina-ready theme made just for your café. The theme includes a powerful admin panel, advanced typography options, unlimited color scheme choices, plenty of shortcodes and PSD files for additional customization. Verona is also search engine optimized and has page options for food menus, food categories and specific categories for coffee items and multiple coffee pages.