Shingle Inn Cafes

Shingle Inn Cafes

Retail Café Franchise specialising in Indulgent Cakes and Superior Coffee

Café Franchise specialising in Indulgent Cakes, Superior Coffee & quality light meals.

An Outstanding Opportunity in Cafe Franchises.  

Shingle Inn Cafes Franchise represents a new benchmark in Australia's cafe culture! Shingle Inn (est 1936) has a long history as Brisbane's most iconic cafe and bakery. Luxurious high-back chairs, warm rich colours and decorative lamps together with our signature range of unique cakes, quality coffee, delicious gourmet sandwiches and light meals and an emphasis on exceptional customer service.

Become part of our Shingle Inn 'family' and embrace the culture and tradition with a Shingle Inn Cafe franchise.

Our Superior Products & Service 

Shingle Inn distinguishes itself from competitors through the use of its own centralised production facility, providing high quality and cost competitive products to all Shingle Inn stores. From our historic individual Patty Cakes to celebration cakes, savoury menu items and modern day decadent sweet delights, Shingle Inn is distinct in that we continue to develop our own signature range of products. Exceptional products together with innovative, yet easily prepared cafe meals and menu items provide a unique and popular product offering.

Another important product focus is our quality coffee and beverages. Shingle Inn continues to be a market leader in this area with respect to superior quality product, customer service and product knowledge.

At Shingle Inn, we place considerable emphasis on exceptional customer service. At the forefront of our Company culture is to always exceed customer expectations and create a warm, friendly and highly professional environment. In doing so, we foster a special relationship with our customers which personalises their 'experience' and encourages them to connect with our brand.

The Shingle Inn 'experience' starts when you enter the store. Luxurious high-back chairs, warm rich colours and decorative lamps ensure the stores are all still closely aligned with the historic foundation of this renowned brand. Shingle Inn's product offering, service standards and design concept remain the key foundations of our iconic and successful retail cafe franchise business.

Franchise Opportunity 

Shingle Inn is currently seeking franchisees who are capable of aligning themselves to the Shingle Inn customer service philosophy and have a good understanding of the skills required to own, operate and develop their own Shingle Inn cafe franchise business. Potential franchisees have a great opportunity to become a part of a long established business with a well respected and trusted brand.

Shingle Inn offers individual franchisees the tools and infrastructure necessary to achieve strong business performance. The key features and benefits of the Shingle Inn franchise opportunity include:

  • Brand: Being a part of a recognised brand steeped in history and tradition 
  • Systems: Systems and processes for day-to-day management of the business 
  • Business Support: Business support and ongoing assistance in managing the day-to-day store operations 
  • Technical Support: Initial and ongoing training and access to extensive experience and support through the Shingle Inn National Office and Area Managers 
  • Centralised Marketing and PR: Centralised group marketing activities to collectively build the brand and assist with local area marketing initiatives 
  • Growth: The opportunity to grow your retail cafe franchise business and build a saleable asset as part of a successful network 
  • Training: Comprehensive 6 week pre-opening training 

 Our Sites 

Shingle Inn currently have over 50 cafe sites located in South-East Queensland, ACT, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, positioned in busy shopping centres and high-traffic retail & café precincts. The stores visual appeal is a prelude to the decadent experience that awaits ... with luxurious high-back chairs, warm rich colours and decorative lamps together with our signature range of unique cakes, quality coffee, delicious gourmet sandwiches and emphasis on exceptional customer service.

With significant growth plans in place for the coming years, we look forward to strategic expansion of our cafe franchise stores into new areas and actively encourage prospective franchisees to be included in the site selection process.

Our History 

The historic Shingle Inn, Edward Street, Brisbane was built amidst the horrific depression of the 1930's by the founders of Webster Cake & Biscuit Company. The Managing Director at the time, W.R. Webster, was determined to construct an elegant English-style teahouse & restaurant, to be the pride of Brisbane, insisting on quality materials and exceptional products... the famous Shingle Inn was born!

In 1975, Noel and Barbara Bellchambers purchased Shingle Inn from the Webster family. Remaining dedicated to the provision of superior quality cakes, cafe food and tea & coffee, the reputation of Shingle Inn's unique and wonderful experience spread from one generation to the next and, still today, it is not unusual to have third generation customers who were introduced to Shingle Inn by a grandparent.

In 1996, Shingle Inn was provisionally listed by the Queensland Heritage Council. With pressures of inner-city building redevelopment, Shingle Inn was forced to dismantle the original store in August 2002, and as a result, was removed from the Queensland Heritage Register.

A purposeful expansion plan coupled with a careful evolution of the iconic Shingle Inn concept has lead to an enviable foundation from which to further build one of Australia's most successful food and beverage retailers.

The Bellchambers' sons, Peter and Andrew, at the helm of the company, pride themselves on maintaining the tradition of constructing retail cafes with undeniable character, unique decor and continuing to provide the highest quality cakes, food and coffee!

The Process 

Step 1: Register Interest: Please complete the form to right, following this we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail. If we are both comfortable to proceed, we will arrange a suitable time for an initial meeting.

Step 2: Initial Meeting: The initial meeting is essentially a 'getting to know you' meeting. During the process we will clarify the key elements of the Shingle Inn business opportunity and ascertain whether there is a good fit between the two parties. At the end of the meeting you will be provided with a Franchisee Application Form to take home and complete.

Step 3: Research, Application Fee & Franchise Application Form: We encourage you to conduct research and seek independent advice to evaluate the Shingle Inn franchise opportunity. If you intend to proceed further, you will be required to make a fully refundable application fee accompanied by your completed Franchisee Application Form prior to our second meeting.

Step 4: Second Meeting: Discussion and presentation of such specific issues as the Franchise Code of Conduct, Disclosure Document and the cafe Franchise Agreement. You will then be required to take these documents and seek independent legal and accounting advice.

Step 5: Third Meeting: Resolve any outstanding issues and questions you may have and you will be introduced to key members of Shingle Inn's team.

Step 6: Final Meeting: The key objective is to finalise the decision and sign the Offer to Franchise. At this point you will be expected to pay the Franchise Fee and we will proceed to finalise the legal documentation.

To discuss Shingle Inn's cafe franchise opportunity further, please contact Patrick Mulcahy, National Franchise Development Manager via the contact button on the right.

To view the latest news from Shingle Inn visit our website.

 

Snapshot

Year Brand Started:
1936
Year Franchising Started:
2008
Investment Levels:
$250,000 to $500,000
Concept:
Retail Café Franchise specialising in Indulgent Cakes and Superior Coffee
Capital Investment Required:
$380,000 +
Qualifications Required:
Passion and dedication towards exceptional customer service and product quality in a hands-on retail cafe environment, centralised baking facility – so no late night franchisee baking.
Marketing Support:
State, Regional, Local
Agreement Terms:
5 years to 7 years
Number of Units:
55

Franchises for Sale

NEW

NSW – Stockland Wetherill Park

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

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NSW – Stockland Wetherill Park
NEW

QLD – Victoria Point

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

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QLD – Victoria Point

NSW – Tweed City

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

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NSW – Tweed City

QLD – Ruthven Street Toowoomba

Investment Required:
$100,000 to $250,000

Description:

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QLD – Ruthven Street Toowoomba
NEW

NSW – Sydney Airport

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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NSW – Sydney Airport
NEW

QLD – Orion Springfield Central

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

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QLD – Orion Springfield Central
NEW

WA – Southlands Boulevarde

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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WA – Southlands Boulevarde

QLD – Robina

Investment Required:
Price on Agreement (POA)

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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QLD – Robina

NSW – Westfield Parramatta

Investment Required:
Price on Agreement (POA)

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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NSW – Westfield Parramatta
NEW

QLD – Pacific Fair

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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QLD – Pacific Fair
NEW

VIC - Northland

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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VIC - Northland
NEW

NSW – Lake Haven Centre

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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NSW – Lake Haven Centre
NEW

VIC – Greensborough Plaza

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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VIC – Greensborough Plaza
NEW

QLD – Gold Coast Airport

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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QLD – Gold Coast Airport
NEW

NSW – Erina Fair

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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NSW – Erina Fair
NEW

QLD – City Hall

Investment Required:
$100,000 to $250,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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QLD – City Hall
NEW

VIC - Chadstone

Investment Required:
Price on Agreement (POA)

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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VIC - Chadstone
NEW

ACT – Canberra Centre

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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ACT – Canberra Centre

QLD – Bulimba, Oxford Street

Investment Required:
Price on Agreement (POA)

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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 QLD – Bulimba, Oxford Street

ACT – Westfield Belconnen

Investment Required:
$50,000 to $100,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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ACT – Westfield Belconnen
NEW

VIC – Westfield Plenty Valley

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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VIC – Westfield Plenty Valley

QLD – Stockland Cleveland

Investment Required:
Price on Agreement (POA)

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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QLD – Stockland Cleveland
NEW

ACT – Westfield Woden

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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ACT – Westfield Woden
NEW

WA – Westfield Whitford City

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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 WA – Westfield Whitford City
NEW

VIC – Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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VIC – Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre
NEW

NSW – Westfield Warringah Mall

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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NSW – Westfield Warringah Mall
NEW

QLD – Stockland Townsville

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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QLD – Stockland Townsville
NEW

SA – Westfield Tea Tree Plaza

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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SA – Westfield Tea Tree Plaza
NEW

VIC – Parkmore Shopping Centre

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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VIC – Parkmore Shopping Centre
NEW

SA – Norwood (The Parade)

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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SA – Norwood (The Parade)
NEW

NSW – Narellan Town Centre

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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NSW – Narellan Town Centre
NEW

NSW – Westfield Miranda

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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NSW – Westfield Miranda
NEW

WA – Midland Gate

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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WA – Midland Gate
NEW

SA – Westfield Marion

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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SA – Westfield Marion
NEW

WA – Mandurah Forum

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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WA – Mandurah Forum
NEW

NSW – Macarthur Square

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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NSW – Macarthur Square
NEW

NSW – Westfield Liverpool

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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NSW – Westfield Liverpool
NEW

WA – Karrinyup Shopping Centre

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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WA – Karrinyup Shopping Centre
NEW

VIC – Highpoint Shopping Centre

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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VIC – Highpoint Shopping Centre
NEW

WA – Galleria

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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WA – Galleria
NEW

VIC – Bayside Shopping Centre

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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VIC – Bayside Shopping Centre
NEW

VIC – Pacific Epping

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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VIC – Pacific Epping
NEW

VIC – Stockland The Pines

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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VIC – Stockland The Pines
NEW

SA – Collonades Shopping Centre

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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SA – Collonades Shopping Centre
NEW

WA – Westfield Carousel

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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WA – Westfield Carousel
NEW

SA – Burnside Village

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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SA – Burnside Village
NEW

QLD – Cairns, The Esplanade

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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QLD – Cairns, The Esplanade
NEW

QLD – Aspley Hypermarket

Investment Required:
$250,000 to $500,000

Description:

Shingle Inn’s strong iconic brand has a unique identity within the café market. Cultivated by 80 years of successful retailing our heritage provides an outstanding foundation for growth. View More...
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QLD – Aspley Hypermarket

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Shingle Inn Cafes
25 Manilla St
East Brisbane
QLD 4169
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