Setup Cost Estimates

  • Remodeling ($5,000-$10,000)
    • Countertop, new sinks, refrigerator & bakery displays, shelving, opening up the “behind the counter” area, a new behind-counter fridge, grease trap, etc.
  • Signage ($100 for carved wood, $400 for backlit)
  • Appliances & tools
    • Espresso machine ($1,500 new, $500 used)
    • Grinder ($1,000 new, $200 used)
    • Drip basket brewer ($500 new, $150 used)
    • Blender ($150 new, $50 used)
    • Steaming pitchers & French Press pots ($10 ea)
    • Thermometers ($8 ea)
    • Shot glasses ($1 ea)
    • Eating utensils (We have these)
    • Digital scale ($30 new $10 used)
    • Mugs, cups, & plates (We have some, $1/ea thrift store)
      • Disposables? Less cleanup.
    • Shelving and racks (Ikea or used, depends)
    • Misc. (aprons, timers, etc. ~$50)
    • Consider a panini press? (Hot sandwiches and toasted pastries.)
    • Cash register ($500; refurbished iPad and cash box $300)
  • Furniture (some overlap cost with Remodeling)
    • Outdoor bistro tables ($50 ea) and chairs ($25 ea)
    • Indoor tables & chairs (similar costs, a bit more)
    • Old recycled pews? (Free)
    • Any of the neat old furniture that we have in the basement? (Free)
  • Licenses
    • Hot food license & inspection. (We can use the Auditorium kitchen, too.)
    • Capacity certificate. (Like with the auditorium.)
  • Insurance
    • Need to see if and how it would affect our insurance.
  • Food inventory (~$500)
    • Coffee, tea, milk, bakery items, condiments, other food fixings, etc.
  • Odds and ends

Current Running Total:

$10,000 to $22,000