What to name my Cafe?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hey everyone,

    I am starting up a cafe in a resort town on lake michigan, I would love to hear some name ideas. We will be selling more than just coffee, but tea, capp. espresso etc. but also fresh fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices & lemonaid, So really it needs to be a general type of a name, not so much like Cafe Espresso, because we are doing more than just coffee, we are also a bakery. Also keep in mind we are rite by a beach. THINK DIFFERENT! Any Help would be more than appreciated.

    Kurt
    www.kurtdenison.com
     
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    oldschool

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    #2
    how about offering the winning suggestion an iTMS gift certificate.

    My suggestion is: Lake Michigan Coffee House

    :D
     
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    poopyhead

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    How about going with some thing earthy
    like
    "natures bounty"
    or vauge
    "squeezed, mixed, and steeped"
    or given the bakery goods
    "baked, squeezed, mixed, and steeped"
     
  4. TEG
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    TEG

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    It might help if we knew what City it was it.

    BTW My ideas;

    Star Bistro (Or Cafe)
    Smiling Dog Cafe
    University of Drink
    Baked, squeezed, steeped, and Perked (or any combination of them)
    Mi Nit Ea (Mini Tea)
    Quark's (Sorry I couldn'y help my self)
    "Street Name" Forward
    "City Name" Look Out
    Beach Boy's
    Kelly's Hang Out (Kelly ain't here)

    TEG
     
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    abhishekit

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    coffee n cakes
     
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    oldschool

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    i love the nickname, Poopyhead.
     
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    vollspacken

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    hey, I like your homepage... :)

    vSpacken
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    It depends entirely on the location.

    Where I live their are so many rednecks that when we got a cafe, they named it "cafe euro-trash" That didn't go over so well so the remodeled and renamed it , "The Nascar Cafe" As a last attempt to make money they renamed it " Cafe Earnheart". Now it is a beauty salon, coincidentally owned by the same people.

    If you open it in the wrong place, you might as well call it, "Cafe financial Burden"
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Try posting in the comunity discussion fourm
     
  10. macrumors member

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    If it's one of those cool ultra-trendy cafes with Wi-Fi and doublechocolatte's (eww) like the ones in Singapore, call it "Osmosis". Always liked that word Osmosis......
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Quench and feed?
     
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    crenz

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    Kurt's Yurt.
    Denison's Mansion.

    SCNR :D
     
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    peterjhill

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    Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
     
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    Marble

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    The Bat Cave.
     
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    mymemory

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    Cafe Olé

    Simple, exotic and call the attention.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    Quaffe
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    "Chock Full of 'Deze Nutz."

    "More Coffee Damn-it!"

    "Muffin Divers"

    "Buy and Get Out"

    "Java, Juice, and Jive"

    "Coffee and a Punch in the Face"

    "Howard Dean Juice"

    "Obscene Caffeine"

    "Drink, Swim, and Pee in the Water"

    "Primal Scream"
    :D
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    "By the Beach Cafe"
    "Ocean View Cafe"

    umm....hmmm.......

    Picked a slogan yet?

    "Always Here. Always Fresh. By the Beach Café"

    "Always Here. Always Fresh. Ocean View Café"

    We [something related to coffee], We Bake, We Juice, We're Always Here to Make You Happy. Ocean View Café

    That's all I could think of. :p
     
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    Roger1

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    Kurt's Cafe
    Kurt's Kafe
    Latte Afternoon (Late Afternoon)

    That's it. My imagination's tapped
     
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    jefhatfield

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    set up a few tables and stick some emacs on them with internet access and call your business the mac cafe

    i do know of a coffeehouse where i live where they have a pc and an imac...but since there were so many coffee spills, the owner no longer offered a laptop at his coffeehouse/cybercafe internet table

    emacs are good because they are spillproof and also buy a couple of extra keyboards since someone may spill coffee on one and trash it accidentaly but it won't kill the whole machine as if it were a laptop
     
  21. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    awsome feedback! I really like some of those ideas! I worked up some ideas previously www.kurtdenison.com/cafelogos.htm Keep in mind they are all just ROUGH ideas, and some of the logos are repeats for huge lack of time, but just tell me what you think! Thanks!!

    Kurt
    www.kurtdenison.com
     
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    neoelectronaut

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    [​IMG]

    I really, REALLY like that "The Refresh Cafe" logo.
     
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    neoelectronaut

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    "Java the Hut"
     
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    poopyhead

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    the fish logo and the half moose logo (loose moose maroon in color) are the most eye catching and memorable. as for the names you have listed on your page I liked the loose moose and village grounds. the 2 which listed "brew" i feel would be confusing especially with the included moose logo (I would think beer and steak not coffee and bake-goods)

    just my 2 cents
     
  25. macrumors 65816

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    Some of these are a bit tongue-in-cheek:

    Cup and Cake
    Bean and Bake
    Brew and Bread
    Mocha and Muffin

    Scrumptious

    Drip, Sip, and Tip
    A Sip and a Bite
    Fluids and Solids (would be a fun sub-title)

    Cake by the Lake
    Pour by the Shore
    Roast on the Coast
     

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