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IFSE for Cafe Design + Build


Our team of award-winning cafe design specialists unlock the potential in your venue.

Creating an incredible and relaxing coffee experience from beginning to end is the goal.

We apply our passion for interior design trends and fuse this together with our expert knowledge of hospitality and café environments to create a truly unique space that will highlight your delicious menu and keep your guests coming back.


Designing and delivering
high street cafe design concepts for over 30 years

The concept and the story of your restaurant matters. Customers will keep coming back to your restaurant if you create the perfect experience… and that’s where our team can help.

Our designers work with you to define the story and concept of your restaurant and translate these key insights into your restaurant design. Everything is created by our in-house team, and our designers work closely with you understand every aspect of your operation.


From the very beginning, we work closely with you, your team, and your guests to understand the space and the cafe design requirements through interviews, workshops, and observations of the existing setup.


Combine the concept with a truly unique and recognisable brand visual identity that will create a destination for your customers. Our in-house branding team are involved from the initial discussions to ensure we capture the right vibe.

Space Planning

Using the latest trends, materials and fittings, our design team will find creative and innovative ways to utilize the space available, whilst taking a practical and workable view of your environment.

Equipment + Furniture

Our team focus on combining outstanding cafe design with value engineering principles. The result is a space that fits your budget, your business and the experience you want to create. Benefit from expert knowledge of commercial catering equipment, furniture, fixtures, fittings and materials.


With our fully immersive photoreal 3D technology, we bring your cafe space to life allowing you to understand how the restaurant design will look and feel.

This includes our industry-leading animated video walkthrough technology that utilizes VR technology to place you into the environment in real-time.

Check out our latest visuals >

Build + Fit out

Your project is in experienced hands.
We pride ourselves on our versatile and qualified in-house project management team, who all have the highest industry accreditations. Benefit from a complete package for your project; if your project requires any building works, rest assured IFSE can act as your full build and fit out partner to provide any necessary changes in-house with our trusted team of builders.


After the build process, your restaurant is now ready to become a destination for your colleagues, clients and guests. We work with you throughout the launch period and afterwards with support and maintenance to ensure longevity of finishes and equipment.

Reasons to partner with the team at IFSE on your next cafe design project


An award winning in-house team

Benefit from teams that our completely focused on your project. Our specialists are all directly employed by IFSE, meaning our designers, builders, and managers are personally invested in your project.


Dedicated project manager

Unlike other companies, you wont be chasing us to get updates on your project. We provide you with a dedicated expert project manager who is your single point of contact throughout your project. From day one, the project manager will take case of all aspects of your fit-out. 


Experienced in the industry

We know restaurants and all of the detail that might often get overlooked. IFSE was established in 1991 and our specialists have, on average, over 25 years experience designing and fitting out all types of restaurants. 


Quality matched with speed

Most recently, our team completed four 500 square meter restaurant refurbishment projects in the NEC Exhibition Centre in just six weeks “virtually snag free” and ready for the exhibitions to open with normal catering service. 


From design to drawing through to the approval process, you and your team were extremely professional and really turned around some of the changes made last minute. The client was extremely happy with the end result”

– Senior Projects Director at MACE


I wanted to thank your team for delivering such a fantastic project for us. We have received nothing but the most positive customer feedback and we look forward to working with on future project with the IFSE team”

– Commercial Director at The King’s Fund


We would like to say a massive congratulations and thank you for delivering a first rate project! The entire team were delighted with the work and the professionalism of your entire team”

– Head of Purchasing at the NEC Group

Recent case studies

M&S Cafe

Modern store café with digital at the heart of the customer journey.

Delivering a 21st century space for M&S’s flagship in-store digital dining destination in Leamington Spa. 

Reading Town Hall

A new restaurant at the heart of the local Reading community.

As part of the wider refurbishment, IFSE designed and delivered a new restaurant in the Grade II listed building.

Only the most suitable and cost effective equipment specified on your project


Our partnerships with major brands like UNOX, Rational, Electrolux and many more catering equipment manufacturers means we are able to supply everything from basic cooking ranges to full state-of-the-art, multi-functional, branded suites utilised by Michelin start restaurants. 


Equipment covered for life


Your equipment is covered with 12 months warranty as standard as a courtesy of IFSE. To extend the life of your equipment our service company – Romann Catering – bring over 10 years experience in providing fully comprehensive maintenance contracts and call-out support for all major catering equipment and refrigeration.

Romann Catering can advise you on the most suitable packaged available for your equipment that reduce risk, reduce downtime and eliminate unplanned and costly breakdown bills.

Looking for inspiration?


Why not download our Restaurant Design Concepts PDF that will give you a taste of the restaurant design capabilities of our team. 

Our brochure


Download our brochure which can give you more detail about what we do and how we do it. Don’t worry, it’s free!

Need a cafe design and build partner?


If you’re thinking of refurbishing your cafe or creating a new coffee shop brand drop us a message or give our team a call.