The Coffee Club celebrates over 25 years of good food, great service & excellent coffee.


It all started with a spur-of-the-moment idea late one night in Brisbane.

In 1989, founding directors Emmanuel Kokoris and Emmanuel Drivas were out searching for a late night cup of coffee – and not just any coffee, an Excellent Coffee. After an unsuccessful journey and hours of chatting, the pair planned a new business venture: The Coffee Club.

Their idea was to create more than just a place where people could meet for coffee; it was to provide a relaxed meeting place that is casual yet sophisticated, stylish yet affordable. In short, their plan was to meet an untapped need in the Australian hospitality market.

With the help of a new director in 1990, the flamboyant John Lazarou, awareness of The Coffee Club not only grew exponentially, but became a much-loved brand focused on not only providing a great place to meet, but a brand that contributes to and involves the Australian community year after year.



Since opening its doors in Brisbane in 1989, The Coffee Club has become Australia’s largest home-grown café group with approximately 400 stores throughout 9 countries. Our mission and philosophy is simple, at The Coffee Club we want to provide: Good Food, Great Service and Excellent Coffee; a welcoming relaxed meeting place enriching contemporary lifestyles; and, the answer to “Where will I meet you?”

The Coffee Club is well-known for its famous all day breakfast and serves as a relaxed meeting place for our 40 million customers.

The Coffee Club is owned by Minor DKL Food Group; a leading Australian retail food brand franchisor. Minor DKL Food Group is the franchisor and intellectual property owner of The Coffee Club, Ribs & Rumps Restaurants, The Groove Train and Coffee Hit franchise systems with a combined 450 stores in 9 countries. Minor DKL Food Group is also the owner of Veneziano Coffee Roasters, a leading specialty coffee roasting house supplying wholesale and retail customers throughout Australia from roasting facilities in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Our Purpose

At The Coffee Club, we live to make the familiar favourite.

Our energy and love for coffee, sees us celebrate its awesomeness from bean to cup. Our simple, well thought out menu comprises of favourite foods, that hero local produce. Our stores welcome everyone, and provide the perfect answer to “Where will I meet you?”

We love food and coffee, and we love what we do. We strive to make the “already loved” even more loveable.


Our Promise

At The Coffee Club, we promise to provide:


Good Food, Great Service and Excellent Coffee


A welcoming relaxed meeting place enriching contemporary lifestyle


The answer to “Where will I meet you?”

Our Core Values

Here at The Coffee Club, our core values are:

Customer Service

Our focus is our customers, both internal and external. Everything we do revolves around ensuring that all our Customers have positive and productive contact with us.



We encourage and support each other to achieve our best at all times in a safe, fun and relaxed environment.


We accept responsibility for our actions and are accountable for the results achieved.


We actively promote a positive and satisfying work environment and represent The Coffee Club positively at all times.

Continual Improvement

We constantly re-evaluate our services and actively elicit, listen and act upon information for continuous improvement, actively promoting innovative practice in all that we do and are involved with.

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About Minor DKL

Minor DKL Food Group is the Australian subsidiary of Thai-listed Minor International PCL (MINT). Through its subsidiary, Minor Food Group, MINT is one of Asia’s largest casual dining and quick-service restaurant companies, operating over 1,700 outlets in 22 countries under The Pizza Company, Thai Express, The Coffee Club, Ribs & Rumps, The Groove Train, Coffee Hit, Riverside, Swensen’s, Sizzler, Dairy Queen and Burger King.

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