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CIBO Espresso are a Food, Beverage & Hospitality Franchise that started in 2000. They currently operate in 34 locations and have 3 new opportunities available across Australia.

CIBO Espresso
Minimum investment$450,000
Established locations34
Opportunities in Nuriootpa and 2 other locations

Date created

14 Aug 2017

Date franchise started

2000

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Appreciate the simple things in life, done well? So do we. So much so, that we decided to bring a true Italian experience to Adelaide, in 2000. Things have just grown from there. Australia-wide, in fact.


The CIBO Espresso concept was created from a passion and a yearning to bring a little slice of Italy to our shores.

Our founders identified that authentic Italian espresso bar culture was almost non-existent in Australia and opened the first CIBO Espresso in Adelaide’s Rundle Street in 2000. Their mission was to service authentic Italian coffee with traditional offerings, all served in an ambient, charming atmosphere.

Known for being Australia’s first premium Italian coffee chain, CIBO Espresso continues to echo the style and passion of Italian life. It was this passion that attracted Retail Zoo Pty Ltd to acquire CIBO Espresso in 2012. Notably, Retail Zoo has built the systems and processes that has seen brands such as Boost Juice, and Salsas rise to success.

Retail Zoo and CIBO Espresso have now opened 34 stores across South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria with large expansion plans underway. In 2016, CIBO Espresso recruited one of the world’s best specialist chefs to implement its most ambitious menu change since its inception. With a refined focus on handmade, artisan products and locally sourced ingredients, the new menu now features over 60 new dishes.

CIBO Espresso aims to deliver a premium, boutique experience consistently in all its stores, making it the nationally-recognised and loved brand that it is. The brand enjoys the same proven growth platform, systems and structures that has seen Boost Juice open over 470 stores in 15 countries.

Join us now and savour life’s simple pleasures …

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How it works

The Retail Zoo application process involves successfully completing the following 14 steps:
1. Quick expression of interest form (online).
2. Complete full application and acknowledge eSignature Agreement.
3. Telephone interview.
4. Confidentiality Agreement and Deed of Undertaking.
5. Network Sales Figures, Financial Planning Guide and Operational Questionnaire.
6. Face-to-face interview.
7. Issue Franchise Kit.
8. Experience day and payment of deposit ($2,200).
9. Financial diagnostic and company kit.
10. Due Diligence Update.
11. Reference checks.
12. Final Interview.
13. Franchise Documents are issued.
14. Training.

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Why us?

Our unique Italian style blend is crafted from premium Arabica beans exclusive to CIBO Espresso. Grown on sustainable Rainforest Alliance farms in South America, Africa and Indonesia, these superior crops are harvested with the love of true artisans. Freshly roasted and ground in excellence, each bean contains the impeccable qualities that deliver a complex, rich and creamy espresso.

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CIBO Espresso photo
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