Gain a comprehensive understanding of the retail café industry and the confidence to open your own successful café.

The Australasia Cafe School offers a 4 day course for new and existing business owners. Our objective is it to define and explain what it takes to have a successful cafe. For existing cafe owners the course will provide you a business health check up. So take a week away from the daily grind of your current business, or the idea of your new venture, and focus wholly on your future aspirations.

Coffee is a big part of the café business, and our expert barista trainers will give the latest industry techniques in café coffee presentation. The school is fitted out with the latest café equipment supplied from the world’s leading agents and machine manufacturers, which will all be used in practical lessons during the training program.

Our small class size allows for personalised communication with our experienced instructors. The school is located in the CBD of Port Macquarie, NSW, and is close to shops, cafés and accommodation houses.


4 Day Course

  • Master coffee economics through practical hands on training
  • Build a tailored café business plan – from start up to success
  • Learn to design profitable menus
  • Customer service skills and human resource
  • Australian nationally recognised accredited elements
  • Modules designed for corporate education
  • More than 25 years in café training

Price $2,500 + GST

This intensive workshop includes lectures on start-up, operations, management, and hands-on training including learning proper beverage and food preparation.

This four-day, full immersion style class is designed for entrepreneurs, prospective business owners, existing coffee bar owners, barista trainers and managers. Our students have a true passion and dedication for succeeding in the café industry.

Enrol Today

The school runs a week long course, once a month, giving the participants the right technical skills, including practical café beverage courses, during this period.

Keep up to date with course dates by signing up to the Cafe Culture enews by clicking here, or email us through our contact form.

See the next course dates at our Enrol Now page.

Event Space

The Australasian Café School (ACS) is a unique event space discretely tucked away in the brand new Clarence House building in the centre of Port Macquarie. Perfect for private business meetings or an intimate cocktail affair, this exclusive café style venue has the equipment and versatility to ensure your events success.

About ACS

1. Why Choose ACS?

The Australasian Café School ACS is the premier professional training facility in Australasia for entrepreneurs who want to start up and operate a profitable and sustainable specialty café business. ACS courses are designed to provide clients with key industry information, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the skills and business acumen required to succeed in today’s highly competitive retail market.

Courses are delivered in a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest equipment and products from the café industry’s leading companies. Workshop sessions consist of both theoretical and practical components, including lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on skills development

Workshops are led by café business professionals who have owned and operated successful retail operations. Course places are limited to ensure a personalised experience, and enable interaction and collaboration.

ACS ensures that entrepreneurial clients walk away with a comprehensive understanding of the retail café industry and the confidence to open their own successful coffee operations.

2. Location

With 4 world champions including the 2015 Barista and Latte Art champions Australia is arguably the world leader in café and specialty coffee. Within such an environment the Australasian Café School is well equipped to offer café entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to receive intensive and comprehensive training delivered by industry professionals, utilising the latest café equipment.

Port Macquarie
Port Macquarie is a booming regional city located on the beautiful mid north coast of New South Wales, Australia. Easily accessible via a 1 hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane, Port Macquarie offers luxury accommodation, wine bars and hatted restaurants nestled alongside stunning coastline and the Hastings River. This town punches above its weight when it comes to beautiful beaches, hospitality and the cafe scene. Be sure to allow a little extra time to explore the region.

3. The Team

Working at both a corporate and grass roots level the ACS team has decades of experience, and is fully-immersed in the café industry. By travelling worldwide we have gained knowledge and insight into the industry on a global level.

The team industry involvement includes:
• Business and retail management
• Owning cafes and roasting facilities
• Corporate consulting to some of the world’s largest food service companies
• Café, barista and coffee roasting consulting
• Competition, events, training and coaching

This involvement and research is an integral part of our commitment to the café industry ensuring that we stay at the forefront in education, industry trends and resources.