Lava Carts

Specialty Coffee Retailer

Our mission is to position the finest coffee possible to strategic locations delighting customer and retailer in terms of satisfaction and profitability. Lava Carts promises our customers excellent quality coffee and fresh snack food for a competitive price in locations that are convenient. Keeping our food offering simple ensures our focus and efforts are on coffee production which is our core business.

Specialty Coffee Retailer
Business Established
Units / Locations
FCA Member
Multi-Unit Ownership Allowed
Agreement Terms
5 years
Royalty Fee
Average Set up Time
2 months
Ratio of Support Staff per Franchisee
1 to 9

Initial Investment



Training includes pre-start, start-up and ongoing. Comprehensive barista training covers everything from Basic intro to Advanced Barista and Equipment maintenance. We also fully recruit and induct employees for new franchises leaving the franchisee in the capable hands of at least one experienced barista.

Marketing Support

Flat fee $50 per week - local area marketing contribution


Retail Excellence Runner Up and First Place

Business Model

Our unique business model works because we look for the best opportunities and pass on the lowest overheads whilst upholding the highest substance of core product and equipment. It is this tenacious attention to detail that you the franchisee stand to benefit from. Because we as a team operate with a light footprint our fees are fair and affordable. Our partnership with Biopak gives us an environmentally friendly packaging advantage over the mainstream. This means our branded cups and lids are fully compostable. Instead of a petroleum based inner plastic lining the bio-lining is derived from corn starch. This point of difference helps drive consumer confidence as well as being more environmentally friendly.

Main Cost

Staff Rent Stock

Main Products or Services

Beverages Food Coffee

Future Plans

Our short-term goals are to: -Achieve a successful partnership of profit between company and franchisee -Exceed our franchise partners expectations -Build long term customer relationships -Continually develop and market our brand -Remain an open and honest company. Our long-term goals are to: -Become part of a well-known brand synonymous with truly excellent coffee -Support charities and local communities -Help improve the lives of workers in 'green bean' countries by being significant yet conscientious buyers of coffee.


"It gives us a sense of great satisfaction seeing our customers truly enjoying our product. Simon O’Brien, the founder of Lava Carts, has always been very supportive of us by providing us with advice and resources to attain our goals. With this, we are proud to recommend Lava Carts to any individuals who aspire to have a business that is profitable and enjoyable."
Angela Dela Cruz and Kristy Chua
Mount Pleasant