Melbourne Café Fitouts

Making your café standout with a classic fitout

Melbourne is renowned for its cafes. We are consistently ranked top in the World’s Most Liveable Cities due to our thriving and unique cafe culture, which includes a rich history of our city and its surrounds. The pandemic saw a lot of iconic Melbourne cafes close their doors for lockdown, however that hasn’t hindered the city’s appetite for outdoor dining and cafe experiences.

If you’re looking to upgrade or refurbish your Melbourne cafe, the experts at Canopy have a fitout solution to suit your needs, and your budget. 

Have a set of plans already?

We understand that building a café fitout can be a lengthy process if not thoroughly planned out. So leave the heavy lifting upto us, and we can ensure your café fitout design is delivered on-time and on-budget. This means: 

  • Mocking up design variations quickly within our in-house design team. Applying changes as necessary
  • Where possible, working with local suppliers with shorter lead times on furniture, joinery, and other materials
  • Manufacturing the build off-site as much as physically possible, to reduce time-on-site
  • Clear upfront pricing, with solutions that work within your budget, not outside of it.
  • If you need to apply for a new building or planning permit, we can sort that out for you as well
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It’s all about the process!

Design Phase

Our Consultant and Designer meet with you to discuss your business fitout needs and get a clear perspective on your vision. We will discuss your requirements and what challenges you are currently facing with your workspace; whether it’s a size issue, a functionality improvement or simply a workspace update, we will work with you to find the most suitable commercial fitout solution for your requirements and budget.


We prepare proposals based on the brief from the initial meeting where we go through and plan the look and feel of the proposed business fitout project. This is where we get feedback from you so we can proceed to the next step. We offer cost effective solutions for an affordable fitout, so your budget is always top of mind.

Site Commencement

All costs are agreed upon during this stage and the outline of the project and timelines are discussed. We organise all relevant permits to be approved and issue you with a final Construction Set, Fixtures and Finishes Schedule and a Project Schedule.


We carefully source and recruit the right contractors for each fitout construction job. We work with our team of Designers and suppliers to ensure consistency across the look and feel of the project, and conduct weekly site visits with you so you can check in on the fitout and how it is coming together.

At completion, we conduct a handover to you after ensuring you’ve had a thorough walk through of the new space and make sure you are happy with your completed project. We continue to work with you to take care of any additional needs and ensure they are resolved in readiness for your relocation.

Canopy was recommended to us not only for their quality of work, but also for their quality of service character. We recently completed the renovation phase of our project with Karl and team. We have been extremely pleased with their collaborative approach, transparency, pro-activity, and expertise. We were set up for a challenge as renovation works coincided with the lock-down period in March/April but the team has overcome it with their efficiency and delivered as promised.

Patrick Lim

Dux Coffee

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Your Café Fitout Questions

  • How much will my cafe fitout cost?

    Depending on your needs and scale of the project, we work with you to create a fitout for your cafe that is in line with your budget. We offer affordable Design and Construction services, and service all hospitality venues, including cafes, across Melbourne and Victoria regardless of the size of your fitout project. To find out more read our Fitout Costs blog here. For specific pricing, call us today. 

  • How long does a fitout take?

    This all depends on the size of the fitout project, the complexity of the cafe floorspace and the types of finishes you choose. As a general rule, large projects usually range between 8-10 weeks from initial consultation through to completion, and small projects usually range between 4-6 weeks. 

    We will provide you with a project schedule once initial consultations have been finalised and the fitout project has been scoped by our Designers and Architects, so you’ll never come across any surprises.

  • Why should I consider a new fitout for my cafe?

    There are many reasons to update the interior of your workplace. Whether you’re looking to improve the functionality of your cafe’s kitchen, want to give your diners a new and unique experience or simply to update the look and feel of your business, the end result will leave your staff and customers impressed and coming back for seconds. 

    Previous clients of ours have come to us to report that after their new fitout their employees are much more productive, happy and engaged in the workplace, which will only benefit your cafe’s bottom line.