Online Cafe Management Courses


Your ultimate online destination to master cafe-specific business skills at your own convenience and pace.

We’re excited to introduce our upcoming self-serve online mini-courses designed for startup and established cafe entrepreneurs. These courses provide accessible, cost-effective content in the unique Clever Cafe style, focusing on self-paced, meaningful learning and sustainable business growth.

Why Opt for Clever Cafe Online Learning?

Our cafe management courses are thoughtfully crafted by a team of hospitality experts, accredited business coaches, education specialists, master chefs, and industry partners, guaranteeing you top-notch training and an exceptional learning experience. Below, we offer a sneak peek at some of the courses we’re developing at Clever Cafe HQ, along with the specifics of what each one will encompass.


Upcoming Courses & Modules


Our Cafe Entrepreneurs’ Situation Assessment (C.E.S.A) is a fantastic tool to pinpoint areas for improvement in your cafe operation skills and provide an unbiased view of your abilities as a business owner.


Building a sustainable cafe business requires a range of skills, and this interactive survey helps you identify areas in need of enhancement. You’ll receive a comprehensive report that includes both data and visual insights at the end too.


Our Creativity course will help you gain a clear understanding of how to develop a profitable cafe menu, considering simplicity, seasonality, practicalities, size & variety, flavour profiling, productivity, chef/cook proficiency, menu design & grammar, and more. Phew!

Gain direct access to the wisdom and expertise of seasoned chefs, accredited hospitality coaches, and experienced industry experts who have created countless cafe menus.

Cafe Technology

Our online cafe technology course will provide clarity on both fundamental and cutting edge software and technology needed for day-to-day cafe operations.


We’ll cover automated food safety, website development, employee management software, data reporting, inventory systems, CRM, online ordering, and POS. Our Tech partners will join the course, providing direct insights and opportunities for further connection and support.

Leasing & Location

Our cafe leasing program delves into the art of finding the perfect cafe location. We cover location scouting, understanding your target audience, skillful lease negotiation, and meticulous lease management.


PLUS, we guide you on aligning your menu with your chosen spot. It’s a must for anyone starting a cafe. Additionally, you’ll hear directly from our leasing and location partner, providing valuable insights and support.


Our operational course is a treasure trove of cafe management wisdom, covering SOPs, KPIs, workflow optimisation, quality control, and how to foster strong supplier relationships.


Learn the secrets to enhancing the customer experience, monitoring performance, and managing metrics. Plus, we’ll cover HACCP, FSS & OHS to keep your cafe running smoothly and safely.


This course teaches you vital financial skills to drive profits including performing  financial health checks, pricing strategies, cost control, revenue analysis, operational efficiency, and how to improve cafe revenue.


You’ll learn skills to identify profit drains, improve financial well-being, and discover quick wins and long term strategies for financial enhancement. If you’re eager to boost profitability, this course will highlight areas for significant improvements.

Convenient self-service training customised for hospitality professionals with diverse learning styles.

Video Content

Stay engaged and supported with tips and guidance from our hospitality pros and expert coaches in our online videos throughout all courses.

Interactive Quizzes

Active learning that helps you remember important business concepts, making your training more effective and enjoyable.

Visual & Text-Based Learning

Sharpen your creative and analytical skills by engaging in training that actually speaks your language and makes sense.

Practical Application Resources

A suite of cafe-specific resources to implement into your day-to-day cafe operations, including processes, workflows, business reports, policies, and training manuals.

Optional Support

Our coaches are here to guide you at every stage, and you can book sessions at cost-effective member rates at your convenience if you need extra assistance.

Sound Good?

Keep an eye on this page, and we’ll update you with course start dates. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, join us with a free cafe membership and get to know the community.

Need help now?

In our sustainable cafe ecosystem, we provide ongoing discounts on accredited hospitality business support, granting you easier access to expert coaching and advisory.