Coffee Shop Insurance

SME Insurance

Coffee Shop Insurance

Coffee shops and cafés can be busy places, with lots of people looking for drinks, refreshments and a place to relax. With such a high footfall, as well as hot drinks and food for sale, you need to have good quality coffee shop business insurance to protect your café if something does go wrong.

Being the owner of a coffee shop, you are responsible for the welfare of your customers, your staff and your suppliers whilst they are in your shop. This means that protecting against the unexpected is essential! Here at Erskine Murray we take the time to understand your business and combine several important business insurance policies into one easy to understand package for coffee shop owners.

Business Insurance for Cafés and Coffee Shops

There are many risks associated with not only running a successful business, but in serving hot drinks and food to the general public. If you are looking for coffee shop insurance policies, Erskine Murray has a range of packaged products that get the business insurance cover you need for your café or coffee shop in one policy, saving you time and money in the long term.

You may be looking for coffee shop insurance that is tailormade to match the needs of your café. If that is the case, following a quick call to understand your demands and needs, we can put together a package that includes your various liabilities, contents, and business interruptions concerns. Through using our online trading platform, we can compare results from a number of insurers, within minutes. The insurance policy for your coffee shop can include:

  • Public liability insurance cover, which covers you should a member of the public make a claim against you for negligence. This can be anything from tripping in your café to getting food poisoning.
  • Employers’ liability insurance cover – a legal requirement for any business which has employed staff. These can be full time, part time or temporary staff.
  • Buildings insurance covers the bricks and mortar of your café, often your biggest asset!
  • Contents insurance which allows for fixtures, fittings and equipment to be repaired or replaced.
  • Business Interruption insurance provides a replacement income in the event you need to close your business for any reason, such as a flood or fire.
  • Stock insurance covers all inventory including frozen foods if they spoil.

Insurance Cover for Coffee Shops

It doesn’t matter how careful you are, accidents can and do happen. This can mean that insurance claims happen too! If anyone becomes ill or injured due to being in your coffee shop, the claim can land at your feet. If not correctly insured, it can mean a big financial issue for your café, especially when the coffee shop insurance policy you are looking for is not as expensive as you might think.

Erskine Murray work with a range of insurers to get the right cover to suit your needs, with each policy tailored to your requirements. We are able to build the right insurance policy to protect your business, your employees and any specialist equipment you have such as expensive coffee machines. Simply get in touch with our team here at Erskine Murray to begin your coffee shop insurance quote or discuss your requirements with us.

SME Insurance by Sector


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Who do I


If you would like to talk more about your SME Insurance needs please contact Rob.

Rob Marshall

Head of SME

Who do I


Rob Marshall

Head of SME

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