I’m Peter Dore-Smith Founder & director of Kaffeine – speciality cafe

Why ViewVo recommends Peter Dore-Smith

If you want to open your own café this is your chance to learn from the best! Peter's awards for Kaffeine include 'Best Independent Cafe in Europe' and is regularly awarded gold standard for 'Best independent Cafe UK’. Peter has a diverse background including restaurants, bars, cafes, and nightclubs. Drawing on over 30 years’ experience, Peter also used to work in a school teaching hospitality so knows how to teach and what’s important for you to learn to enable you to open your own premises.

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My Experience

  • I have 30 years of hospitality experience through food and beverage service, recruitment training, staffing and coffee shops

  • I’m very hands on in running all aspects of my business, including: overall operations, forecasting, profit and loss, accounting, payroll, rostering, marketing and social media.

  • The rewards of our hard work, our reputation, the pace and the excitement! I really enjoy working with my staff and seeing them grow, develop, and improve. The immediate satisfaction you get from...

Press Featured

Buzzfeed July 2015

'17 Coffee Shops to Visit Before You Die' - Kaffeine was ranked #2


Kaffeine: Reviews/Awards

Numerous features including: Guardian Blog, Evening Standard, Buzzfeed and the Financial Times


Peter Dore-Smith

Awards and Qualifications


Gold Award Best Independent Café UK

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Gold Award Best Independent Sandwich Bar UK

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Best Independent Café Europe

Job Shadow Opportunities

Working in a coffee shop (practical experience)*

After we have met and I know more about you and your experience, you may have the opportunity to work in service, or even in the kitchen at one of ...

How to open a coffee shop

You’ll learn everything you need to know to make opening your own café a reality. From planning to pricing to product, business plans, mood boards,...
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