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About the Café Life Association

The Café Life Association (formerly The Café Society) is a trade body dedicated to supporting and promoting the café and coffee bar market as a way of life in the UK.   

A retailer-driven body, the Association encourages high standards in the industry and represents the interests of the sector to Government as well as providing guidance and support for members.   


The Association is directed by an elected Management Committee drawn from across the industry and managed by Food, Events & Things (FEAT) Ltd, an independent Secretariat that also runs the British Sandwich Association, The Event Services Association and The Pizza Pasta & Italian Food Association.


In general, the Association aims to promote the interests of both the cafe and coffee bar industry in the United Kingdom and its members, all of whom are involved in, or connected with, the cafe and coffee bar industry; and more specifically to:

  • To hold and police the use of The Cafe Life Association name and logo.
  • Safeguard the integrity of the cafe and coffee bar industry by setting standards for cafe and coffee operators and by encouraging improvement across the industry.
  • Promote excellence and innovation in the cafe and coffee bar market.
  • Provide a source of information for the industry.
  • Promote the use and development of cafes and coffee bars.
  • Provide a collective voice for all those involved in operating and supplying the café and coffee bar market; to represent the views of the industry; and to do all ancillary things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of these objects.