Award Winning Café Franchise

Esquires was founded in Canada in 1993, with a defined brand focus on fairness, integrity, passion, excellence, innovation, community and sustainability.

Today, Esquires is owned by Cooks Global Foods, a publicly listed company on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. The company has recently undertaken a global expansion into numerous countries to date including cafés in the Middle East, Asia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and Australasia.

Today Esquires is actively looking for partners for single, multi store franchise and master franchise opportunities globally.

To support this progression; strong corporate branding, a fresh contemporary store design and an unreserved commitment to Fairtrade organic coffee, sets the stage for continued development and strengthens Esquires position as a key player in the global food and beverage industry.

We believe that these vital ingredients (along with fantastic coffee, of course!) are the key to the success of the Esquires brand.


In Ireland, Esquires currently operate 6 units in Airside Retail Park, Swords, Drogheda, Carrick on Shannon, Clonmel, Mullingar and Longford.

Presently we are working on a number of outlets in Dublin and in some of the major towns in Ireland which are scheduled to open in the next 12 months.

Suitable applicants are now being considered for these locations.

Esquires is built on the principle of delivering an extremely high level of service.

We combine the very best in coffee shops with great food - and it works. Our franchise development team provides a turnkey package which includes site selection and acquisition, planning, design, building, equipment, staff selection and start up and on-going training. The whole idea of a franchise is that there is a shoulder to lean on and our team are always on hand to help you the Franchisee.

We are currently looking for franchisees who are prepared to work hard and who possess the necessary business skills to run a great Coffee House. The ideal franchisee need not have previous catering or retail experience as our training and continuing support programmes are extremely thorough. All we look for are franchisees who have ambition, energy, enthusiasm and are prepared to work hard and possess a strong commitment to both customers and staff.

Ongoing support and research and development are key to a successful franchise and we are constantly updating menus and bringing new products onto the market.


Our Drogheda store is located in an old Bank premises which had been totally modernised over the years and as you can see it has been tastefully restored to incorporate all the ornate features that typifies a building of this character.

Esquires Coffee, 13 West St., Drogheda

Airside Retail Park, Swords

Located adjacent to the Premier Inn Hotel, our flagship store measures over 5,500 sq. ft, so plenty of room to relax and enjoy great coffee and great food. This store also incorporates a Board room for meetings and can cater for up to 15 people.

Airside Retail Park, Swords

Esquires Coffee Houses is committed to franchising and as a franchise operation is uniquely placed to meet our customers' needs in a way no corporate organisation can match.

Esquires has received a substantial amount of interest for franchises throughout Ireland and is always open to talk to anybody new who is interested in discussing an outlet. The Esquires Coffee Franchise Business represents a solid investment in one of the few growing industries in Ireland.

For more information please fill your details out below and a member of our franchise team will be in touch.

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