5 Shipping Container Coffee Shops to Visit Today

5 Shipping Container Coffee Shops to Visit Today

As sustainability and minimalism have grown in popularity, business owners are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and revolutionize their approach to new businesses. Shipping containers are at the forefront of these trends. At first being renovated for private homes and office spaces, now being taken advantage of by the hospitality and restaurant industries.

The best reasons for small businesses like coffee shops to use shipping containers include...

  1. Reducing waste
  2. Resourcing conservation, including saving time and money on constructing new buildings
  3. Ability to travel
  4. Increasing efficiency by standardizing and maximizing space. Containers can be customized and modified according to very specific plans and requirements. 

Here's a list of 5 unique recycled shipping container coffee shops you can visit in your city today.


Burr & Berry- Indian Lake, South Carolina

221 Transformation Lane, Indian Land, SC 29707

Burr and Berry Coffee

“Independent Drive-thru and Walk-Up Specialty Coffee: We are Local, Fast, Kind”


Red Bay Coffee- Oakland, California

2327 Broadway Oakland, CA

Redbay Coffee Box

Red Bay Coffee is at the forefront of what we believe is the fourth wave of coffee—a firm commitment to ensure coffee production is not only high quality and sustainable, but a vehicle for diversity, inclusion, social and economic restoration, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability. We are foodies, artists, activists, community folk, and innovators who love, love, love what we do.”


Starbucks- Northglenn, Colorado

10701 Washington St, Northglenn, CO 80233


“Starbucks has built 45 of these modular coffee shops around the country. Taking a cue from the tiny home trend the cafes are often made out of shipping containers and other reclaimed materials meaning they are portable and eco-friendly.”


Equator Coffee- Oakland California

175 Bay Place Oakland, CA 94610

Equator Coffee

“Taking cues from the Port of Oakland’s iconic pier, this cafe was constructed from a repurposed shipping container. Its stout industrial lines continue toward the trussed roof suspended above the heated deck seating.”


The Butcher's Daughter- New York, New York

West Side Highway at 15th Street. New York.

Butchers Daughter


“The Butcher’s Daughter is a plant-based restaurant, cafe, juice bar, and “vegetable slaughterhouse."  We treat fruits and vegetables as a butcher would meat: We chop, fillet, and carve fresh produce into healthy vegetarian dishes and press them into pretty juices.”


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