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We are passionate about converting shipping containers into cafes or restaurants.


Besides great coffee, tasteful food and outstanding service, a matching and unique environment also plays a key role in the success of a restaurant or coffee shop.

Modulate Group has built shipping container cafes and restaurants for some of the most well-known brands around Australia. From small 10ft shipping container cafes to large multiple and complex 20ft and 40ft restaurants, we are truly the expert when it comes to building modular cafes and restaurants for the hospitality industry.


Through practical design and exceptional craftsmanship, a Modulate Cafe can help you get new customers and make more profits.


Love the coffee. Love the food. Love the place.

Available Cafe Container Sizes

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3m Wide

3.5m Wide

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Extra Wide 





Purpose (GP)

High Cube



Love the coffee. Love the food. Love the place.

Our standard 20ft Modulate Cafe has everything a cafe owner needs to operate a successful hospitality business. From the cafe equipment to the high-end finishes, everything in the Modulate Cafe has been thoughtfully designed with the cafe owner in mind.

And because we build each Modulate Cafe to order, you can choose from a range of finishes and fixtures to make your cafe unique.

Key Features

  • Steel PA door

  • Insulated walls and ceiling

  • 2 x  Awnings with fold down timber servery benches

  • Premium vents for refrigeration exhaust

  • Commercial grade vinyl

  • Chilled counter top display (146l)

  • Pie warmer and hot food display

  • Large double contact grill

  • Commercial microwave

  • Two glass door upright drink fridge

  • Triple door workbench fridge

  • Stainless Steel Double Door Workbench Freezer

  • Knee Operated Sink Handbasin

  • Paper Towel Dispenser

  • Hands Free Soap Dispenser

  • 50L Hot Water System

  • Stainless Steel Double Centre Sink Bench with Pot Undershelf

  • Pre-Rinse Faucet Mixer

  • Premium Stainless Steel Work Benches with Undershelves


Cooking Equipment

  • Various cooking equipment, including freestanding fry warming station, commercial flat griddle/hotplate, coffee machines, pie warmers and hot food display options, etc.

Range Hood

Different range hood sizes to choose from.

Other Commercial Kitchen Equipment

Choose from a variety of fixtures, door workbench fridges, door workbench freezers, work benches with under shelves, fridges, freezers, etc. 

Hygiene Station

Add a sink handbasin, paper towel dispenser, soap dispenser


  • Different awning sizes to choose from

  • Add electric awnings

Servery Benches

Add fold down timber servery benches


Add lighting, power point, phone and data connections

Special features

  • Add tiles (different styles to choose from for your interior walls)

  • Add signage, including laser cut custom signage

  • Add external cladding (WPC timber, bamboo or timber)

Security Cameras

Add security cameras around your Modulate Cafe container

Other Options

We can customise to your specific needs. Discuss any other options or designs that you would like.


Upgrade to an Extra Wide Modulate Container


Shipping containers come in standard sizes of approximately 2.4 metres wide and lengths of 6 metres or 12 metres.


Considering the need to insulate the metal box to be liveable through our Aussie summers and winters, this can reduce the useful area available. 


A single container is too narrow to get a really efficient layout and a double, joined in the middle container is more expensive and not as portable compared to a standard single container.

Introducing Modulate's patented widened Shipping Containers. Our widened Container range (6x3 and 6x3.5) keeps the benefits of a standard shipping container while making it more human scaled and consequently more comfortable.

Modulate Widened 

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25% more space

compared to a standard
6x2.4 Shipping Container

Modulate Widened 

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45% more space

compared to a standard
6x2.4 Shipping Container

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