imagine if you could...


Arapina Bakery offers investors a proven model, an array of gorgeous products and unrivalled support.

Add your enthusiasm and passion, and you’ve got a very tempting business tapping right into today’s healthier-eating culture.

And as a franchisee, you will not be doing it alone.

We will be there to help you make the most of every opportunity.


why choose us?

“We pride ourselves on creating the best-quality vegan, vegetarian, free-from and low-in products on the market.”

Arapina is an award-winning healthy lifestyle bakery, with roots in reinvented Mediterranean cooking.

Spiced aubergine samosas, pistachio and raspberry tarts, cinnamon brioches… a mouth-watering range of meat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free treats.

We supply you with Arapina’s exclusive range of sweet and savoury baked goods from our central HQ, ready for sale or to finish in a simple warming oven. There is no need for trained chefs or a big kitchen so you can keep overheads down.

As an investor owner of an Arapina Bakery you will be on trend with the booming market for:

  • Vegetarian and vegan eating
  • Foodie delights fuelled by TV cookery shows
  • Free-from and low-in options
  • Environmentally friendly packaging

did you know?

  • The number of vegans in Great Britain quadrupled between 2014 and 2019
  • The UK organic market is worth £2.5 billion a year
  • More than 20% of 18 to 24 year olds are vegetarian

sources: The Vegan Society / The Soil Association / The Financial Times

  • “What a great cafe/bakery, amazingly good food!”

  • “An amazing afternoon tea at Arapina today. It’s the best we’ve had in London. The staff are beyond nice and hospitable and the healthy food is unbeatable.”

  • “Fabulous customer service, from a passionate team in a chilling and inviting atmosphere”

hey boss, ready to start?

Whether you set up your Arapina Bakery in a quiet market town or a busy city centre we will be with you every step of the way.

Our support includes:

  • café and kitchen equipment, plus Arapina signage and till terminal
  • pre-launch business training to avoid common pitfalls
  • 6 months of marketing to start with a bang
  • and crucially, helping you access finance thanks to our long relationships with lenders who understand the brand.
  • National brand development
  • Local targeted marketing
  • Personalised business planning

This support is ongoing, helping you with recruitment of talented managers and baristas, financial planning, business development and operations, along with regular expert reviews to help you make the very most of your investment.


Michaela Pontiki
Founder & CEO


William Robertson


Jonathan Seale

investment opportunity


Investment budget = c. £149,500 + VAT

Based on a typical cash investment of £70,000
(plus the necessary top-up finance that we can help source)
it should be possible to see a Return on Investment of up to 50% in Year One, rising to 100+% as your business matures.

*need to budget for rental deposit, legal costs and working capital.

You can expect turnover in excess of £1 million over your first three years, depending on location.


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Interested to know more or visit one of our locations?

Get in touch with us and a member of our team will be able to help you.

The level of turnover and profitability achieved by each franchise business will be dependent on multiple factors including individual ability and commitment of the business owner to manage staff, customer service, boost sales and control costs, as well as the area in which the business is located. Before commencing business, it is essential to take properly qualified independent advice; all financial information is provided for guidance only. No warranty or undertaking of any kind for the future performance of any individual franchise business is either offered or implied.