Our Story


We take wholesome recipes, quality ingredients and an abundance of passion… and turn them into memorable moments. It’s the kind of good we’ve been sharing since 1989…

Our history

Nothing beats freshly baked food, or coffee made using the freshest beans. That’s why every Muffin Break has its own kitchen, baking throughout the day, so everything we serve is as good as it can be.

Good Food. Good Coffee. Good Times.

It’s what we’re all about.

Our Family

We’re a family owned and operated business. Each of our stores is locally owned and operated by our franchisees who are proud of the communities they serve and love nothing more than to see you leave with a smile on your face.

The Muffin Break Story

Muffin Break first opened its doors in Coolangatta, Queensland in 1989.

From humble beginnings, we now have over 189 stores in Australia. You’ll find us predominantly in shopping centres but we continue to innovate and evolve into other locations such as airports, train stations as well as children’s playcentres more recently, through our licensed partnership with Crocs Playcentres.

Our overseas footprint also continues to expand with bakery cafes in New Zealand and the United Kingdom too, taking our total store count over 300 internationally.

Muffin Break first opened its doors in Coolangatta, Queensland in 1989.

When we opened 30 years ago, customers would queue for freshly baked muffins and the frothy coffees.

Our baristas freshly grind every cup to ensure you’re only ever brewed the finest aromatic coffee.

Bakers are up at 4am daily to carefully craft the first batch of muffins for the morning.

Muffin Break has changed over the years, but our customers still love our core products – great muffins and coffee!

Happiness is Handmade

Good Ingredients

At Muffin Break we’re all about fresh and always have been. We work hard to carefully select and source the freshest ingredients and the finest coffee beans, giving you all the more reason to enjoy every last mouthful, and every last drop.

Good Products

We bake daily in all of our stores and freshly grind your coffee to order. Our kitchens may be pocket-size but they’re expertly designed giving us the capacity to hand make all of your favourites and something a little special each and every day.

Good People

Our bakers are hard at work from 4am daily ensuring freshly baked muffins are out of the oven before you arrive as well as preparing other savoury delights such as our classic bacon and egg roll and famous handmade carrot cake.