5 Top Tips To Maximise Your Outdoor Cafe Furniture

Let’s face it, cafe furniture doesn’t come cheap so when you’re looking to create a new outside space, it can be a big investment. That said, if you get it right, it can bring in the customers which in turn will seriously increase your profits. With this in mind, here are 5 top tips to maximise your outdoor cafe furniture.

First impressions count

Remember, your outdoor cafe furniture is likely to be the first thing people notice about your cafe, so it needs to hit the right notes. Good cafe furniture needs to have that fine balance of comfort, practicality, and style. In addition make sure you use the space wisely. Do you have sufficient seating to maximise the space without over-crowding? In hot weather is there sufficient shade? Do you have a good mix of small/larger tables? Is there sufficient signage to show your menu? All of these questions should be addressed if you want to make a good first impression.

Storage and maintenance

If your outdoor area isn’t covered it’s essential that you consider stackable and/or foldable options. Being able to store them somewhere safe will protect them from the weather and/or possible theft. In addition if your cafe furniture is likely to be open to the elements for long periods of time, make sure it’s commercial grade and fit for purpose. Maintenance should be low so avoid real wood that might fade, warp, or crack, in favour of stronger durable materials such as powder coated steel, polypropylene, or laminates. After all, you really don’t want to be replacing tables and chairs within a few years.

Think long-term

Okay so trends come and go. With this in mind it would be a real shame to spend a small fortune on cafe furniture, just because it happens to be ‘en vogue’, only to become yesterday’s news within 6 months. Instead think long-term and look for something that will stand the test of time. That doesn’t mean that your cafe furniture has to be boring and drab. On the contrary there are plenty of cafe furniture styles that not only look good, but are timeless.

Don’t forget to accessorise

Your outdoor cafe furniture should reflect the style, design, or theme that you have inside your cafe. This is especially true if your outside space isn’t directly in front of your cafe. Consider how you’ll get customers to make that connection. One of the best ways is to accessorise. Think about chair cushions, planting, candles/outdoor lighting, and place settings.

Create a wow factor

A good outside space has the ability to turn heads and lure people in. That’s what you should be looking to do. If the space is large enough why not add some stylish sofas complete with patio heating if the weather gets cooler. How about some stylish planting in the form of box hedging, or how about a continuation of a theme that you have in your indoor space such as modern Mediterranean, industrial, or rustic chic. Do whatever it takes to make your cafe furniture stand out from the competition.

At Cafe Furniture Brisbane, as well as offering the occasional styling tip, we supply high quality, commercial-grade cafe furniture at unbeatable prices. Log on to take a closer look or give us a call on 07 3205 1616 for further help. We look forward to supplying you with the right cafe furniture for your needs.

The Isotop Table – What Is It And Why Buy It?

isotop-tablesThe problem with busy café’s is that they’re always full of people!

Okay, so while it isn’t a problem for the venue owner or indeed the customers who ether love the buzz, or the coffee, or both, it can be a problem for cafe furniture. Let’s put it this way, someone who had way too much time on their hands worked out that your average cafe table was used approximately 14.75 times a day. When you compare this to your kitchen or dining table at home which is used once or twice a day, then it’s easy to see just how strong cafe furniture needs to be.

Even so and despite this, cafe furniture can take quite a hammering. In fact, according to one source the average life of cafe furniture (this is commercial-grade don’t forget) is somewhere between 5-8 years. That’s one heck of an outlay every few years that you could probably do without. With this in mind how do you find cafe furniture that looks stylish and is built to last? More importantly, is there such a thing?

Enter the Isotop table….

What makes the Isotop table so special is its design. Multiple layers of thin wood fibre are glued together using a super-stick resin. This is then compressed under great strength to form a block which is then kiln-dried. Finally a decorative top layer is applied and the whole thing is then treated.

In essence what you end up with is a table that’s resistant to staining, scratching, damp, heat, and chemicals. In other words it’s virtually indestructible. So not only do you end up with a table that can be used both inside and out, it’s designed to take just about anything a busy cafe can throw at it.

But wait there’s more!

Isotop tables aren’t just function over form. Instead they come in a huge array of styles and designs ranging from sumptuous rich wood effects through to lifelike stone and marble table tops, and even some complete with wacky designs. In other words if your cafe has a particular style, theme, or design (no matter how way out it may be) there’s an Isotop table with your name on it.

The bottom line is that the next time you’re in the market for cafe furniture and you see the words ‘strong‘ and ‘durable‘ in the description, then you’d better make sure it’s a description for an Isotop table. Anything less and you could be shelling out more of your hard earned cash to buy replacements in as little as 5 year’s time.

At Cafe Furniture Brisbane we have a large selection of Isotop tables and table tops for you to browse and buy. Coming in an array of sizes and at seriously competitive prices, why not log on and take a look. Alternatively if it’s something you’ve seen somewhere else, that’s not on our website then contact us on 07 3205 1616 and we’ll do our very best to source it for you.