A Quick Guide To Choosing Cafe Table Bases

Cafe table bases come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and weights so knowing which sort to buy can be tricky. In addition every business has unique characteristics and style, just to add more confusion to the mix.

We have a number of table bases to choose from, so hopefully this guide will help you in your choice.

Cafe table base types

  • Round bases – These popular bases are best used with round table tops as they offer more stability than a square base would. There is also more room for customer’s feet.

  • Square bases – These are a great solution for large tables that require one or more bases and offer greater stability for a large surface area.

  • X-shaped bases – These highly functional table bases have less surface area which means that chairs can be pushed in further under the table, making them a good choice if space is limited. Because of this they’re often preferred to round or square bases.

  • Tripod bases – Similar to X-shaped bases this style of table base also allow more room for chairs. However, they are not as stable as round or square bases due to the fact that their surface area is smaller. They can however be used with any shape of table top.

  • Bolt down bases – These are designed to fix firmly to any flat surface preventing a secure connection and no table movement. It is a permanent solution, however, so don’t choose these unless you’re totally happy with your cafe layout.

Static or mobile

Another consideration is whether you want your tables to be bolted permanently to the floor or do you want to be able to move them around. Bolted tables give additional security and stability but if you want to move your tables around then several table bases come with castors for additional manouevrability.

How many bases?

This depends on the size of the table and the base type as even the larger bases have a limit to how much overhang they can cope with. There are several base types which require at least two to be used, including T base styles. All base manufacturers should state the maximum table size for each particular


If you’re at all unsure about which table bases are suited for your particular table tops then our knowledgeable and friendly staff are here to assist you. With their experience and knowledge they can offer expert advice and guidance should you require it. If you need any more information about any of our table bases or other products then please give Cafe Furniture Brisbane a call on 07 3205 1616 or visit our showrooms to view our table bases first hand.

Cafe Chairs – How To Choose The Right One

Choosing cafe chairs can be a daunting task with so many different styles, materials, and colours to choose from. Ultimately the success of your cafe depends on you creating the right ambience and providing a good level of service. Choosing the right seating layout and combination of tables and chairs will not only allow your customers to sit in comfort but also allows for easy manoeuvrability so that staff can move between tables with ease and customers have easy access to toilets and exits. With so many chair designs to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start, so to help narrow down your choice, we’ve put together a couple of points to consider.

Take your theme into account

Most cafes have a particular style or theme which runs throughout their cafe and although it sounds pretty obvious, your choice of chairs needs to reflect your theme. For example if you’ve gone for a sleek minimalistic look with sharp clean cut lines and lots of shiny surfaces and glass, then bulky wooden ladder back chairs are going to look totally out of place. Make sure that you’re completely clear on your theme and then it’s easier to know what you’re looking for in your choice of chairs.

Who are your customers?

Your choice of cafe chairs also depends on the type of clientele you’re hoping to attract and the sort of environment you’re looking to create. For example if you’re in the middle of an industrial estate then your customers are likely to be staff from other units simply looking to grab a quick bite to eat before heading back to work, or it may be their customers looking to have a quick coffee before heading elsewhere. In this case something like a rugged metal replica Tolix chair is a good choice, as it doesn’t lend itself to being sat on for lengthy periods of time. You might even want to investigate options with vinyl seat cushions that can be quickly wiped down should they incur spillages. If, on the other hand, you’re in the middle of town and play host to several freelancers, then your customers are likely to appreciate something more comfortable, perhaps with a padded seat or back and arm rests.

Here at Cafe Furniture Brisbane we’ve got a wide selection of cafe chairs to choose from. Whether you’re looking for modern or traditional; wood, metal, wicker, or resin; with or without padding; we’ve got it covered. Why not browse our online store or visit our showroom in Brendale to try out some seating for yourself.