3 Reasons Why Booth Seating Is So Popular

It’s always a good idea to offer your customers a variety of seating options and one popular option is booth seating. So what exactly is booth seating?

In cafe terms a booth is a type of bench seat which can be designed in a variety of configurations to accommodate a number of people. Typically they’re made with a wood or steel frame and upholstered with a padded vinyl seat, which makes them extremely comfortable to sit on. In fact, many cafe customers prefer them to chairs.

Booth seating has several benefits which is why they are so popular, so let’s dive in and take a closer look.

1. Privacy

Booths are usually enclosed and run along one side of a wall, offering a certain degree of privacy which customers like. You know how irritating it can be to hear the conversation coming from a nearby table, well with a booth you’ll find that a lot of sound is blocked out, enabling you to converse with ease. Another aspect that customers appreciate about booth seating is the intimacy they allow. For example, if you’re on a date you can sit closer to your partner or, if you have young children you can sit them on the inside so that they have little option but to sit still and behave.

2. Comfort

The next best thing about booth seating is the comfort factor. Because most booths have soft, cosy seating customers enjoy having a padded seat and back rest. As a result they soon find themselves relaxing and will often order another drink or some food, staying longer and spending more. Now that’s got to be a good thing, right?

3. Less disturbance

Customers often prefer booths over tables and chairs because they’re not disturbed by waiting staff having to walk in between or customers arriving or leaving, pulling their chairs in and out from the table. Since most booths can only be accessed from one side, customers may also perceive that they’re away from the flow of traffic traversing the dining area. Freelancers may also prefer to work within a booth setting as there is ample room for their laptops, phones, and papers.

Generally speaking booth seating makes your customers feel more at home since it gives them a feeling of their own personal space. Customers looking for a more intimate setting will find booth seating a real bonus. The main thing to remember as a cafe owner is that it’s not just about the quality of your food, it’s also about the experience, so you might want to consider whether booth seating could improve your customers’ overall experience.

At Cafe Furniture Brisbane we sell booth seating as well as a wide selection of other seating options including side chairs, arm chairs, tub chairs, stools, and ottomans. Why not browse our online store for inspiration or drop by our showroom if you happen to be in the vicinity. You’re always assured of a warm welcome. Mean while if you have any questions you need to put to us we can be contacted on (07) 3205 1616 so feel free to give us a call.

6 Ways Comfortable Furniture Improves Your Cafe Experience

You may eat out at up-market restaurants on a regular basis or visit your local cafe for your daily caffeine fix, but is it comfortable?

Creating an enjoyable and memorable experience boils down to how comfortable your host made you feel throughout the time spent at his or her establishment. Ultimately this equates to the type of cafe furniture that was present. This post is all about why comfortable furniture is so important to us whenever we visit a cafe or a restaurant, and why it should be the same for you.

1. Setting the ambience

The style and type of cafe furniture goes a long way towards creating the ambience of a cafe. Traditional style cafes use chunky wooden counters or even beer barrels coupled with classic wood chairs such as ladderback and bentwood to convey this ‘olde worlde’ impression. Modern cafes on the other hand use trendy chrome and metal furniture to get their message across.

2. Sufficient personal space

While we totally understand that cafe owners need to get as many customers through the door as possible, we don’t enjoy sitting so close to other customers that we can hear every word they’re saying, and likewise. Try and utilise your cafe furniture in such a way that it makes practical and functional use of the space while allowing for some privacy. Small tables in recesses and corners offer an intimate for space for two whereas booth seating is perfect for families and small groups sitting together, but sufficiently far away from other customers.

3. Cleanliness

The right choice of cafe furniture makes it easy for staff to clear and wipe down between customers quickly and efficiently. Vinyl upholstery is easy to wipe clean with a cloth while removable chair covers can be easily laundered. Laminate table tops are quick and easy to wipe without disturbing your customer’s comfort.

4. Flexibility

Bar stools are one of the most flexible items of cafe furniture but in order to be practical they need to have foot rests or your legs dangle! if they happen to swivel then it’s even easier to spin around at the bar to chat to your mates or look into your girlfriend’s eyes. It also helps if they have a padded seat, especially if you’re sitting there for any length of time. To us, this equates to comfort.

5. Arm rests and back supports

You might want to give your chairs some careful thought too. While side chairs are ideal for grouping around communal dining tables and enable more people to sit together, if you’re wanting to chill out and relax and even indulge yourself with a dessert, then it’s vital that the chair is comfortable. For this reason we prefer restaurant chairs to have upright backs to stop us from slouching as well as arm rests so that you can place one arm comfortably while you dip your spoon into your dessert.

6. Adjustable height

Oh, we nearly forgot to mention that we also prefer for our stools to be adjustable because after all, we’re not all the same height, and it’s extremely uncomfortable if you’re not perfectly aligned with the height of the table or counter that you’re sitting at.

Here at Cafe Furniture Brisbane we offer a wide range of options with regards to chairs and stools because, after all, not everyone likes the same as we do. Why not browse our online store or visit our showroom in Brendale and try some chairs or stools for yourself.