How To Fit Low Stools Into Your Next Cafe Makeover

Low stools have gained in popularity in cafes and bars all over Australia and besides looking cute, they’re surprisingly versatile. We love ’em and once you’ve read this blog and discovered ways of using them in your venue, then we’re pretty sure you’ll love them too. With that in mind here’s 5 great ways to use low stools.

Sociable tables

If you’re one of the cafes embracing the communal table style of dining out, then low stools are perfect for you. Low stools have a casual look and feel to them, which is really what communal tables are about – casual dining with friends and/or strangers. Not just that, have you ever tried to scramble over a bench seat in a short skirt and heels…… Placing low stools around communal tables makes it easier for people to leave the table and for others to take their place. What’s more they take away the bulk of a large table making the area seem more spacious.

Multi-use spaces

One of the best things about low stools is that you can use them within a variety of areas in your cafe to suit the needs of your customers. Low stools are much smaller in stature than chairs and because they’re lightweight it’s easier to move them round without with the minimum of fuss.

High traffic areas

Low stools are often placed around small bistro tables and this is usually a sign that you’re not intended to hang around too long. This makes them ideal for waiting areas if perhaps you operate a take-away service. Customers can be directed to a designated area where they can take a seat while they wait. Their small footprint makes them less invasive than larger chairs, and is ideal for anyone wanting just to pick up a coffee and not intending on staying longer than they need.

Less visually distracting

If you’ve commissioned a gorgeous piece of artwork for a statement wall in your venue then larger chairs and furniture can distract from customers being able to appreciate it in its entirety. Low stools allow your guests to concentrate on the finer details of your artwork while all the time being seated.

Adds personality

Finally, low stools can be used to add personality to what would otherwise be a bland, neutral space. Typically they cost less than most other furniture and it’s amazing how a bold splash of colour from a few low stools can totally transform the look and mood of this space.

At Cafe Furniture Brisbane we’ve got plenty of low stools to feast your eyes on and in a great range of colours and materials too. Why not browse our online store, download our latest furniture catalogue, or pop into our showroom to take a look for yourself. Low stools are a fun way to give your venue a quick makeover and as we’ve shown they’re incredibly versatile too.

Hate Plastic Chairs? 5 Reasons to Change Your Mind

With summer in full swing here in Brisbane outdoor patios are full of happy smiling people enjoying the warmth and the sunshine over a cup of coffee and a delicious muffin. Now is definitely time to get a piece of the action and if you’re not utilising any spare outdoor space then you’re surely missing a trick.

The thing is, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to set up an outdoor area, especially if you take advantage of any sales or promotions that furniture retailers are currently offering. At the moment we’ve got a 10% discount offer on all of our plastic or polypropylene chairs, with the exception of the Specta chair. Perhaps you haven’t considered using plastic chairs before, because let’s face it, they did once have a bit of a stigma and were considered cheap and tacky. Today, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth and if you haven’t checked out plastic chairs recently, then you will be pleasantly surprised.

Today’s polypropylene chairs come in a wide range of exciting styles and colours, and even better they’re extremely affordable. So that said, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of plastic chairs.

Lots of options

Plastic chairs come in a huge range of styles and colours, so whether your tastes are classic or modern, you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy. If you like a traditional chair then you might be interested in our Belle chair which comes in serene colours of latte, charcoal, black, white, plus red for that extra pop of colour. You can also choose this chair with or without arms to give you even more options. If you’re after something a little more eye-catching and funky, then our Grace chair fits the bill perfectly. The cut out back rest adds interest and with vivid shades of blue, green, and red as well as black, white, and charcoal, it’s sure to cut a dash on any outdoor dining area.

Easy to clean

With kids around, and a few accident prone adults, it’s hardly surprising that spillages occur, so it’s good to know that plastic chairs make easy work of cleaning up. There is no damaged fabric to worry about, and all it takes is a quick wipe over with a damp cloth and non abrasive cleansing agent to keep your chairs looking as good as new.

Lightweight and stackable

Another benefit of plastic chairs is that they are light and easy to move around to fit in with your customers. If an extra couple of people arrive, it’s easy to ‘borrow’ plastic chairs from a neighbouring table. In addition, because most our plastic chairs stack on top of each other, they’re ideal if your storage space is limited.

Durable and weather resistant

The great thing about polypropylene chairs is that they’re mostly made by injecting the resin into a pre-fabricated mould. This means that there are no seams or joints to worry about cracking or splitting, and is why so many different styles can be easily manufactured. In addition, the plastic is designed not to fade, and it won’t crack, warp, or rot, even in the harsh Australian climate.


As already mentioned, polypropylene chairs are extremely affordable with our lowest priced chair currently selling for just over $35. What’s more, some of our plastic chairs such as the Ribbon and Stephanie chair, are designer replicas, so if you like all things designer but tend to shy away because of price, then these could be a great alternative.

So throw up a few tables and parasols, invest in some polypropylene chairs, and make use of that outdoor space while you can. Here at Cafe Furniture Brisbane we stock a wide range of cafe furniture so why not download our 2018 catalogue, browse our online store or visit our showroom in Brendale to check it out yourself.