Tips On Creating The Perfect Coffee Shop

Coffee just carries on getting more popular and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. More and more coffee shops keep popping up in Brisbane all eager to have a slice of this ever-increasing market.

So how do you make your cafe stand out from the crowd?

Have a clear concept

A large part of getting customers through your doors is by making sure they know who you are and why you’re different from everyone else. Knowing what sort of coffee shop you want to be is important before opening your doors.

Are you going to be trendy? Shabby chic? Modern? Do you have a unique selling point that stands you out from the crowd, such as having ‘in house’ cats or being dog friendly? Perhaps you take inspiration from a country or era like the French culture or the Colonial Period? Are you going to be regimented in style like big chain names or adopt a more relaxed and casual approach? Making it clear from the outset what type of environment and atmosphere you’re providing is key to attracting customers.

Design and inspiration

Once you’ve decided on your concept you need to get the message across with your cafe design. Think about materials and colours. Are you going to have metal chairs or wooden ones, upholstered or with loose cushions? Shabby chic is still very popular and focuses in natural materials and painted surfaces.

Know what furniture you need

Once you know how you want your cafe to look and who you want to come in, it’s time to choose your furniture. It’s import that your seating matches the duration of stay. Big tables with plenty of room for food will encourage families and larger groups who’re looking for somewhere to linger for longer. It’s also a good idea to have a few stackable high chairs for families with younger children. A sofa and tub chairs are also great for people looking to catch up.

If your cafe is more about quick service and short visits then you won’t be needing big tables and comfy sofas. Instead you might want to install some dry bar tables for people to stand around with their drinks and some counters with stools beneath.


Finally, be careful not to cram in too much furniture. Understandably you want to cater for as many people as you can but if your customers and staff can’t walk freely in between tables, then your your tables are too close together and people will feel a lack of privacy. A combination of small and large tables will make sure you can serve a variety of customers and meet their needs.

Here at Cafe Furniture Brisbane you’ll find a wide variety of tables, chairs, and stools in varying materials and colours, so why not take a look and be inspired. If you need any more information about any of our products then just give us a call on (07) 3184 2371 and we’ll be pleased to assist.

Reasons to Complement Your Cafe’s Interior With Replica Furniture

Furniture does more than provide function. Because of its size and the space it takes up it influences the backdrop of your cafe and affects how other furniture and décor will look. This is the reason why it’s important that the furniture you buy for your cafe complements its interior in a flattering way. This isn’t always possible especially when you’ve got a particular style of furniture in mind and can’t find anything to suit. Replica furniture is a great alternative when you’re looking for a style which was once popular but perhaps doesn’t now exist. Let’s take a look at more reasons for buying replica furniture.

An original may be damaged

Tracking down older style furniture which has gone out of fashion can be difficult and time-consuming. Even if you do manage to find what you’re looking for it’s more than likely it will be displaying major signs of wear and tear such as cracks, missing screws, dents, and splinters. If it’s in tip top condition then it’s likely to be priced out of your budget.

Like for like (with a difference!)

Buying a replica piece, however, allows you to acquire a designer piece of furniture for practically the same price as a similar item in a furniture outlet store. What’s more modern day technologies and synthetic materials means that your new piece of furniture will look the same outwardly but be more durable. One example is the classic rattan chair. Typically made from bamboo in its early years of manufacture, it doesn’t stand up to the harsh Australian climate or to constant use. Modern-day alternatives are manufactured from nylon resins which boast the aesthetics of a wicker rattan chair but the difference being they are weather resistant, durable, and easily wiped clean with little more than a damp cloth.

Easy to source

You could spend years searching for a designer item of furniture but now it’s practically as easy as typing in a Google search and seeing what results come up. Replica furniture is big business and companies all over Australia are manufacturing replica chairs, sofas, lights, dressers, and goodness knows what else to satisfy our thirst for classic style and aesthetics.

Cheaper price

If you love designer classics and have had your eye on a particular item but are hesitant to buy because of the expensive price tag, then replica furniture could be the solution. It’s practically always cheaper than the original and just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s inferior in any way. In fact, because of modern-day technologies, it’s likely to be more durable than the original – making for a win-win solution.

If you’re a fan of Tolix chairs you’re probably aware that they’re still manufactured today but were you to purchase one, then it’s likely to make a considerable dent in your wallet. And, were you to need say 30 to furnish your cafe, well you might need to take out a small mortgage!

Our replica chairs are manufactured in the same way as the original and feature the same style details too. With a wide choice of colours and styles to choose from, they allow you to embrace your love of designer without the expensive price tag. Furthermore, since we’re currently running a sale on our entire Tolix range, you can save yourself even more money. Go on….. what are you waiting for?