This Summer’s “Must-Have” Cafe Chair

We’re so excited because we believe we’ve found the ‘must have’ cafe chair for this summer season and even better, we’ve got it in stock and ready for you to buy and get ahead of the game.

Welcome to the Belle chair

This stylish chair is made from polypropylene and before you start muttering that you really don’t like plastic chairs, take a closer look and we’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Manufactured using a single mould injection method this chair is made from molten resin which is poured into a mould which means there are no unsightly seams which can weaken the structure or feel uncomfortable if a person’s body comes into contact with them. The Belle chair also has several other benefits, including:

  • Indoor/outdoor use – One of the benefits of this chair is that it is suitable for indoor and outdoor use which if you use it this way, means you can create a seamless flow from one area of your cafe to another and also helps to grow your brand.

  • Lightweight – We’ve already mentioned that the lack of seams makes the chair stronger but in addition, it’s also lightweight which means it can be moved easily from place to place to meet your business needs.

  • Weather resistant – Another advantage of the Belle chair is that the polypropylene has been UV treated so the colours won’t fade in the sun nor will the chair warp or crack in the heat. On the flip side, the material is also waterproof so if your chairs are left outside throughout the year, there’s no way they will split, rot, or rust.

  • Fully assembled and stackable – The Belle chair requires no assembly which means we can deliver them to your door and you can use them right away! What’s more, these chairs are stackable which speeds up the process of clearing away at the end of a busy day and is ideal if your storage space is limited.

  • Easy maintenance – Cafe chairs are in regular use but the good thing about the Belle chair is that it is very low maintenance. All you need do to keep them looking pristine is to wipe them down with a damp cloth and mild cleanser to remove any dirt, dust, or stains.

  • Classic design – It’s all well and good to follow fashion but as trends come and go you can find yourself having to replace furniture sooner than you would have liked because it suddenly seems outdated. The good thing about the Belle chair is its classic design which literally will fit into any décor or theme. It features a slatted back, generously proportioned seat, and slim tapered legs.

What do we like most about this cafe chair?

Quite simply we love the great choice of colours. The Belle chair is available to buy in the more conservative colours of black, charcoal, white and latte as well as more vibrant shades which include red, orange, blue, and green. Perfect for mixing and matching with your existing cafe furniture. It also comes with or without arms, adding to its versatility.

What Are The Best Tables For Cafes?

At Cafe Furniture Brisbane we totally understand that every cafe has a unique interior, size, and budget to consider when choosing their cafe tables. In this regard, it’s certainly not true that one size fits all! This is why we stock a wide range of cafe tables to cater for all cafes. Choose your style, material, and size.

We’ve decided to use this blog post to select some of the different cafe tables we stock just to give you a better idea of what might be suited to your particular venue.

Communal table with walnut timber top

This communal table with a walnut timber top is one of our firm favourites. Sleek and stylish it’s perfect for today’s trend of seating customers altogether, which many younger cafe goers really appreciate. The walnut timber top sits on a matte black powder coated aluminium frame and would work well in an industrially themed cafe with Tolix chairs or stools grouped around it. View it here

Tolix meeting table with timber top and steel frame

We make no bones about it – we absolutely love Tolix and this meeting table is no exception! Boasting a simplistic style with a timber top, glossy black steel frame, and slightly splayed legs, it would work well both in a traditional and contemporary setting. Steel is a great choice for cafes because it’s incredibly strong, yet light in weight so you can move your tables around easily. If you want to add a splash of colour then we’d recommend pairing it with our steel cabaret chairs which are currently on offer or any of our Tolix chairs. Both are available in funky vibrant colours which are sure to turn heads. Take a look at it here

Round 600mm Cement Table with silver Roma base

Every cafe should have some of these 600mm round or rectangle tables which come in many different colours. They’re small and compact and ideal for maximising your floor space. They also make the perfect table for solo diners or couples, freeing up your larger tables. This cement table is bang on trend and looks gorgeous with its sleek silver base. It looks great with white or black chairs for a monochrome look. See it here. 

Dry Bar Table in Rustic Maple with black Roma base

We had to include a dry bar table on our list of favourite tables. Standing tall and lofty they tower over other tables to add visual interest and are ideal for placing in corners or on an outside terrace with or without chairs. Also known as a poseur table, they’re great to bring out at your busiest times allowing people to stand chatting and be able to place their drinks on the adjacent dry bar table. They also look fab with our tall bar stools. See our dry bar table here. 

At Cafe Furniture Brisbane we don’t just sell tables. We have a wide range of chairs, stools, and other accessories We also have a showroom where you can see our products first hand.

Looking for A Great Cafe Chair?

Choosing your cafe furniture is probably one of your most important decisions since your choice can make or break your business. Cafe-goers can afford to be picky since there is so much competition and while a tasty cup of coffee is important, so too is the furniture a customer has to sit on.

Timeless design

If a good chair design can be judged by time then Michael Thonet’s No. 18 chair has to be considered as one of Europe’s most popular chairs with a design that has remained the same for over 100 years and which is still made today in one of the existing Thonet factories in Europe.

Thonet chairs have been in existence since the 19th century with Bentwood furniture being a great example of what can be achieved through design. The very shape of it symbolises and expresses the process of manufacturing which lays behind it. The No. 18 chair, also referred to as the Viennese cafe chair, used a simple process of steaming wood in order to bend and shape it into the sinuous curves which make up Bentwood chairs.

Popular for the masses

In essence, the chair was born out of frugality. In 1876 Thonet wanted to make a chair that everyone would be able to benefit from. Technically the chair was extremely simple being made from just 6 pieces of wood which were steam-bent and secured in place with hardened resin. The chairs were quick and easy to produce, strong and durable, and easy to transport in large quantities. Instead of just the wealthy owning chairs, suddenly this chair was available to the masses. While the chair enjoyed great success, its popularity waned, particularly after the 1st and 2nd World Wars when Austria, the country of manufacture, was unable to carry on churning out the numbers they had been doing. That coupled with a trend for modern furniture saw a decline in the number of No. 18 chairs available. However, this all changed with the turn of the 21st century and in 1972 it was Lisa Minnelli who bought life back to this forgotten chair when she was seen dancing provocatively around it in the 1972 film ‘Cabaret’ during her Mein Herr routine. Suddenly the demand for all things retro, including the Viennese cafe chair went through the roof – Bentwood was back!

A modern twist

Our No. 18 steel cabaret chair puts a modern spin on the iconic chair of the 19th century, being made from steel rather than wood and finished with a powder coating to make it stronger than ever. Available in a range of gorgeous colours including black, white, yellow, forest green and red, there’s sure to be a cabaret chair to suit your venue. Lightweight and readily assembled they’re the perfect choices for cafes and with their timeless design, you won’t find them going out of fashion in six months time! Better still, we’re currently running a cabaret chair sale, but hurry because they’re flying off the shelves.