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.