Whether you’re starting out from scratch or giving your cafe an up-grade deciding what type of cafe furniture to go for can be a challenge. For starters, there are lots of different materials to choose from such as wood, metal, polypropylene, wicker, and more. Then there’s the fact that you’re not exactly choosing it for yourself, but for your guests who will be the ones using it. Add in other factors such as comfort, durability, and of course budget, and you see where we’re coming from.
Before you can start searching for cafe furniture, you need to decide what type of material you want as this will immediately narrow down your search. Wood and metal are the two most popular materials for cafe furniture and the most durable. But which should you choose for your cafe?
Fortunately, with decades of experience beneath our belts, we’re here to give you some advice to help make the process of buying cafe furniture easier.
Consider the theme or décor of your cafe
Are you looking to create a casual ambience or one that’s more formal? Your furniture is an important element of creating the ambience and should fit in with the décor or theme as well. Wood is a more traditional classic choice and is likely to be the best option for a more up-market venue. Examples that spring to mind include Bentwood and Ladderback furniture.
Metal furniture, on the other hand, creates a more casual style and is ideal for an industrial theme. Consider our replica Tolix furniture.
If you’re planning to create an outdoor seating area then make sure that the metal you choose is weather-proof, such as aluminium or in the case of wood, make sure it has been given a protective coating.
The last thing you want when you’re run ragged with customers is to have to spend your spare time on maintenance. Don’t make the mistake of choosing furniture intended for residential use as this will show signs of wear and tear quickly since it’s not intended for frequent use. Instead, always opt for commercial grade furniture which is intended to withstand the everyday rigours of a bustling environment.
Both wood and metal are strong and durable and require relatively little maintenance when used indoors.
Know your customers
It’s important to know what type of people are likely to frequent your cafe. For example, young professionals like sleek contemporary furniture, families often prefer booth seating, and older folk would appreciate the comfort of a tub chair. It’s good to offer a variety of seating as customers like to have a choice. Try utilising stools and small tables slotted into nooks and crannies which are perfect for solo diners and also help maximise your floor space.
Budget is key
Lastly, have in mind your budget before rushing and ordering the first furniture you see. Buying online is a great way of comparing prices without even leaving your chair and usually offers you a better selection and price.
Here at Cafe Furniture Brisbane, we give you the best of both worlds. An online store you can browse as well as a physical showroom enabling you to see our furniture first hand and even sit on it before making a purchase. We offer the same competitive pricing across the board. But don’t just take our word for it – give us a try.