Enter a café/restaurant or bistro for the first time and one of the first things we as potential customers tend to do is to check out the furniture. The truth is that your furniture is the catalyst that can set the tone for the customer’s whole dining experience. If for instance your café furniture is grey and uninspiring, then rightly or wrongly that customer has already created an impression in their mind that this is how their whole experience is going to be. However make it unique, inspiring and surprising, and bingo…your customer already wants to come back, and that’s even before they’ve tasted the great coffee or the delicious home-made cakes. With this in mind, just how do you re-invent your café using unique café furniture?
Setting a theme
The first thing you need to do is to set a theme. This could be funky-modern, 70’s retro or old-world eclectic to name but a few. This way the type of unique furniture you choose will have a place and a purpose that customers will really ‘get’, rather than just being there because….well…. you like it.
The idea with any café is to make money and this means making the most of your seating area. This doesn’t necessarily mean having rows upon rows of tables that are all exactly the same. Instead you might want to look at mixing it up a little. For instance why not group a collection of brightly coloured Tolix bar stools or Eames inspired walnut stools in an alcove with a high round bar table. Alternatively how about creating a relaxing area complete with funky patchwork sofa. They don’t have to match, but they should have a theme running through them (remember point No.1 above).
Thinking outside the box
Obviously you’re looking for café furniture that’s practical but that doesn’t mean that it has to be as dull as dishwater. Instead think outside of the box and look at furniture with varying composites to bring a touch of uniqueness to your café Leather, plastic, steel, and even recyclable materials such as crushed drinks cans or paper have all been turned into seating. So go on… be daring and take a look at what’s around.
If you’re inspired to create a great atmosphere using unique café furniture then why not take a look at Cafe Solutions. We have a wide range of café furniture ranging from fun and funky to elegant and practical, all at seriously competitive prices. Visit our Brisbane showroom or check out our website at www.cafesolutions.com.au today. You won’t be disappointed.