There’s no getting away from the fact that owning a cafe is a competitive business and as such many cafe owners are doing what they can to stand out from the crowd and this means getting the right cafe furniture. After all it’s the first impression that people will have about your establishment even before they’ve tasted your food. If you want to get your furniture right, here are 5 sure fire ways that you can do this.
Mix it up a little
They say that variety is the spice of life and the same could be said of your furniture. Rows of standard square tables and chairs are so, well… last year, so instead why not offer your customers differing seating arrangements to suit their purpose. This might be a selection of bar stools and dry bar tables, a comfortable sofa where they can relax or alternatively an intimate nook in the form of booth seating. By mixing it up, you cover all the bases, plus it makes interesting use of your space.
Don’t go too radical
Commercial grade cafe furniture comes in a wide range of styles, designs and materials and of course there’s nothing wrong with funky bright colours so long as they’re in keeping with the rest of your design. However making your furniture stand out for the sake of it probably isn’t as cool as you think it is and might even put some diners off. So keep it contemporary and modern if you like, but make sure it ties in with the rest of your theme, whatever that may be.
When it comes to tables, size definitely matters! In the main you’re looking to squeeze as many tables into your space as viable and comfortably possible. Therefore when it comes to awkward corners or recesses a round table might be better quipped to fill that role than a larger square table would. That said, if you’re looking to serve food, then you’ll need to make sure that the tables are of course large enough to house plates, cutlery and all the paraphernalia that goes with eating and drinking.
Make it comfortable
Okay, so it’s no good buying great value for money furniture if it just isn’t comfortable to sit on. So most definitely try before you buy. Many online retailers also have local warehouses where you can sample the goods so that you can make a fully informed purchasing decision. Remember comfort is key.
Buy the best that you can
Finally, with furniture you tend to get what you pay for so unless you’ve budgeted to change your furniture every two years, then buy the best that you can afford. Quality commercial grade furniture is generally built to last, so it should save you money in the long term.
At Cafe Chairs Melbourne we have a wide range of top quality commercial grade furniture at great prices. If you’re in the Brendale area the why not come on down to our showroom where you can see a wide range of furniture first hand. We’re open for business Monday to Friday and Saturdays by appointment only. Contact us on 073205 1616 and talk to our friendly team.