Must-Have Furnishings for Sidewalk Cafes

With the weather starting to warm up, people are beginning to look for good places to eat outside.

Why should they come to your cafe? You need to make sure your cafe is properly furnished and equipped so that visitors come and want to return regularly.

Keep on reading to learn more about the must-have furnishings for the spring and summer seasons.

Dining Sets

First of all, you need to decide where your customers are going to sit. You can choose from bench seats or standard tables and chairs.

If you want to seat more people, then consider bench-style seats. Just be considerate of your clientele, older people may find it difficult to get up.

To be honest, you can’t go wrong with traditional tables and chairs such as timber top tables and Parisian chairs. If it suits your cafe, then why not opt for something more modern and colourful such as our Air chairs.

It’s important to keep outdoor furniture clean as well as making sure it’s water-resistant. Polypropylene is always a good choice for outdoors because it can withstand the harsh elements and won’t fade in the hot sun. It’s also light and easy to move around. If storage space is limited, you might want to consider stacking chairs since these take up less room if you have to put your furniture away overnight.

Outdoor patio heaters

At this time of the year, temperatures can be pleasantly warm during the day but once the sun goes down, it can get a little chilly. Not only will patio heaters keep your customers warm and comfortable, but they also increase the space you have available.

If your cafe is located on the coast, then patio heaters are a necessity to stave off the chilly winds coming from the sea. Not only will your guests be warm and toasty, but your waiting staff will be pleased to know that they won’t feel the chill when they’re serving food.

Furniture covers and storage

If you’re investing in new furniture then you’ll want to take care of it to lengthen its lifespan. Even if you choose furniture with removable cushions, you will need somewhere to store them overnight.

Winter weather can take its toll on outdoor furniture but by covering it or storing it inside, it should last longer. Ultimately, this will save you money in the long run since you shouldn’t need to replace your furniture quite so soon.

Patio umbrellas

Although it’s nice to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee outside, it can get unbearable if the sun is beating down. Patio umbrellas will keep your guests cool in the heat of the day and can also offer protection from a little light rain. If you have sufficient storage, then take your umbrellas away at night so customers can enjoy gazing at the stars.

The outdoor furniture you need

If you’re still deliberating over the furniture you need for your sidewalk cafe, then consider some of the options we’ve discussed above. Here at Cafe Chairs Melbourne, we stock a wide range of tables, chairs, and stools for outdoor use and in a variety of styles and materials to suit your décor. You’ll find a great choice at our online store and please be advised that you can place your order with the option of contactless delivery or collection.