Tips On Creating The Perfect Coffee Shop

Coffee just carries on getting more popular and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. More and more coffee shops keep popping up in Brisbane all eager to have a slice of this ever-increasing market.

So how do you make your cafe stand out from the crowd?

Have a clear concept

A large part of getting customers through your doors is by making sure they know who you are and why you’re different from everyone else. Knowing what sort of coffee shop you want to be is important before opening your doors.

Are you going to be trendy? Shabby chic? Modern? Do you have a unique selling point that stands you out from the crowd, such as having ‘in house’ cats or being dog friendly? Perhaps you take inspiration from a country or era like the French culture or the Colonial Period? Are you going to be regimented in style like big chain names or adopt a more relaxed and casual approach? Making it clear from the outset what type of environment and atmosphere you’re providing is key to attracting customers.

Design and inspiration

Once you’ve decided on your concept you need to get the message across with your cafe design. Think about materials and colours. Are you going to have metal chairs or wooden ones, upholstered or with loose cushions? Shabby chic is still very popular and focuses in natural materials and painted surfaces.

Know what furniture you need

Once you know how you want your cafe to look and who you want to come in, it’s time to choose your furniture. It’s import that your seating matches the duration of stay. Big tables with plenty of room for food will encourage families and larger groups who’re looking for somewhere to linger for longer. It’s also a good idea to have a few stackable high chairs for families with younger children. A sofa and tub chairs are also great for people looking to catch up.

If your cafe is more about quick service and short visits then you won’t be needing big tables and comfy sofas. Instead you might want to install some dry bar tables for people to stand around with their drinks and some counters with stools beneath.


Finally, be careful not to cram in too much furniture. Understandably you want to cater for as many people as you can but if your customers and staff can’t walk freely in between tables, then your your tables are too close together and people will feel a lack of privacy. A combination of small and large tables will make sure you can serve a variety of customers and meet their needs.

Here at Cafe Chairs Melbourne you’ll find a wide variety of tables, chairs, and stools in varying materials and colours, so why not take a look and be inspired. If you need any more information about any of our products then just give us a call on (07) 3184 2371 and we’ll be pleased to assist.