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Cafe Furniture

Cafe furniture is becoming less distinguishable from restaurant furniture as the ‘casual dining’ sector has mushroomed. Nonetheless, it still tends to be more robust and more practical, with less upholstery than typical restaurant furniture.

Cafe furniture is largely dining chairs and tables (often with bar stools and fixed seating too). Cafe dining chairs include side chairs (ie no arms) and armchairs; cafe tables consist of tops and bases, which are ordered as separate items; the bases are almost always pedestals, which allows seating flexibility. 

After setting a budget, perhaps the place to start when buying commercial cafe furniture is deciding the number of covers; this will inevitably impact on the size of the tables and may also affect the choice of chairs - some chairs have bigger footprint than others; other chairs may not tuck under the table top, so taking too much space.

Some cafes require furniture that is almost bulletproof; chairs that won’t break and tops that won’t mark easily; how robust the furniture needs to be is an important consideration.

There are many different styles of cafe interiors and we frequently sell everything from classic French & Italian cafe furniture to modern and retro cafe furniture. Well-chosen designs can utterly transform an otherwise unexceptional interior - most cafe chairs are wooden (plastic is also popular), with stickback and bentwood chairs among our best sellers, often in bright finishes. Laminate cafe table tops are popular, being robust and low-maintenance; they are available in many colours and finishes, with a range of edge options.

Possible pitfalls include choosing table tops and bases that cannot be connected easily, problems with fire regulations, issues with chair glides and how best to specify outdoor furniture; please do get in touch with us for advice about these and everything about cafe furniture.



Cafe Table Tops

Solid Beech Table Top

Solid Beech Table Top

Character Oak Table Top

Character Oak Table Top

Reclaimed Scaffold Table Top

Reclaimed Scaffold Table Top

Carrara Marble Table Top

Carrara Marble Table Top

Laminate Table Top With Painted MDF Edge

Laminate Table Top With Painted MDF Edge

Laminate Table Top With PVC Edge

Laminate Table Top With PVC Edge

Laminate Table Top With Plywood Edge

Laminate Table Top With Plywood Edge

Composite Marble Table Top

Composite Marble Table Top

Topalit Classic Uni Table Top

Topalit Classic Uni Table Top

Topalit Smartline Table Top

Topalit Smartline Table Top

Versital Table Top

Versital Table Top

Marble Laminate Table Top With Brass ABS Edging

Marble Laminate Table Top With Brass ABS Edging

Marble MDF Table Top

Marble MDF Table Top

Concrete MDF Table Top

Concrete MDF Table Top

Digitally Printed Table Top

Digitally Printed Table Top

Fenix Plywood Table Top

Fenix Plywood Table Top

Planked Vintage Solid Core Laminate Top

Planked Vintage Solid Core Laminate Top

Carrara Solid Core Laminate Top

Carrara Solid Core Laminate Top
Cafe Chairs

Gliss Wood Armchair

Gliss Wood Armchair

Snow Side Chair

Snow Side Chair

Kanvas TC Side Chair

Kanvas TC Side Chair

New Skool Side Chair

New Skool Side Chair

French Bistro Side Chair

French Bistro Side Chair

Fox Metal Armchair

Fox Metal Armchair

Edge Side Chair

Edge Side Chair

Sunny Armchair

Sunny Armchair

Ghost Side Chair

Ghost Side Chair

Myranda Side Chair

Myranda Side Chair

Scuola Side Chair

Scuola Side Chair

Pulse Side Chair

Pulse Side Chair

Canova Side Chair

Canova Side Chair

Ohio Side Chair

Ohio Side Chair

Relish Side Chair

Relish Side Chair

Remind Armchair

Remind Armchair

Missouri Side Chair

Missouri Side Chair

Pala Side Chair

Pala Side Chair

Skole Side Chair

Skole Side Chair
Cafe Table Tops
Cafe Table Bases

Bistrot 4 Leg Table base

Bistrot 4 Leg Table base

Ikon Table Base

Ikon Table Base

Stylus Square Table Base

Stylus Square Table Base

Ypsilon Table Base

Ypsilon Table Base

Lunar Table Base

Lunar Table Base

Arki Table Base

Arki Table Base

Durham Table Base

Durham Table Base

Dream Round Table Base

Dream Round Table Base

Tonda Table Base

Tonda Table Base

Inox Round Dining Table Base

Inox Round Dining Table Base

Nemo Flip Top Table Base

Nemo Flip Top Table Base

Petal 4 Table Base

Petal 4 Table Base

Domino Flip Top Table Base

Domino Flip Top Table Base

Fila Flip Top Table Base

Fila Flip Top Table Base

Southwold Table Base

Southwold Table Base

Venice Table Base

Venice Table Base

Neat Table Base

Neat Table Base

Peel Table base

Peel Table base
Relevant Projects
Hillsborough Castle - Northern Ireland
Hillsborough Castle - Northern Ireland

The design features contemporary industrial touches alongside traditional heritage design cues - we supplied traditional Windsor chairs in natural matt ash finish and industrial style inox table bases in brushed stainless steel to further this effect.

Peggy Porschen - Chelsea
Peggy Porschen - Chelsea

The Peggy Porschen mission is to create happiness through the global language of cake and confectionery, where every stage of the customer experience is packed with pretty details.

Manicomio - Chelsea
Manicomio - Chelsea

The Lana Barstools we supplied provide a diversified space with casual counter seating below hanging pendant lights; perfect for sharing antipasti and intimate drinks with a friend or grabbing a coffee and breakfast on the way to work.

John Lewis - Cheltenham
John Lewis - Cheltenham

As well as providing furniture for The Place to Eat Cafe our furniture can be found throughout the store in changing rooms, customer service & waiting areas. As more shops push towards offering the consumer a superior buying experience, adding value to compete with online purchasing, furniture in spaces of this kind will become more prevalent.

Farmer J - London
Farmer J - London

With materials, colours and textures evocative of Israeli food and architecture, the space is casual, unpretentious and authentic, balancing functionality and atmosphere.

The Good Egg - Soho
The Good Egg - Soho

Gundry + Ducker's water blue design for The Good Egg in Soho is off to a cracking start after being shortlisted for the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards in the Fast/Casual category.

Relevant Blog Posts
Outdoor Furniture Buyer's Guide
Outdoor Furniture Buyer's Guide

For outdoor furniture choosing the right colours and materials matters even more than for indoor hospitality furniture. Black furniture can get too hot in prolonged direct sunlight, but it is equally important to avoid white table tops, which can cause an unbearable glare in the same circumstances.

Hospitality Table Size Guide
Hospitality Table Size Guide

The right table size depends on how many covers are required on each table and what the table is used for; fine dining or drinking will differ. Drinking requires less space than quick meals; fine dining requires the most space. To calculate how many covers will fit in a restaurant use this diagram.

Restaurant Tables and Chairs Buyers Guide
Restaurant Tables and Chairs Buyers Guide

Restaurant tables & chairs are vital in determining the look & feel of your eatery. Appropriate styles & materials are essential for an effective ambience.

Pros & Cons of Different Dining Chair Materials
Pros & Cons of Different Dining Chair Materials

Here are the benefits and drawbacks of the most common types of dining chair materials used in hospitality settings. Which will suit your needs best? Metal, wood, plastic and upholstered chairs all have different pros and cons when used in hospitality spaces find out more.

Farmer J: Designing Restaurants For All-day-trade
Farmer J: Designing Restaurants For All-day-trade

Farmer J accommodates dine-in and on-the-go customers; the space effortlessly transitions from morning to night, week to weekend and coffee to cocktails. Discover how Biasol have merged the concept of grab-and-go with a full-service restaurant.

11 Alternatives To Marble Table Tops
11 Alternatives To Marble Table Tops

Marble has downsides that mean it's not the ideal material for hospitality use. This is our list of marble alternatives to consider when specifying for your projects.