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.
Planked Vintage Solid Core Laminate Top
Reclaimed Scaffold Table Top
Fenix Plywood Table Top
Carrara Solid Core Laminate Top
Marble Laminate Table Top With Brass ABS Edging
Versital Table Top
Laminate Table Top With PVC Edge
Laminate Table Top With Plywood Edge
Composite Marble Table Top
Character Oak Table Top
Concrete MDF Table Top
Marble MDF Table Top
Digitally Printed Table Top
Laminate Table Top With Painted MDF Edge
Topalit Classic Uni Table Top
Topalit Smartline Table Top
Solid Beech Table Top
Carrara Marble Table Top
Kanvas TC Side Chair
Gliss Wood Armchair
Pala Side Chair
Fox Metal Armchair
Canova Side Chair
New Skool Side Chair
Edge Side Chair
Myranda Side Chair
Ghost Side Chair
Missouri Side Chair
Pulse Side Chair
Skole Side Chair
French Bistro Side Chair
Ohio Side Chair
Relish Side Chair
Snow Side Chair
Scuola Side Chair
Lunar Table Base
Stylus Square Table Base
Ikon Table Base
Dream Round Table Base
Venice Table Base
Petal 4 Table Base
Durham Table Base
Tonda Table Base
Arki Table Base
Inox Round Dining Table Base
Southwold Table Base
Nemo Flip Top Table Base
Ypsilon Table Base
Bistrot 4 Leg Table base
Peel Table base
Neat Table Base
Domino Flip Top Table Base
Fila Flip Top Table Base
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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