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These days popular cities and towns are awash with dining establishments and speciality coffee shops. In fact according to an interesting survey carried out by Future Melbourne.com in 2006 the city and it’s surrounding areas had just under 2500 cafés, restaurants and bars with enough seating for over 150,000 people. In 2014 this shows no signs of slowing down despite tiptoeing out of the worst economic crisis for decades. With so many cafés offering a ‘great experience’ then anyone opening up a new café has to distance themselves from their competitors. With this in mind, here are 6 factors that can help to turn a good café into an outstanding café
Nowadays this is more of a necessity than a luxury and for the working community a café with a good wi-fi signal is often a preference. Yes it may cost more to install and to run, but when people stay longer, it generally means that you’re serving more skinny lattes all round.
Gone are the days when café’s could make do with instant, or lousy blends of coffee. In 2014 it’s all about the standard of your beans. Serve great coffee and you’ve virtually got it made. Oh, and if you know your latte art, then all the better!
We’re not talking Michelin-starred here but rather homely, affordable, great tasting food. If you can offer the best butter cake for miles around just like mum used to make, then word will soon spread and before long you’ll be packed to the rafters.
Great magazine selection
Okay so it’s an extra expense, but people love to go to café’s to relax and recharge their batteries and a good magazine selection certainly helps. Besides if you’re anything like me you can easily lose yourself in a good magazine and before you know it, it’s been 4 cups of coffee and a couple of hours later. Yikes!
A warm and comforting environment
Research has shown that the right balance of commotion and calm can boost creativity. Sometimes people go to café’s to brainstorm ideas or to meet people/clients, it’s no longer just a place to go and drink good coffee. That’s why Starbucks is so popular with it’s idea of the ‘third place’ somewhere between the office and the home.
It’s a bit of a no-brainer really but did you know that some café’s will deliberately choose less than comfortable furniture so that guests don’t hog all the seats? Ultimately this is more in the case of establishments that need to turn tables, but in the main, people are only going to return to café’s where they feel relaxed and comfortable.
So there you have it, 6 not so secret factors that can turn a good café into a great café!
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