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The cooler months of winter are a good time to consider any updates to your cafe furniture, before the rush of Christmas is upon us. Cafe tables are one of the first things that customers see when they visit your cafe for the simple reason that they take up most of the space, so it’s important that these make a good first impression.
So with this in mind what should you be looking for in a cafe table? We’ve put together a few top tips for you to consider.
Only buy commercial furniture
Perhaps you’ve seen a great looking dining table set in your local furniture store and are tempted to invest in a few of these for your cafe. The trouble is that residential furniture is not designed for the amount of use that cafe furniture has to handle. I mean, how many times do you and your family actually sit together at the dining table? I’m guessing maybe once a week. Compare that to the amount of times that a cafe table gets used during the day and you can see where I’m coming from.
Commercial furniture is designed to be able to withstand frequent, regular use. It’s also more versatile to buy because often tops and bases are sold separately, allowing you to create a custom table. If you’re working on a tight budget then table packages might be your best option. In addition a cafe table top needs to be able with withstand high temperatures and have a resistance to stains and scratches, so that they keep their good looks for longer.
Indoor or outdoor
Your choice of cafe tables also depends on where you’re going to be using them. Outdoor tables need to be fit for purpose and should be weatherproof and UV stabilised so that they don’t fade, crack, or split in the harsh Australian climate. Some of the strongest table tops we’ve come across are manufactured by Isotop and are suitable for interior and external use.
Cafe tables also need to be durable and low maintenance. Isotop table tops can be wiped down with little more than a damp cloth and mild cleanser to remove any stains and food debris, making it quick and easy to turn around your tables between customers. If you’re tired of staff having to deal with that well-known problem of wobbly cafe tables, then we also sell FLAT technology table bases and equalisers which eliminate wobbly tables for good.
You might want to consider investing in a few different table sizes to, in order to maximise your floor space and give customers a choice. Our 600 mm tables for example are great for squeezing into corners and recesses and accommodate solo diners or couples. 700mm and 800mm will accommodate 4 people comfortably and allow plenty of space for large plates and drinks. You might even want to consider a couple of communal dining tables which could sit along one edge of your dining space. These sit large groups and are perfect for parties.
Here at Cafe Furniture Melbourne we’ve got a large range of tables for you to choose from in all shapes, sizes, finishes, and colours. We’re also offering 15% off all cafe table tops for the whole of August, so you can save some money too. You can browse our online store or visit our showroom to see them first hand. If you need any further information about any of our cafe furniture then just give us a call on 03 9357 9688 and our staff will be happy to assist.