The competition in Melbourne amongst coffee shops has never been greater. In Melbourne, we’re literally confronted with coffee shops on every corner. It’s never been more important for cafes to differentiate themselves in order to tempt customers through their doors. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can do this.
Creating a comfortable setting with an atmosphere and ambience that provides a good customer experience is equally as important as the quality of the coffee and cakes that you serve. Coffee houses, cafes, tea shops, and bistros all have to focus on providing an experience that will make customers want to return.
We’ve been helping cafes all over Australia establish their identity with contract furniture for many years. Here are a few ideas which could help your venue.
Across Melbourne, the increase in cafes and coffee shops has undergone a huge rise putting even more pressure on small independents and large chains to get it right. One of the key factors is café furniture.
Mixture of seating
Furnishing your café with a variety of seating options will add character and distinction to your venue while broadening its appeal and encouraging a wider customer base. A combination of tables and chairs, sofas, tub seats, and bar stools will cater for all age groups and types of customers.
Furniture such as sofas, armchairs, and tub chairs offer a welcoming relaxed feel for customers intending to linger while high stools placed around a dry bar table accommodate customers dropping in for a quick caffeine fix.
Fabric choices can also play a key role in the interior design of your café but do ensure you consider hard wearing materials which can be easily sponged off in the event of a spillage.
Coffee shop tables
When it comes to selecting tables for your café there are plenty of shapes and sizes to choose from. There is no standard one size fits all, since every café will have its own individual requirements for their interior space. From circular and square to the mix between low coffee tables placed close to sofas and table and chairs for eating.
Informal cafes often require smaller tables which can be easily moved around to meet the needs of their customers and create a versatile environment. For small cafes we recommend 600mm square tables which seat two people but can be easily pushed together to seat 4 to 6 people when required, without having the need to purchase larger tables.
Keeping your tabletops clean is another important consideration, which is why our Isotop tabletops are such a good choice because they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and mild cleanser in no time at all. They also feature a scratch proof and heat resistant surface and can be used outdoors too.
Why not browse our online store for inspiration and visit our showroom where you can see our furniture for yourself? Our friendly knowledgeable staff will be pleased to answer any questions and help you make your choice.