Where, how, and what we eat has changed tremendously in the last decade. What’s more, the ease of online shopping has enticed many of us to stay at home in the evenings and at weekends. Making your café more attractive and eye-catching is one way of enticing people from their sofas and through your doors.
As specialists in the café furniture industry, we know a thing or two about the importance of keeping your café looking it’s best and most inviting. From refurbishing to switching layouts, we’ve put together a few tips to keep your customers happy.
Spruce up your furniture
Everywhere you look in Melbourne, the cafes are awash with innovative designs. From eco-friendly to Instagram friendly, the look and feel of your cafe is now almost as important as the food and beverages you serve.
Visiting a café is an experience – whether it’s just a short coffee-break, a catch up with friends, or a casual business meeting. Which is why finding furniture that reflects the sentiments of your café is so important.
If your furniture looks dated or dirty, then you could be scaring off potential customers. People always judge from first appearances, so make yours a good one! If a spring clean can’t bring it back to life, then it’s time to start looking for some new pieces.
Changing your café furniture completely can give your café a new lease of life and acts as an indication to customers that your café is taking a different direction. Think about the furniture trends for 2020 which include multi-use furniture and eco-friendly materials. Think too, about your customer base. If you’re targeting families or groups, they may prefer the privacy that booth seating gives them.
If you don’t have the funds to invest in new furniture, a lick of paint can work wonders, transforming your tired looking tables into ones which are chic and contemporary.
Switch up your layout
Changing your layout can also make your café feel brand new and knowing who your customer demographic is can help you with this.
Consider the space you have to work with – too many tables may crowd your space and send customers running for the hills – too few and you get an empty feeling.
Keeping your customers happy is paramount to the success of your business so taking their needs into consideration is important when you’re revamping your café. When planning your layout, for instance, avoid placing customers close to the toilets or the kitchen and make sure there is sufficient space between the tables for any waiting staff to move around, to avoid any collisions with staff carrying hot food or drinks.
For more hints and tips to elevate your café to the top of the menu, be sure to visit our blog.