Outdoor cafe tables and chairs can be the ideal way for any establishment owner to seat more patrons without overcrowding the indoor space available. Many restaurant and cafe owners already take advantage of the ability to extend their premises by making use of outdoor dining locations. This might be a relaxed al fresco dining situation or an outdoor setting for licensed premises.
Choosing Outdoor Cafe Furniture
It is no secret that many customers love to sit outside to enjoy a quiet coffee or a meal, especially in the warmer months. In order to take advantage of this preference, you may need to consider which style and design of furnishing will best suit your establishment.
If you expect high traffic in your outdoor dining area, you will need to consider durability of the furniture you choose. This may mean opting for heavy-duty plastic chairs and aluminium tables. Many of the newer chair designs available are very stylish and are designed specifically for use in cafes and restaurants.
You may prefer to try and keep your outdoor furnishings as similar as possible to any indoor decor you already have. This helps you continue a design theme and ambience throughout the whole establishment.
In any event, it is still wise to consider how the furniture you choose will withstand exposure to the elements over time.
Seaside cafes may want to furnish a balcony or footpath location to take advantage of ocean views. This may mean considering a comfortable low table with sofa-style seating in a wicker style to capture that whole seaside ambience. Just keep in mind that timber or wicker will need to be treated to reduce warping or cracking due to moisture or heat.
Licensed premises and bars may also want to extend the design theme through to bar furniture as well. It is possible to select bar stools and tables that match other forms of cafe dining tables and chairs, which is ideal if you do not want to compromise on design or style.
Some businesses may prefer to use smaller cafe tables, designed to seat only two or three people. This is ideal for busy cafes that tend to get a lot of smaller groups in throughout the business day.
However, if you are likely to receive bookings from larger groups you may want to consider choosing tables that can be placed together to seat larger parties. Alternatively, there is also the option of using folding trestle tables for those bigger crowds.
Finally, if you do not intend to leave your outdoor furniture outside overnight, you may want to consider choosing chairs that are easily stackable. This reduces the time taken for staff to close up for the evening and makes it much easier for them to set up again the following day.
Wholesale Hospitality Furniture Suppliers
Nextrend specialises in providing high-quality furniture to the hospitality industry. They carry a large range of stock, so refurbishing an entire restaurant or completing a design fit-out for a new establishment is quick and easy. There is minimal downtime required waiting for delivery of furniture, so the project can be completed quickly.
The team at Nextrend will happily provide you with a free quote on any of their extensive furniture range. We are confident you will be thrilled with our competitive prices, so call today and discuss your hospitality furniture needs with one of our friendly staff.