All over the country, restaurants and cafes are extending the seating room they have available by expanding outdoors. Al fresco dining is extremely popular in every city, so offering patrons the ability to enjoy their meals outside can be a great way to stay busy and entice new customers.

This is where selecting the right outdoor cafe furniture can be so important. Obviously you want your patrons to be comfortable while they are at your establishment, but you also need your furniture to be practical and durable at the same time.

There is also the consideration of style and design to think about, as a flimsy plastic chair may not give off the image you want for your cafe.

Fortunately, it is possible to choose from a wide range of durable, practical plastic chairs that do not appear flimsy, but that are also designed to be stylish at the same time.

Outdoor Cafe Tables and Chairs

The tables and chairs you choose for the outside section of your cafe or restaurant can be crucial. Ideally, you want them to last over the long term without risk of breaking or falling apart. You also want to think about customer comfort while they are eating. If your outdoor section is shaded by a veranda or an awning, this is not too much of a problem.

Plastic is far less likely to conduct heat in the same way metal chairs and tables will. If your outdoor dining area is exposed to the heat of the afternoon sun for hours at a time, metal furniture could pose a problem.

Heavy duty plastic is extremely durable and is not likely to buckle very easily. It is also likely to offer more comfort during the warmer months. Plastic can also be coloured very easily, so it is possible to match your outdoor furnishings with those inside your establishment to carry a theme through the entire place.

Why Plastic Stacking Chairs?

When business hours are finished for the day, the last thing you want is to leave your outdoor furniture outside. This is where opting for stackable chairs makes it quick and efficient for packing up furnishings and storing them inside until the next business day.

Metal chairs can be stacked quite easily too, but plastic tends to be lighter overall, which makes it easier for staff members to carry them around without risk of injury.

Outdoor Bar Furniture

It is not just cafes and restaurants turning to outdoor dining options. Bars and hotels are also keen to offer patrons outdoor areas to enjoy a drink and a cigarette. This is especially true with the new non-smoking laws, forcing patrons outside to smoke.

Choosing the right outdoor bar furniture should be quite simple. Bar stools and tables designed for outdoor use are extremely durable and need to be practical by nature. They are also available in a wide range of styles and designs, so it should be very easy to match outdoor furnishings to any indoor chairs and tables you already have.

Nextrend carry extensive ranges of hospitality furniture specifically designed to suit the needs of restaurant, cafe, and bar owners. If you are unsure about which outdoor furniture will suit your needs, the team at Nextrend will be happy to assist you with any queries you might have.