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How to Give Your Café a Makeover on a Budget

If you’re struggling to get new customers through your doors then perhaps your café or bistro is due a makeover. Revamping your café doesn’t need to break the bank, yet the benefits can be significant. But if you’re tight on funds, let’s explore how to open a café on a relatively low budget and see what you can accomplish without draining your bank account.

Comfortable seating

While serving good food and coffee is an important part of running a successful café, customer comfort is on an equal parallel and this is best achieved with the use of appropriate seating. We usually recommend that café owners offer a mix of seating options to cater for all ages, this way your café will have greater versatility and appeal to a broader customer base.

For instance, comfy tub chairs and sofas give a non-verbal suggestion that these seats are intended for those customers intent on staying for a longer duration whereas bar stools grouped around a dry bar table indicate that this seating is intended for customers looking to grab a quick caffeine fix. You don’t have to pay the earth for durable, comfortable chairs either. Check out our AFRDI tested chairs which have undergone rigorous testing to establish their suitability for a bustling café setting.

Use all your available space

Another way to grow your profits is to accommodate more customers and this can be done by using up every available space that you have. Do you have a backyard for instance or a pavement area where you could seat a few more tables and chairs? We have several  affordably priced table and chair combinations that would enable you to set up a small seating area on a budget. Just give your walls a quick lick of paint, throw in some planting and some parasols and voila, more customers and increased revenue.

Easy to maintain furniture

Furniture that looks drab or worn out is off-putting to customers so replace any tired looking furniture with new, modern furniture that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to maintain. Our Isotop tables are designed for indoor and outdoor use and are stain and heat resistant. In addition, all it takes to keep them clean is a wipe over with a damp cloth and gentle cleansing agent. Better still, Isotop tables come in a huge chose of sizes, shapes, patterns, and colours so there’s sure to be something to suit your décor and space. To give your seating area a pop of colour, why not choose colourful chairs such as our replica Tolix range, our steel cabaret chairs, or take a look at our polypropylene chairs which also boast some bold colours and designer styles.

Kerb appeal

First impressions count so make sure that your café has kerb appeal. Besides giving the building a lick of paint if it needs one, you could design a colourful menu board to stand outside and attract attention; or perhaps invent a new drink or food dish once a month to entice customers through your doors. Check out what every other café in the area is serving and then come up with something totally different or with a unique twist.

At Café Chairs Sydney we have an extensive selection of café furniture for all tastes and budgets so why not browse our online store or visit our Sydney showroom to see our furniture for yourself. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist in any way they can.