Communal tables continue to be a popular trend both in restaurants and cafes and are designed to encourage what their name suggests – community. Some people regard communal tables as just being meant for large parties whereas in fact they simply encourage your customers to be more social. Although you don’t necessarily have to strike up a conversation with the person seated next to you, these tables promote interaction amongst their occupants.
So what are the benefits of communal tables?
By offering up a section of your cafe as a communal area, it means you can encourage groups of people to come and work together, and this can turn into more sales for you, the longer that they stay. In addition, communal tables help efficiently maximise your floor layout and give a break from the regular seating options.
Here at Cafe Solutions we stock 2 quite different communal tables, so let’s take a closer look at each one.
New Communal Table
Suitable for indoor use only this large table features a thick timber top which is attached to a solid black powder coated aluminium frame. It has a lovely tactile feel and warmth about it and would look great paired with our cargo or hairpin stools which would lend themselves to an industrial themed venue.
Aluminium black communal table with slatted top
This elegant table brings communal dining to the outdoors. It features an easy clean slatted top which is made from a timber and plastic compound in a teak colour together with a black powder coated aluminium frame which is weather resistant. With its sleek minimalist lines, it will slot effortlessly into any décor and due to the frame structure there is plenty of room for numerous people to sit in comfort.
Replica Tolix Bench Seat
Continuing the communal theme we also stock a replica Tolix bench seat which could be paired with the 800 x 1200 Tolix meeting table that can accommodate six diners. One of our personal favourites, it features a powder coated black frame with the traditional splayed legs and cross strut support that all Tolix style furniture has. The seat has been made from responsibly sourced ash timber and is finished with a protective coat of varnish. Suitable for indoor use only, it’s perfect for an industrial theme, it also looks wonderfully rustic and would work in more traditional settings.
We stock a wide range of commercial grade furniture at Cafe Solutions so why not browse our online store for inspiration or even drop by our showroom in Brendale, to see everything first hand. If you need any further information on any of our products then please don’t hesitate to contact us on (07) 3205 1616 where our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist.