If you’re considering setting up your own cafe then you’re in for an exciting yet arduous journey. There are a ton of tasks to work your way through which makes this a very hectic time. Setting up your café usually starts with the design and this includes deciding on a theme and the type of food you’re going to be serving. There are also decisions to be made regarding the purchase of kitchen equipment and café furniture, as well as hiring staff and advertising your café’s opening. This post gives a few helpful tips and information for newbie care owners to assist with purchasing café furniture.
Consider your theme
With so much competition it stands to reason that any new café owner would want their café to stand out from the crowd or even to come up with a totally new concept or twist on the standard café. Even if you’re taking over a café with an existing theme, it’s likely that you’ll want to put your individual stamp on it.
Café tables are available in a wide range of styles from the classic butcher’s block style to natural granite or durable laminate tables which are available in a huge array of shapes, colours, and patterns which will match any café décor. Café table tops also come in many different sizes from a compact 600mm table which seats two people comfortably to larger tables that can seat ten or more people. In addition, booth seating is another consideration which works wonders when matched with table and chair sets by creating more depth and visual interest.
Think about your budget
When purchasing café furniture always know your budget. In fact, when dealing with a reputable café furniture supplier, this is likely to be one of the first questions they’ll ask you. Experienced retailers will know that everyone has a budget and will work with you to ensure that you get the best deal for your money.
If it’s your first-time purchasing café furniture then don’t be tempted to buy residential furniture because while it may look the same, it’s not built to the same standard as commercial furniture and isn’t likely to last as long, and you could find yourself replacing your furniture far sooner than you had expected. In addition, when purchasing commercial furniture you’ll also be given a minimum of one year’s warranty for added peace of mind.
Consider lead time
Always check the lead time when ordering your café furniture to be sure that it will be available before your opening date. Many furniture suppliers hold large stocks in store and can ship your products quickly so if you’re in a hurry try and deal with a supplier who turns orders around quickly.
Here at Café Solutions, we have a wide stock of café furniture to suit all tastes and budgets. So why not browse our online store or visit our showroom where you can see our products for yourself.