Outdoor Cafe Furniture: The Essential Furnishings for Sidewalk Cafes

Outdoor Cafe Furniture: The Essential Furnishings for Sidewalk Cafes
Outdoor Cafe Furniture: The Essential Furnishings for Sidewalk Cafes

Scott Batori

With the weather finally warming up (and COVID measures in place), people are looking for great places to eat outside.

How can you accommodate them? You’ll want to make sure your cafe is properly furnished so that you can bring in the customers you want.

Keep reading to learn about the essential outdoor cafe furniture to have this upcoming season.

Dining Sets

First and foremost, you’ll want to secure where your guests are going to eat. You can choose from bench seats or a regular set of chairs. You’ll also need to consider the material the dining set is made from.

If you want to seat more people then you can go for bench-style seats. Just take into consideration it may be more difficult for guests to get up.

Of course, you can never go wrong with a more traditional style of seating, such as this Parisian chair. You can also opt for a more modern set up if it suits your cafe’s style.

You’ll want to make sure the tables are easy to clean as well as weather resistant. Wicker is always a great choice for outdoor furniture since it’s resistant to the rain and won’t get damaged from the exposure to the sun.

Outdoor Heaters

During certain times of the year, the temperatures may be nice during the day, but at night it can get a little chilly. Buying outdoor heaters will not only keep your guests comfortable but it will also increase the amount of available space you can use.

If your cafe is on the coast, then an outdoor heater is a must-have to fight the chilly winds coming from the water. Not only will your guests be happy about staying warm, but also your employees will love knowing they won’t get cold while serving food.

Furniture Covers and Storage

With any new seating you buy, you’ll want to keep the furniture protected from any unwarranted weather. Even if you choose hardy wicker furniture, you’ll still want a place to store the cushions.

Winter weather can be particularly harsh on outdoor furniture. By covering your furniture or storing it inside, it will last longer. This will save you money in the long run because you won’t have to replace it as quickly.

Patio Umbrellas

Although dining outside can be nice, it can get unbearable if the sun is beating down on your guests.

Having patio umbrellas will keep your guests cool during the high heat of the day. It can also keep them dry when there is a light drizzle of rain. If you have the storage space, you can pack away your umbrellas after dark so guests can enjoy the night sky.

The Outdoor Cafe Furniture You Need

Are you still deciding what you want for your sidewalk cafe? Consider some of the outdoor cafe furniture options we talked about in this article.

By having these beautiful and practical furnishings, your cafe will look complete and your guests will be happy.

Do you have any questions about cafe furniture? We invite you to contact us so we can help you find the perfect furniture for your cafe.