Cafe furniture buying guide

In any café, bistro or canteen environment, it’s important to find the perfect balance between style, comfort and functionality. Of course, when deciding on the layout of any eatery, you must always remember that first impressions count. It’s important to create the perfect space for your customers to relax, unwind, indulge in their favourite food and drink and catch up with friends and family.

As well as functionality, enjoyment and comfort should also play a significant role in your buying decisions, as this will allow you to create a space that your customers will want to spend time in, making them more likely to return.

If you’re looking for furniture for your café furniture workplace canteen, café, food outlet or breakout area, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve created a helpful café and bistro furniture buying guide, with everything you need to create a warm, functional, inviting and comfortable café.

Before you start choosing your furniture, make sure you consider the following factors:

  • Do you want booths in your café?
  • What size tables will fit into the space?
  • The shape of the table and the type of table base
  • Cushion material
  • Comfort levels
  • Do you need indoor or outdoor furniture?

The concept of your café should also influence your buying decisions. For example, if you specialise in drinks and quick bites, a minimal approach to furnishings may be the best option, whereas, if you’re serving up hearty meals and know your customers will be seated for longer, comfortable seating should be a priority.

You should also consider the quality, durability and maintenance of any furniture you buy, and always buy commercial grade furniture as these pieces have been designed to meet the specific demands of these environments.

Bench table and stool soft seating

Choosing your furniture

Here at BT Office Furniture, our range of bistro furniture and cafe furniture includes tables, bar stools, folding chairs and folding tables suitable for cafes, bistros, sandwich shops, canteens, restaurants and staff rooms. Fun, designer, cool or sophisticated – with our wide choice of styles, materials and colours it is easy to create the right impression with cafe tables or cafe chairs.

An office bistro area with employees

Bistro seating and café chairs

Our wide selection of cafe and bistro seating can be used in a wealth of different settings, providing function and form. From lightweight aluminium and plastic chairs that are easy to clean and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, through to stackable chairs, you will find a variety of options that will enhance the comfort and functionality of your space.

Our range of bistro seating and café chairs includes the Wing Café, Xpresso Stacking Chair, Session and the Trak.

Bistro chairs with modern design

Bistro tables, café tables, and fast-food benches

We have a wide range of stylish, sturdy and versatile café bistro tables that will add a striking and exciting dimension to any café environment.

Available in a lots of different sizes, shapes, colours and heights, our range includes the Crew Dining Worktables, the Crew Breakout Table , the Genoa Breakout Table and the Escape Poseur Hoop Bench.

All of our cafe bistro tables are easy to clean, are heat and scratch resistant and many models are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, so you’re sure to find the right tables and benches for your café setting.

Office dining tables and chairs in breakout area

Café stools, bistro stools and bar stools

Whether you’re looking to create a fun retro setting or a relaxed, stylish bar atmosphere, we have a range of cafe and bistro stools that are will allow you to take your café’s style to new heights.

Available in leather, upholstered fabric, vinyl, polypropylene and different wood finishes, our stools will complement and enhance both contemporary and traditional settings and have been manufactured to withstand the demands of everyday life.

Our range includes the Lolli High Stool, the Cove High Stool, the Bjorn High Stool and the Vice Versa.

Explore our full range of high stools today.

Boston high school with acrylic seats in vibrant colours

Canteen benches

Our high-quality canteen benches and tables are available in a wide range of colours and styles. You’re sure to find the perfect seating solution for any type of cafe, restaurant or fast food outlet.

Our exciting range of canteen benches include the Forte Bench, Crew Seating and Benches, the Apex and the Loco Bench. Of course, we’ve only just touched the surface, explore our full range of dining tables and benches today.

Bench desks and benches with bench seating and high stools around the outside of room

Why choose BT Office furniture?

Since BT Office Furniture’s formation in 1994, BT Office has become a leading UK office furniture supplier.

We use our own fleet of vehicles and team of specialist fitters to ensure your modern and executive office furniture arrives undamaged and is installed by people who are familiar with the products.

Get in touch today to find out how we can enhance the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your office environment.