One of the best surprises when you visit a new café or restaurant is often the furniture you get to relax on while you’re there. Sometimes a place will catch you by surprise if you were expecting one thing and end up getting a completely different style, or perhaps a mash-up of several looks, as is quite popular.
The chairs and tables you choose can really make a difference to the overall look and feel of a place, so we tend to notice when some thought has gone into this. Here are some of our favourite pieces we’ve found for cafés, bars and restaurants.
These are one of our absolute favourite modern designs if you’re looking for more relaxed and quirky bar and restaurant chairs. The fun colour combination can lend itself to various different overall design schemes, and the combination of materials used including steel and beech make this an attractive and practical choice.
These chic and classic stools look incredible in any modern bar, or even a high-end cosmopolitan café. The chromed finish looks superb and classy while the steel frame underneath makes for an extremely sturdy structure.
If you really want to splash out you could go for a genuine antique, but a more cost effective option might be a reproduction or some sort of modern take on a classic French chair, like the Queensbury. A colourful, regal-looking chaise can be the ideal way to glam up a relaxed shabby chic café in a fun and unique style.
This unusual bespoke design caught our eye for its unique overall look. It’s fairly ornate yet understated at the same time, depending on your choice of table top (it’s available in mirror, glass and other options). We think this would look perfect in a quirky European-style coffee shop.