Are you struggling to get new customers through your doors? One of the best ways to attract new customers is by giving your cafe a makeover. That’s all well and good, but what if funds are limited? No worries. We’ve put together a few useful hints and tips to help you achieve a cafe makeover on a budget.
Upgrading a few areas of your cafe doesn’t have to cost a fortune and yet the results could be quite significant. Let’s take a look at areas you could improve without making a huge dent in your wallet.
Use any available space
Unused space is costing you money in terms of revenue from additional customers, once they start flooding through your doors, that is.
If you have pavement space, for example, or a courtyard area at the back, turning it into an additional dining area means you can cater to more people and hopefully, grow your revenue and profits.
With Isotop tables starting from below $135 and attractive polypropylene chairs starting from as little as $40, it’s easy to carry out a cafe makeover on a relatively small budget. Make sure your floor area is swept and clean, add a quick coat of paint to the walls, throw in a couple of planters and a parasol, and hey presto, you’ve got a great outdoor dining space that’s easily achieved within a couple of hours.
It doesn’t matter if you serve the best coffee in the city, if people find your seating uncomfortable, chances are they won’t come back again.
We recommend that you provide a variety of seating options such as tub chairs, bar stools, booths, and even comfy sofas. This way your cafe will appeal to a broader range of clientele.
Did you know that your choice of seating sends out non-verbal instructions as to the behaviour of your guests? For instance, tub chairs indicate that a person is entitled to stay longer (provided they order more than one coffee, of course) whereas a bar stool sat beneath a counter, is a clear indication that these seats are intended for people looking to grab a quick caffeine pick-me-up.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on chairs and stools that will last for years, either. We offer a variety of chairs and stools that have passed rigorous testing from the AFRDI showing they can withstand the daily rigours of a thriving cafe environment.
Easy to maintain cafe furniture
There’s nothing more off putting to customers than drab tired looking furniture so be sure to replace any worn items with new modern furniture that looks attractive and is easy to maintain, After all, once you start getting more customers, you won’t have the time for continual maintenance.
First impressions count, so make sure it’s the best it can be. Why not try changing your menu and putting a couple of new ‘specials’ on board for the season? Regular customers, in particular, would welcome any tasty new additions. Advertise them on a blackboard outside so that passers-by can see them.
In addition, choose tabletops that are quick and easy to wipe clean. Our Isotop tabletops are coated with laminate and able to withstand hot temperatures without incurring any damage. With plenty of patterns to choose from, you can quickly transform smarten up your space.
Cafe makeover on a budget – First impressions count
Finally, check out what other cafes are doing to get customers through their doors, and try something similar – only better, with your unique twist.
Meanwhile, if you need any new cafe furniture don’t hesitate to visit Cafe Chairs Sydney. Browse our online store or visit our showroom for inspiration and great prices.