How to Buy the Perfect Outdoor Dining Furniture

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Given the current circumstances, more people are opting to dine outdoors whenever possible but how do you choose the right outdoor dining furniture for your cafe? What things should you consider? Read on to find out more.

Understand your space

As a general rule of thumb, the area and shape of your space goes a long way to determining the size of your furniture and how much you need to buy. But when you’re looking to choose outdoor dining furniture for your cafe or restaurant you also need to consider how much of the space do you actually want to use. For example, a cafe owner may wish to cordon off part of the area so that children can run around there.

Buy outdoor dining furniture – what pieces to choose

In addition to the aesthetics, think about customer comfort. Decide on your pieces according to the overall tone or theme of your venue. You can mix table and chairs sets with bar tables and tall stools to create different zones. Stacking chairs are ideal too since you can bring more out of storage during your busiest times, even expanding onto the pavement.

Check the material

Firstly, always ensure that the furniture you choose is clearly marked as being for outdoor use. Typically outdoor dining furniture is made from a variety of materials including wood, resin, rattan, and polypropylene. The furniture should also be able to withstand moisture and high temperatures and be easy to maintain.  If you have a covered area you could consider using metal furniture which is strong and durable. Our Parisian chairs are a great choice of outdoor dining furniture and lend an elegant European ambience. Since they can be used indoors and outside, they lend a seamless flow from one area to another. Another extremely affordable option is our Envy Chairs that come in a wide range of colours enabling you to be creative with your design.

Stick to your style

When choosing outdoor dining furniture remember that a coherent space with furniture of the same design or that complements one another is more appealing than a haphazard hotchpotch of styles. Try to ensure that the tone or theme is matched in every aspect from the menu style to the crockery and furniture.


If there is one thing that never goes out of style it’s greenery. Your space can easily be made to look more inviting with the addition of potted planters and/or hanging baskets. You can even include artificial grass and fairy lights to make the space more welcoming.

Hopefully, these 5 tips have given you some ideas on how to choose outdoor dining furniture. Here at Cafe Chairs Sydney, we stock an extensive range of outdoor dining chairs, tables and stools to suit all tastes and all budgets. Why not browse our online store or visit our showroom to see for yourself.