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How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Eating Area for your Café or Restaurant

13 September 2021

How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Eating Area for your Café or Restaurant

With many cafes and restaurants back in business, outdoor eating areas are busier than ever. Many cafes and restaurants are looking to design the perfect space that is visually appealing and practical for the customers and staff.

If you are in the process of picking the best furniture and décor for your café or restaurant's outdoor eating area, your design depends entirely on your targeted customer, location, restaurant theme, and the space available. Mogo Direct has put together a few design ideas and product recommendations for you to consider.

Separate your outdoor eating area from public spaces with style

Outdoor Café dividers

If your restaurant or café is located on a public street or walkway, portable dividers are an excellent way to section off your eating area keeping your diners separate from passing pedestrians. The Kooper Black Canvas Café Barrier is the perfect choice providing a stylish design and a sturdy base.

Create an attractive outdoor eating area

Potted Plants and fairy lights

For something extra, you can include potted plants or small trees to create a more natural look. Adding greenery creates an inviting and relaxing atmosphere to your café exterior, helping to attract new customers. Outdoor Fairy lights will play the same role at night by alluring customers with visual appeal and warm ambience. Additionally, you can highlight features and outdoor partitions effortlessly.

Outdoor Heaters

As we move into the cooler months, heaters are essential for any outdoor eating area. Outdoor heaters will keep your guests warm regardless of whether it's a cool Summer night or chillier Autumn or Spring day, allowing you to extend the use of your outdoor areas.

Trendy café themes for your outdoor café furniture

Italian Bistro

The tradition of eating outside during summertime is a famous pastime amongst Italians, so it’s only fitting to style your outdoor café with an Italian-themed Bistro. Italian café designs feature vibrant colours with natural elements, and the Petra Terrazzo Table is the perfect product that encapsulates this. You can complete the “piazza café” look by pairing the table with the Malaga Café Armchair.

The Milano café table and Milano Metal Bistro chair combination will exude a sophisticated city feel to the outdoor area for a more modern Italian city café aesthetic. The solid yet stylish bistro chair is lightweight and easily stackable.

Contemporary Calm

For a contemporary twist to your outdoor seating area our Contour Café and Dining Chair is the perfect option. With distinctive lines, bold tubular frame and slender wire seat, the design is simple yet surprisingly comfortable. The chair stacks for easy storage and can be used both indoors and out. Popular for cafes, office spaces, restaurants, and garden terraces.

Mediterranean theme

Mediterranean décor varies widely and can give you many opportunities to decorate your outdoor restaurant. Earthy tones like sage, browns, and tans can help set the visual style for the area, while pastels and cool colours can replicate a seaside atmosphere. To opt for a warm and earthy Mediterranean décor, we recommend the Sevilla round café table and Santona armchair.

Contemporary Seaside

For a more modern take on the seaside theme, the Javea café chair pairs perfectly with either the Petra driftwood square table or the Sevilla square café table for a beautiful, rustic look that combines wooden elements with pastel colour tones.

If you're designing an outdoor eating area for your café or restaurant, we stock a wide range of furniture to fit all aesthetics. View our café furniture range and order online for fast UK delivery. If you require any assistance with choosing the right furniture, contact us on 01442 736 384 and our friendly team will be happy for assist.