Designing a café may seem like a lot of hassle, especially if you are doing it with half–baked information. A café can be a great business venture if you do it right. I’m talking about having it in the right location, and having a unique design. These two things give you the upper hand. What are these designs you ask? Well, the following article will give you pointers and insight into running a successful coffee shop.
Create an Addicting Vibe
First off, all the use of oversized couches and eclectic mugs are details that ran out of fashion in 2014. Café owners put a lot of thought into the vibe their place will send out, and the sole aim of owners is to get you to spend your entire day there. This in turn translates into good business.
Here are some of the features in top restaurant furniture designs and interior decor that would give your café a look like no other to usher in the New Year and keep you on top in 2015.
Go With Whichever Colors Feel Right
Just to clear this up, there is no rule that says only pale, blonde wood should be used for shelves and tables. You could choose any color combination that suites your tastes. It may be matching or color clashing. Though this is usually a tricky aspect, it is advised to focus on colors that bring fresh energy into the lounge.
Your Signature Coffee Beans
The origin of the coffee beans pretty much defines your business. Their origin determines the taste of the coffee. Purchasing fresh, unground coffee beans from qualified and certified farmers is a good place to start; as your company grows, then you could start ordering coffee from renowned countries.
Time is Money
There is the old adage that goes, “time is money”. Well, this is true and it very much applies to coffee shops. In addition to thoughts about the design, working out a quick checkout system instead of having long, tiresome queues would literally keep your customers coming back for more.
Music to Their Ears
Putting in a quality stereo also goes a long way as a form of investment and entertainment. The types of songs played don’t really matter as long as they are not played at ear-bleeding volumes. Keep the volume mid-range with hits from the 70s playing often. Wifi, of course, is a component of any cafe that wants to have customers come in and stay all day
Your Signature Drink
An important feature of any cafe would have to be the house drink. Basically, this is your personal signature beverage. If you can, put a lot of thought and research into this. This would go a long way into upping or bringing down your image. You could have a couple of house drinks; one hot and one cold.
To a businesswoman, not only is design important, but if she is a romantic at heart, it could also have a love story type theme. You could sell baked goods in the shape of hearts or with heart decorations on them and mugs with romantic pictures and phrases. Also, to improve the revenue of your shop, make take out orders available 24 7 as some prefer having their coffee on the go or companies get a large order for their employees to enjoy in the break-room. Finally, small tweaks to your design complement the business, such as putting out bouquets of fresh wild flowers daily. This would encourage anyone who comes in for their morning coffee to have a great day.
Share small business news, blogs and social media tips with Project Eve's community of small business owners and entrepreneurs today. Our contributors come from a wide range of backgrounds; so whether you are a small business owner, social media strategist, financial adviser, serial entrepreneur, or write an amateur blog we urge you to contribute a blog to our 500,000+ community today. For more information, please refer to our Content Submissions Guidelines.