Coffee Shop Design: Don't break the bank on the small stuff

There’s something to be said for not trying too hard. Even if you’re bent on impressing a chic clientele, less can be more in the world of coffee shop design.

When it comes to fixtures and final touches, you can create an inviting space by not buying into the “more is better” point of view.

 

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White paint. It's amazing what a quick coat of paint can do to make a shop look fresh and inviting. A warm white will brighten the space and will go with everything, and you won’t have to spend a lot of time testing out different color schemes.

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Coffee Shop Ambiance Part II: Lighting, Flooring, Music and More

We recently brought you tips for furnishing your cafe. Now it’s time to tackle a few other important elements of coffee shop ambience: lighting, flooring, music and more.

 

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Coffee Shop Ambiance Part I: Furniture

At your restaurant or café, you have free rein to appeal to the senses of your customers. The quality of your food and drinks and the smells coming from the kitchen are obvious selling points. But when a customer first enters and looks around, your ambience—or design and decor—can determine if they stay or go, or come back a second time.

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Coffee Shops: How To Build Your Takeaway Business

Picture the perfect coffeehouse. It probably includes comfortable seating, free wi-fi, and even a patio or small soundstage for live music.

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The Daily Office Crowd, Part II: What’s Your Wi-Fi Policy?

There's no question that laptop users are increasingly soaking up wireless connections and electrical outlets at coffee shops around the world, along with their lattes. Their presence creates a challenge for owners who want to have a wi-fi policy that maintains a welcoming atmosphere but also want to encourage the necessary customer turnover for a profitable business.

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The Daily Office Crowd, Part 1: Why Coffee Shops Are Great for Productivity

In today’s corporate environment, career-minded go getters are chasing productivity and creativity as much as they seek healthy salaries and competitive benefits. The hardest of these to maintain are creativity and productivity, and the surprising solution can be spending time away from coworkers at relatively noisy public places.

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Is Your Outdoor Seating Area Ready For Summer?

The latest research by VSAG (Vucurevich Simons Advisory Group) shows that adding outdoor seating to your restaurant or coffeehouse can increase gross profits by up to 65%.

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