A spotless coffee shop is not only about clean tables and floors. It also speaks of simple design and décor. A space that is clear of clutter with carefully selected décor items is much more appealing than one that would obviously collect dust and grime easily.
Who does not love the smell of freshly-brewed coffee or newly-baked bread? Keep these flavours coming if you want to attract more clients. Be sure not to overuse perfumes, air fresheners or other artificial smells.
The mood and function of your coffee shop are determined by lighting. Do people use your space for studying or business meetings? Or do they hang out with friends or dates? Dimmed lighting will make people linger longer whereas bright lighting will make them move quicker.
A combination of practical and cosy chairs and couches is ideal. Some people like to hide away in a nook or cranny in a soft, comfortable chair, while others need to sit up straight and do some work. Be sure to cater for both. And remember, there must not be a bad seat in the house.
You want to drink your morning coffee in a space filled with sunshine. Natural light creates a sense of optimism and positivity. Also, windows allow your customers to people-watch from a safe distance. Choose a space that offers this great natural attraction or if you have to break a few walls down.
Space equals purpose. If friends like to gather at your coffee shop make sure there is enough space for large groups. Think along the lines of a long dining room-style table. If business people are your target market, set up shop to get them in and out quickly. If people like to lounge around in your shop make sure you have comfy seats and inviting lighting.
Remember, a coffee shop is not just a place to drink coffee. They are places to socialise, do business, study or escape. It is vital that you know what your customers want and then design your shop according. If they feel at home, they will keep coming back.
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