When it comes to café design, London-based Thames Contracts has a wealth of experience in designing and fitting out restaurants and coffee shops of all kinds.
In the restaurant trade, it is important to keep up with changing eating habits and current trends, so a café or coffee shop may need to be redesigned with this in mind. For instance, including a salad or juice bar area could help to put a fresh focus on healthy eating.
Perhaps you are opening a new café, or you might need to adapt an existing establishment because of competition in the area, to make it more fashionable or just because it is time for a regular update. Whatever the reason for your café fitting or refurbishment, we will work with you to create an attractive, well-planned area designed to appeal to both existing and new customers.
Café & Coffee Shop Design Service
Café design experts Thames, based in London, offer a comprehensive service from design to delivery, to ensure that your restaurant fitting or refurbishment meets your individual requirements.
We start by paying a visit to your premises to draw up an initial design and quote, discussing exactly what you have in mind. Then we will create a detailed 3D design and discuss any modifications you suggest at that stage, before agreeing on the timings and costing for the project.
Coffee shops are often on the small side compared to restaurants, but we can help you to make the most of the space available, for instance by using wall-mounted eating shelves. Planning of the kitchen and servery areas is another important element of using restaurant space well, while efficient ventilation and extraction systems must be included by law.
We also plan out seating to maximum capacity if needed, while taking fire exits and gangways into consideration, and leaving enough space for customer flow through the area. We help clients with regulatory issues such as correct provision and positioning of WC facilities and washrooms, and can also help with building control requirements and planning applications if necessary.
Thames will manage the project from start to finish, overseeing all the work to ensure that it all goes smoothly. Our professional team will do it all, from creating bespoke furnishings and fittings to your requirements to installation of facilities and power, taking all the worry out of the process for you.
We have 25 years of experience and we pride ourselves on keeping to the budget and timescale for our projects, so you can rely on us as your partners in carrying out a restaurant or coffee shop design in the London area. Our fast turnaround means that we can carry out a project from the first consultation to completion in a matter of weeks.
Current Trends in London Coffee Shop Design
Café design in London is a fast-changing and increasingly competitive field, with many coffee shops drawing inspiration from different parts of the world, ranging from Italy to Africa, as well as new and modern chains and individual shops. One trend is extensive use of glass, which is now a popular material for both partitioning and table tops, adding a feeling of light and space.
Natural finishes, such as timber and stone, are also in demand, creating an environmentally friendly and green ambience. However, there are also other types of coffee shop design in London which are popular with different age groups and clienteles, from leather chairs and traditional coffee tables to brightly-coloured retro diners serving milkshakes alongside the coffee. Whatever effect you want to create, Thames can help you to meet the demands of your customers and the marketplace.
Our specialist fitters will take care of every aspect of your cafe design, from creating an attractive frontage to fitting out the restaurant and kitchens with counters, tables, ceilings, seating, lighting and other furnishings and equipment, carrying the project through from initial consultations to providing the finishing touches.
Thames Contracts has carried out many varied café design projects in the London area, and we provide a fast, streamlined and top-quality service. Contact us now for details.
Café design London: Get in touch with Thames Contracts now to find out more.