The style and comfort of the bar stools can make or break a casual drinking or eating area. Unstable or uncomfortable leads to unhappy customers, while comfortable and cosy bar stools can transform a small eating area into an intimate corner for dinner a deux, or change your public bar from bland and businesslike to beautiful and buzzing.

Cafe Ideas, as you’d expect, has a great choice of bar stools to suit almost any restaurant design. Our favourites cover a huge range of styles, from industrial to colonial and classic. What they all have in common is robust construction, high-quality materials and comfort.

Modena Stackable Chair
Modena Stackable Chair

Paged Meble

Cafes and restaurants with a traditional, European or colonial style should take a look at the bar stools offered by Paged Meble. Inspired by traditional bentwood styles like Michael Thonet’s No.14, these bar stools are available in a range of wooden finishes, with or without backs.

The Boronia and and Clifton styles are made in Poland and, like Nardi, are guaranteed for two years. Bentwood is a naturally light yet robust material, so these are a great solution if you regularly alter your restaurant layout. The Clifton stool is also available in a white enamel finish.

Clifton Bentwood Bar Stool
Clifton Bentwood Bar Stool

Industrial Chic

Cafe Ideas also offers a selection of 34 different styles of bar stool under our own brand. We particularly like our industrial style choices, such as the Loft bar stool with its black steel frame, rustic stained back and seat. The style is reminiscent of an old-fashioned wooden school chair.

Loft Bar Stool
Loft Bar Stool

The beauty of our own industrial range is that they can be mixed and matched, so you could choose several of the Loft styles with backs in dining areas but mix in the adjustable Bolt and Industry styles or the taller Barrel design for more informal bar seating.

Nardi

The new Nardi range is one of our favourite current product lines. With a modular collection that you can build your restaurant design around, they offer chairs, tables and table bases that create flexible and modern furnishings with clean, unfussy lines and great, durable materials. Both their Duca and Conte bar stools are crafted in Italy and can be used indoors or out, thanks to their UV-stable materials.

So confident is Nardi in their products that every item has a two-year warranty. Between the two styles, there is a choice of eight colours, from poppy red to brilliant white. The Duca style is stackable, so it will work in even the most restricted outdoor space, while the Conte is fully adjustable, so it’s perfect for extra comfort in a more permanent bar area.

If our selection has whetted your appetite, check out the rest of our bar stool choices online. We're confident there’s something for everyone and if you have a very particular style, height or layout issue, Cafe Ideas can even custom-make seating to fit your restaurant design seamlessly.