Whether customers want to stay and have a warm meal, or just want an espresso to go before work, it is not just about the products you are selling, but the whole experience of your cafe. No longer do we only have just a few cafes to go to in each town. Now, they are handfuls in every which way that you look. With more coffee shops around, means more competition and some of them have been trying over others to gain the competitive edge, whether it is 24-hour service, drive-through, or deliveries. Once every cafe implements all these tactics, then the differences are few and far between.
To make you really stand out, you can contact your Indian shop fitters in Melbourne to overhaul the interior of your coffee shop. Whether you want to embrace your heritage, or offer food that is truly unique, a cafe fitout is what can really separate you from the other shops on your street.
You may have visited a more stylish looking cafe from another part of town, more like a place to relax and enjoy the grandeur of the shop than a place to take your order and leave. This is what is called “communal dining“. Customers are left with feelings of community and belonging, for groups or two or more people to take their time and enjoy a nice meal or even just a cup of coffee. Groups of people who stay more typically spend more. However, you can still keep around smaller tables for lone customers who want to be less social as they are eating, drinking, reading, etc.
Themed cafes give customers an experience that no other cafes in your area can offer. Indian shopfitters in Melbourne can design you a shop/cafe hybrid so that customers can both order food as well as other goods. You can sell merchandise, clothes, books, and jewelry, for example. It can also open up the possibility of reaching more customers, as one can come to your cafe to either buy goods or to enjoy delicious food.
Coffee is considered unhealthy, but people still like to drink it and embrace the short-term effects that it causes. However, if you source locally grown ingredients and sustainable coffee beans, you are considered running what is called an “organic cafe”. If you serve healthy blends, or would like to serve them in the near future, consider a commercial fitout that revolves around this theme. Avid coffee drinkers would like an alternative to the unhealthy coffee they normally drink, so going in a different direction with your product is never a bad thing.
While communal dining is one direction you can go in, fast food is another. Young people, people who work, and people who are alone are different groups of customers who do not care for spending a lot time at a cafe or restaurant. These people want to get quality food fast and conveniently, and be able to eat it wherever they may go.
You do not necessarily have to remodel your cafe to look like a fast food restaurant, but one in which you can serve one guest after the other quickly and seamlessly.
When comparing communal dining to fast food dining, one type of cafe is not better than the other. What may be better for you ultimately depends on the products you sell and the type of customers you serve. The expectations of the customer always changes, and cafes are now becoming a locale where a person can multitask, while enjoying their coffee or meal in convenience or leisure.