Published by Chris on October 21, 2021

No better time for adding an awning to your coffee shop

With rules changing constantly regarding eating indoors/ outdoors, there is no better time to invest in an awning to extend your seating surrounding your coffee shop. Having an awning will invite more into your shop and allow them to have shelter from the rain or shade from the sun. With that said, you can also add outdoor heating systems to make it an even more pleasant outdoor seating area for your coffee shop.

In these tough economic times it is more important than ever for a coffee shop to appear as inviting as possible from the outside. While some may think that this simply means having a clean store front and good signage, there are plenty of other ways to draw in potential customers. One simple solution would be to install an awning with your logo on it. These small improvements often make the biggest difference over time with many potential customers saying that they will not even consider going inside a store if they don’t like what they see from the outside.

If you’re looking for a way to improve your coffee shop, adding an awning is a great way to do it. Not only will it provide shade and shelter from the rain, but it can also add a touch of class and style to your business. Plus, awnings provide additional signage opportunities, which can help attract new customers.

But before you run out and buy an awning, there are a few things you need to consider. First, you need to make sure that your coffee shop has enough space to accommodate an awning. Take into consideration the tables and seats at the edge of the awning and if those that sat there would still be protected from the elements. You may wish to add side panels to the awning if possible.

Another consideration is the type of awning you choose. Retractable awnings are a great option, as they can be retracted when not in use, saving you precious space. Fixed awnings are also an option, but they take up more space and cannot be retracted.

Finally, you need to decide how much you want to spend on your commercial retractable awnings. Awnings can range from a few hundred pounds to several thousand pounds, so make sure you pick one that fits your budget, considering the additional income it could potentially bring in.

Some additional extras to add could be some warm blankets for customers to grab and use if they wish to do so, creating a warm and comforting feel whilst sipping on a warm hot chocolate or seasonal coffee and cake. Alongside a blanket, outdoor heating is a must in the UK, with the cold winter upon us. Heating systems that can be controlled by the customers is a great idea as they can simply turn them on when needed and will switch off after a set time, saving you energy compared to having them on all day long.