Coffee shops may seem like they have similar needs to restaurants when it comes to awnings. In many respects, this is true – in both cases, the awning is meant to play both a protective and aesthetic/marketing role. But the ambience of a coffee shop is by its very definition, different. Here are a couple of ideas on what you can do with coffee shop awnings.
1. Simple and clean
Many coffee shops are small, so a lot of the time all you need is a simple open-cassette awning. Though this example uses a white piece of fabric to greatly bring out the character of the establishment itself, you are free to use any colour you like.
2. Showcase your shop’s name
An awning can be a great opportunity to make your company name known. So kill two birds with one stone by having an ad that also offers protection from rain. Here’s another composition in white but, as usual, feel free to choose any other colour!
3. Bring out the quaint feel of the town
Coffee shops are usually appreciated for their unique atmosphere. Though most of that atmosphere is achieved through your interior decor – and the quality of the beverages you serve – you can start getting your clients in the mood as soon as they see your awnings!
4. A touch of the familiar
High elegance isn’t the only appealing look for an awning. There’s a lot of charm to be found in cafes that invite you in with awnings that may not look pristine but compliment the atmosphere of the surroundings nicely.
5. Simplicity in colour
Stripes are a timeless pattern that can help make any coffee shop look more inviting. Any combination of white and another colour will work great, but don’t be afraid to experiment.
6. Contrast is key
A properly selected awning can really bring out the charm of your coffee shop. Check out the below option and how well the gray stripes contrast with the multicoloured doors.
7. Take advantage of scale
Don’t be shy about showing off your company name – it’s your coffee shop. Be proud.
8. And the little space you have
Sometimes you don’t have a lot of room for an awning – but a small piece with your coffee shop’s name can go a long way in making your place feel more inviting.
9. Don’t be afraid to go traditional
Traditional awnings can really add that final touch your place needs to look truly vintage.
10. Unorthodox solutions
How about a transparent awning? Protect your clients from rain without obstructing their view. And that’s really only the tip of the iceberg – there’s so much you can do with coffee shop awnings! Starting the new business?