Backyard bistro: Create a café experience

We all need spaces at home that allow us to escape – if only for the duration of dinner or a cup of coffee. And our bistro tables and chairs were born to fill this role. They’re thoughtfully styled for mixing and matching, so you can create not just a setting but an experience.

For inspiration, here are a few of our favorite “destinations.”

Authentic French café

The “bistro” concept is nearly synonymous with Parisian cafés that spill onto the sidewalk. So why not embrace their style? Both the Lacina Bistro Table and Paris Bistro Side Chairs bear the hallmarks of furniture found on these outdoor terraces, from the table’s black cast-aluminum base to the chairs’ bent rattan frame. And when in Paris, there’s no better way to serve a sliced baguette than in a handwoven basket. Bon appétit!

Paris Bistro Side Chairs

Rush Round Bread Baskets

Lacina Bistro Table

Beach bistro

Some tables, chairs and dinnerware have become staples of outdoor dining for good reason: They respond beautifully to anything you throw at them – from rogue balls and the scorching sun to spills and unexpected guests. Here, the classic and weather-hardy Round Teak Pedestal Dining Table and lightweight Cafe Stacking Dining Chairs cater to low-key meals, as does the break-resistant Raya Melamine Dinnerware. Add an umbrella, torches or twinkling lights, and you just might forget you aren’t overlooking the ocean.

Cafe Curved Back Stacking Chairs

Raya Melamine 12-Piece Dinnerware Set

40″ Round Teak Pedestal Dining Table

Local favorite

We love to frequent small, locally owned bistros because they feel so welcoming. And much of that charm comes from an eclectic blend of furnishings that mixes materials and styles. In this ensemble, we paired the minimal, slightly modern design of the Belport Bistro Chairs with the weighty, richly textured base of the Faux Stone Pineapple Bistro Table. In turn, the Piazza Serving Tray’s smooth, glossy finish plays off the matte surface of the table and chairs while adding a welcome pop of color.

Belport Bistro Chairs

Piazza Ceramic Serving Tray

Faux Stone Pineapple Bistro Table

Given the complementary nature of our café tables and chairs, it’s easy to pair them with your existing furniture or trade out one element and set a course for a new getaway. So where will your backyard bistro take you? Shop our assortment of bistro furniture, and mix and match to create your ideal arrangement.

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