If you wish to cater to a variety of clientele, you should consider the importance of highchairs as seating options in your restaurant or café. Providing highchairs in your café and restaurant allows you to serve your youngest customers comfortably and safely. While each option comes with its own features and benefits, different models of highchairs are more suitable for infants and toddlers. Let’s dive in to what you should know when choosing the right highchair for a food establishment.
Why You Need A Good Highchair in Your Restaurant
There is currently no regulation or law requiring you to have highchairs in your café. However, if you want to increase your customer base, be able to serve as many varieties of clientele as possible or if you promote your establishment as family friendly, it is a good idea to have a few highchairs on hand. If you don’t, you’ll certainly be losing out on business when families choose to dine elsewhere.
Different Kinds of Highchairs
With so many options, it can be hard to know which is the best kind for your restaurant. Let’s break down the different varieties of highchairs available.
Wooden Highchairs are very safe, strong and sturdy all while remaining super trendy and stylish. This makes them a great option for a restaurant as you can match them to your current décor.
Plastic Highchairs are simple, no fuss highchairs. Often made from non-porous moulded plastic, they are incredibly easy to wipe clean between uses which is a definite bonus in a busy café.
Highchairs with trays are usually best suited for infants and allow parents the convenience to feed their child using the feeding tray. Some highchairs will have adjustable trays and ones that can be easily removed.
Highchairs without a tray are normally best suited for toddlers and are designed to be used up against a table. These highchairs are great in a busy restaurant as they won’t stick out as far from a table.
Things to Look for in a Highchair
As a business it is obviously important the highchairs you provide are safe, not only for your own peace of mind but for the parents as well. A highchair with a sturdy, solid frame is always the best option. Look for highchairs with wide bases as they are harder to tip over and should come with accessories to attach to the base to further minimise tipping. For added security, always provide a safety harness and ensure your patrons are using it to keep their children safe and secure in their seat.
Easy to Clean
As a busy establishment, it is imperative any highchair you provide is super easy to clean. Many different children will be using it daily, so you need to ensure you can keep it hygienic. Always check to see if a highchair has lots of crevices that food could get stuck in and if surfaces are easy to wipe – this will save a lot of stress and hassle later on.
As a business, it is not practical to have multiple different kinds of highchairs to suit different needs or ages. Therefore, you need a versatile highchair. Look for a chair with seat, foot, tray and harness adjustability so parents can adapt as needed to keep their child comfortable.
Our Award-winning Highchairs
Mocka’s award-winning wooden highchairs are extremely safe, sturdy and stylish making them ideal for use in cafes and restaurants.
The Original Highchair sets the standard in highchair safety, functionality and quality. The feeding tray has two adjustable settings, while the seat board and footboard have multiple height options making this a versatile highchair for establishments. The Original Highchair can be used from infancy to 6 years old so will suit all of your youngest customers.
Made from sustainable solid beech-wood, this highchair cannot tear, buckle, or warp and holds up to 60kg. The solid design ensures sturdy support and can be easily and hygienically wiped clean. A free set of highchair cushions, a Safety Harness and a between-the-legs safety strap ensure young patrons are safe and secure. The stylish wooden design is also wonderfully chic and will add to any top-rated café interior. Overall, the ideal highchair to use in any food establishment.
Our Soho Wooden Highchair is a highchair with a difference for any establishment. You’ll notice this highchair excludes a tray and instead is used right up against a table like a dining chair. Fully adjustable with five seat heights and nine footrest heights, most children can use the Soho Highchair from 6 months to 6 years old! A bar at stomach height and a between-the-legs strap keeps younger ones safe but can be easily removed when no longer needed.
The simple design ensures a super easy clean. A quick wipe over is all that is needed after a meal – just want you need for commercial use to ensure good hygiene. Four colour options – Natural, White, Black and White/Natural Combo – will allow you to match the highchair to your restaurants current interior as well. Overall, a great option for use in cafes and restaurants.
Providing highchairs in your café and restaurant allows you to serve all customers comfortably and will help attract more family business to your establishment. When purchasing highchairs ensure they are safe, adjustable and easy to clean so both you and your customers have peace of mind. Mocka’s award-winning highchairs are ideal for use in commercial establishments. You check out our Original Highchair and Soho Highchair here.