Cafe barriers

Cafe Barriers

Create visual impact and extend your outdoor seating area with an elegant cafe barrier system

Cafe Barrier Key Features

Barriers for outdoor cafes help segment space on thoroughfares and provide your customers with dedicated outdoor seating space.

Branded Cafe Barriers

Use a barrier system to not only segment space for outdoor dining but also provide onsite marketing and brand exposure to those passing by. Our printed cafe barriers are designed to complement your brand aesthetics, with a large range of material colours available for single or double sided printing.

Lightweight and portable

These products are designed to provide a clear and obvious visual barrier for customers but also be easy to move when required. They are lightweight and portable, making them simple to stow away overnight. When erected, they form a sturdy barrier suitable for most hospitality venues.

Extend coverage outside

These products are perfect for extending areas directly outside of restaurants, cafes, and bars to create more cover space. Direct footfall or push pavement walkways away from your building to include additional seating or distinct segmentation of venue space.

Pair with planters

Add additional elegance to your outside space with cafe barrier planters. This can create a more robust and permanent space or be done for aesthetic reasons alone. Either way, your guests will appreciate outdoor dining even more with added foliage.

Create the perfect Cafe Barrier System for your space

Our outdoor cafe barriers are designed for most applications. We can also provide bespoke design and manufacture if you have something special in mind.

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Cafe barriers

Cafe Barriers

Please speak to our team about the most common types of barriers we produce.

  • Wide range of fabrics available
  • Branded to suit your venue
  • Sturdy design and hardwearing
Cafe Barriers
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The Corn Exchange

Iconic landmark, undergone a £30m transformation, creating a fantastic new dining destination for the city.


Café Barriers

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Retreat Restaurant

After nearly five years of continual growth, Retreat Grill, Bar & Restaurant faced a challenge – how to accommodate a growing number of diners.


Café Barriers

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Questions People Ask About Cafe Barriers

What is a Cafe Barrier?

A Cafe Barrier is used to segment space, typically outside of your cafe, restaurant, or bar so that people can sit or stand and still feel like they are in part of the venue. They can be used to provide additional seating, smoking areas or direct queues. There are lots of applications for these products but are generally used to create more space for customers to use.

Are Cafe Barriers easy to assemble?

On the whole yes. At James Robertshaw, we manufacture a number of different types of barriers, including some fixed glass balustrades. Some of the most popular though are made from fabric and are very easy to assemble with just a simple connector between two poles. They are lightweight and quick to move when required.

Do I need permission to use Cafe Barriers?

If you are using them on land owned by yourself, you are free to use them as you wish. If you want to place them on a public street, then we recommend checking with your local authority before doing so.

Are your barriers waterproof?

All our cafe barrier systems are made to measure by our expert team who have many years of experience within the hospitality sector. We have a huge range of fabric options to choose from, including fully waterproof options. When working with our team, we will ensure your final product exactly meets your requirements, including waterproofing if you intend to use it outside.

Are Cafe Banners and Cafe Barriers the same?

When venue owners enquire about Cafe Banners, they are typically talking about the same product yes. At James Roberstshaw, we design and manufacture Cafe Banners to be used to create outdoor space for customers and direct walking traffic. They can be branded to suit your venue and create a stunning visual impact.

Interested in learning more? Let’s talk.

Whatever your need, our friendly team will talk you through your options.