Cafe & Brasserie Awning Specialists – beautifully bespoke solutions
Awnings for Cafes & Brasseries – bespoke solutions and a wide range of options
Deans are a leading supplier of cafe and brasserie awnings. We have a wide range of products to suit all styles and requirements. We produce cafe and brasserie awnings that will make you stand out and be noticed. For traditional styling we have the Classic Dutch Canopy or The Deans Awning. When it comes to contemporary solutions, there’s the RIB® Wedge Canopy or the RIB® Panel Canopy. Or for something sophisticated, there’s The Kenley Retractable or the Deans Classic Retractable.
Another key consideration when choosing a cafe and brasserie awnings is al fresco dining. This has grown hugely because it provides additional customers all year round. At Deans, we offer fixed or retractable awning solutions, free-standing or fixed modular systems and a wide variety of accessories like cafe barriers and directional infra red heaters.
On projects we can work with design agencies, cafe and brasserie chains or directly with independent cafe and brasserie owners. We have a talented team of designers who understand all the key considerations to ensure your bespoke cafe and brasserie awning solution is perfect. From detailed specifications, each awning is hand-crafted in our London workshop. Each member of our team is a highly skilled craftsman, they are hugely experienced in the bespoke manufacture of high-quality cafe and brasserie awnings.
Custom-built commercial awnings from design to manufacture to installation
At Deans, we have all the necessary expertise to produce a quality commercial awning. Every commercial awning project is different and present a new set of parameters that need to be taken into consideration.
The initial stage of the process begins with a full site survey, where we take detailed measurements and take into account any structural or architectural considerations. From this, we will produce detailed technical drawings. In terms of design, we have a dedicated and talented team who can collaborate with architects, design studios and business owners or work independently to produce your design.
We then manufacture your awning in our London Workshop. Each commercial awning is hand-crafted to your bespoke measurements. The materials we use are sustainably sourced and the fabric and timber are treated with weather-resistant finishes to deliver an exceptionally durable and reliable end product. Your commercial awning will then be installed by our expert installation team, who will ensure your commercial canopy is fitted to the correct specifications.
6 key considerations when choosing awnings for Cafes & Brasseries
1. Design & Styling
The design and styling of a cafe and brasserie exterior is key element. Choosing a cafe and brasserie awning is central to creating a cafe and brasserie’s look, feel and identity. Our talented and experienced design team are skilled at working with or collaborating with interior design agencies and architects or we can work independently to produce your cafe and brasserie awning solution. On request, we can provide detailed 3D-modelling, as well as supplying fabric samples. For grade-listed buildings in conservation areas, we can provide detailed drawings for planning permission.
2. Al Fresco Solutions
Utilising outside dining areas is a growing option for many cafe and brasserie owners. We have a number of stylish cafe and brasserie awning solutions to create large or intimate eating spaces, from pavements to cafe and brasserie terraces. Our extensive awning range includes fixed and retractable awnings, free-standing modular systems, plus accessories like jumbrellas, cafe barriers and directional infra-red heaters, which use 30% less energy than gas or quartz radiating heaters. All our cafe and brasserie awning solutions are robust and can withstand up to Beaufort Scale 8 winds. We also provide customers with email alerts for ‘Amber & Red Weather Warnings’.
Branding is an important part of a cafe or brasserie’s visual identity. Our design team have worked on or collaborated with interior design agencies on many prestigious restaurant awning projects. They have great flair and understanding about what works best in terms of enhancing your cafe or brasserie. As part of our total design solution, we have our RAGS® pattern printing. This cutting‑edge system takes design to a new level and can totally transform your approach to awning design.
4. Precision, Expertise & Craftsmanship
Each cafe and brasserie awning project is different. Sometimes it can be the area an awning has to cover, sometimes matching a building’s profile. At Deans, we pride ourselves in our level of knowledge and craftsmanship. Projects always start with an extensive survey and from this we produce detailed drawings and specifications. Each awning we manufacture is hand-crafted with a level of precision that comes from years of experience. The finished cafe awning is then installed by our expert team of fitters. They are fully briefed to ensure a smooth operation and minimal disruption to customers.
5. Quality Materials, Resilience & Sustainability
The finest quality cafe and brasserie awning requires using the finest materials. Deans use high-grade hardwood timber to manufacture our housings. Arms and bracketry are steel-forged to exact specifications including any curvature. Our finishes provide an additional level of resilience, metalwork is powder-coated, all timberwork is hand-treated and fabrics are solution-dyed to maintain resistance during its life span and to allow your cafe and brasserie awning to withstand weather conditions. Sustainability is also a key element and we strive to ensure materials come from a sustainable source. We have a dedicated Environmental Manager who ensures all our team are aware of our environmental policy, both at work and on site.
6. Wide Range & Customisation
Deans extensive product range allows for a variety of cafe and brasserie awning solutions. Traditional or contemporary styling, our range covers all requirements from impressive frontages and entrances to cafe and brasserie terraces. Retractable or fixed awnings, free-standing or fixed modular systems – the choice is wide. There is also the additional factor that all our awnings our hugely customisable. We offer a variety of wood stain colours and finishes, material and metalwork can be matched to any RAL colour, our pattern printing allows total design freedom, not to mention valances and finial options or remote-control or soft-gear manual operation.
Cafe & Brasserie Awnings – Featured Project
Location: Johns Instow and Appledore, Devon
Awning: Greenwich® Awning
This installation of four Deans Greenwich® Awnings at Johns of Instow cafe just looks ‘right’ in this waterside location. The simple plain blue fabric with matching boxes contrasted by simple white text graphics created using our RAGS® systems and branded front valances work on perfect harmony. The awnings were fully surveyed and manufactured to fit the different reveal sizes. The awnings are operated conveniently by a simple, easy to use hand operated crank mechanism.
Did you know Deans manufactured the first ever commercial awning in 1894
John Dean founded Deans Awnings in the 1890s. He pioneered the original commercial awning design, the Deans Awning, which has continued to maintain its popularity for 130 years. The Deans Awning was an instant success with traders and retailers and the design has remained with only changes to materials and finishes.