10 Ideas to Help Transform Your Kitchen Into a Cozy Café

Kitchen with round dining table and four chairs

If you're ready to give your kitchen a fresh update, try adding in some café-style pieces. From bistro chairs to a large wall clock to coffee table books, these finds will make you feel like you're dining in a chic French restaurant.

Bistro round marble top table from Williams Sonoma photo

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European Style Table: Marble-Top Bistro Table

When it comes to café-style dining furniture, select a round table like this Italian marble-top table to promote a friendly, social environment. Not only can a round table welcome group conversations, they're also a great pick for smaller spaces, game nights, and family dinners. Featuring a handcrafted cast iron base to provide a sturdy foundation for the thick, polished marble surface, this bistro table is truly a step up from small patio-style sets. Keep centerpieces simple by adding a vase filled with these artificial olive plant branches or this oblong bowl full of fresh lemons. (Starting at $1,756; williamssonoma.com)

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Parisian Bistro woven side chair from Williams Sonoma photo

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Parisian Café Seating: Woven Bistro Chair

French bistro chairs are essential when creating a café-style kitchen. Trendy yet timeless, the design of this 19th-century chair is well-known for accommodating famous writers and artists at Parisian cafés while they socialized with each other. Try bringing a pleasant ambience of Paris sidewalks into your own kitchen with these vintage-inspired woven chairs. They pair beautifully with the round table above, and you can also use them outdoors on your porch or patio while sipping your morning coffee. ($236 each; williamssonoma.com)

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Martha Stewart Collection milk glass ruffle cake stand with dome from Macy's photo

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Freshly Baked Goods: Glass Cake Stand

A French-style kitchen gives you an excuse to make your favorite baked goods and display them in this gorgeous cake stand. Arrange fresh pastries, cupcakes, and muffins inside the glass dome so friends and family can enjoy a sweet treat while admiring your café-inspired space. And with the holidays just around the corner, you can elegantly present your Christmas cookies on your countertop as both a decoration and seasonal indulgence. ($92; macys.com)

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Bistro tile dinner collection from Anthropologie photo

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Café Style Serveware: Bistro Tile Dinner Plates

You can get a café-like atmosphere by simply replacing your dinnerware with this charming bistro tile collection including: sets of four dinner plates, side plates, bowls, and mugs. Serveware pieces are also available in this collection, so you can continue incorporating French flair with stoneware like the adorable berry basket, creamer pitcher, or appetizer platter. Use this subtle update as a way to try delectable French recipes you've been craving. ($96 for four; anthropologie.com)

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Two-tier countertop food storage basket from Amazon photo

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Accessible Food: Tiered Storage Basket

As soon as you walk into a café, you can almost always find a basket full of fresh fruit and travel-friendly snacks available at the counter. This two-tier fruit basket is a brilliant way to bring the aura of a coffee shop into your kitchen, while supplying your family with convenient, healthy food options. If you already have a fruit bowl, it can also be used as plant baskets, storage for craft materials, or extra bathroom supplies when guests stay. ($32; amazon.com)

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Henley wall clock with toffee accents from One Kings Lane photo

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French Accents: Paris Wall Clock

If you're looking to incorporate some wall décor, this vintage French-inspired clock is a catch. A toffee finish creates an antique feel and the French phrases give it a tasteful, worldly vibe. A little under 25 inches in diameter, this large wall clock provides the peaceful appeal of spending the day in a quiet coffee shop or bookstore. If you don't have the wall space in your kitchen, hang it in your living room or office to set a classy, sophisticated tone. ($145; onekingslane.com)

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Glass beverage dispenser with black stand from One Kings Lane photo

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Infused Water: Glass Beverage Dispenser

Whether you're hosting a brunch gathering or want a visible reminder for your family to reach their daily water intake, this three-gallon beverage dispenser is a valuable kitchen accessory. The cute metal stand and oversized country-style mason jar combine to complement the cozy café aesthetic. From iced tea to chilled coffee to infused water, you'll enjoy experimenting with new drink recipes for parties and everyday refreshments. ($40; onekingslane.com)

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Arren black round 5 light pendant from Crate and Barrel photo

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Warm Lighting: Modern Pendant Lights

Sleek yet inviting, these round pendant lights are a great addition to brighten your space while ensuring it remains warm and cozy. Available in clear, silver, and milk, you can find a suitable shade to pair nicely with your kitchen features. Hang them above your dining table or island to illuminate the space you use the most. ($429; crateandbarrel.com)

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Paris in Color coffee table book from Amazon photo

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Coffee Table Books: Paris in Color

Coffee table books are a timeless staple in every household. Tie your French-inspired café and cozy coffee shop environment together with Paris in Color. Featuring stunning photography from the city of love, we suggest placing this unique book out for everyone to catch a glimpse of its beauty. And as if it wasn't already captivating enough, it's even arranged by color. Make a cup of tea and get lost as you flip through the stunning photographs. ($9; amazon.com)

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Gold handcrafted bunny bookends from Anthropologie photo

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Interesting Décor: Gilded Bunny Bookends

As your cookbook collection grows, countertops can get a little crowded. Thanks to these gilded bunny bookends, you can keep your space organized yet full of character. If you're going for a more minimalistic style, choose just a few of your favorite books to feature in between these handcrafted beauties. You can also arrange them as shelf or table décor when you're not using them to hold books. ($88; anthropologie.com)

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