I love comfort, which seems to be going out the door.
It's now about 'looks'.
So most of the time one sits on stainless steel cold-planked seats.
I refuse to now go, unless it looks like I would want to sit down.
I love the ones which have original artwork as part of the decor. Nice gardens are really cool also, and if they have both I am in cafe heaven. Try not to be greedy though either one will put a smile on my face. I am pretty sure although it is not a scientific fact that the coffee tastes better in these types of cafes!
Love quirky. Just enjoy being out & about, really.
My pet hates are noisy cafes, where the noise just cannot escape, & you're shouting across the table! Also 'open kitchen plan' cafes are annoying with bashing crockery, cutlery, & orders being shouted etc.
Squishy seating where everybody can hear next table's occupants conversation! Yuk!
Also uncomfortable seating. Hard timber or plastic, which produces 'NBS' for me! And chair with side arms, that makes ones hips/thighs squashed!