What are Cafe Doors?
I just recently found out that double acting hinge doors (or saloon doors) are most often referred to as cafe doors. Cafe doors are doors that can open in and out. To exit or enter you would push the door – you wont find a “pull” sign on these doors, because there isn’t any pulling involved to get in or out. These doors look something like this:
I am sure the list is endless when it comes to shape, design, size for a cafe door and even where they may be used – like in a home or for a business.
Hardware for Cafe Doors:
If you are looking for the hardware for your cafe doors, but aren’t sure your options let me suggest a few things.
Depending on how heavy your cafe doors are will depend on what ones you get. The list of the smaller hinges range from 35 lbs to 103 lbs. Then there are the more heavy duty hinges that have a hold open capacity at 85 degrees, such as the Bommer Spring Pivot Heavy Duty Hinge that can hold up to 150 lbs or the Bommer Spring Pivot Medium Duty Hinge that can hold up to 90 lbs.
Other hardware that would be good to look into are push plates. Push plates are mounted to the door and help protect your doors that you push to open. There are many stylish options out there to check out for sure. This one shown is from Emtek. It’s called the Emtek Modern Push Plate.
You can check out more styles of push plates here.