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Cafe Appliances Review: What You NEED to Know

by The Experts at Friedmans

Modern kitchen with Cafe Appliances

At a Glance:

Café Overview

What Makes Café Appliances Unique?

How Much Do Café Appliances Cost?

Café Major Appliances

Are Café Appliances Worth It?


Why Trust Us? 

When hunting for new kitchen appliances or refrigerators, we're sure you've read dozens of Café appliances reviews. One thing they've done right is that Café should be one of the first brands that springs to mind when considering luxury appliances. With revolutionary, high-tech features, stunning personalized aesthetics, and restaurant-quality construction, the suite of Cafe kitchen appliances is an excellent choice for those who like cooking in elegance.

Cafe kitchen appliances provide what modern home cooks want: a large pinch of personal style. More than ever, we want our kitchens to reflect our personalities. Consider the Cafe line to be GE's response to that appeal. Café offers the distinctive colors and finishes you want—and excellent performance to back it up—whether you're a designer, influencer, or simply someone who enjoys spending time in their kitchen.

So, everyone is wondering if the GE Café appliances are worth the hype. Continue reading for the true answer in our Café appliances reviews on everything Café has to offer.

Café Overview

Known for being distinct by design, Café stands out and above the rest with exquisite craftsmanship and perfect precision, becoming a representation of trendsetting culinary designs. You have the choice to experience a plethora of colors, finishes, and customized features with a range of unique items full of personality and flair. This is how Café connects with its audience and caters to a diverse spectrum of preferences. Certain brands may be more suited for tech-savvy customers or private contractors looking for a quick flip, but Café is for everyone who wants to venture out of their comfort zone and embark on an extraordinary culinary journey to self-expression.

You'll love Café appliances if:

  • You are interested in cooking with features like air frying, induction, voice control, or guided recipes.
  • You like the look of mixed metals (brass, bronze, copper, stainless steel).
  • You adore modern finishes, like matte enamels and glass surfaces.
  • You want to customize your appliances without the expensive custom prices.
  • You like to be design-forward and set the next trend.

What Makes Café Appliances Unique?

White Cafe rangetop in a modern kitchen

There are various reasons why the Café brand is distinct from other kitchen appliance manufacturers. Here are the two most prominent reasons why customers pick Café:


Café Appliances are incredibly distinctive in that they are highly configurable. When selecting your appliance, you can also choose the finish and hardware. Café appliances are available in stainless steel, platinum glass, matte white, and matte black finishes. Then, for one-of-a-kind appliances, you mix your bespoke finish custom hardware (knobs and handles) in brushed stainless steel, black, bronze, and copper.

In the words of GE's CCO, Rick Hasselbeck:

"We heard consumers loud and clear: They want to infuse their unique style into the kitchen, just like they can everywhere else in the home. We strive to be responsive to our consumers' wants and needs, and we are excited to bring that level of customization in our new Café products. This revolutionizes the purchasing process because it allows consumers to create exactly what they want in the appearance of their appliances. The Café Matte Collection — with its premium metal handles and knobs, combined with our new finishes — marries luxury with affordability, allowing hardware to be continually updated to fit the latest trends and style preferences."

Stunning Aesthetics

You'll fall in love with Café Appliances just by looking at them. Their designs are stunning, clean, and ultra-modern. GE truly outdid itself when it comes to the aesthetics of its matte finishes and hardware selections. These appliances will upgrade the look of your complete kitchen.

How Much Do Café Appliances Cost?

Cafe appliances are made to be mixed and matched to create the personalized kitchen of your dreams. The Cafe series pricing points are shown below. If you're considering buying many matching appliances, remember that Friedmans Appliances offers a variety of promos and deals throughout the year.

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Commercial Ranges








Wall Ovens






Café Major Appliances

As you search for your primary appliances for your kitchen, Café will add a personalized flair to your culinary space along with outstanding performance for cooking, cleaning, and refrigerating needs. 

Café Refrigeration

Café offers both full-size and built-in alternatives. Its full-size refrigerators feature the most unique configurations (French door, side-by-side, and quad door). At the same time, its built-in models are traditional bottom freezers and side-by-side refrigerators. Full-size versions range in capacity from 18.6 cu. ft. for tiny flats to a staggering 29.5 cu. ft. for bigger households. Café refrigerator sizes vary from 32 inches to 48 inches wide. Meanwhile, built-in units have storage capacities ranging from 21.3 cu. ft. to 29.5 cu. ft. and sizes spanning from 36 inches to 48 inches.  

Unique Features:

  • External water/ice dispenser
  • Advanced water filtration systems (removes 98 percent of pollutants and pharmaceuticals from water)
  • Keurig K-Cup coffee dispenser or hot water dispenser installation possible
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Hands-free auto-fill

Recommended GE Cafe French Door Refrigerator: Café 27.6 Cu. Ft. Matte White 4-Door French Door Refrigerator

White 4 door French door refrigerator

Café Ranges

Cafe ranges are available in commercial-style (also known as Professional series), single-oven, and double-oven models, with gas, electric, induction, and dual fuel choices. There are 30-, 36-, and 48-inch models available, all with customized handles and knobs. These can be gas, electric, dual-fuel, or 30-inch induction ranges.  Like its sister company, Monogram appliances, select Cafe ranges prioritize the advancement of air fry technology. Café has also considerably enhanced its convection mode, giving its ovens some of the finest performance available.

Unique Features:

  • Convection cooking technology
  • Sabbath mode
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Gourmet guided cooking
  • Caterer oven

Recommended Cafe Dual Fuel Range: Café 30" Matte Black Slide In Dual Fuel Range

 Cafe Matte Black Dual Fuel Range

Café Cooktops

Cafe cooktops have identical features to their ranges but on a smaller size, giving you more choice with your kitchen design. Instead of a range, you may customize your kitchen by combining a cooktop or rangetop with a wall oven or ovens. Café cooktops are available in electric and gas models, with radiant smooth tops, continuous grates, griddle, and induction cooking surface options. All cooktop sizes are the standard 30, 36, and 48 inches, regardless of whether you choose rotary knobs, glass touch, or gliding touch controls.

Unique Features:

  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Gourmet guided cooking
  • Hestan Cue

Recommended Cafe Induction Cooktop: Café 36" Flagstone Gray Induction Cooktop

 Cafe Induction cooktop

Café Wall Ovens

Cafe's wall ovens are among its most powerful items. They feature the latest GE technology, including best-in-class air fry and convection. Because GE Café wall ovens remove the uncertainty of temperature settings, your very own kitchen may soon become your favorite restaurant. Each design also contains a lot of value. Cafe manufactures single and double convection wall ovens and French door ovens. All are 30 inches wide, except for the Cafe 27-inch smart 5-in-1 speed ovens with 120V Advantium technology, which is perfect if you're replacing an older 27-inch wall oven. To reduce space, it may also be put beneath the counter.

Unique Features:

  • Chef Connect
  • Advantium, convection, steaming, and traditional cooking technology
  • Touchless Open
  • No preheat air fry
  • In-oven camera
  • Scan-to-cook function

Recommended GE Cafe Double Wall Oven: Café Professional Series 30" Stainless Steel Smart Built In Convection French Door Double Wall Oven

Cafe French Door Double Wall Oven

Café Ventilation

Café ventilation includes a custom hood insert arrangement in 30-inch, 36-inch, and 48-inch sizes. With a venting system that removes smoke, oil, smells, and moisture from the air at 1,200 cubic feet per minute (CFM) or less (390 CFM), you can ensure that everyone's attention is only on your cuisine.

Unique Features:

  • Recirculating
  • QuietBoost
  • Timer
  • Heat sensor
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • LED hood light

Are Café Appliances Worth It?

Cafe appliances blend GE's exceptional performance and dependability with modern, design-forward hues and finishes. Whether you're searching for a whole kitchen set or a single replacement component, you'll discover a variety of sizes and pricing ranges. All of the appliances in the portfolio are of high quality and function admirably. And if an issue does arise, you can rest certain that you have Friedmans Appliance's superb service network on your side.

Cafe Appliances FAQs

Did our Café appliances reviews pique your interest? Have your heart set on Café white appliances with a matte finish but still have questions? We're here to answer them and ease your mind about purchasing Café appliances!

Q: Who makes cafe appliances?

Café is a luxury brand that was launched by GE Appliances (GEA) in 2018 for high-end kitchen appliances.

Q: Where are Café appliances made?

Café appliances are crafted in the manufacturing plants of GE Appliances in Kentucky and Lafayette, Georgia.

Q: Is Café a high-end appliance brand?

GE Appliance's Café series is considered an affordable luxury line that gives high-end designer aesthetics at a fraction of the cost of other luxury and custom appliances.

Shop Cafe Appliances

At Friedmans, you'll find Cafe's full line-up of stylish home appliances.

Cafe Appliances

Why Trust Friedmans Appliance?

Established in 1922, Friedmans Appliance has been the most trusted name in the Bay Area for over 100 years. What started as a small appliance store in Oakland has expanded to include every appliance you need for your home. Our commitment to value, inspiration, and character has only grown, creating an unbeatable reputation for top-notch appliances. At Friedmans, we strive to give our customers the best of the best, including our selection of top appliance brands and our exceptional customer service. Speaking of which, we offer a 100-day price guarantee on all our products — the longest in the industry!

Our wide selection of appliances is just one of the reasons we're the best Bay Area appliance store. We carry refrigerators in every style, every cooking appliance to show off your chef skills, and every dish care and laundry appliance you need for cleanup.

Shop Café Appliances at Friedmans

See for yourself why Friedmans is a trusted name in the Bay Area and shop Café appliances online. While we are located in Pleasant Hill, we deliver to all of Northern California — even Reno! If you have any questions, our team is always happy to help you browse our Café appliances reviews, whether you call us at 925-808-2950, email us, or use our online chat feature. Better yet, stop by our appliance store in Pleasant Hill to experience the quality in person. Visit us today!

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