Here at the Strategist UK, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about home essentials before — including the best bunk beds and the best smart TVs — here, we’ve rounded up the best coffee tables, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated overall coffee table
The best-rated overall coffee table comes from Mercers, a British furniture brand from Yorkshire, which has 1,555 reviews, 73 percent of which are five stars. A total of 133 reviewers said they thought the light-wax finish looked great in their living room, while 257 people wrote favourably about how easy the table was to assemble — 12 people managed it in just 30 minutes. It’s made from pine and features a drawer insert, and arrives flat-packed.
Best-rated (less expensive) coffee table
This sleek white table from Amazon’s own in-house design label has 842 reviews in total and comes in at under 60 pounds. Reviewers particularly liked the built-in storage under the tabletop, with 19 people praising being able to stash things out of sight. Parents seemed to love it in particular. One said it was a great way to keep dangerous items away from her 1-year old, while a grandparent said her grandsons stashed their crayons and sketchpads in there when they weren’t drawing. It also comes in black, grey, and oak, and can be ordered with an additional shelf at no extra cost.
Best-rated glass coffee table
If you’re looking for something lighter than a wooden coffee table, this round glass table came in as the best rated on Amazon. At least 76 percent of reviewers gave it five stars (based on 260 reviews), with many customers being pleasantly surprised by the quality. Five people said it was surprisingly sturdy for a glass table due to the barely-visible suction cups anchoring the glass to the steel frame, while four people praised the easy assembly — most got it put together in three minutes. Seven people also commented on the quality of the product, including one person who said recent guests thought it was from a fancier high street store.
Best-rated industrial-style coffee table
With 556 reviews and an average of 4.8 stars out of five, this coffee table features metal and wood detailing, but 28 reviewers said it was easy to assemble. One said the precision-engineered parts made it come together easily, while another said they put it up in just fifteen minutes. Twenty-three people praised the modern, industrial-style design, from the customer using it as a TV and speaker stand to another who uses the metal shelving to display magazines and blankets.