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.
Best-rated coffee table with hairpin legs
This coffee table has 171 reviews on Amazon, with customers particularly happy about its modern design and overall sturdiness. Fourteen customers spoke highly of the wooden table top, saying it was solid enough to take a bit of weight, whether it be a large statement lamp or a stylish pile of photography books. The legs screw in, so many reviewers said it came together in mere minutes.
Best-rated nesting coffee tables
Nesting tables are a versatile option for your living space, whether using them for dining or just an ambient candle. This set from Julian Bowen has 920 reviews, 71 percent of which are five stars. One in eight reviews praised the functionality of the tables, particularly their adaptability in small or awkward spaces. Sixty-nine reviewers said the solid Malaysian hardwood was excellent quality, with a pleasing weight that made it appear more expensive.
Best-rated contemporary/modern coffee table
This sturdy looking table by Trendteam comes in 12 different colours, and has 857 reviews on Amazon, with an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars. The modern design is something of an all-rounder; some reviewers praise its heaviness and contemporary aesthetic, while others said it was easy to clean. Some appreciated the versatility; they enjoyed the table in ash grey so much they ordered it in a different colour for another room.
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