iron Café Rod curtain poles. Design and photography Boxx Creative for The Hunter’s Moon, South Kensington, London

Café Curtain Rods

Café Rod with face fitting brackets. Design and photography Boxx Creative for The Hunter’s Moon, South Kensington, London. Café Rod with recess brackets Cafe rods for caravan windows. Bespoke corner bracket. Design @runforthehillsLondon. Photography @phillipdurrant Design @runforthehillsLondon. Photography @phillipdurrant Café Curtain Rod in beeswax Café Rod in matt black with button finial and face fixing brackets Recess brackets for Café Curtain Rod Button finials in matt black and beeswax

Our wrought iron Café Poles are made to measure from solid 12mm iron bar.

  • Recess bracket each
    Face fix bracket each
    Café Rod, 0-100cm
    Café Rod, 100.1cm - 180cm
    Café Button Finial -
    12mm curtain ring
  • For delivery charges please see delivery page

For recess bracket fitting please measure the FULL width of the recess in centimetres where the Café Pole will be fitted as accurately as possible. Or if using face fix brackets please supply full length of pole required.

Click/tap on diagrams below to zoom.

Measuring your window recess for a Café Pole
measuring your windows for a face fitting bracket installation

Please select your brackets

Rod style:  
Rod finish  
Recess bracket  
Face fixing bracket To purchase brackets individually please visit our brackets page.
Button finial  
12mm curtain ring  

Recess / rod measurements

Pole length

cm. Please be as exact as possible
e.g. 97.5 cm
      Quantity of this pole type
Price each:


Handmade Wrought Iron Café Rods

Our Café Curtain Rods are slim, lightweight and stylish. Made from a strong 12mm solid metal rod, they are made to last and most importantly made to your exact measurements for a perfect fit. Our Café Rod brackets are small and discreet which fit neatly each side of the window opening - attaching to the frame, or alternatively inside the window recess. If the brackets shown are not going to suit your window please do contact us to discuss a bespoke alternative.

Café curtain poles are the ideal solution to cover the bottom half of any window to gain that extra level of privacy but still maintaining maximum light. If you would like to add a decorative finial to the end of the pole we offer a simple but stylish Café Button finial.

The interior designers who use these Café Rods frequently use pocket sewn, sheer fabrics or unlined light cotton or linen. Usually the curtain is short, lightweight and not lined but really the choice is yours.

"Our design for The Hunter’s Moon, the British country pub in the heart of South Kensington, champions comfort and cosy get togethers...Café curtains in the front window added to the intimate setting and created a soft barrier between the busy Fulham Road and cosy pub within. Again, a subtle fixing method that was both practical and refined in design was lovingly created and installed.”
Nicola Lindsell, Boxx Creative.

To read more about Boxx Creative and The Hunter’s Moon go to our blog.

The bracket sizes are specially designed to fit window frames.

Backplate size face fix : Width 20mm Length 50mm
Backplate size recess bracket: Width 20mm Length 50mm

Curtain rings are not normally required.

We also offer recess poles in 16mm, 20mm and 25mm diameters.

Please contact us for expert help.


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