An alternative to the current craze for metal Tolix chairs: the classic French rattan bistro chair. Here are a few sourcing ideas:
Above: A cafe table setting; photo via Heather Bullard.
Above L: The Brasserie Rattan Chair in natural rattan frame with polyethylene woven seat and back is $266 from the American Country Home Store. Above R: NYC-based TK Collections several different versions of the French bistro chair in dozens of colors and patterns; to the trade only.
Above: Currently on sale at Conran: the St. Remy Chair is $99.50 (down from $199) and is based on an original French design from the 1930s.