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Cafe Door Hinges

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Cafe Door Hinges, sometimes called Butler Door Hinges, allow you to have a door that is easy to open and that swings both ways. These doors allow you to pass through with ease even with both arms full which is what made them so popular in restaurants. These versatile hinges can also be used to create classic looking saloon or bar doors which are guaranteed to charm visitors. Once installed not only will your door open in both directions but the nylon gravity pivot will return the door to a closed position and a built in stay will prevent the doors from closing if they are left at a full open position. This hinge set has all you need to hang two doors including fasteners and is recommended for door panels that are between 3/4'' and 1 3/4'' thick. These Cafe Door hinges are made from steel with a polished brass finish.

(1) Package of Mounting Fasteners
(4) Cafe Door Hinges
(2) Top Brackets
(2) Bottom Brackets
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Manufacturer Part Number HTC8479
Weight 0.5500
Tech Spec
  • Material: Steel
Finish Polished Brass
4.0 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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Just as described and where delivered in a timely manner
February 23, 2020
5 months ago
Cafe brackets
Worked great, sturdy brackets.
February 20, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Kid’s playhouse
Excellent product
Kids playhouse
Kids playhouse
December 22, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Theater set designer
The hinges for the cafe doors work great! Easy to install
October 20, 2018
1 year ago
Easy to install, looks great !
The product works great, hopefully our doors will stay up another twenty years??
The product works great, hopefully our doors will stay up another twenty years??
August 21, 2018
1 year ago
While I did not install them myself our local handyman suggested that I order them from you. They arrived, have been installed, and look good.
Good job!
August 11, 2018
1 year ago
Cafe Hinges
The café hinges worked perfectly for the old west saloon doors I built. I installed them and with just a little adjustment that is built into the hinges, the doors lined up when closed just as I had hoped.
April 11, 2017
over 3 years ago
December 19, 2016
over 3 years ago
I used these hinges to replace...
I used these hinges to replace identical ones that had been installed over 25 years ago as "original equipment" in units in the John Hancock building in Chicago. They fit and worked perfectly and should last a good long time with reasonable use. You are to be congratulated for stocking this brand that I could not locate in local area hardware stores.
April 28, 2009
These were perfect
May 2, 2018
over 2 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
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they are needed for a scout project
Frederick B on May 8, 2020
To fix a cabinet for a customer
Rick S on Dec 16, 2019
they are needed for a scout project
Frederick B on May 8, 2020
To hang saloon style doors on a playhouse I’m building
E E on Feb 27, 2020
To fix a cabinet for a customer
Rick S on Dec 16, 2019
To mount doors for a children’s secret hideaway play space.
PHILIP K on Jul 21, 2019
I chose these hinges as they fit my need. I built a bar in an old closet that leads to my mud room/laundry and needed hinges that would swing both ways then come to center as I have a motion light in the mud room and needed to block the eye with a door. But didn't want a conventional 80 inch door. so saloon doors is what I made. my only wish would have been if the hinges were black, but these will work. Thanks
Michael D on Jul 21, 2019
I was looking for gravity cafe door hardware and your company has the current best price available. It seems that none of the local stores stock this type of hardware any longer so I was forced to purchase these online. Thanks to the reviews and the price to assist me in deciding to try your company.
Bob on Mar 25, 2019
Read the reviews
Mary T on Mar 23, 2019
old one broke
mary m on Mar 21, 2019
I'm custom making a set of café doors for a client and I ALWAYS deal w/Rockler!!! Thank you for always being there and God bless you! Steven
Steven S on Jan 22, 2019
My hinged are old and I needed new ones
May D on Aug 18, 2018
Howard O on Jul 19, 2018
I have an old set of cafe doors i am reinstalling and could not find all orig hdwr.
Adelaide B on Jul 3, 2018
Previous set are broken
Terry E on Apr 16, 2018
Been looking all around to replace my old ones.
Richard D on Mar 1, 2018
delighted to find hinges for saloon-type door for my laundry room.
Norma C on May 14, 2017
Making doggie doors. Ones you buy usually have a bar across bottom that looks like it would be easy to trip on. Simply a cabinet door with some type screen instead of a solid panel
David N on Apr 20, 2017
did not know that I ordered this.
michael j. k on Feb 1, 2017
Great price on quality café door hinges and very reasonable shipping charges. Thanks!
Brenda B on Dec 28, 2016
they work great and low price
DANIEL g on Dec 6, 2016
Could not find any locally except by online ordering
Edward M on Nov 29, 2016
Couldn't find them locally.
Hamilton N on Sep 14, 2016
I am building a set of café doors for a pantry and needed the door hardware
Rick A on Jul 2, 2016
Need a pair for a set of cafe doors.
John L on May 8, 2016
We need a gate at the front opening on our porch to keep our chickens out! Instead of having a latch to open and close every time, we believe swinging hinges will be a better choice. I hope these are quality hinges.
Avian W on Apr 20, 2016
only place I was able to locate this hardware
Julia S on Feb 25, 2016
Laundry room swing&fold table top.
Stephen F on Jan 23, 2016
because it was what I wanted.
Robert A on Jan 9, 2016
Worked well
Richard P on Oct 31, 2015
they are a match for the old hinges that I am replacing
susan w on Oct 30, 2015
Fit the application
Keith H on Jul 9, 2015
using these to install barn style swing doors on a kitchen pantry
Rachel S on Jun 1, 2015
To hang saloon style doors on a playhouse I’m building
E E on Feb 27, 2020
To mount doors for a children’s secret hideaway play space.
PHILIP K on Jul 21, 2019
how much weight will it hold and do you have these in black?
lynda h on Jan 14, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: Not sure and I'm new to this site I do know that they do come in Black at other sites or businesses but I'm not sure of the maximum weight because nobody ever describes the maximum weight on them I just try it and see if it works
do the plastic pivots have stops at 0, 90, and 180 degrees?
don s on Jan 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There aren't any stops. The "V" in the middle is the closed position. After 90 degrees is reached, the door goes over center and will stay open. You can go 90 degrees in either direction, which adds up to 180 degrees, but that is all the hinges are designed to do
Can these hinges be used on a regular 36" x 80" door? I am looking for a way for my handicapped husband to be able to open the doors easily.
A shopper on Jun 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't as they are fairly light weight and meant for small saloon type doors. There are heavy duty spring return 2 way hinges available at most big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes that "may" work for you that is if the spring return action is acceptable. Those hinges run about $17 each.
Are the nylon gravity pivot parts removable?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, just remove the screw. The other half does not have a hold in place until installed.
If I use these hinges can the doors be removed and then set back on the pins when needed for use?
Rick B on Nov 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Remove upper hinges, lift door off. If they aren't in the way, screw the upper hinges back on, so as not to lose them. In order to keep doors or gates aligned when they are closed, I installed small magnets on both sides using a forstner bit to set them in flush with epoxy. Be sure to match opposing magnets so they will attract and not repel. This keeps both sides in perfect alignment when closed
can these hinges be used outside ?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Though I'm not using these hinges outside, I have learned the hard way to use only solid brass hardware outside (and I believe these are so they should be fine). Anything that is brass plated will likely rust, so stay away from that.
Once installed can they be ajusted ?
Mike L on Feb 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are adjustable. There is a slot on the bottom one that allows you to move the door as needed.
Do you have a hinge like these for a full size door?
Judy W on Jun 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: These hinges are too small to handle a full sized door. I used mine to make dog gates. No stepping over, and no having to turn around and close them behind me
will these be OK for exterior?
bob w on Apr 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Although they would probably last longer than the door, I wouldn't recommend them for exterior use since there are better hinges available.
can I get these in nickel?
Christopher C on May 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This product is not available in nickel.
Are the cafe door hinges available in another finish?
Sue D on Jul 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: At this time they are only available in brass.
if anyone could post a few pointers / instructions? it would be really honestly appreciated. Regards,
PJ-one on Nov 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The pins attach to the doors. The pin and socket hinge with the plastic insert goes on the bottom. I had to inlet the socket hinge into the door jam with a wood chisel to prevent the two doors from rubbing when closed.
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