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The Best Coffee Tables on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, 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. While we’ve covered glass coffee tables under $200, cheap-but-expensive-looking side tables, even animal-footed end tables, here we’re zeroing in on the best coffee tables on Amazon, according to the people — and all of them happen to be under $250. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best round coffee table

Household Essentials 8079-1 Ashwood Round Coffee Table

“Super easy to put together; good size — not too big but just enough to place a basket, remotes, coasters, etc. The round shape works perfectly for a sectional. I love the color of the ‘wood’ top. Would buy again, especially for the price!”

Best rectangular coffee table

Sauder 420275 North Avenue Coffee Table

“I received my table much sooner than expected, and I absolutely love it. It’s extremely easy to assemble, for those of you who may not be good at that sort of thing (myself included). It took me less than 30 minutes, and the directions are very simple … It is smaller than I expected it to be, for sure, but it actually worked to my advantage because my apartment is also small. It actually makes my small living quarters look much more spacious. The quality of the table is great, especially for the price. It looks much more expensive than the actual price tag, so I was pleasantly surprised. Overall, I love the table. If you’re looking for something chic yet affordable, this is the product for you.”

Best square coffee table

Simpli Home Acadian Solid Wood Square Coffee Table, Tobacco Brown

“After struggling to find furniture without particle board, we were concerned that the description of solid pine was possibly just a veneer. Nope, this coffee table is all solid wood, and was very easy to assemble. It’s doesn’t wobble at all, and none of the fasteners are visible. We would definitely buy this brand again. Oh, and the color is very nice, not too dark.”

Best black coffee table

DHP Parsons Modern Coffee Table, Black Wood Grain

“This thing is great. It’s the most basic coffee table of all time, and I mean that in the best way. It was [cheap], it took about two minutes (no exaggeration) to screw the legs in, and it’s attractive for the money. It’s a black finish (the underside of the table isn’t black) and looks nice. I’m a college student, and I didn’t want to shell out a lot for a really nice coffee table, but wanted something to put in front of the couch. This fits the bill.”

Best wood coffee table

Ashley Furniture Signature Design — Mestler Coffee Table

“This table was perfect for my needs. It’s a warm, dark-brown finish with muted, colored slats on the bottom shelf … The bottom shelf slats are not bright or distracting; they are warm and muted and look nice in a room with earth tones. They are also textured, not rough, and do not splinter. As a matter of fact, my dog loves to sleep on the bottom shelf, which is testament to the smooth feel of the wood. I was on the fence about purchasing because of the colored slats, but they don’t scream at you and actually add a bit of character … It’s definitely worth the price. I would recommend.”

Best glass-top coffee table

Winsome Genoa Rectangular Coffee Table With Glass Top And Shelf

“A beautiful addition to our living room. I love the classic lines of the table. I don’t usually like glass tops, but this is just a glass inset. Very sturdy and solid wood. Installation was pretty easy. All in all, very pleased with this table!”

Best coffee table with storage

ClosetMaid 1311 Rectangular Wood Coffee Table With Storage Shelves, Natural

“Easy to assemble, looks great, sturdy, and has a clean modern look. Works well for my son’s apartment.”

Best round coffee table with storage

Winsome Wood Concord Round Coffee Table

“I love this table. I needed a smaller coffee table with storage options, and this fit perfectly. The drawer is small, but the shelf underneath allows for a basket to conceal an extra throw blanket or a decorative storage box. The color is a little lighter than what I had in mind. It is a cherrywood color. Overall, I am very happy with it.”

Best coffee table with drawers

Leick Laurent 2-Drawer Coffee Table

“This is a beautiful table. It fits well in my small apartment living room and provides a good amount of extra storage. It was not too difficult to put together by myself. I had to prop the bottom shelf on something sturdy while I screwed it onto the legs, but that was my only (very minor) difficulty. It’s very sturdy, and the drawers roll in and out very smoothly.”

Best lift-top coffee table

Sauder 419399 Furniture Coffee Table, Auburn Cherry

“It’s a great product. I love the three block storage and the storage in the table; I am a neat freak. It’s not the best quality, but it’s the best quality you’ll get at that price. It looks expensive. All my friends compliment me on the table. The lift-top is so convenient for when you are eating or painting your nails. I recommend this product to anyone who wants something that looks really nice.”

Best marble lift-top coffee table

Faux Marble Lift Top Coffee Table, Black

“I bought this so I could use the storage inside to prevent my dog from eating things in my living room, like remotes, tissues. It is surprisingly good quality for [the price]. Easy to assemble and is very sturdy and easy to lift up and down. If you press too hard while it is lifted up while eating on it, it can slam down, which is probably the only downfall. But it does not scratch or show marks on the faux-marble top and is easy to clean. Overall, great coffee table for the price, and people can’t believe I only paid $100 for it, as it looks like I got it from a more expensive furniture store.”

Best ottoman coffee table

HomePop K2380-E169 Bonded Leather Square Storage Ottoman Coffee Table with Wood Legs

“This is a great ottoman. I hate coffee tables and love storage. Perfect solution. Set up is easy, I did it in five minutes, and Ikea assembly generally makes me cry. It’s adorable, great purchase, and I highly recommend.”

Best industrial coffee table

SONGMICS Coffee Table, Dark Walnut

“This coffee table is actually way more beautiful than I thought it would be. The top is sturdy wood, and the bottom has a nice, clean industrial look to it. It’s larger than I imagined, but it looks like a really high-quality piece.”

Best wood-and-metal coffee table

Emerald Home Chandler Rustic Industrial Solid Wood and Steel Coffee Table with Open Shelf

“It is the perfect mixture of rustic and industrial with the reclaimed wood top and the metal side bars. It arrived in a large box that was very heavy. It was pretty easy to put together but definitely requires two people because one person has to hold it together while the other screws in the pieces. Assembly probably took about 20 minutes, and the most annoying part was the Styrofoam that got everywhere. I’ve had it for about a month now and haven’t had any issues at all, and I absolutely love it. I’ve gotten so many compliments on it, and most people are amazed at how affordable it is for such a high-quality piece. I would definitely recommend this table!”

Best wood-and-glass coffee table

bonVIVO Designer Coffee Table Donatella

“I really like this thing. The fit and finish is nice … I’ve received a lot of positive comments from guests; I love putting magazines under it. It’s also super sturdy. I’ve put my feet up on it occasionally, over the supported areas, which is probably not a great idea, but it’s really thick glass (5/16 inches). I guess that’s the one downside of the coffee table: You can’t really put your feet up on it like other setups, but it’s still dope.”

Best oval glass coffee table

Ryan Rove Ashley 38-Inch Oval Two Tier All Clear Glass Coffee Table

“Perfect table for my condo living room in refurnishing! Plenty of space with the elegant three-level design and very sturdy glass. Have put all temperature of cold to hot beverage cups and holds up well. Even put a stack of five law textbooks on the table on a daily basis and strength of table withstands it all. Great value for the product.”

Best acrylic coffee table

Monarch Specialties I 3028, Cocktail Table, Chrome Metal, Glossy White

“First of all, this is the best coffee table I have ever owned. I will buy this table again and again forever. Because it’s chrome, the bottom looks see-through and looks like it’s floating on air. The white top is shiny and glossy and clean. I love this table. Looks good if you want a minimalist modern design. No more clunky wooden tables. This is the one! Very easy to put together.”

Best mirrored coffee table

Southern Enterprises AMZ9619KC Mirage Cocktail Table

“I’m in love with this table. I’ve been eyeing it for the longest time and finally just gave in and bought it. So happy I did! … It’s beautiful. If you’ve been eyeing it like me, just give in and get it because it’s so worth every penny.”

Best marble coffee table

Sauder 414978 Harvey Park Cocktail/Coffee Table

“Great table for the price. It doesn’t look cheap and is perfect if you have a sectional couch. I like it also because it is long, and if you have a bunch of people on your couch, they can all get to the table easily. I really do like the way it looks, the legs are a really nice walnut color and the marble-looking finish on top is very nice, too! The table is sturdy and is weighted down. It really is a great table, and I am glad I purchased it.”

Best nesting coffee tables

HOMFA Nesting Coffee End Tables

“I love the mid-century-modern style, and I’ve been wanting to get this kind of nesting table to match the chairs in the living room, and I’m just happy I got this set! They’re beautiful as described. These tables came well-packaged, no damage, with complete parts needed. It was easy to set up, it took me about half an hour just using a screwdriver manually, with no electric drill. There was no instruction in the package, but it wasn’t complicated at all to know which things go where. I have two cats that love to go on the tables to get to the window, and so far it seems sturdy; also, it’s easy to clean. Great purchase, very decent price.”

Best coffee table with wheels

Ashley Furniture Signature Design Hattney Coffee Table

“This thing is a tank. Don’t stub your toe on it; it will win. I love it because of the distressed industrial look of it. I put it together myself in maybe 40 minutes. The pieces are heavy and cumbersome, but once it’s together, it’s solid. The casters roll freely in any direction, which is great when you need to vacuum. There’s enough space under it that my cats can squeeze under and hide. I get the feeling this will be with me for a very long time.”

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The 21 Best Coffee Tables on Amazon, According to Reviewers