Bistro aprons are typically used for more formal environments, as well as cafes and bakeries. The tie-back is similar to that of a waist apron, but the bistro has more shape and provides more coverage.

The bistro apron comes in three sizes: the half bistro falls just above the knee; the three-quarter bistro falls just below the knee; the full bistro falls at least 30" from the waist, providing the most amount of coverage.