Café is one of the few Internet bars left in San Francisco’s
Richmond District. Of the other three computer lounges that have closed
down, this is the most popular place for competitive gamers who participate
in the LAN battles and also a place for the common folk. They have
by far the best performing computers for public use and very reasonable
Cyber Café features a time card system, where the computers are unlocked
only if the card is put in. There’s also a timer, which limits you
to the time you’ve purchased. If you’re use to slow WiFi, this
café offers wireless-N Internet; one of the strongest and most ranged
wireless networks. This is the only Internet bar I’ve seen that features
such a system, so the customers don’t get itchy about the timing, and
the employees can log who was where and when. However, with all this
technology, there’s certainly a rip-off somewhere.
Here are some tips
to save some cash. When you buy a card, you put in a deposit for it.
Many people return cards to the box where it says “Empty Cards”.
Instead, ask for your money back. Buy time in large sums, because
they throw in an hour or two for free. A major problem is their computer
even though they have the same case, they have different components.
Use the ones in the aisle, and not the grouped ones, because they haul
better graphics card. Don’t constantly remove your card because every
time it is removed, a minute is taken off the balance. -Although they
sell food, it’s extremely overpriced so I recommend the gas station
around the corner.