Upload photos, and provide details about power outlets and other amenities.
Check-in at cafés, and optionally take requests for seat(s) from others nearby. — You can even earn money in-app wherever you’re able to charge for seats.
Request a guaranteed seat or table from someone at a café or workspace near you.
Praise spaces, or flag them for issues like overcrowding or excess noise. Alert others about unstable or password-protected Wi-Fi.
Nomads, rejoice! Find and share information about the best possible places to get work done, wherever you are.
Café Wifi automatically speed tests the Wi-Fi wherever you connect, and provides shared statistics from everyone to all future café visitors.
When offering seats, you're only expected to hold any seat for 7-minutes past the guest's selected arrival-time. The mode of transit (walking, bus/train, driving) and arrival-time of the guest are shown to you before accepting requests.
If a guest does not arrive on time then you are no longer expected to hold seat(s) nor honor their booking.
If you own a café, or if you frequently work out of cafés, coworking spaces, and other productive spots, it takes just seconds to start hosting when checking-in somewhere with the Café Wifi app.
When a host charges for seats, any requests are charged immediately to the credit card of the guest as soon as they are accepted. Funds are then transferred to your bank account when your unpaid earnings exceed $10 USD.
All payments are handled in-app and never in cash. This is for both parties' peace-of-mind, and to provide equal protection to the guest and host. Any disputes should be sent to us.
As a host, you set your own price per-seat, with an optional discount for multiple seats. The suggested price for the first seat is around the price of a snack or a cup of coffee, but it's up to you.
Check-in using the Café Wifi app on your phone. Simply host for free or set a price for the first seat and then wait for booking requests. You'll receive a notification when someone wants to book a seat from you, and you have about 60 seconds to respond each time.
Your hosting session will automatically stop when you leave the café. You can also stop your hosting session manually using the “Hosting Dashboard” in-app.
You can book seats from both café owners and other users. Café owners can offer seats at their own cafés. However, if the café isn't using Café Wifi yet, then other users can offer seats, too.
Often they're free, but on average, other seats cost around the price of a snack or a cup of coffee.
Seats at coworking spaces and other productive spots may be significantly more expensive.
You're getting a guaranteed seat, which is especially useful at crowded or popular places. But, ultimately the choice is yours. Take a chance or have a guaranteed seat!
If you can't find your host, let us know and we'll review the situation and offer a refund if the host acted incorrectly. Repeat complaints may lead to the host having their privileges revoked.
If you're unable to reach your destination in-time, or if your plans change, you'll unfortunately forfeit your requested seat.
To request seats, just select a nearby host in the Café Wifi app and confirm details for your booking before it's transmitted. The app is currently available for iOS. (Android is coming soon!)