No digital detox – the 4 best cities in the world for keeping in touch

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Fancy taking a trip but can’t bear to part with your iPhone or laptop? If you’re going to any one of these four cities, staying in touch with loved ones will be as easy as settling into a cosy internet café.

Fancy taking a trip but can’t bear to part with your iPhone or laptop? If you’re going to any one of these four cities, staying in touch with loved ones will be as easy as settling into a cosy internet café. Our featured image is by Roberto Trm.

Starbucks, San Francisco, connected
Photo: francisco.j.gonzalez

San Francisco

Home to the world’s first Internet café, which appeared in 1991, San Francisco has since become a hub for budding tech entrepreneurs. Its innumerable upscale coffee shops are equipped with Wi-Fi and, this being San Francisco, plenty of vegan snacks.

Brooklyn, New York
A coffee shop in Brooklyn. Photo: CPX Interactive

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New York

Residents of the city that famously never sleeps demand up-to-speed technology and lightning-fast Internet connections. The city’s “coffice” culture – that’s coffee shop offices – and creative co-working spaces like WeWork in SoHo, mean you can find a Wi-Fi connection and good cup of joe on almost every corner.

Tokyo, Japan
Coffee shop with a view. Photo: mrhayata

Tokyo

Tokyo is the innovation capital of the world. In addition to the construction of tech company-sponsored “smart towns” in the suburbs, downtown Tokyo hosts Internet cafes that come equipped with amenities ranging from showers to private booths.

coffee@bricklane, London
Coffee with a dash of WiFi. Photo: Peter Merholz

London

In the digital age, it’s now common to see pub-goers curling up with a pint of ale and their laptops. The buzzing British capital, host to a burgeoning tech start-up scene, is also cultivating an impressive coffee shop scene – Wi-Fi included.

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No digital detox – the 4 best cities in the world for keeping in touch was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Claire Bullen
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