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.
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.
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 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.
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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