Prior to the mobile web, the internet cafe was a welcome sight for business travelers needing a place to access the internet to check email or recharge a phone. While the number of  cyber cafes have declined in recently years with broadband internet access becoming more widely available there’s still a practical case for this business who want a place where they can access the internet other than in their home or office. These spaces can be valuable for remote employees, online entrepreneurs, and students alike.

For the more innovative cafe founders, you could also try attracting teams of local gamers. The video game industry is valued at over $159 billion according to reports. Many of these players are part of teams so creating a comfortable space to attract gamers is a creative spin on the old idea.

If you’re thinking about opening an internet cafe, here’s our list of marketing slogans and quotes that fit this business.

Internet Cafe Slogans

  • Our coffee has a “net” benefit.
  • Sip and Surf
  • Surf and sip a cup.
  • Fun in your front.
  • Your broadband coffee shop
  • Fueled by Wifi and Caffeine
  • Studying is better with coffee.
  • Off ramp to the world wide web.
  • Travel the world without leaving your keyboard.
  • Surf in your turf.
  • The Monday traffic is crazy, where are you?
  • Coffee that takes you places.
  • Welcome to the information super highway.
  • Around the world with a cup.
  • Sip a cup while you browse.
  • Portal into the unknown.
  • Browse and arouse your imagination.
  • Arouse your expectations.
  • A world away from work.
  • Break out of the norm.
  • Enjoy browsing while sipping a cup.
  • Type and sip.
  • Ready, drink, browse!
  • Where good coffee meets the world.
  • Coffee and web junction.
  • Good coffee + good Mbps = Our internet cafe.
  • Internet cafe, the clever way.
  • Get Serious. Visit our internet cafe.
  • Discover the Internet cafe difference.
  • Think. Feel. Internet cafe.
  • Want more internet cafe.
  • Internet cafe’s got it all!
  • Internet cafe? You bet.
  • Next stop, Internet cafe.
  • Try our internet cafe for a change.
  • Make it an internet cafe night.

Cyber Cafe Tagline Ideas

  • The World Is Just A Click Away…
  • Your ultimate broadband experience.
  • To Internet Infinity and Beyond!
  • You’re in good hands with (Name) cyber cafe.
  • Never miss an email again.
  • Don’t stop exploring the world.
  • The world, at your fingertips.
  • Information you need, fast.
  • Information you can rely on.
  • The cyber cafe you can count on.
  • Anything you need with a click of a mouse.
  • The cafe that surpasses your expectations.
  • Set the bar high.
  • Click and connect.
  • Industry standards at your fingertips.
  • Where information matters.
  • The cyber cafe you can trust.
  • Not your average cyber cafe.
  • Steady connection, your satisfaction, our passion.
  • Great connection, great coffee.
  • Service you expect.
  • Better than industry standards.
  • Exceed your expectations.
  • We’re always on top of things.
  • Sit back and surf.
  • Service and security you can trust.
  • Cyber cafes’ happening place.
  • Reliving the 90s vibe.
  • The place you need to be.
  • Break away from the rest.
  • Like having your own office.

Internet Quotes

“The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.” – Andrew Brown

“One of the internet’s strengths is its ability to help consumers find the right needle in a digital haystack of data.” – Jared Sandberg

“There are no secrets on the internet.” – Paul Babick

“The internet is just a world passing notes around a classroom.” – Jon Stewart

“As a research tool, the internet is invaluable.” – Noam Chomsky

“The internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.” – Esther Dyson

“Information flow is what the internet is about. Information sharing is power. If you don’t share your ideas, smart people can’t do anything about them, and you’ll remain anonymous and powerless.” – Vint Cerf

“The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organization, and participation in a meaningful society.” – Noam Chomsky

“The Internet is the most effective instrument we have for globalization.” – Milton Friedman

A cup of coffee and a strong wifi signal just goes together.

“All I know is that the Internet will transform the world.” – Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

“I guess the internet and the power of people finding things out for themselves is great.” – Butch Walker

“The Internet provides a delivery system for pathological states of mind.” – Phillip Adams

“The internet changes the structure of society all the time this massiveness made of individuals.” – Ai Weiwei

“We are all now connected by the internet, like neurons in a giant brain.” – Stephen Hawking

“The internet is a telephone system that’s gotten uppity.” – Clifford Stoll

“The Internet can empower groups whose aims are in fact antithetical to democracy. ” – Evgeny Morozov

“The internet is the most powerful magnifier of slack ever invented.” – Anonymous

“The internet was crucial for our success. It is a great thing. It is a big democracy because people can choose what they like.” – Stjepan Hauser

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Inside a Starbucks coffee shop with free access to the internet.

“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” – Eric Schmidt

“The Internet isn’t free. It just has an economy that makes no sense to capitalism.” – Brad Shapcott

“The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” – Bill Gates

“Just move to the Internet, it’s great here. We get to live inside where the weather is always awesome.” – John Green

“Only on the Internet can a person be lonely and popular at the same time” – Allison Burnett

“The only hope we have is the internet. We must strive to keep it free.” – L. Neil Smith

“The secret of the Internet’s success has been its openness to new services.” – Edward Felten

“Prior to the internet, the last technology that had any real effect on the way people sat down and talked together was the table.” – Clay Shirky

“A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product.” – Tim Cook

“You know, the Internets made us more aware of what people think about us.” – Robert Smith

“The internet has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years.” – Rupert Murdoch

What are the social benefits of an internet cafe?

A drink with a view.

Information. Internet cafes can be a gateway of information to what’s happening around the world. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the internet cafe is our only source for information, but for people who have limited access to information, an internet cafe serves as a window into the world. These places can be critical for lower income people that can’t afford broadband internet in their homes.

Communication and connectivity. With the emergence of social media sites, people can stay connected throughout their lives. Especially in 3rd world countries, few people have mobile access to the internet and internet cafes serve as their primary access to communication. Today, the ability to communicate with people outside our country is commonplace.

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Economic benefit. With access to a global information that’s also free, you have the ability to learn new skills that are valuable in the marketplace or start a business. You can learn just about any skill by finding the right YouTube video. If you have the desire to learn and access to the internet, skilling up or gaining employment online is possibility for everyone.

Performance. Many internet cafes, especially in 3rd world countries cater to the gaming community. The common PC is not built for today’s high-end gaming performance. Because of this, internet cafes have ramped up the specs of their PCs to entice gamers to use their cafes for online gaming.

Cost. The rate of internet cafes around the world varies. Typically, internet cafes charge an hourly fee while others provide one-time payment for unlimited monthly membership. When you travel around the world and need to communicate with your loved ones, an internet cafe is still a cheaper option than purchasing a monthly satellite fee.

Short History of the Cyber Cafe

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Cup of coffee with cream.

The history of cyber cafes was never well documented, but here’s what we do know. In the U.S., Wayne Gregori opened the SFnet Coffeehouse Network in the Bay Area back in 1991. Gregori installed coin-operated computer terminals in coffeehouses around the Bay Area offering FIDOnet mail and eventually internet mail in 1992.

In 1995, Glenn McGinnis and co-founders opened @Cafe, one of New York’s first internet cafes. The concept was revolutionary at the time since they used T1 connection used by universities and large businesses.

Internet speeds in most public places used slow dial-up connections at the time, with customers paying a premium for the service. Despite the high cost of the T1 connection (owners paid $9,000 for the service), people found it fun to use high-speed internet in a coffee shop even though there were only a small number of websites at the time. Suddenly, companies started using the internet cafes to launch their own websites.

Since then, internet cafes grew in popularity around the world. In Asia, internet cafes became popular due to the emergence of multiplayer online gaming. These shops also sprouted around the European hemisphere in the 90s, but then saw a decline in recent years since most coffee shops now offer the same access speeds as internet cafes.

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