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A place whose principal role is providing internet services.
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Status: ApprovedPage for proposal

An internet café (also known as a cybercafé, taxiphone, téléboutique, coffee net, café net, net café, lanhouse) is a place whose principal role is providing internet services to the public, usually for a fee based on the time used. In many countries, they offer phone cabins, fax services, and possibly other retail items like phone cards.

The use of "café" in the term "internet café" stems from the early days of such businesses, when they often provided snacks. Although that may or may not be the case today, the phrase has remained unchanged and can be a source of confusion. If the principal role of the business is the sale of food and/or drinks, use the amenity=cafe + internet_access=* tag combination instead.

The amenity=internet_cafe tag may also be used on the closely related service of an online gaming centre, also known as a LAN gaming centre or PC bang, if the primary focus of the place is internet service.

If the place provides multiple telephone cabins but not internet service, try the amenity=telephone tag instead.

How to Map

Set a node Node or draw as an area Area along the building outline. Then add amenity=internet_cafe to it. You can name it with name=*.

If internet service is offered as a sideline, do not use this tag. Instead, tag the shop or amenity as usual and additionally use the key internet_access=*.

If a place is truly multipurpose, you may use multiple nodes inside the area for each amenity. See Semi-colon_value_separator#When_NOT_to_use

Tags to use in combination

In addition to the standard combination tags noted in the infobox, the following can be useful.

Tagging scheme for amenity=internet_cafe
Tag Description Example
internet_access=* Nature of internet access (default is yes, but the full range of options other than "no" is available).
internet_access:fee=* Whether a fee is charged (default is yes).
service:computer=yes/no If the place offers computers for use (default is yes).
service:copy=yes/no If you can make photocopies.
service:fax=yes/no If you can send and/or receive a fax.
service:phone=yes/no If phones are available.
service:print=yes/no Place provides printing services for PC works, usually only for a small number of copies.
service:scan=yes/no If you can scan a paper document into a digital file.
service:gaming=yes/no If online gaming is available.

Related Tags

See also

shop=internet_cafe - If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag. Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!

shop=communication - If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag. Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!