|amenity = internet_cafe
|A place whose principal role is providing internet services.
|Rendering in OSM Carto
|Used on these elements
|Tools for this tag
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.
How to Map
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=*.
Tags to use in combination
In addition to the standard combination tags noted in the infobox, the following can be useful.
|Nature of internet access (default is yes, but the full range of options other than "no" is available).
|Whether a fee is charged (default is yes).
|If the place offers computers for use (default is yes).
|If you can make photocopies.
|If you can send and/or receive a fax.
|If phones are available.
|Place provides printing services for PC works, usually only for a small number of copies.
|If you can scan a paper document into a digital file.
|If online gaming is available.
|If food is available.
|If drinks are available. For example, use drink:coffee=yes if coffee is available, and drink:tea=yes if tea is available.
- amenity=cafe for places that primarily sell food or beverages rather than telephone or internet services
- shop=communication Because of this tag's ambiguity, its wiki page is currently redirected to shop=mobile_phone