The first internet cafe

The online café phenomenon was started in July 1991 by Wayne Gregori in San Francisco when he began SFnet Coffeehouse Network. Gregori designed, built and installed 25 coin operated computer terminals in coffeehouses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The café terminals dialed into a 32 line Bulletin Board System that offered an array of electronic services including FIDOnet mail and, in 1992, Internet mail.

Comments (5)

  • Marceline
    November 8, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Your blog is superb! Great job Charles

  • Mike
    February 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    And probably the best, too bad it’s in the past now.

  • Tad
    June 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Cool, they should re-open it.

  • Sal
    July 16, 2011 at 12:45 am

    How is this place not open, this guy is a genius.

  • Dwite
    December 9, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Very cool, but how could they go out of business!

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