Whatever you have in mind for your internet café, and whichever additional services you wish to provide, you’ll need to think carefully about your location; securing the right premises for your internet café will be one of the most important decisions you make with this venture.
Given the decline in footfall and revenue suffered by internet cafes over recent years, if you’re planning to offer nothing more than a basic internet facility, you probably won’t be able to afford high rents; premises in a prominent location, such as your local high street, will only be attainable if you plan to offer ancillary services that will bring in extra income.
Your choice of location should also be tailored to the audience you’re targeting. If you intend to build a core of regular customers, it might make sense to choose premises off the beaten track, with that all-important community feel. Alternatively, if you think your business will hinge on passing trade and casual business, a more prominent location might be necessary.