Did you know that it is a lot of fun playing Cafe World and customizing your cafe in all sorts of ways? Just like in a real cafe, you can choose to arrange all kinds of tables and chairs, doors and windows to create the right atmosphere you are looking for. Not only that, you can also customize a wide variety of stylish decorations, and even the very clothing that your own character wears.
But asides from the fun of decorating your cafe, little do we realize that it is actually of such crucial importance to the success of your cafe. The way you set up each and every item in your cafe, that is every table, chair, counter and even stove will not only impact the ambiance and environment of your cafe, but ultimately your ability to succeed in this game and grow your Cafe World business.
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Firstly, just like in a real life restaurant, you will need to arrange all the tables and chairs so that your customers will be able to easily access any available tables and chairs. For example, it is not a good idea to have three chairs in a row up against a wall, since the middle chair would become wasted space. In this case, your customers cannot walk past the outer two chairs to get to the middle one, so you will lose customers needlessly when they walk in and cannot find a place to sit, when in actual fact there were still available seats.
Since you would never want to let customers walk away unsatisfied, you want to make sure that you have enough seating at all times. It is all too easy to forget this point, especially when you are so busy and caught up with the food itself, planning what to cook and how much to cook so that you do not waste food and money, while keeping your customers happy and coming back for more. But all this effort would be for naught if you have good, cooked food ready to serve, but no available or accessible seats for your customers.
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Even when your customers are able to find an available seat, they will only wait so long to get their meal. So you would need to set your tables up in a way that makes it easy for your waiters and waitresses to move around. The quicker they can move back and forth from the serving counters to the tables, the easier it will be for you to make sure that every customer gets their food on time.
Another thing you can do to help give your waiting staff more time to serve your customers is to give your customers a longer walk to their tables. This means essentially putting in more twists and turns so that your customers will have to take a longer way around from the door to their seat. Most customers would not mind this at all, not being consciously aware of this. So the added walking time for your customers translates into more time for your waiters and waitresses to keep up to par with the serving cycles to customers. If you keep these points in mind as you add tables and chairs to your cafe and arrange them optimally, you will be paving your way to added success in Cafe World.