Why is the Layout of Your Cafe So Important in Cafe World
Most of the fun of playing Cafe World is the fact that you can really customize your cafe in all sorts of ways. You can choose to add many different kinds of tables and chairs, doors and windows to create just the atmosphere you’re looking for. You can also select from any of a number of other tasteful and interesting decorations. There are even several stylish options for the clothing that your own character wears. Something like the Sims.
But no matter what you decide to do when it comes to decorating your cafe, you need to remember that the way you set up your tables, chairs, counters and stoves will not only impact the ambiance of the place. It will also have a lot to do with your ability to succeed in the game and grow you business overall. Let’s see why is that:
Easy Access Equals Easy Money
First and foremost, you need to arrange your furniture so that your customers will actually be able to get to all of the available tables and chairs. If you have, for instance, three chairs in a row up against a wall, the middle chair is simply wasted space. Your customers can’t walk past the outer chairs to get to the middle one, so you’ll actually likely lose customers needlessly when they walk in and can’t find a place to sit. It’s just like in the real world, if you paid attention to this kind of things.
Since you know you never want to let customers walk away unsatisfied, you want to make sure that you have enough seating. It’s easy to lose site of this aspect of your cafe. After all, you’re the most actively involved in preparing and serving food – trying to make sure you always have food available and that the food on your stoves doesn’t sit there too long and spoil. But none of that careful planning will do you any good if you don’t have tables and chairs available for your customers to sit and eat at.
Save Your Waiter’s Legs
So, even when your customers are able to find an empty seat, they’ll only wait so long to get their meal. That’s why you need to make sure you set your tables up in a way that makes it easy for your waiter or waitress to get around. The quicker they can get back and forth from the serving counters to the tables, the easier it will be for you to make sure every customer who walks through your door gets their food in a timely manner, just like you would want to be served.
Another thing you can do to help give your wait staff more time to serve your customers is to give your customers a long walk to their tables. This means essentially putting in a lot of twists and turns so that your customers will have to take the long way around from the door to their seat. Being generally rather agreeable, your customers really don’t mind this at all. And the extra walking time for your customers means more time for your waiters and waitresses to stay caught up on their serving cycles. If you keep these items in mind as you add more tables and chairs to your cafe, you’ll be well on your way to success in Cafe World.
So go out there and check your layout! It’s vital.