The cybercafe (or "Internet Cafe") was a term used in the late 1990s until the early 2000s to describe coffee-shop-like social gathering spaces that featured Internet-connected desktop computers. After the proliferation of both WiFi, laptops, and (later) fast data access over smartphones, so-called "cybercafes" disappeared.
And now, in a way, every location on earth has turned into a cybercafe. Also, nobody outside of the US military seems to unironically use the word cyber anymore. You can still find physical spaces referred to as cybercafes in some places abroad.
Former San Francisco cybercafes
- CoffeeNet - 744 Harrison Street tel: 415 495 7447. http://www.sfgate.com/restaurants/article/Coffeehouse-Patrons-Get-Wired-Cybercafes-offer-2968168.php has tons more info. Website still up(!) http://www.linuxcabal.org/coffeenet/
- Icon Byte Cafe -
- Club-i - 850 Folsom Street http://web.archive.org/web/20010216103437/http://www.club-i.com/map.htm
- Cyberworld - 528 Folsom Street
- Internet Alfredo - 790-A Brannan Street
- Bontu Internet Cafe - 1064 Divisadero Street http://www.worldembassyinformation.com/usa-cyber-cafe/cyber-cafe-in-san-francisco.html (see also for others)
- Cafe.com - 970 Market Street. http://www.sanfrancisco-cafe.com/ (dead),
- Global bazaar internet cafe - 401 O'Farrell Street