The café isn’t only for drinking coffee; it’s actually just like a playground for adults. Here are seven things you can do for free when you go at a café.
(In alphabetical order)
1) Drink water
If you ask for water then they will give you (unless if the barista happens to be someone really uptight or he/she just has a bad day). Of course, you must not go to the same café every time you want water; otherwise they will realize what are you doing.
2) Have some dessert
On the bar they usually have something like a small biscuit or a muffin or something like that, they give along with your coffee or your tea. It’s not sure that they will give you, but if you ask politely and the barista is a nice guy/girl then I don’t think they will say no. But of course I doubt they will let you more than one!
3) Hit On The Barista
Why not? You broke the ice by asking her for water as I said in #1, so you can keep the conversation going if there are no clients around of course.
4) Play a game
Most provide board games. Some of them might provide video games as well but the latter are usually coin operated. Personally I am not neither into board games or video games anymore but if you are, then you can join. Especially if one of your friends sits at the café and plays some board game, I don’t see why he/she won’t let you to join!
5) Use the internet
They will give you a WiFi code if you ask the barista as you sit on the bar drinking your…water. It’s convenient if you want to send some message somewhere when you are out. A café has a more stable connection than being outdoors.
6) Use the toilet
It’s only for the clients. How much I hate this phrase when I am out and I am desperate to use the toilet! Fortunately not all cafés follow this policy, and I hope it will never happen.
7) Watch TV
Well, I don’t think there is any café in our days that doesn’t have at least one TV Set. So if you want to watch something you can sit on the bar as you enjoy your…water.
PS: Yeah I know most of you, might call me a cheapskate. I call it smart. You must take advantage of the situations. For example where I live a small bottle of water costs 0.50 Euros from a kiosk. Why pay 0.50 when I can have it for free? Right?