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Many people know things about cafes.  They are relatively simple to run, and in some ways only a bit more complex than a busy home kitchen when it comes to daily operation.  A cafe operates at a level that many people in the community can understand and get involved in.  Making it a great place is like covering it in honey to attract the bees who will do the work of making their community beautiful, feeding from the inspiration of this cafe centerpiece.
 
Many people know things about cafes.  They are relatively simple to run, and in some ways only a bit more complex than a busy home kitchen when it comes to daily operation.  A cafe operates at a level that many people in the community can understand and get involved in.  Making it a great place is like covering it in honey to attract the bees who will do the work of making their community beautiful, feeding from the inspiration of this cafe centerpiece.
  
===10 Reasons to Ask Your Community If a Cafe is an Appropriate Project===
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!10 Reasons a Cafe might be a good idea for a community owned enterprise where you live:
 
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*Strong Local.  By building strong local projects we can connect with the world.  It just works!
 
*Strong Local.  By building strong local projects we can connect with the world.  It just works!
 
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==What is the right cafe to start?==
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!What makes a god cafe an open cafe? What might a community need?
The right cafe is the one that serves the members of your community in the following ways, prioritized by your community:
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;Access to casual public space : 3rd space.  Between work and home.  A park, but inside with warm and cold drinks and snacks.
 
;Access to casual public space : 3rd space.  Between work and home.  A park, but inside with warm and cold drinks and snacks.
 
;Comfort and aesthetics :  The place feels like the place between.  Clean, where a visitor can enjoy the decor and the decor serves their enjoyment and use of the space.
 
;Comfort and aesthetics :  The place feels like the place between.  Clean, where a visitor can enjoy the decor and the decor serves their enjoyment and use of the space.
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;Online, LOUD : Everyone knows where the place is.  It is broadcasting everything that is happening there.  It's fun like that.  Live.   
 
;Online, LOUD : Everyone knows where the place is.  It is broadcasting everything that is happening there.  It's fun like that.  Live.   
 
;Connect it to the Commons : Make every process in the enterprise connect to the commons.  Everything that happens there helps the commons to serve the community.
 
;Connect it to the Commons : Make every process in the enterprise connect to the commons.  Everything that happens there helps the commons to serve the community.
 
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==More Information==
 
==More Information==
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*[[Open World Cafe]]
 
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===External Links==
 
===External Links==
Cheltenham Connect[http://cheltenhamconnect.co.uk./]
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Revision as of 08:56, 20 August 2010

Introduction to the Open Cafe Cooperative Network Model

The Open Cafe Cooperative Network Model helps a community group to create a cafe right in the middle of their community to serve as a third place where people may gather and as a shining example of Community Ownership and governance in the heart of your neighborhood.

Inspirations for this Model

This model takes as consideration the work of the Open World Cafe that is produce by the Open World Foundation and the Replanting a Rainforest project of the Open World Foundation. Stephen Hinton and Alex Rollin decided it was the time to get started on it.

Why an Open Cafe Cooperative Network Model

The cafe has become the new public space in the community. People gather to work, chat, relax, read, and meet the people they want to be with. They sit for hours, meet friends for a quick bite, and go one about their business.

For those involved in building Commons Based P2P Networks a cafe could be a place to start in your community. It can serve as a great place to meet new people who want to join into your community enterprise, and the cafe itself can be a shining example of the tip of the iceberg for the work that could be done in the community.

Many people know things about cafes. They are relatively simple to run, and in some ways only a bit more complex than a busy home kitchen when it comes to daily operation. A cafe operates at a level that many people in the community can understand and get involved in. Making it a great place is like covering it in honey to attract the bees who will do the work of making their community beautiful, feeding from the inspiration of this cafe centerpiece.

Thinking about the cafe as an idea

More Information

References

Resources

  • Financial Permaculture Worksheet - tool to be used to map the commons of the cafe. Can be used on any scale for examining inputs and outputs for a system using group discussion.

Internal Links

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