Coffee shops and restaurants are location caches but there are
some things to consider when making a cache about a coffee shop or
Generally speaking, it can be a good topic for a cache if it's a place where bikers like to go or if you think that it's a special place for taking a break.
This document uses the term coffee shop, but it can be any
kind of place where you get something to drink or eat. It can be
a roadhouse, restaurant, bar, kiosk, diner etc.
It's probably a good candidate for a cache if it meets one or
some of the following criteria:
Please avoid these:
Please give the cache a name and/or short description that tells that it's a coffee shop.
For example like this:
- Name: 'Coffee Shop Waterfall' (instead of just 'Waterfall')
- Short description: Serves good food and has a beautiful indoor waterfall.
Please tell something that help others to decide if they want to
go to the place.
One thing that is often good to know: Does it take long to get something to eat?
Consider including also some of these if appropriate:
Many coffee shops and restaurants have their own web pages. Do
everyone a favor and add a link.
The owners take care that the opening hours are up to date on
their web pages. Please, don't include the opening hours in the
cache description. Add a link to opening hours instead.
However, if there is something special (or surprising) about the
opening hours, it's good to mention about it. For example: "Open
only during the summer".
Please remember that finding a cache may not require paying for a
service or a product.
If you, for example want comments about food, you can write
something like this: "If you eat something, tell us what you had
and if you liked it."
It's not OK to write for example "Have a cup of coffee" (unless
If you include a control question, be careful not to ask about
something that changes often (e.g. menu, prices, opening