Musette Caffe, located at 1325 Burrard Street, is one of the first spots in Vancouver to post a public and firm Wi-Fi and laptop policy.
When it comes to laptops on weekends, Musette asks you to simply leave them at home, because Wi-Fi is not offered as a service on Saturdays and Sundays.
In an Instagram post from mid-February, Musette announced there would be new regulations for Wi-Fi coming, and urged their customers to try to see things from their point of view and understand that patrons were having a hard time finding a place to sit amongst the sea of laptops.
There are regulations on weekdays at Musette as well. Customers who make a purchase will receive a half hour Wi-Fi voucher, which can be extended if it’s not extremely busy. If it does happen to be a particularly bustling day, patrons will be asked to give up their table.
The cafe also warns their team will “catch cheaters”– they are not messing around.
The downtown eatery urges people to “just come in to enjoy the environment and have conversations and meet new people,” which is something we can get behind.
Surely this won’t be the last Vancouver spot asking patrons to come in and connect without a device in hand.
Address: 1325 Burrard Street, Vancouver