I’ve actually gotten tired of the game after some time as it gets repetitive but its good fun while it lasted. But that’s just me. Try it out, I’ve friends that have found this game utterly captivating even after a while. Without more delay, here are the tips:
STACK UP YOUR DISHES
You have limited counters depending on your level. Thus, you are limited to the kind of dishes you can serve. However, there is no limit to the quantity you can stack up on one counter of the same dish. So say that you have 4 counters. It is best that you keep cooking the same 4 kinds of dishes. Plan ahead if you want to change a dish being served so you can swap a new dish with an old dish that’s about to run out. You don’t want to delete either dishes on the counter or on the stove as its wasted coins and time. A common mistake is getting excited about the choices of dishes you can make and then ending up with no space on the counters to place ready dishes.
ADD NEIGHBORS AND GIFTS
You need neighbors to expand your cafe. Also, you can visit each neighbor everyday and get free coins and exp by tasting their dishes. Its irrelevant what dish and you just have to click accept for that free exp and coin. You can do this once per day. Also, remember to always send and receive free gifts. Its just free stuff for everyone. You will likely be getting gifts in return if you start giving too.
EXPANDING YOUR CAFE
As you level up and can serve more dishes, your cafe’s popularity should have grown too if you have been following my tips. It is now time to expand as customers that has to wait too long will leave your cafe and bring down your buzz rating. You cannot ‘jump’ ahead in expanding and you can only upgrade to the next level of cafe.
Expanding will require neighbors and coins. You can also use cafe world cash but that’s real money and I don’t recommend it. Its easy enough to do with coins anyway. Here is a list of the requirements and sizes of cafe expansions.
|Cafe Type||Area||Cost||Cafe Cash||Neighbors required|
|Quaint Cafe||8 x 9||500||2||1|
|Corner Cafe||9 x 11||5000||25||2|
|Family Cafe||10 x 12||50000||30||4|
|Plentiful Cafe||12 x 13||125000||35||8|
|Bountiful Cafe||13 x 15||400000||35||9|
MAXIMIZE STOVES AND COUNTER UTILIZATION
You always want to keep your stoves and counters busy. So plan ahead is the key to this game in almost every aspect. Make sure your stoves are always cooking and your counters filled with food. You can also make clicking easier as the commands can be queued. For example, you can buy all the dishes you want to cook first and then just click on each counter. You don’t have to wait for the progress bar to finish on one counter before clicking the next.
SAVE MONEY ON DECORATIONS AND ALL STOVES/COUNTERS WORK THE SAME
At the start, be frugal. Do not splurge on decorations until you really have extra coins. Save up your coins for ingredients, basic equipment and expanding your cafe. All tables, chairs, doors, stoves, counters work the same. The most expensive stove and the cheapest one work the same. You are just paying for looks. Avoid this if you want to progress up quickly.
DID YOU KNOW: You can save on cleaning up stoves by putting dirty stoves back into your inventory and then putting them back out? They will come out as clean. You don’t get the exp for cleaning up the stove though so its up to you if you want more exp or saving up on the coins.
CAFE POINTS TABLE
Each dish has its corresponding cafe points that you can make from preparing and serving it. Here is an list sorted according to total Cafe Points.
|Dish||Cook Time||CP Making||CP Cooking||CP Cleaning||Total CP|
|Chips and Guacamole||3 mins||3||0||1||4|
|Bacon Cheeseburger||5 mins||3||3||1||7|
|Super Chunk Fruit Salad||15 mins||3||10||1||14|
|Chicken Gyro and Fries||10 mins||3||10||1||14|
|Jammin Jelly Donuts||20 mins||6||8||1||15|
|Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail||30 mins||3||17||1||21|
|Powedered French Toast||20 mins||3||17||1||21|
|Creme Fraiche Caviar||30 mins||6||15||1||22|
|Tikka Masala Kebobs||1 hr||6||15||1||22|
|Buttermilk Pancakes||45 mins||9||21||1||31|
|Caramel Apples||2 hrs||12||22||1||35|
|Macaroni and Cheese||2hrs||15||25||1||41|
|Fiery Fish Tacos||2 hrs||15||33||1||49|
|French Onion Soup||4 hrs||12||48||1||61|
|Smoked Salmon Latkes||2 hrs||27||35||1||63|
|Lemon Butter Lobster||2 hrs||27||40||1||68|
|Atomic Buffalo Wings||3 hrs||21||46||1||68|
|Tony’s Classic Pizza||5 hrs||21||46||1||68|
|Kung Pao Stir Fry||4 hrs||21||53||1||75|
|Pumpkin Pie||12 hrs||15||60||1||76|
|Spaghetti and Meatballs||8 hrs||24||75||1||100|
|Sweet Seasonal Ham||12 hrs||21||80||1||102|
|Tostada de Carne Asada||8 hrs||42||80||1||123|
|Triple Berry Cheesecake||12 hrs||15||124||1||140|
|Shu Mai Dumplings||6 hrs||60||95||1||156|
|Crackling Pecking Duck||18 hrs||15||150||1||166|
|Voodoo Chicken Salad||12 hrs||36||131||1||168|
|Lavish Lamb Curry||8 hrs||54||145||1||200|
|Overstuffed Peppers||12 hrs||45||160||1||206|
|Spitfire Roasted Chicken||1 day||15||194||1||210|
|Savory Stuffed Turkey||22 hrs||15||200||1||216|
|Herbed Halibut||1 day||21||203||1||225|
|King Crab Bisque||1 day||54||197||1||252|
|Delicious Chocolate Cake||14 hrs||72||200||1||273|
|Homestyle Pot Roast||2 days||60||218||1||279|
|Chicken Pot Pie||2 days||66||240||1||307|
|Impossible Quiche||2 days||75||275||1||351|
|Grand Tandoori||1 day||63||340||1||404|
|Gingerbread House||5 days||12||1050||1||1063|
When you cook one dish often enough, you can get awarded with extra servings of the dish as a Chef’s Special. So it pays off to be consistent too. Since the priority should always still be planning what you cook around your playtime, it helps if you have a ‘set’ of dishes you cook according to the cooking time.
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This is it for now. I hope you have enjoyed Cafe World and my guide has helped you play it much better. Feel free to give comments, say thanks, or add your own tips. I’d love to hear from you and I am sure others would benefit from our input too.