Jackpot Johnnie Mae and I took another road trip and this time to Broadway 320 Cafe. It’s located in a shopping plaza on 320 Broadway Avenue, Bedford, OH although the internet also shows the address as Cleveland. We found a parking space in the parking lot in front of the building. We trudged through the icy parking lot and went into the building to start our internet cafe experience.
Broadway 320 Cafe is true to its word as far as decor. This place reminds you of a nightclub. It has purple sky lighting with red soft lighting around the back wall. There are seven poles with four internet stations around these poles card table style. Each pole is decorated with Christmas lighting twisting down each pole. The walls are rust colored with black trim, which compliments the soft tone of the lighting. Jackpot wallpaper is along one of the walls similar to Winzone. There is a big screen TV and a smaller TV below it which announces special drawings. Large soft bluish purple street lights are around the room with bluish purple lantern shades on the ceiling.
A mix of R & B music was playing to the mixed crowd of seniors and blue/white-collar workers. Broadway 320 Cafe draws a nice crowd. Although the atmosphere reminds you of a New York discotheque with old-fashioned city street lights, Broadway 320 promotes a relaxed environment to play internet sweepstakes games. They have an ATM machine and sweepstakes rules are clearly posted in front of the cashier’s window.
Jackpot Johnnie Mae and I signed a paper and were made Tel-connect cards. Broadway 320 Cafe has the same games as Mega Play Cafe and Pete’s Internet Cafe in Eastlake. Their promotion is 500 points for $20.00 of phone time and 1000 points for $50.00 of phone time. They also have other prizes and promotions posted. Kameka was our cashier and she was very friendly as was the rest of the staff. They offer additional parking on the side and the rear of the building.
They have about 50 internet stations. Each internet station is new with new monitors and comfortable chairs. The mouse is cordless and internet access is easy to use. They have a new game called “The Game Show Game.” I played a few rounds of that and other Tel-connect favorites.
Hand sanitizer is located over each internet quad and prevalent throughout the cafe. The staff is well-trained in providing good customer service. Evidence of that was watching Sam assist people with their coats, open doors, clean the kitchen area, use lots of hand sanitizer before serving food, and remove clutter for customers. The staff is very conscious of keeping the place clean as I watched them running around with spray bottles and towels wiping down internet stations. The bathroom is spick-and-span and painted a rust color with the door painted black. Don from Surf City would be proud of the low germ count.
The kitchen area is in front of the cafe. They have both a microwave and ice/water machine. Complimentary hot dogs, chips, coffee and soft drinks are available. They have both Pepsi and Coke products. They have Vernor’s Ginger Ale and I hadn’t seen that in years. They should think about supplying lids for the drinks as it can help to reduce accidental spills. The snack area has three tables and a few chairs for those who want to take a break. On the tables are menus from local restaurants The Dog House and Zeppe’s Pizza. Dinner was a catered pasta with salad and bread sticks. The food was delicious and comparable to Bubba’s cooking from Cafe Magic.
This internet cafe is a good recommend for those who are in the area and want the feel of the night life without actually becoming a part of it. The cafe is very roomy and the air quality is good even when crowded.