July 3, 2014 9:25 pm
Updated: July 3, 2014 11:20 pm

Internet free zone inside a Vancouver coffee shop to provide refuge from worldwide web


If your Internet addiction is getting out of hand, a new Vancouver coffee shop may be just what the doctor ordered.

The Faraday Café on Columbia Street has set up an 8 x 16 foot aluminum cage inside the store.

The fine aluminum mesh inhibits the passage of electromagnetic fields to give its patrons a chance to escape today’s overly connected world and catch a tranquil break, with no Internet around.

“I think people would want to lose the distraction and also connect with people. You come here because there are no distractions,” says Julien Thomas with Faraday Café.

The experience also comes with aluminum pouches for your devices, custom designed to block phone calls and texts.

It’s a two week experiment, offering coffee lovers the chance to unplug…even if you have to sit in a cage to do it.

The Faraday Café will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until July 16.


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