A café is a nice place to eat, sit back, and relax. Running one, on the other hand, is far from easy. CafeLand puts you in charge of running your very own café. This exciting restaurant simulation game from Gamegos, a company that’s known for Fashion Cup amongst other titles, will have you cooking dishes, taking customer feedback, mopping floors, and scrubbing ovens among other things.
You start out with a small café, and you get to expand and decorate it as you earn more money. The bigger your café gets, however, the more demanding your customers will become. Serve different types of dishes and impress famous celebrities with your menu. Don’t forget to put up decorations, vending machines, and fun items to keep your customers happy. Food isn’t the only thing customers look for in a restaurant, after all. You better check out our CafeLand beginner’s guide for tips, cheats and strategies before you open up your shop!
1. Rush Through The Levels To Unlock New Stuff
Nearly everything you do in CafeLand gives you experience. You can complete quests, talk to customers, clean up, cook, and so on. Once you earn enough experience, you will level up. Try to rush through levels as quickly as you can in order to get the most out of the game. A lot of Cafeland’s content are locked behind level requirements. The faster you are able to meet those requirements, the sooner you will be able to fully enjoy the game.
2. Complete Your Quests
On the left side of the screen, you will see a clipboard icon. Tap on it to bring up the list of quests that you have. The further you progress in the game, the more quests you will have on that list, so try not to get overwhelmed. Check if you have quests that are asking for the same tasks. Work on those first in order to maximize your time. Quests give you plenty of experience, coins, and new recipes that will help you.
3. Maintain A Good Café Rating
At the top left of your screen, you will see your café name with stars above it. The number of stars lit up indicates the current rating of your shop. Ideally, you want the rating to be at 5 stars in order to attract more customers and spontaneous visits from celebrities. If your café rating is low, you can find out what’s causing it by tapping on your café name. You will see the different categories that affect your overall rating. These categories are Decoration, Vending Machines, Capacity, Fun, Free Space, and Food Mastery. Tap on each category to find out how to improve its rating.
4. Master The Different Dishes
As we mentioned earlier, Food Mastery is one of the categories that affect your café’s overall rating. It is also one of the most difficult to improve. That’s because it takes a lot of time to master food. Each dish in your menu has a mastery bar. To fill up that bar, you need to cook that dish repeatedly. The number of times you need to cook a certain dish in order to get a Mastered status on it varies. Try to focus on the dishes that only take a few minutes to make. Mastering quick dishes as soon as possible will help you get better overall ratings.
5. Fill Up Your Counters
Before you log off for the day, make sure you fill up your counters with a lot of food. You can stack several servings of the same dish on the same counter, allowing you to sell hundreds of that dish over time. The dishes served on your counters continue to sell even while you are offline. Filling up all your counters before you log off will help ensure that you will have plenty of earnings when you return to the game the next day.
Try to cook quick dishes during the day. This will allow you to keep the counters stocked without having to wait too long for dishes. When you are ready to quit for the day, you can fill your stove slots with food that take several hours to cook. This way, your stoves will not stay idle throughout the night.
6. You Can Sell Old Items
When you start out in CafeLand, you will be given a default layout with some furniture and enough floor tiles and wallpaper to cover your store. As you expand, you will most likely find yourself wanting to remodel. This isn’t easy in the beginning because you don’t have a lot of coins. Don’t be afraid to ditch the default items, though.
All the items in your café can be sold if you will no longer use them. Just go to your inventory menu, tap on the item you want to get rid of, then tap on the sell button. Remember, your décor also counts towards your overall rating. Don’t sacrifice your café’s look just because you don’t want to throw away old items.
7. Craft Sauces Often
There are four types of sauces in the game. You can purchase them with premium currency called Cash or you can craft them yourself. Crafting them can be a bit tricky, though as you will need specific ingredients. If you have enough ingredients, just tap on the tab with three bars on the bottom right side of the screen, then choose Sauces. You will see a Craft button beside the sauces that you have enough materials for. Otherwise, you will see how much Cash you need to purchase each sauce.
The four sauces are: 1h Speed Sauce, 8h Speed Sauce, Wholesale Sauce, and Unspoil Sauce. These sauces help you complete dishes more quickly, earn more money, and avoid waste. Craft them whenever you have the ingredients since you’ll never know when you will actually need them.
8. Play Actively For Drops
One of the challenges of crafting sauces is the difficulty of finding ingredients without spending real money. The solution here is to simply play actively more often. Every time you mop the floor, talk to a customer, collect tips, cook, and serve a dish, you have the chance to get one of the ingredients for sauces. The more you actively play, the better the chances you have of collecting all the ingredients you will need.
9. Add A Lot of Friends
When you link your Facebook account to the game, your Facebook friends who are also playing the game will automatically be added to your in-game contacts. You can also add more friends from within the game by visiting other people’s café and tapping the add button on the top left. Friends can send each other gifts that can contain coins, Cash, special food, vouchers, and more.
You can also earn more loot when you visit your friends and help out at their café. Vouchers are very hard to come by, and they are used for a lot of things, so having a lot of friends to visit will increase your chances of getting them. Don’t forget to check your Mailbox from time to time since all your visitors will leave your gifts and you will need to manually claim them.
10. Join A Café Club
Aside from having friends, you can also join a café club which is Cafeland’s equivalent of a guild. Here you can work with other players in raising the League of your club. Whenever a season starts, club will receive a list of tasks that must be completed. Members of your club must then accept one of the tasks and complete it within the time limit. Successfully completing a task will allow players to earn contribution points. A gift will also become available for every member of the club each time a task is completed.
11. Pay Attention To The Layout Of Your Café
More tables and chairs mean more customers. Unfortunately, that is not a good reason to cram as many tables and chairs as you can into your café. Pay attention to the layout of your café. If a chair is blocking the way and there is nowhere else to pass, customers will not be able to the other areas of the café. If you are having problems with customers who complain about not having enough seats when you have a bunch of empty chairs, that means you accidentally blocked all paths to other areas.
12. Invite Celebrity Customers
As you level up in CafeLand, you will be able to unlock more celebrities. You can find them by tapping on the building with the VIP sign. You can then spend some coins to invite a celebrity to your cafe. When they arrive, they will give you a gift box with various rewards inside. They gain experience every time they are invited, and they level up when their experience bar is filled. The higher the level of the celebrity, the better the rewards will be for each invite.
Celebrities take time to get to your café, and the time is different for each one. Don’t worry about the wait time because that’s a good thing. Each celebrity has a favorite dish. If you are serving their favorite when they arrive, they will earn even more experience for that visit. Unfortunately, you will only see the category of their favorite food. The best way to go about this is to store all your food in the fridge then serve a variety of dishes from the celebrity’s favorite category.
13. Try Your Luck With The Prize Wheel
On the right side of the screen is a slot machine icon with a question mark on it. Tap on it to open up the prize wheel. You get a free spin every 12 hours, so make sure you return on time because the timer will not start until you claim your free turn. You can also get free spin chances from random drops. After spinning, you will get an offer to spin again in exchange for watching a video advertisement. Finally, you can spend 15 Cash to buy another spin. You can get sauces, vouchers, furniture, and more from the prize spin. Try it whenever you can in case you get really lucky. Just avoid spending premium currency as that would be a waste.
14. Watch Ads For More Drops
Besides the VIP building is the cinema. Tap on it to open up an ad offer that will reward you with a random drop. You will have to check on it often because videos are not always available. Sometimes you will need to open up the menu multiple times for the offer to come up. This is also why you should accept the offer whenever it is available. Keep in mind that the cinema will not be open until you reach level 15. You will see a padlock icon on it until you reach the required level.
15. Share Photos For Cash
Once a day, you can take a screenshot of the game and share it on social media in order to receive some Cash. To do this, just tap on your café name at the top left of the screen. On the Profile menu, you will see a yellow button that says Take a Photo. It will have a Cash icon on it if the bonus is available. Otherwise, it will just be a camera icon. Tap on the button to enter camera mode. Swipe around until you have the angle that you want, then tap on the camera button. You will be prompted to choose which social media account you want to share it on. You can actually press the back button at this point because you will still receive the bonus even if you don’t go through with sharing the photo.
16. Claim Your Achievement Rewards
At the top of the map, you will see a giant trophy. Tap on it to open the Achievements menu. This will give you a list of all the Achievements in the game. Each one you accomplish will reward you with different amounts of Cash. Make sure you check this menu often for rewards that you can claim. This is one of the easiest ways to earn premium currency without spending real money.
You are now ready to build the best café in the world in CafeLand! We hope you’ve enjoyed our CafeLand beginner’s guide. If you happen to know additional tips or tricks for the game, feel free to let us know by leaving a message in the comment section below!