Always wanted to own your own restaurant? Wanted to own one without the financial responsibity? Well, Now you can! Brought to you by Zynga Inc. (Also known for Mafia Wars and, infamously, FarmVille) you can own one and be your own boss!Cafe World is a Flash-based game on Facebook. This game is like FarmVille, but more "condensed." The dishes don't take as long to make as seeds do, but don't last as long either. Also, the number of stoves (land plots) is reduced for obvious reasons. The primary currency is coins, but there is a supercurrency known as Cafe Cash.This game promotes social relationships between friends/players, despite the number of your friends who actually play. There are three paths a player can take in Cafe World. First is the rich guy by making some serious coin. Second is the experienced super-chef and make dishes based on leveling up. The third is the collector, by buying...stuff. Although, many buildable items are only obtainable in a timelymanner via asking for parts to something, same goes for catering.Needless to say there are many decoration themes which allow you to individualize your cafe. These include a fancy restaurant, to atlantis, to space, to haunted castle.Also, don't ever confuse this with Restaurant City, it won't be pretty.
This show provides examples of:
Alien Lunch: A whole Cuisine theme based on this. Includes Sirius Sorbet, Martian Brain Cake, and Stardust Soup
Awesome, but Impractical: Stoves. The more expensive ones cook no faster than any other (excluding lightning stoves) some even cost cafe cash and no more than aesthetic value. They're for the after party, graduating isn't that difficult. But still.
Big Eater: You and all of your customers. The animation for eating a turkey-sized chicken is leg, some slices and then the rest of the bird. And with the "In-Flight Meal" you have a roll, cider, boat of mixed veggies, something in a container, and a steak; you reduce/eat them all at the same time
Class and Level System: Although everyone is a chef, drinks, coffee and entrees have their own levels. Such as a level 3 Cappucino, level 2 Belgian Waffles, level 1 Orange Juice. Averted with the Salad Bar.
Everything Sounds Sexier in French: Plasyed straight and averted at the same time. Straight with Chef Raquel. And averted in your Sous chef team. The four main chefs: fry, grill, fish and roast chefs are refered to by their English equivalents. In French they Bilingual Bonus are friturier (frit-tu-ee-ay), grillardin (grill-ar-deen), poissonnier (poyzon-eee-ay), and rôtisseur (row-tea-sir). Because There is No Pronunciation Guide and they are all prounounced Tro-PAY.
Fridge Logic: Lisa Latte mentions the coffee shop she used to go to is up for sale, this happens suspiciously after your cafe start serving coffee...So is your cafe putting all the other cafes/restaurants out of business?
Improbable Food Budget: Considering your entire budget can be spent on food and nothing like a real restaurant spends on, like wages. There's even a medal for spending up to 25,000,000, that's millions people, on food alone
They are your friends, so maybe they're volunteers? (You press-ganged your friends into kitchen service, You Bastard?)
ISO-Standard Urban Groceries: Subverted in the one-click cooking uses these for representation of what you are doing; accuracy is secondary. Example, a bucket of flour for mixing starches.
Jerkass: You, because there's a series of medals for firing different employees. Not one over and over again you gotta lay off AT LEAST 50 people for no reason. Your employees work all the time (unless there's no food to serve), never slack off,never talk back, and receive generous tips.
Karma Meter: Not karma, per se, but you do have a buzz rating. This goes up when you feed customers and give them coffee/drinks. It goes down if you forget to feed them or make them wait for a seat.
Locked Door: Subverted. Don't want people in your cafe, just remove the door!
Level Ate: A decoration theme based on sweets. Such as a cookie table
Level Up Fill Up: Only for your Energy Bar, when you level up a Mocktail or Coffee. Odd also when you collect mixers, bars stools, and garnishes you also level up and refill.
Least Common Pizza Topping: The "Mystical Pizza." It's not the actual ingredients, it's how it's assembled. You conjure dough, summon cheese, and trasmute sauce. The pizza dough is purple and the ingredients look like cupcake star sprinkles.
In the Japanese theme, you can cook on top of a samurai helmet!
Halloween theme includes a pumpkin lightning stove, but...
A counter is a cloud!
The Jack-o-Lantern Assembly item brought halloween themed customers into your cafe.
Must Have Caffeine: People who want coffee will have a thought bubble above their head with a picture of a coffee cup on it. Two characters are even named after their love of coffee: Espresso Joe and Lisa Latte.
With the introduced St. Patrick's Day goals/theme/recipes they replace the Halloween drinks with Irish ones. They could have gone with an Irish cream thing but no, because all Irish are drunks. He's even named Peter O'Brian.
Neat Freak: Aside from the "No Clean Fairy", you would make the Health Department proud. Everytime you cook, you clean the stove. Whenever you use the salad bar, you tidy up, wipe the counter, and clean the glass before restocking.
Odd that there is no dishwasher
Even more egregiously, for the Sirius Sorbet, you dust off stars But is actually rice?
Harmony Versus Discipline: Hearty Italian is Harmony(because its hearty) and Classic(rigid old ways) French is Discipline. Classic French is Harmony(Good Old Ways and Raquel makes her food with love) and Hearty Italian is Discipline
Not entirely Lisa Latte mentions that the coffee shop she used to go to is up for sale.
Spoiled Brat: Played through and inverted. There are two medal series of "gifting." On the giving (inverted) end, you must give 200 gifts for the "Bistro BFF" medal. On the receiving end, you must collect 2000 gifts for the "Begifted Behemoth."
Videogame Caring Potential: This game has a HIGH caring potential. You cater to everyone's need. From children, to holiday parties, random get-togethers. Plus all the typical catering a normal catering business would do. Also, you serve coffee, drinks, and salads.
On the Catering note, you seemingly do it all from the catering truck. Aside from cooking obviously. And offscreen transportation, this truck is HUGE! Imaging transporting 200 full entrees to a Banquet in nothing but in a short van.
We Buy Anything: Wholesale Dale. He buys any food you give him at 3/4ths price.