(I’m recycling this post from September 2005 for the sake of Creamaid. It’s still interesting since McCafes are not yet being built in the US, so the idea of a coffee bar inside a McDonald’s will be new to a lot of people. It also shows off how to embed a Flickr slideshow in a blog post. And ten bucks is ten bucks.)
These are pictures from the McCafe in Elmshorn, northwest of Hamburg. It’s a coffee bar inside a regular McDonald’s restaurant, and the idea is relatively new in Germany, although it apparently hasn’t gone over well in the US. Here they seem to be redoing the entire restaurant rather than creating a separate coffee area. In Elmshorn you sit on leather seats whether you are eating a Big Mac or drinking a Latte.
McDonald’s seems to be quite happy with the results. As of October 2006 170 German restaurants feature McCafe, and eventually about half of all restaurants will include one.
We took some pictures (link to slideshow).