There’s *How Many* Cafes Near Here?
But it wasn’t until I found Delocator.ca that I realized just how many there were. Within 3 km of my place: 45 cafes. And 13 Starbucks.
Delocator.ca is based on Delocator.net, a U.S. effort to encourage people to visit non-megacorp giant coffee places.
I really like what Delocator.ca is trying to do, but some improvements are necessary. For example, it took me 5 tries to figure out that you HAVE to leave the space in your postal code or no dice. And why can’t I link to a result page? That’s just silly. A master map of results based on Google maps would be sweet, too — like this one. They make the source code for the U.S. version available, but not the Canadian one or I’d leap in and improve it myself.
OK, I’m done complaining. I just haven’t had my cup of coffee yet.