Cafe X Opens Second SFO Coffee Robot
Don't call it a comeback, Cafe X has been here for years.
Cafe X opened a second coffee robot at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) over this past weekend. The new location is in Terminal 1 near gate B20.
A lot of industry watchers went bearish on Cafe X after it shuttered its downtwon San Francisco stores and laid off folks, but the company has proven to be resilient — even through a global pandemic, which forced the temporary closure of its first SFO robot.
Because they operate unattended around the clock, food robots and smart vending kiosks are going to be a huge perk offered by airports. Check out OttOmate’s recent interview with Cafe X CEO Henry Hu (see below) about what it takes to operate at airports (including the occasional 3 a.m. wake up to re-stock the machine).
Early morning passengers flying into or out of SFO Airport rejoice! No matter how weary you are, or how hard the flight may have been, you’ll have at least two places to grab a cup of coffee before the sun comes up, courtesy of Cafe X. The robot barista startup posted to Twitter over the weekend that it opened up a second coffee robot, located at Terminal 1, near gate B20. Huzzah!
Not only is this good news for travelers, but it also shows how reslient Cafe X is proving to be.