City Hunter Cyber Cafe is the nation's largest gaming orientated Internet cafe chain. We provide our patrons the best in E-entertainment by combining the latest in PC technology along with a large array of games for the most satisfying experience. We have great locations for individuals who share similar interests to enjoy themselves or who just simply hang out with other like-minded people. Over the years, City Hunter Internet cafe has nurtured a strong reputation in the market as the best cyber entertainment venue in Sydney. In addition to our core services, we also support the growing E-sport community by hosting key events at our stores.
Be the favourite go-to-place for Australian gamers
Provide the best social gaming experiences to gamers, through advanced technology and unique service offerings.
The Humble Beginning
In 2000, we saw an opportunity in the Internet cafe market. James the founder of City Hunter asked himself. “Why not give the customers more than just a PC and a seat?” He knew that high performance PCs were not the only reason why people visited Internet cafes and that the environment, a previously neglected concept, was key for customers to enjoy their experience within an internet cafe. With that in mind, he set out to combine state-of-the-art tech with funky interior design to create what is now known as City Hunter Cyber Cafe Group.
In early 2000, an internet cafe with 20 seats opened in Newtown. We called it Not Only Internet. After running for a year, the business was running at its peak capacity. In order to grow the business, we start to look for a bigger space with better public transport.
In late 2001, we opened another internet cafe with 50 seats in Haymarket, and we called it Game Freaks. And after a year, we had more than 1,000 registered members, and the business was running at its peak capacity. We had accumulated quite some experience in running dedicated gaming cafes, and we saw a lot of area for improvements, then we decided to push the gaming cafe to the next level. We went out looking for a bigger space again.
In late 2003, City Hunter opened its first store. Located in Sussex St, our flagship store had become (and still is) the largest gaming focused internet cafe in Australia. With more than 550 square meters in floor space and 150 computers, it instantly became the new focal point of E entertainment in the city.
One year later, the second location of City Hunter opened. Positioned close to Central Station along George St, it is in a prime position situated close to the largest transportation hub in Sydney, Ultimo TAFE, University of Technology Sydney and also Sydney University.
The year 2006 was a busy one for City Hunter, as we opened up two new locations, Burwood and Bondi Junction. The Burwood store is located right next to the train station and a minute walk from Westfield along Burwood's busiest street - Burwood Rd. For Bondi Junction, City Hunter was located on the end of the promenade across the road from Westfield. Again, another major transportation hub to ensure the traffic flow around and into our stores.
Chatswood became City Hunter’s fifth location. Also along the promenade, City Hunter Chatswood is directly opposite Westfield and is close to the train station and bus terminal.
After a decade of running internet cafes, our I.T. team had grown considerably, At the very beginning, we had only a single part time staff member. Now, we have a full team, capable of handling more than 500 PCs. Our I.T. team then started to provide I.T. services to our business partners. Cellbikes, as an example, was one of the many businesses our I.T. team began looking after.
Our I.T. service continues to grow. We are now managing a total of 600+ PCs, 100+ servers, 20+ networks and 10+ businesses. We now have enough experience to expand our service offering to other small to medium businesses. It’s time for our I.T. team to branch out and provide I.T. services to both consumers and SMEs. We are very excited about this new opportunity.
What we know for sure now is that it won’t be the end of the world, so business as usual :-)